|Creation||17 Bloom 8644 DE|
Shou are a lithe human race concentrated on the continent Amachan. They have a yellowish to golden skin, large golden eyes, and a more slender build than your typical Tragaran. They are descendants of nine mortals that were illegally created by a Covenant sword archon named Zhusalax. When on trial for her illegal use of a life forge, she claimed the Shou were made out of curiosity, then realizing what beauty could be wrought, she kept making them.
Late in the God Era, Zhusalax's Shou worshipers helped her ascend to godhood.
Shou culture is based around Geejudan - one with body, mind, and soul. The interpretation of this cultural ideal is open to the follower. It could take the form of flagellate monks that daily flail themselves to purge the soul of chaotic influence, or just the opposite with the entropic barbarians of Qibemjues who claim that when they commit rapine and slaughter, they are opening the way for the infinite energies of Chaos. Between these two extremes of Law and Chaos, there are variations of the two, but one thing is for certain, nearly all Shou of Kalaran practice Geejudan.
|Mind Over Body||+2 Will|
|Touch of Zhusalax||+1 Intelligence|