A Sign of Things to Come
Fragrantian people general refer the people of southern Fragrant Empire that share genetic ties to the original groups of tribes that settles along the coast and eventually spread out to conquer much of the known world. They tend to have black hair and brown eyes, and are average height. They tend to have unisex names, differentiating between male or female by changing the suffix (us/um = male, a/am = female.)
Common boy names:
Agrippus, Aelius, Aetius, Albus, Laelius, Lucius, Claudius, etc
Common girl names:
Agrippa, Aelia, Aetia, Alba, Laelia, Lucia, Claudia, etc
Arquentius, Caecus, Canina, Glycias, Vestalis, Russus, Sabinus, Marcellus, Lepidus
The Fragrantian people as a society can be traced back a very long way – to about 350 ARA in an event known as the Arcane Desecration. Before there was a Fragrantia, when the Oublian people were little more than a warring tribe, there was a nation that stood astride the Solda known as Leirose. It was ruled by a noble house born of a tribe known as The People of the Rose that called the Solda Valley home. In 356 ARA, both the nation of Leirose was effectively put to an end by the assassination of it’s ruler, Lady Cardiana Shieldheart. The assassination of Lady Cardiana Shieldheart, also known as Our Lady of Many Talents, former ruler of the nation of Leirose by the twin wizards Crueak and Callos DeWalt, specifically.. The twins conspired to take Lady Cardiana’s arcane powers from her through some sort of arcane ritual. Whatever mechanism they intended failed to grant them any powers, but succeeded in killing the Lady as she slept. Leirose was soon absorbed by the invading Oublians. Those Leirosans that survived fled across the Solda, and this included surviving members of the noble house. The neighboring kingdom – Ithaesebia – had good relations with Leirose and gladly took them in. In truth, the current ruler of Ithaesebia, King Grolar III, aka Grolar the Mighty, had long wanted to bind his house with the Leirosans in the hopes of blending their talents for the arcane with his family’s talents for battle and th sacking of Leirose proved a perfect opportunity to marry his sons and daughters to the remaining nobles of that house.
Grolar got his way, and the line of succession created talented and powerful leaders that not only eventually retook the land that was once Leirose, but also extended past to what is now Ambroise Ame with the emperor Leonido Bonifatius Salvio. While the royal name has changed hands from time to time, all rulers at least claim to have the blood of Grolar and Leirose, though if the current rulership is any indication it’s possible that has become quite dilute.