A savage race of Sub-Men, they have fought against the Quan Empire for centuries and are experts in the arts of covert warfare.
Personality: Mondre Khan are savage and feral by nature, often exhibiting the ferocity and cunning of a wild beast. They find it extremely difficult to repress their bestial side and some scholars think they are devolving back to their animalistic origins. For all that, they remain cunning warriors, experts at the art of hit-and-run.
Physical Description: Mondre Khan stand 6 to 6 ½ feet tall and weigh 180-270 pounds. They resemble a cross between a man and a beast, with a man of coarse black hair, bestial features, shaggy forearms and forelegs, claws, and leathery brown skin.
Relations: The Kang view the Mondre Khan as animals and hunt them like beasts. The Mondre Khan return the sentiment with interest. Other races are treated on an individual basis, but always with suspicion.
Lands: The Mondre Khan inhabit the Khan Mountains in the southern part of the Ku-Chang peninsula in the Quan Empire. The wooded hills and mountains have, for the past four centuries, remained the only unconquered part of the Empire, and that does not appear likely to change anytime soon.
Religion: Mondre Khan believe that they have two souls; one positive (the Mansoul), one negative (the Beastsoul). The two are in constant battle and the Mondre Khan struggle daily to keep their Mansoul in control and not give in to the baser impulses of the Beastsoul. The Mondre Khan rever the concept of Animus, the Mansoul triumphant, and feel that only those who die with their Mansoul dominant will be allowd into Paradise.
Language: Mondre Khan share a language with the cannibalistic Chana, and are also skilled in a variation of the Jaka’s Sign language.
Adventurers: Most Mondre Khan outside the Empire are either fugitives or outcasts. A rare few tire of the endless war with the Kang and seek adventure elsewhere. Note that there are Mondre Khan barbarians. These “regressed” Mondre Khan are viewed with horror and loathing by the rest of their species as they willingly tap into the wild side of their nature.
Roleplaying Notes: you are a member of a complex race, far more sophisticated than outsiders suspect. Others call you a “half-man,” implying that you are less than fully sentient. However, you treasure your man-like side and shun the savagery and bestiality which lurk within you.
While you are fierce in combat, exercise self-control – never allow yourself to regress to the bestial state. If you revert totally to animalism, you abandon forever the chance to join with Animus and live in paradise.
You value independence, freedom and nobility of character. Stealth is your weapon – ambushes and other forms of covert warfare are the techniques of your kind of fighting. In a fair battle you know you cannot win against the Kang, so you operate from the shadows and strike without warning. The Kang are your hated foes and you see them as evil incarnate.
Your clan is the source of your strength and pride. Its children are to be defended at all costs, for they are your future. Stay on the move, and never leave any evidence as to where you have been or are going.