The Popori are not a single race, but refers to all the various animal-kin that make up the Kingdom of Popori. They are the guardians of the woodland realm, and live harmoniously with nature. The Popori have a diminutive stature and appear almost child-like. This is further amplified by their constantly cheerful and upbeat disposition.
The popori nation is made up of two distinct races. The elin—small female humanoids—were created by the goddess Elinu out of her own divine essence. The popori are non-human beasts awakened to sentience by the elin. Both are small, and accustomed to not being taken seriously. Both are curious, candid, uncompromising, and utterly ferocious. Both are resolute and tenacious defenders of nature. They are quick to learn, and quick to judge. Losing a popori’s respect means you may never get an opportunity to regain it.
The Amanic War created deep scars on the continent of Arun. Elinu—the youngest dream-daughter of the Titan Arun—wept for her father’s pain and determined to protect him. From her own divine essence, she created the elin. When the task proved too much for the elin alone, they in turn awakened animals to create the popori. Together, they have worked to repair, protect, and preserve the world they live in.
Recognizing the argons for the terrible threat they are to all of nature, the popori nation are willing and zealous allies of the Valkyon Federation. For as long as the federation’s aims and goals serve nature, Arun, and the memory of Elinu, the poporis will fight alongside the federation races to protect the things they love above all else.
Pora Elinu, the popori capital is a city in an enormous tree that grows in the middle of a sacred lake near Elinu’s final resting place. The lake lies deep inside a softly glowing forest that is eternally lit by stars not seen in other realms, where Balder’s eyes light up the sky. High arched bridges and a single entrance to the city point up the popori’s natural talent for defense. Through a thousand years of world-wide conflict, the city has never fallen.