Iyfav Utl Oufaym
Iyfav Utl Oufaym: "The Lands of All Men" (Ousav)
The world of Oufaym was created as a joint venture by myself and the members
of my gaming group. After deciding to include multiple sentient species in
our world, each player was allowed to design his or her species and nation
more-or-less at will. The designs, designers, and basic concepts were as
Working from this basis, I then developed the human nations. The non-human
races are currently monolithic, partly because of the extra effort involved
in detailing the race before nations could be developed, and partly because
they all have limited numbers. Their names have been left in English because
we wouldn't be able to pronounce their names for themselves, even in cases
where such names exist.
- Artorans (Amy & Kyra)
- The Artorans are a primitive hunting society; half are human, the other
half are feline. Except for the very young, each human shares a telepathic
bond with one cat. Those human children who cannot form this bond are
exiled; these outcasts have become the Oufav Liyth.
- Caretakers (Dave O.)
- The Caretakers are a somewhat pacifistic race of nontechnological living
rocks. Until very recently, there were 24 Caretakers and they are immortal.
Nobody knows how they originated, none have ever been born, and only one has
- Gadflies (Bret)
- The Gadflies were conceived as "a race of natural familiars" and quickly
developed into a species of magical batteries which are incapable of using
magic themselves. They are flying, carrion-eating reptiles. Spellcasting
has a narcotic effect on any Gadflies in the area.
- Otters (Brian)
- Otters are very like their terrestrial counterparts, though somewhat
larger. They are the most advanced group with regard to naval technology,
but very few in number. The Otter society has begun to split into distinct
subgroups of raiders and traders.
- Rabbits (Faye)
- The Rabbits have been isolated from the other races for quite some time,
having been placed in hiding by the Caretakers to prevent their genocide.
While they remain timid, many Rabbits have come to the conclusion that the
threats in the outside world don't exist and some have ventured forth to
Technology is uniformly low. The Oufusav are the only nation in the modern
sense of the word and the only Fully Agricultural society in the known world.
The Otters have simple sailing craft, the Rabbits are familiar with gold and
silver, and the Gadflies can distill liquor; these are the highest levels of
achievement in their respective fields.
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Last updated 9 May 1995 by Dave Sherohman
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