Resembling bipedal wolves, Volkei are omnivorous humanoids.
In the First Age, many Volkei suffered under the tyranny of the Veri Royal Family as many thousands of Volkei were bought or sold as slaves to Veri tribes. As a result, the Veri and the Volkei have a long history of conflict.
The Volkei were governed by an ascetic priesthood which forbade all trade in favor of independence. While the priesthood held a powerful grip on the Volkei, their authority was rarely challenged which made it remarkably easy to impersonate a priest, causing occasional scandals.
While the Volkei once possessed great leathery wings, Ashrahka grew jealous of their flight and stripped them of their wings.
Family is very important to the Volkei. Nuclear families are the most basic social unit in Volkei society, but often 2-3 families will form alliances called packs. Working together is important, especially on the hunt, for survival. Because men usually outnumber women, unpaired women are rare. Casanova tales are quite popular, though risque in Volkei culture.
A lone Volkei is a sad sight indeed. Depression sets in quickly with the Volkei, so they are driven to form friendships or submit to crippling ennui.
Piety remains an important value in Volkei society. Ascetic living and cultivating personal spirituality being the core of this belief. Priestly brotherhoods are common as a result.
VOLKEI (10 RP)
+2 Dex, +2 Cha, -2 Str (0 RP): The Volkei are friendly and limber, but they lack physical strength.
Type (0 RP): Volkei are Humanoids.
Medium Size (0 RP): Volkei have no modifiers in regards to their size.
Normal Speed (0 RP): Volkei have a land speed of 30 ft.
Languages (0 RP): Volkei speak either Corsalti, Galesan, or Renovairian depending on where their parents are from.
- Apprenticeship (2 RP): Volkei have a +2 racial bonus on all Craft skills.
- Claws (2 RP): Volkei receive two claw attacks dealing 1d4 points of piercing or slashing damage as primary natural attacks.
- Pack Tactics (2 RP): Volkei are used to fighting communally with others of their kind, up to two members of this race can share a square at the same time and they are considered to be flanking if they attack the same foe.
- Peerless (4 RP):At 1st, 8th, and 16th level, volkei get a skill focus in a skill of her choice as a bonus feat.
Curse of Kabutano: The Deathmarked Volkei (about 50% of the volkei race) are cursed to die in a violent way. All forms of deaths are twisted into being violent in some manner.