The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Christori were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Christori are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. While the elves and humans are relatively new to Lunestriel, the Christori are an old race.
Christori were reptile-like humanoids with large snouts, a hinged jaw and a mouthful of sharp teeth. Christori are around 5’8" to 6’6" feet tall and weigh 180 to 260 pounds. They are lithe but strong. They have a tough hide of thick scales; their scales on the back were purple and black, while their front and underside was brown and tan. Christori have small beady eyes, which are typically purple in color. A few other colors are rare but not unknown, including green and red. They have long, thick tales which help them keep their balance, as they tend to lean forward when moving. The average lifespan of a christori is 140 years, though many don’t live that long. They have a low birthrate and it takes a full 25 years to reach full maturity.
Quick to anger and impatient, Christori are a violent race. They adhere to a strict and harsh regiment in a military state type culture. All their young undergo martial training. Those that are successful rise in the ranks and become leaders. The weak don’t make it. They are not evil by nature, but they live a tough life and have a realistic outlook on the world. They frown upon magic users, though they recognize the power they possess. Wizards and Sorcerers live apart from the rest of society in their own caste.
Few in number, christori live in a few garrisons in an isolated part of the world. They are a withdrawn race with little to do with the rest of the world and they have little trust for outsiders. But if one manages to befriend a christori, there is no fiercer a friend in battle. Because of their isolation, not much is known about the race, save their intimidating and aggressive nature.