The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Hermayex, or snake-folk, were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Hermayex are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. While the orcs and halflings are relatively new to Lunestriel, the Hermayex are an old race.
Hermayex are a race of snake-like humanoids. Before the arrival of the Dowmarri, there were two main types of hermayex, though a few rare breeds did exist. In hermayex society, the more snake-like an individual was, the higher their social status. Kraits are the least common type of hermayex and the most snake-like. They are the largest breed of the race, as well as the most vicious and aggressive. Lyres are the most common type of hermayex; they are quite similar to snakes, but have less developed features. Since hermayex came into contact with humans, a third breed has appeared over the last several hundred years, and grows with surprising speed. Called the Opheods, these are the least snake-like in appearance and in many cases can feasibly pass as human, with some care and effort.