The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Chirot were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Chirot are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. Like the Aaenshi, they are an old race in Lunestriel.
Chirot are a race of humanoids with bat-like wings sprouting from their backs. These wings are separated from their hands. They stand at about 5’0"-5’8" feet tall and weigh 80-120 pounds. Light-weight and agile, they are surprisingly strong. They have skin tones of light tan to dark brown as well as gray, black, and even tones of bluish-purple. With bat-like ears and eyes accustomed to darkness, they are skilled night fighters. Their eyes range from standard brown and hazel to the more rare shades of gold, silver, red, or purple. Their hands and feet are similar to human hands and feet.
The Chirot people are nighttime warriors and skilled in the art of fighting in the dark. They live in huge underground cities carved in pitch-black caves. They have a great sense of animosity towards the feathered humanoid races, who often look down on Chirot as a lesser flying race. Having spent so much time in darkness, however, Chirot are prone to light sensitivity. Quick and agile, Chirot are skilled acrobats. They are not the most intelligent of races however, preferring physical prowess to mental capabilities. They enjoy hunting and stalking their prey.