Welcome newcomers to the world of Tyria! As you get started on your journey there are some important decisions that need to be made and the very first one that you will be presented with is which Race to play. Today I’d like to give you a little insight into the humans and their struggles so you have an idea should you choose to make one.
The humans are the iconic figures of any MMO and the one that most people can relate to the most; after all, we’re humans too. The humans of Tyria are on the verge, they are a race in decline with enemies on all sides, and they’ve been pushed to the brink. When you roll a human it’s not the best of times…it’s the worst, and you’ll see that throughout your experience. All is not lost though.
While the humans may be on the decline they have a vibrant and strong culture. Their capital city of Divinity’s Reach is a robust city filled with commerce and culture. All throughout the city you will find touches of flare and dedications to the six human gods. Those six gods all serve a place in the human culture, and while there are those who doubt the gods, there are others who still revere them.
The six gods are:
- Balthazar, the god of war, fire, and challenge. He is depicted as a battle hardened warrior
- Dwayna, the goddess of healing, air, and life. Her statues show her as a winged beauty looking down with compassion upon those who would seek her aid.
- Grenth, the god of death. He wears a skull for his mask and while he was not always the god of death, he has proven that he is very capable in that position.
- Kormir, the goddess of truth and order. Originally Kormir was a human, the leader of the Sunspears of Elona, however during the events of Nightfall she was transformed in the goddess she is today.
- Lyssa is the dual-faced goddess of illusion and beauty. Her statues show her as a pair of intertwined twines but she is referred to as a single being.
- Melandru is the goddess of nature and she is shown as half human, half tree. Most often she is associated with water and when she gives water it is said to have a healing power to those who drink of it.
Politically the humans are ruled by a monarchy but there is also a body of ministers that represents the people. These ministers constantly scheme and plot and often do not see eye-to-eye with Queen Jennah. The most influential of the ministers is Caudecus who seems to always be at the center of the plotting.
While the humans are just that, human, they also have a unique place in the world and a player should have no trouble connecting with them as they are so often like us. They have their faults and they have their strengths and they will do whatever is necessary to protect themselves and those they love.