Amani are direct in speech and action, honest, candid, and somewhat imperious. They are usually respected, often admired, sometimes feared. No one doubts they will say what they mean, do what they say, and make life very hard on their enemies.
Created by the god Amarun, the amani are fierce soldiers. They once fought a protracted war with the devas(and their goddess Zuras), which only ended when Karas(patron of the elves) enforced a peace and forbade both gods from interfering further with their battles. Weakened by the conflict, they were absorbed and enslaved by the expanding empire of the giants while Amarun looked on helplessly.
Eventually freed from slavery by the intervention of the gods Kaia, Lok, and the ingenuity of the castanics, the amani learned quickly the value of cooperation. They came to the defense of Essenia during the incursion of the high elves, and later joined the fledgling Valkyon Federation during the Argon war, dedicating themselves wholeheartedly to the principles of racial unity.
With their hard-won freedom and commitment to the values embodied in the Valkyon Federation, it's a good time to be an aman. Though they still distrust the barakas for their genetic and historic ties to giants, they realize that this new order is the best—the only—way forward.
The famed amani vigilance can still flare into fury at any threat to freedom—theirs or someone else's, and there is no ally more unfaltering and unstoppable in freedom's defense.
The "Unbreakable Iron Jewel" is the crucible of amani culture and military prowess. Raised to honor the goddess Kaia, their patron, Kaiator's immense dome scrapes the heavens. Kaia lives within the city, an ever-present guardian and teacher to her chosen people. It lies on the razor's edge between freedom and the argon menace.
In Kaiator, they fight for freedom as though it were the only thing that matters—because it is. They fight with hard-earned skill, defend with undying loyalty, and remember their dead with honor.
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