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4.14.12 THE MERIAN RACE

Descended from the Elder God Meridian, the merians are the proudest of 
the races and have the richest history. It was the merian Gorob who 
discovered the secrets of becoming a Vernal God and indeed became the 
first Vernal God. It was the merians who were the first to uncover the 
outer planes, and subsequently founded the Celestine Empire. Though 
merians can point to many great and notable achievements of their race, 
it must also be pointed out that the last emperor of the Celestine 
Empire, Emperor Ladantine VII, was a merian and responsible for the 
Taint. Merians are primarily ocean dwellers and the original race were 
decidedly aquatic looking. However, with the influx of humans and given 
their ability to interbreed with other races, many present day merians 
look astonishingly human-like, some even growing hair. Even so, all 
merians have bluish complexions (though ranging in hue) and the ability 
to breathe water. Despite interbreeding with humans, merians do not 
recognize half-breeds: either you are merian or are not, denoted by the 
ability to breathe water. 

Languages: Common, Merian

PERKS:

  o  Level 1: 2/4 resistance to cold damage and breathe underwater naturally

  o  Level 25: Merians can DIVE. Merians who have DIVE from another skill set
     gain reduced balance time on SWIM while underwater.

  o  Level 50: 1/10 health and mana regen in flooded environments.
     Merians with the Sacraments specialisation gain a 1/10 bonus to divinus and 
     electrical damage.
     Merians with the Aquamancy or Aquachemantics specialisation gain a 1/10 
     bonus to cold and aspyhxiation damage.
     Merians with the Starhymn specialisation gain 1/10 to both divinus and fire 
     damage.

  o  Demigod: Trait: Natural born leader. Merians who lead their own squads give 
     all members a 1/8 resistance to all damage types. The Merian must be in the 
     same room as their squad members for this to take effect.

  o  Demigod+: Improved Trait: Natural born leader also grants a 1/8 bonus to 
     all damage types.