Races of the World
The badgen are a race of nature loving humanoid badgers. They migrated through the western mountains to settle new lands fleeing from the threat of the Canids. The war between the Canis and the badge lasted for decades and ended with the Badgen territory’s all but entirely lost to the militaristic Canis. Badgen cultured is a migratory society. Hence in he war with the Canis the Badgen often found themselves without proper fortifications to defend themselves from Canis war parties. In the end the it was the Badgens nomadic nature that brought an end to the war. The Canids grew tired of the constant hunt to root out the Badgens nomadic tribes. Before it was over many of the greatest tribes of the Badgen were lost forever in the war. At the close of the war only a handful of tribes remained intact. The Badgen were scattered and nearly broken. Many tribes were absorbed by larger stronger tribes continued to fight the Canis to the last tribe-member. The largest most well-known tribes remaining are The Stone-fist, Oak-heart, Rage-tamers and the Deadfang
Personality: Most Badgen are extremely individualistic among their own tribes. They tend to warm to others with time. Once a Badgen has become a companion to someone it is a bond not easily broken. This bond is not outwardly spoken nor openly expressed to those they hold such strong feelings for. Yet none the less it remains as strong as any oath spoken or otherwise.
As a whole the race prefers the outdoors over the structure of a city. Yet over the years some Badgen have grown more increasingly comfortable with life within villages and towns. After years of war and strife the protection of city walls and familiar structures to some Badgen is a comfort from the prior conflict with the Canis. Badgen view other races with a weary trust. The racial philosophy is that trust is given from the moment of meeting and is only there to be lost not gained. As in all things in life there is an exception to the rule, among all the races of the maw Badgen have a sheathing hatred for the Canis race as a whole. In short a Badgen and a Canis in the same room is nothing short of a fight waiting to break out.
Badgen consider Humans to be a worthy foe and ally alike. The Badgen find the elf race as a whole, tiresome and stagnant. They do not understand how the Seelie can stand by and take no actions in the affairs of man. And yet the Unseelie make such a tiresome habit of interfering in everyone’s affairs. Badgen view Dwarves with respect and a small sense of kinship. Much like the Badgen the Dwarves fiercely hold to tradition and guard the secrets to many of their creations all but religiously and in some cases so. The Badgen feel the Gnomes are a race that was wronged and show pity to some that fight for their freedom. Yet quietly look down on the Gnome for not fighting the Canis to the bitter end. The gnome race serves as painful reminder of how close the Badgen themselves have come to the very brink of an utter end of their way of life. Of all the races in the world the Badgen hold the strongest kinship to one of the smallest of Halflings. Not unlike the Badgen these little people were forced to flea their lands for their very lives. Even more now that the halfling race prospers gives the Badgen hope that one day to come they will return to the glory. The races of Half-orc are always watched with a close and careful eye. Dwarves bring the race of Badgen the most worry. In some circles there is worry that the Dwarves with their knowledge of firearms and gunpowder may one day be lead astray by their creations. This starkly remind Badgen of their war with the Canis and its nearly dire results.
Physical Description: Badgen are large broad creatures towering from six-foot to just over seven feet in height. Most Badgen weigh upwards of 250lbs. Even with all this weight Badgen are broad and strong as a race and rarely appear overweight at all. The Badgen’s body is covered with fur from head to toe. Ranging in color from brown to black and slowly it will shift to gray with age. Their chests are almost always of a bleached white fur color that for some trails up the chin and neck of the Badgen and for others grows along the inside of their arms. Many Badgen have been known to dye the white of their furs a multitude of colors much like tattooing.