Playable races (skills): Amanminiicon Barakaminiicon1 Castanicminiicon Elinminiicon Highelfminiicon Humanminiicon Poporiminiicon

Castanicminiicon Castanics
Classification Humanoid
Capital city Castanica of Ostgarath

"Cunning, fiery, and ready to seize their destiny."

The castanics of Castanica are one of the seven playable races in The Exiled Realm of Arborea.

Castanics suffered great oppression and prejudice for allying themselves with the demon-god Lok. As a result, they've lost their trust of outsiders and decided to do things by themselves instead. Most Castanics follow no Gods, although some have decided to follow Kaia. The humans and amani helped them get into the Valkyon Federation, but only after they were free from the demon's grasp.

The Castanic are originally a clan who fled the bloodthirsty Devan Empire, and their dark goddess, Zuras. Castanics wandered the continent of Shara until the demon-god Lok took them under his patronage, as Castanics were skilled artisans, and to annoy Zuras. They founded a free city called Deva Victrix. Lok created with the best Castanic artisans artifact known as the Crown of Phanes. The crown was meant cure Balder and channel the collected power of the gods from him and store it somewhere – but it ended killing him. This caused not only the arcane scars on the Castanics bodies (which persist to this day, sort of a Mark of Cain) but caused them to abandon their home in Shara and make them flee to Arun.[1]

Official description[]

"Castanics inspire more conflicting emotions than any other race in the federation. Clever and skilled, castanics are also opportunistic and hot-tempered. A castanic never forgets a friend and never abandons an ally. They're also notoriously quick-tempered and have a tendency to decapitate first and accept apologies second.
The castanic race is famous for the skill of its artisans and crafters. They are also adept merchants—cunning negotiators who love the interplay of bargaining, and strive to come out on top in every deal.




What remains of the original devas are the castanics, and the followers of Lok.

"The devas were children of Zuras. After she was sealed away by Titus in the war against the giants, Balder offered them to Lok, a fellow craftsman. He changed their name, and they served him until his fall. Since that time, the castanics have forged their own destiny, lived by their own dark code of honor, and carved out a place in history.
Betrayed into creating an artifact that caused the death of the beloved god Balder, most castanics have spurned the gods entirely, believing them not to be worth the trouble they cause, and that those who depend upon the gods are too cowardly to seize their own destiny. Some, however, seduced by Lakan's promises of power, have followed the evil god into Northern Arun, intent on reviving the ancient and bloody name: devas.

Castanics today[]

"Already known as a fiery-tempered race, castanics have found an uneasy niche in the Valkyon Federation. Council decisions against their wishes frequently find castanic factions acting on their own. They take what they can, though they never steal, and they look out for each other.
Castanics in the Federation are willing to work together for the common good, but only so far as the common good doesn't take too long or come at too high a price. They’re perfectly willing and able to go their own way if necessary.

Capital city: Castanica[]


The rosey entrance of Castanica.

"Castanica lies in a vale on the east coast of the continent of Arun. The dark heart of clan castanic crackles with energy. Their merchants can find anything—for the right price. Much like its thorny, dark architecture and its oft-misunderstood inhabitants, a harsh beauty lurks beneath the surface. Between the darkness and the light, the Shrouded Rose continues to glow, and the proud people of the city take their place on the world stage."

Racial traits[]


  • Skirmish Running Skirmish Running - Increases movement speed during combat by 30 points, but reduces your knockdown resistance by 20%. Effect is cancelled if the user is knocked down. Casting duration is instant, effect duration is 3 minutes, and cooldown duration is 30 minutes.
  • Kaiator's Drums Kaiator's Drums - Teleports to Kaiator. Casting duration is 5.5 seconds and cooldown duration is 1 hour.





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