These mighty creatures are in the nightmares of the gods. They’ve slain many of these theological beings during an ancient war. Although they lost the races they seeded the world with, they haven’t been defeated. The known world ends at their border with a giant magical barriere.
This ‘wall’ has been erected by the gods themselves.
Just your average medieval John and Jane Doe’s. It is mainly the culture and history that differs from our own reality. In short you have two main ‘factions’.
There are the Kingdom folk and the Humandi. The first is more of a traditional kind of culture with a mix of Roman/Greek Culture as well as Dark Age and Renaissance influences.
Their religion is based on Roman and Greek mythology, but I’m trying to give it my own flavor. This faith is what started the ancient war that drove the Orinas from the known world. The more the people believed in these new gods, the more powerful they became.
The Humandi are a different story. Their lifestyles are more connected to that of the Inca’s. An agriculture/warrior race of humans with all sorts of traditions. Since magic is a relatively common practice in their lands, the lords of The Kingdom haven’t dared to conquer their territories.
These creatures used to be the ‘intelligent’ work horses of the Orinas society. Since their masters have been defeated their culture has become that of travelers. They’re confined to a vast desert which forces them to move around a lot. Some cities, remnants of the olden days, still remain and ‘flourish’ as trade hubs.
Their culture forces them to prove their combat abilities, preferably on species other than their own…