The Veela and Sheevra of the Alvarin clade have lived on the remote continent of Urmothâr for as long as history recalls, although the name actually means New Jungle Lands. Aside from a few futile attempts by the Tindremic Empire to colonize the land, contacts between the Veela and human civilizations have been sporadic at best. The Veela live as hunter-gatherers and generally group in complex patterns of non-permanent tribes. The tribes often have an underground counterpart among the Sheevra. Their animistic society revolves around fearing and controlling Anam, the spirits of nature who are believed to be present in all things. The Veela are known for their power to shape organic things, however the constituents of this ability remain a mystery to most outsiders. Because of their nomadic culture and foreign visage many anthropologists consider them to be primitive, and human civilizations tend to regard them with suspicion and sometimes fear. Adapted to survival in the jungle-like environments of Urmothâr, the Veela are small, lean and incredibly agile people with exceptional mental and sensory awareness.