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Lineage is common in Urizen. The Urizen natural philosophers were the first to study and codify the way lineage may be passed on through bloodlines, and to describe the effects of Eternal supernatural influence on humans. They also have a great deal of interest in ways that Eternal influence manifests in other species.
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<quote>Our true nationality is humankind. </quote>
 
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==Overview==
The Briar lineage is not well represented in Urizen. The instinctual attitudes of the Spring Lineage sit poorly with many Urizen Spires. It is not the superstitions about sinister Spring influence that concern many Urizen, but what they see as a built-in anti-intellectualism. That being said, there are a number who have made a name for themselves as warriors – both caduceans and sentinels number a disproportionate number of Briars. The instinct of the Briar to take direct, straightforward routes around problems helps them to focus their attention on the pursuit of physical, rather than just mental, excellence.
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[[Lineage]] is common in Urizen. The Urizen philosophers were the first to study and codify the way lineage may be passed on through bloodlines, and to describe the effects of [[eternal]] supernatural influence on humans. They also have a great deal of interest in ways that eternal influence manifests in other species.
 
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==Specific Lineage==
Urizen does not have a great store of knowledge about the non-human species, and there is consequently a national fascination with thinking creatures from outside the Empire, including the orcs. When the orcs first petitioned to become part of the Empire the Urizen senators spent three weeks speaking to and debating with their shaman and indeed any orc who would stay still long enough to listen to them. At the end of this period they agreed among themselves with a two-to-one majority that the orcs were thinking creatures who would improve the Empire. Which of the three opposed their admittance is not recorded, but that Senator's prediction that the Imperial Orcs could do irreparable damage to the Empire is a matter of record.
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A number of [[merrow]] who live in Urizen were born in [[the Brass Coast]]. The Freeborn see the calm nature of the Merrow is being at odds with their way of life and it is true that merrow rarely find themselves comfortable in Freeborn society. Many Freeborn parents of a merrow child will take that child across the bay to Urizen, where the child will find a better life.
 
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Only the [[briar]] lineage is not well represented in Urizen. The instinctual attitudes of the Spring lineage sit poorly with many Urizen. It is not the superstitions about sinister Spring influence that concern many Urizen, but what they see as a built-in anti-intellectualism. That said, there are a number who have made a name for themselves as [[sentinel|sentinels]]. The instinct of the briar to take direct, straightforward routes around problems helps them to focus their attention on the pursuit of physical, rather than purely mental, [[arete|excellence]].
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==Orcs==
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Urizen does not have a great store of knowledge about the non-human species, and there is consequently a national fascination with thinking creatures from outside the Empire, including [[orc|orcs]]. When [[the Senate]] voted to allow the [[Imperial Orcs]] to become part of the Empire the Urizen senators spent hours debating with other senators. At the end of this period they agreed among themselves with a two-to-one majority that the orcs were civilized creatures who would improve the Empire. The dissenting senator made a dire prediction that the Imperial Orcs could do irreparable damage to the Empire, but thus far there are no signs of this outcome happening.
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Latest revision as of 16:23, 7 April 2021

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The Urizen philosophers were the first to study and codify the way lineage may be passed through bloodlines.

Our true nationality is humankind.

Overview

Lineage is common in Urizen. The Urizen philosophers were the first to study and codify the way lineage may be passed on through bloodlines, and to describe the effects of eternal supernatural influence on humans. They also have a great deal of interest in ways that eternal influence manifests in other species.

Specific Lineage

A number of merrow who live in Urizen were born in the Brass Coast. The Freeborn see the calm nature of the Merrow is being at odds with their way of life and it is true that merrow rarely find themselves comfortable in Freeborn society. Many Freeborn parents of a merrow child will take that child across the bay to Urizen, where the child will find a better life.

Urizen Costume 28.jpg
As a nation whose members are often exposed to powerful magic, it should come as no surprise that lineage is quite common in Urizen.

Only the briar lineage is not well represented in Urizen. The instinctual attitudes of the Spring lineage sit poorly with many Urizen. It is not the superstitions about sinister Spring influence that concern many Urizen, but what they see as a built-in anti-intellectualism. That said, there are a number who have made a name for themselves as sentinels. The instinct of the briar to take direct, straightforward routes around problems helps them to focus their attention on the pursuit of physical, rather than purely mental, excellence.

Orcs

Urizen does not have a great store of knowledge about the non-human species, and there is consequently a national fascination with thinking creatures from outside the Empire, including orcs. When the Senate voted to allow the Imperial Orcs to become part of the Empire the Urizen senators spent hours debating with other senators. At the end of this period they agreed among themselves with a two-to-one majority that the orcs were civilized creatures who would improve the Empire. The dissenting senator made a dire prediction that the Imperial Orcs could do irreparable damage to the Empire, but thus far there are no signs of this outcome happening.

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