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Warring Factions by nahumreigh Warring Factions by nahumreigh
These are the peoples from the novel, “An Account of the Wands”, which I have been working on for the past month. The plot I think is polished and ready. I’d be submitting the first chapters to DA if people become interested. I hope to finish the novel before I set off to review for my board exams (shucks!!!).

Well for now I’d like to introduce the races. They all come from Filipino folklore ^_^.

Tao
The Tao, or humans, are the oppressed peoples of the world. The other races, the immortals, blamed the humans for the destruction of the earth. This is true, for at the peak of human civilization, a terrible nuclear broke out that rendered the earth almost uninhabitable. As the earth recovers from the war, the immortals launched a massive hunt for the humans to destroy the race once and for all. My story begins at a time when humans have regained enough strength to strike back at the immortals.

Dwende
The Dwende are the most proficient magic users of all the races. At the peak of Dwende civilization, they have established seven magic academies to further develop their craft. These are the Elemental, Mystic, Spellsword, Conjuration, Enchantment, Healing, and Archeology Academies. The main characters of my story, the Seven Wands, represent the seven magic disciplines of the Academies.

Diwata
The Diwata are the wise and beautiful creatures who have dominated the other races politically. One of the main characters, Makiling, is the youngest and gentlest of the Diwata. Mystery surrounds this race however, as their desire for vengeance against the human race is greatest among the immortals.

Sirena
The Sirena are the female half of the Merfolk race. They dominate the seas alongside their Military force, the Merfolk males known as the Siokoy.

Engkanto
The Engkanto once rivaled the Dwende in terms of magic expertise. However, some unknown force has eradicated this wise and mighty race overnight. Because of this, the Dwende have dispatched numerous scouts to investigate their massacre. The Diwata, save for Makiling, blame the humans for this slaughter.

Aswang
The Aswang are the maiden servants of the darkness. I should say little about them for now ^_^.

Kapre
The Kapre are noble giants who are also powerful warriors. They are superior to the other races in terms of physical strength. They were once bonded to the Dwende as their Military force. When the human hunt was declared finished, the Dwende released the Kapre from their bondage. The release removed Dwende control over the Kapre, but forged an eternal comradeship between the races. A very powerful friendship between one of the Seven Wands and a Kapre will cause a turning point in my story ^_^.

Tikbalang
The Tikbalang are the mystical man-beasts who are bonded to the Diwata. They are matched only by the Siokoy in terms of speed. The Tikbalang are considered honorable as duty drives them most of all things.

Siokoy
The Siokoy are bonded eternally to the Sirena as their protectors. The Siokoy are unmatched in combat whenever the battlefield is the sea. Over the years, they have developed tactics to match the other races in ground conflicts. One of the Seven Wands will eventually learn the ways of these agile warriors.

The Atros
The Atros are the self-proclaimed princes of war. They are superior to all other races in terms of military tactics and discipline. They are motivated only by combat. They were bonded to the Engkanto as their protectors. The eradication of the Engkanto could only be a result of the Atros’ fall and failure to protect them.

The Maligno
Not ready to reveal things about them yet. Uuuuuuh, let’s just say they are the bad guys ^_^
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Boam Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Galing naman!
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
salamat po ^^
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
KAASTIGAN! fav na to!
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
waw.. maraming salamat ^^
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freaky-eye-kakashi Featured By Owner May 12, 2006   Traditional Artist
waii~ i'm loving it from now.. i just hope you continue with it..
the thought of using the tagalog term for calling the races is just perfect.. i mean.. it's such a good idea.. ^-^
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner May 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
I've already submitted the prologue and the first chapter... But nobody seems to notice the novel... Anyway, I transferred the writings to my scraps... If I have time, I plan on doing a graphic novel instead ^^
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freaky-eye-kakashi Featured By Owner May 12, 2006   Traditional Artist
well.. graphic novel is always great you know.. people nowadays want to see pictures rather than use their imagination.. -_-
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner May 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
^_^ but the real problem is time... waaaa so much work...
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freaky-eye-kakashi Featured By Owner May 12, 2006   Traditional Artist
haha.. yup.. too much work.. hehe.. n_n
i'm still in high school and i'm already cramped on work.. i wonder how will it be when i'm really working -_-
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner May 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Well.. put it this way... just enjoy all the things you do in school... ^^
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freaky-eye-kakashi Featured By Owner May 13, 2006   Traditional Artist
yup yup.. don't worry.. i got that covered :D
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Nefyaviewen Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
Good luck with it :)
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks... I've been working hard for this ^^
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namberwan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
pinoy na pinoy ang dating! nice one!
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nahumreigh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
Hmmm kung okie lang sa yo check mo scraps ko. May additional concept art ako dun... ^_^
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