Creator: Zacharias Holmberg
Menidiath date: -
Warriors, trailblazers and cannibals. The Akropa are often written off as savage degenerates, but they cast a long shadow. While it is true that theirs is an existence where violence is a given, their cause is nothing but noble. They alone make up a thin line that battles a never-ending stream of abominations trying to escape the southern wildlands. It is not only a necessary war, but a sacred one laid on their shoulders by their Goddess. This war not only affects the Akropa, it defines them from birth to death.
Horror stories tell of how the Akropa eat human flesh, even from their own - and it is true. But they aren't cannibals because they enjoy it. It is rather a ritualistic way of honoring the dead and using everything they can to survive. But it is also a way to sense the corruption that is plaguing the wildlands, and a way to grow more resistant to it.
When you add to this their tradition of growing horns and bone patterns using body sorcery, and it is easy to see why the Akropa have the reputation that they do.
The women of the Akropa easily stand a head taller than anyone else, if not taller. The men, however are sickly and misshapen, deformed from birth. As one can imagine, this makes for a very skewed balance in a culture founded on tough choices and and a history of blood.
The southern wildlands inhabited by the Akropa are among the most hostile places on Menidiath. Not only is the land dangerous to traverse with its ravines, cliffs and treacherous reaches, but it is filled with all manner of creatures and diseases that will end you.