Most standard fantasy races don’t exist in Guang Keshar. But for GMs looking to use the richichi in their own game worlds or campaigns, here’s some ideas of how the richichi could relate to some of the other races commonly found in fantasy games. Keep in mind, these are general tendencies; exceptional individuals (such as PCs) may have different views.
- Dwarves: Dwarves and richichi generally get along very well. Both appreciate underground dwellings and superb craftsmanship, particularly involving precious metals and gems. Where they differ, though, has to do with their views of the surface world. Richichi love the natural world around them, whereas most dwarves could happily spend their lives never setting foot outside their caves. The richichi also don’t share the dwarves’ dour outlook. Still, the two races have a long history of trade and mutual respect.
- Elves: Despite both races having a love of nature, most richichi find elves difficult to understand. Richichi like to focus on the here and now, the real and concrete, quite unlike the elves’ more mystical mind-set. Many richichi view elves with the same awe and reverence reserved for dragons on Guang Keshar: as quasi-divine beings who can bestow blessings or curses, depending on how they’re treated.
- Gnomes: If ever there were two races meant to get along, they’re the richichi and gnomes. Both share a love of burrows and skilled handiwork. It’s not unheard of for a richichi clan to adopt a gnomish family and visa versa. Most richichi view gnomes as little brothers or siblings (despite the fact that the gnomish life span is three times the richichi one), since they never seem to outgrow their love of “childish” pranks.
- Half-Elves: Richichi don’t see half-elves as a separate race. The treat them as either human on elven, depending on which race they look more like.
- Half-Orcs: Like most other races, the richichi hate and fear orcs. Orcs raid and destroy richichi farms and settlements, destroying not only lives, but also livelihoods. Because of this, richichi view anything resembling an orc as an orc. A half-orc has a long haul ahead of him if he seeks to befriend a richichi.
- Halflings: Unlike with gnomes, richichi tend to look at halflings with suspicion. Richichi don’t understand the halfling’s wanderlust and tend to count the items in their collections before, during, and after a halfling visit. The halfling’s reputation for having “sticky fingers” precedes them and many richichi won’t give a halfling the chance to prove his honesty.
- Humans: The richichi and human-kind have long lived side-by-side. While most richichi are distrustful of humans they don’t know, in general they manage to be good neighbors.
Other Richichi Posts:
- Introducing the Richichi: A New player Race
- Richichi Adventure Seeds
- Richichi Town Life
- Richichi as Adventurers
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