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A group of humans.

Humans are the main inhabitants of the Physical World, and one of the most dominant lifeforms on Earth. They are comprised of a number of unique classes of individuals, such as warriors, aristocrats, clergy, magi, and even post-human apostles (who often masquerade in human form).

Since recorded history, humans have engaged in infighting in pursuit of selfish desires. Only with the founding of Falconia following the World Transformation does humanity finally come together as one and live in peace and affluence, at least the fraction living in said city.

HistoryEdit

Idea of Evil's core

Humanity's desire for reasons behind their fate births the Idea of Evil.

In a time unknown, humanity comes to a collective consensus that many facets of their existence are unreasonably absurd in nature, such as suffering, life, death, etc. Their longing for transcendental reasons regarding aforementioned aspects of the human condition culminates in the creation of the Idea of Evil – a vast, god-like swell of negative human emotions which thereafter provides those desired reasons, as the weaver of humanity's destiny.[1]

Disconnection from the EtherealEdit

Humans of the past often convene with spirits of the Astral World, even erecting shrines in reverence of them. However, the eventual widespread acceptance of Holy See doctrine results in the destruction of spirit shrines and construction of Holy See churches atop their ruins.[2] Additionally, the propagation of this rigid world view severs humanity's connection with spirits of the Astral World, rendering most of them unable to perceive ethereal beings.[3] A small minority of humans maintain their link to the Astral World and continue to foster their connection, even dedicating their lives in pursuit of greater understanding of the supernatural. Such humans are shunned by devout followers of Holy See teachings, however, and driven to the fringes of society.[2]

First EmpireEdit

Gaiseric and his army

Humanity's first empire was established by Supreme King Gaiseric.

For a significant period of recorded history, on Earth's most preeminent continent, humanity wages war among itself, with various factions embroiled in conflicts of interest; this results in widespread instances of plague and famine throughout human communities, causing the mainland population to dwindle by a third. A conqueror named Gaiseric in time enters the scene of history and, with his inexplicably large army, brings order to the warring lands of the continent. Under his dominion, humanity's first wide-spanning empire is established. The empire's capital city is eventually destroyed, sinking into the ground by way of calamity, with only the remnant Midland Kingdom remaining of the empire itself.[4]

FalconiaEdit

Refugees entering Falconia

Humans of various backgrounds flock to Falconia following the World Transformation.

Following Gaiseric's fall, warfare again spikes as the conqueror's empire is splintered into various conflicting nation-states.[4] The ascent of another champion named Griffith, and his storied successes in Midland's wars against Chuder[5] and the Kushan, climaxes with the merging of the physical and astral realms and consequent influx of astral entities into the world of man.[6] Griffith erects the magnificent city of Falconia as the world's only safe haven from the malign astral beings prowling humanity. People, of various backgrounds, naturally flock to the capital city, where they live in opulence under the protection of Griffith's newly established utopia.[7]

TriviaEdit

  • Upon death, humans enter the Astral World as spirits, and eventually, based on their karma,[8] either go to the Vortex of Souls or elsewhere.
  • Humans who leave the Physical World unaware of their demise or with regret linger in the Interstice until coming to terms with their deaths.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kentaro Miura (author). "God of the Abyss (2)". Berserk. Volume 13. Episode 83. Hakusensha.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kentaro Miura (author). "Troll Raid". Berserk. Volume 24. Episode 206. Hakusensha.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kentaro Miura (author). "The Astral World". Berserk. Volume 24. Episode 201. Hakusensha.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kentaro Miura (author). "Thousand-Year Fiefdom". Berserk. Volume 10. Episode 53. Hakusensha.
  5. Kentaro Miura (author). "The Battle For Doldrey (6)". Berserk. Volume 8. Episode 28. Hakusensha.
  6. Kentaro Miura (author). "Fantasia". Berserk. Volume 34. Episode 306. Hakusensha.
  7. Kentaro Miura (author). "City of Men". Berserk. Volume 38. Episode 334. Hakusensha.
  8. Kentaro Miura (author). "Magic Stone". Berserk. Volume 24. Episode 202. Hakusensha.

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