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Human
Belor Hemlock, a Shoanti human.
(Creature)
Type Humanoid
(human)
CR By class
Environment Any land
Alignment
Adjective Human; see ethnicities
Images of humans

Source: Core Rulebook, pg(s). 27

Humans are the most numerous civilized humanoid race of Golarion with a variety of ethnicities, and a stake in virtually every corner of the world.[1] Known for their adaptability and versatility, humans have throughout history been behind many of the largest and most prosperous of nations.[2]

History

No one truly knows what deity or creature first created the human race. According to aboleth wall carvings, they were responsible for humanity's creation, although this claim is impossible to prove conclusively.[3]

On Golarion

Distinct ethnic groups can be found throughout the world, each with its own unique culture and appearance. While mingling does occur, most humans fall into one of these groupings more prominently than the others.

The known human ethnicities of Golarion are as follows, grouped by continent of origin.

Arcadia

Avistan

Azlant

Casmaron

Crown of the World

Darklands

Garund

Sarusan

Tian Xia

Humanity

The term humanity when used in the Inner Sea region refers not only to physical humans, but also includes the most populous, civilized near-human races such as elves and dwarves. The more savage races such as goblinoids, gnolls, and orcs, however, are not part of this classification.[8]

In Golarion's solar system

Through mostly magical means, small populations of humans exist on other planets in Golarion's solar system.

The Sun

While largely uninhabitable, at least one human—the powerful wizard Eziah—lives on the Sun in a structure called the Silent Sanctum. Humans might also live in the magically protected Burning Archipelago.[9]

Aballon

The inhospitable world of Aballon is dominated by constructs and robots, but the town of Horsethroat consists of humans and other sentient races from other worlds marooned in an ice well by mysterious magic.[10]

An Androffan human.

Akiton

Humans, or a species of humanoid all but indistinguishable from humans, are one of the dominant races on the red planet of Akiton. Akitonians have red skin and are roughly divided into city-dwellers and desert barbarians. They are capable of interbreeding with Golarion humans. The greatest city of the Akitonians is the free city of Arl, which ages ago was conquered by travelers from Azlant on Golarion and still retains lingering elements of Azlanti culture.[11]

Eox

Eox is a dead world inhabited by undead humanoids, but in its distant past its living inhabitants were extremely similar to humans. Some theories suggest Eoxians may have even been the human race's progenitors.[12]

On distant worlds

Humans live on at least two planets outside of Golarion's solar system, though they have no known links to Golarion's race.

Androffa

The space-traveling people of Androffa were technologically advanced humans.[13] They created the android race in their image.[14]

Earth

Humans make up the vast majority of a distant planet called Earth, which is reportedly in the midst of a massive war.[15]

References

Inner Sea Races features articles for many human ethnicities of Golarion.

  1. James Jacobs, Colin McComb, Sean K Reynolds, Amber Scott, and Larry Wilhelm. (2011). Humans of Golarion, p. 2. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-315-6
  2. James Jacobs, Colin McComb, Sean K Reynolds, Amber Scott, and Larry Wilhelm. (2011). Humans of Golarion, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-315-6
  3. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 304. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  4. Benjamin Bruck, et al. (2015). Inner Sea Races, p. 64. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-722-2
  5. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 61. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  6. James Jacobs and Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Into the Darklands, p. 47-48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-140-4
  7. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 207. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  8. James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 253. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  9. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 5. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  10. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 8. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  11. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 16-18. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  12. James L. Sutter. (2012). Distant Worlds, p. 28. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-403-0
  13. Neil Spicer. (2014). Fires of Creation. Fires of Creation, p. 7. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-673-7
  14. Russ Taylor. (2014). Ecology of the Android. Fires of Creation, p. 69. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-673-7
  15. Brandon Hodge. (2013). Rasputin Must Die!. Rasputin Must Die!, p. 7. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-496-2