Hailene were native to the same world as the dragons and saved from its destruction alongside them. When the Vishnari gods became distant, the hailene of the island of Illium took the abandonment to heart, turning their attentions to ancestor gods and science, eventually launching the devastating War of Ascension under the orders of their Emperor. The atrocities undertaken during the war of tarred the entire species in history, painting them as arrogant villains at best, monsters at worst, not helped along by traditions and behaviors that appear haughty and aloof to outsiders. Hailene are tall, winged humanoids with hinged… Continue reading