The Selani are the inhabitants of Piral most similar to humans and who supposedly populated Piral most extensively. Because of Piral's greater mass, the Selani tend to be smaller than humans, but they also have a much higher life expectancy.
By the time of the Selanian Civil War, the Tinavar had been banned to the realm of myth and legend. Some stories suggested these beasts would draw innocent maidens who were pure of heart into the forests during a full moon, never to be seen again.
Children on Piral only knew the Ventaren as characters in fairy tales. But fishermen on the Sea of Ventara claimed the beautiful sea maidens existed and could lure unsuspecting men to their deaths with their enchanting song.