The Selani are the inhabitants of Piral most similar to humans. Because Piral's mass is greater than Earth's, the Selani tend to be slightly smaller than humans, but they also have a higher life expectancy. The Selanian Chronicles deal mainly with the Selani.

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The Selani are the race which supposedly populated Piral most extensively. At the time of the Selanian Civil War, the Selani were known to inhabite regions extending west of the Sea of Ventara and south as far as the Tonisian Plateau and the Sumelan. It was even rumored that some people had attempted to settle in the moor and swamp regions of the Chyenesar east of the Tyenar Mountains. It is not known whether a settlement of the Navaren, the Northern Forests, had been attempted at that time.

The approximate lifespan of the Selani was 230 years at the time the Emissary arrived on Piral. Men and women reached the Age of Confirmation at 22, while the Age of Maturity was set at 33 for women and 44 for men.

Acknowledgment

Although Gilbert Williams had no intention of portraying the Selani or, for that matter, has anything to do with my series, I think the image above of one of his works beautifully demonstrates what life might have been like in the Tyenar Mountains near Travis. Please click on the image to go directly to the Facebook page of the Gilbert Williams Studio.

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