Centuries ago, an ancient Vastaya of Ionia traveled to the shores of Mount Targon in search of a new home. The race built a hidden village beneath a coral reef in the sea. Though they had their enemies, the city was an impenetrable fortress, until a massive Void rift opened near their home. Their attempts to control the waters around them had proved to be unsuccessful, with countless Marai perishing. Their numbers were dwindling until the arrival of the Moonstone.
The Marai rely heavily on Moonstones, powerful objects found only on the surface world, which light altering properties help the Marai ward off larger predators that reside in the deeps. The stone's powers lasts only one hundred years and is the sacred duty of The Tidecaller's to acquire these objects. Before it's light fades, the Tidecaller must journey into the Great Deep, retrieve an abyssal pearl, and carry it to the surface. There, on the night of the winter solstice of the hundredth year, the Tidecaller makes a ceremonial exchange with a land-walker bearing a moonstone. By trading the pearl for the moonstone, the Tidecaller ensures the survival of the Marai for another century. The current Tidecaller,is desperately searching for a Moonstone to help her people.
Champions of Marai Territory
- Marai Village: Located inside Marai Territory, the underwater village is the main settlement of the Marai Vastaya. At the center of it lies a tower that holds the Moonstone, a powerful Targonian artifact given by The Lunari aspect of the Moon. It protects the village from Voidborn that live in the Great Deep. The village has a semi-protective bubble of low pressure water, which protects it from the Great Deep and the creatures that lurk within it.