The Ourhumen

Introduction

Physiology

History

Culture

Very few records of the cultural practices of the Ourhumen survive, not because said practices did not exist but because as immortals the Ourhumen were by and large unconcerned with acknowledging posterity. Spectacular and monumental works of art have survived, indicating a culture in love with expression via sculpture and pottery, some of which are disarmingly lifelike. The sense of the beatific and serenity present in Ourhumene artwork is puzzling to many, who have learned of the Ourhumene Age primarily via reference to the dramatic events that brought about its ruin. However, it is crucial to remember that pain, suffering, disease and death did not exist during this age.

Indeed, epics are curiously absent from this age. With perfect memory and clarity, the need for such communal forms of memory were not indulged, nor the need for the definition of humanity to be depicted. However, parables and folklore illustrating cultural values are often depicted, such as the humorous “Man who was Trapped by a Rock for 500 Years” (as he could not die, nor suffer from starvation, it is more a tale of titanic inconvenience than anything else).

The Ourhumen

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