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Cassian / Exile Human Lore Compendium!

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Cassian / Exile Human Lore Compendium!

Credits: SPECIAL thanks to Felix for sending me his compliation of Cassian Lore to better outfit this guide!

Welcome everyone to my quick, but comprehensive guide to humanity in the WildStar universe. As one of the more complicated races int eh game I've created this guide along similar lines to the other lore guides / compiliations created by members of WSRP!

This guide will feature a few key sections! First it will give you a run down of Cassian society with information on the major social classes / castes / racial groups. Then we'll talk a bit about the Humans of the Exile Faction and where they come from. In totality this guide exists here to help everyone understand where humanity came from and where they have gone since the Eldan lifted them up!

Note: Remember if you are going to RP a defector on from the Dominion face death (Source).

Major Links of Interest

Human General Lore Shade's Eve | The Luminai

Cassian Specific Cassian Racial Galactic Archive Entry | A Closer Look at Cassians | Meet the Cassian
[url=http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/game/loremageddon/cassian/

Exile Human Specific Galactic Archive Entry | Brightland's Rebellion

Human History
Here is a quick overview of major points of human history for more please check out the WSRP Timeline Thread
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Cassians
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Cassians consider themselves to be the chosen of the Eldan to lead the galaxy into order. After gaining the eye of the Dominion the Cassians came to rule the galaxy spanning empire known as the Dominion under the rule of the Luminai Empreror. They are the social, moral, and industrial compass of the Empire.

Note: Click here for an example of Cassian musci.
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The Exile Humans
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Exile Humans are a rough and tumble bunch who formed from resistance forces founded during the Cassian Civil War. Seeking to create a new homeland on Nexus they are die hard rebellious types that outright dislike the Dominion and its policy's.

Note: A good example of some Exile music can be found on Jeff's SoundCloud with the song ”What We Now Call Home” being a good example.

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OTHER THREADS OF AWESOME
Dominion: The Vigilant Church by Tawa
Line of Emperors in the Dominion by Tawa
Fenwick and Probie's Datachron Log


ADDING INFORMATION
If I've missed anything in the above please please respond and link me sources so we can make this guide as accurate as possible :3 Note there will likely be some slight differences and interpretations for the lore so I will try my best to provide as much wiggle room in that regard as possible!
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Posted Sep 3, 13 · OP · Last edited Dec 28, 14
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A quick treatise on human Community Comparison!

Cassian Communities
"Cassian communities are planned, orderly, and classically elegant. Large territories are generally ruled by a provincial governor—a title granted by one of the Great Houses of the Luminai. Smaller communities are ruled by prefects who report to the governor. Vigilant missions are common throughout the empire, and are generally ruled by a high priest of the church. In all Cassian communities, Imperial traditions are upheld and respect is always paid to the reigning emperor."[
-Source/i]

Cassian lore mentions the existence of "Farmholds" being controlled by families, and in Auroria it appears that several lowborn are working for or serve a top "Highborn" family. However this is more of an administrative set up and not a feal lord overseeing his "serfs". The point here is that Cassian leaders are "appointed" or "assigned" to their position as part of their duty to the Empire.

Exile Human Communities
"Exile human communities are democratic, with mayors and other officials elected to power by the people. This practice has roots in the ancient Cassian Commonwealth that existed long before the Dominion, and favors a grassroots political ideology that emphasizes local government.

Communities vote for their own leaders, including peacekeepers to maintain law and order and a chief mechanic to upkeep their equipment. Most personal disputes are mediated by the chroniclers, who serve as mix of sage, priest, and historian. They also officiate weddings and funerals. In the rare case that a higher authority is needed, the mayor may call in assistance from an itinerant Judge – the final authority in the Exile judicial system."

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Exile Humans are descended from the Lowborn population and rose to see the Eldan as a Classist entity within Cassian society. This is obvious in their like of loose government (they don't have a singular central government, rather an "accord" with other local towns), and they elect their leaders.

For further discussion check out some discussion on Dominion Hierarchy.
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New lore information found here:

"Pappylicious 23:57pm
SS...the Luminai Houses rule the Dominion. Basically, they are considered gods...elevated because of the Eldan blood in their veins. Highborn families swear allegiance to a given house, and benefit from that relationship."

Updated information on Luminai and the Highborn!
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Posted Oct 21, 13 · OP · Last edited Oct 21, 13
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Didn't we already know that?
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We knew that the Luminai blood was considered Sacred, we knew highborn gained status from it. However, there wasn't an all out quote explaining how that directly related. Now we have one that confirms what most of thought. Which is good :3
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Oh ok! :d
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New name so it's easier to note this is the Lore Compiliation for humans!
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I'll get it added to the master post :)
Posted Jan 30, 14
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Nice!
Are we still not sure how the Cassian social system is structured, like is a merit based advancements, bloodline dependent, etc.? I just ask since in the Massively article concerning the race, it mentions that no one is certain what that is yet.
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Luminai Great Houses rule the Empire basically. The Dominion in general seems merit based with a Draken leady the Imperial Legions.

High Born gain their privilege from the House they serve. Its kind of semi-feudal in that respect. Lowborn areu those with no Luminai blood and likely they are just a lower class.

So basically:

Luminai - Semi Sacred Ruling Class
High Born - Upper Class
Lowborn - Working / Lower Class
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