Centaurs

The seventh being had drawn the short straw and was looking at a world that was already populated by a vast array of different species that had come from the best ideas. Pouting it drew into itself only to re-emerge a few days later to present the other beings with its idea – centaurs, men and woman with the lower body of horses and the upper body of humans.

There was a brief silence until the first being asked the seventh, if it had thought this idea through well and truly. The seventh being made a rather rude gesture towards the first – something the giant had seen numerous times on numerous worlds – and answered that yes, it had thought long and hard about this and if the fourth being had the right to give its creatures fish tails, itself had the right to combine horses with humans. That was a point that could not be argued so the seventh being placed the centaurs in the forests and wore a smug grin all the while whilst doing so. In its smugness it however forgot to give them any elemental or magic ability and when it realized its mistake it was too late to help them beyond giving a few pointers on the creation of weapons to defend themselves.

Centaurs were the race created by the seventh being and because the seventh just wanted to spite the other beings by mashing two things together just to go „tehe if the fourth being had the right to give its creatures fish tails, itself had the right to combine horses with humans“. That was a point that could not be argued so the seventh being placed the centaurs in the forests and wore a smug grin all the while whilst doing so. In its smugness it however forgot to give them any elemental or magic ability and when it realized its mistake it was too late to help them beyond giving a few pointers on the creation of weapons to defend themselves.

There is a lot of discussion going on about this subject and you better not touch it with a ten foot pool in a conversation with a centaur. Difficult topic, really.

Despite (or maybe thence) the centaurs traditionally stand on the Council’s side as an additional contingent of soldiers that usually do not operate with the others. Allegra, Goddess of Rage, ended up with the not-so-thankful job of being the engagement officer when it comes to the centaurs and is one of the few people being able to hold a longer conversation with a centaur without stumbling in at least three topics that are a no-go.