Typical Physical Traits
Eye Colour: Black
Skin Colour: Light to Dark Grey
Hair Colour: Various shades of brown
Life Span: 100 Hellenic Years
Height: 5' 0" - 5' 10"
About the Nurfas
The Nurfas are an amphibious people, able to live both on land and in water. According to the Myth of Genesis, the tale which covers the creation of Hellas, they were made without any special powers to speak of. However, much later, during the time when the Myth of The Thálassa Lāoí (The Sea People) occurred, they came together with a nation of underwater dwellers to make the Nurfas people of today.
Physically, the Nurfas have large black eyes, a small nose and have heavy webbing on their hands and feet. Under their chin is a pouch which can storre a mouthful of water they continually gargle to help them breathe on land. To allow them to speak, they allow the liquid drain into it so their watery tones can be heard. With fish-like scales covering their skin and a slimy film covering their whole body, the Nurfas are without doubt a bizarre looking race to behold
Before the war the Nurfas lived in areas of swampland which lay just north of the heavily forested Gerunos deem (tribal area). However, directly after the war extensive fallout from the nuclear detonations saw their spawning pools destroyed and so almost all their race was wiped out before those who remained joined the rebels en-mass to enable their survival the intervening years to the present.
Not renowned for their prowess as warriors, these people tend to be good technicians and some have gone on to become well remembered orators in the council chambers of the Areopagus, the governing body of Minous.
When the Nurfas are born, they are unable to breath air and have no legs. Being more like tadpoles than people during the early stages of their lives, they remain in "Spawning Pools" until they reach adolescence, when they crawl out of the water and take their first breath. From this day, a cycle begins were they must return to the water after no more seven days on land, then go back to the land after no more than seven days in the water.
Both Nurfas males and females oversee their offspring in the Spawning Pools and remain underwater with them during their seven day sojourn in the water element, before the other takes over their duties when they must leave the element.
Since these people are aquatic and lived in muddy swamps before the war, their large black fish-like eyes are able to see in very low light conditions.