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Druce was the last area on Umayma to be settled. It is a far southern country, small and highly contaminated. The name "Druce" or "Drus" was given to them by the Nasheenians. Drucians call their country Dai Keiko.

Just two hundred Drucians were admitted onto Umayma - all that was left alive by the time the ship fell to Umayma. It's largely believed that the Drucians were actually shot down, though Drucian lore has it that there were already less than 1,000 of their number left before the fall.


Contaminated jungle. Much of the country is situated along the coast, and is prone to contagion, miasmas, and the dangers of the sea, which can be unpredictable in its tides as the moons ride out their cycle of progression/digression.


Drucians tend to be very pale, thin, and - compared to other peopls on Umayma - physically quite small. They are not known for long lifespans. Many are dead before the age of 30. Though they have existed on Umayma for hundreds of years, it is largely thought that they will die out in a few hundred more.


Drucian cuisine is based on what comes out of the sea, and is highly supplemented with yam noodles and insects (insects making up a large part of Umayman cuisine). They are adverse to eating mammals such as dogs and cats, which they do not even keep as pets.


Drucians hold a deep reverance for water and air, which are viewed as essential to life. Unlike some other elemental religious beliefs, they fear fire and have no interest in the soil as an element. Fire is considered a destoyer of life, not a necessity - it eats air. It's largely believed that this system was shaped by a deep fear of fire on long space journeys and the elimination of soil from their growing process, which may have been entirely hydroponic. No one, including the Drucians, is sure how long their people grew and evolved in deep space, but they may have traveled the depths for as long as Umayma has been in existence - a slow ship lost somewhere in space long after technology allowed others to travel further and faster.