The Myths of the Sheikah
The Sheikah are a race of humanoids. They are often called Shadow Folk or The First Ones. At the beginning of time, they and the Fey were the only fleshy humanoids. They range in height fron 5’7" to 7’. Sheikah are most often built long and lean and you’ll be hard pressed to find a chubby one. Those that are larger are most often built like warriors, with layers and layers of muscle. They are distinguished from Feymir by their eyes, which range in hue from light pink to deep maroon. Their hair is always lighter in color (white, blond, etc.), but dyes are not uncommon.
They own and occupy the region of the south east quadrant. The land is mostly rolling plains with several plateaus, the biggest of which is the Kaepora where the largest Sheikah settlement is located.
The Sheikah are arranged in a tribal system. Each settlement has it’s own Shaman who acts as a spiritual leader, as well as a Chief who acts as the leader of the settlement. Along with the usual craftsfolk and shopclerks, there are several religious circles that Sheikah can choose to belong to. Those interested in healing and the religious sphere can pledge themselves to Dwyn or Seren. Those interested in becoming tribe warriors pledge themselves to Ronen. Those interested in becoming rangers for the tribe pledge to Lyon. Everybody prays to Bram whereas no one except renegades pray to Cahya.
The Sheikah Calendar is the default calendar for Taima.
The Sheikah are very protective of their borders and interlopers are often stopped and asked questions, but it is not uncommon to see Goron and Feymir traders in their settlements. They do however hate Gnolls and have a longstanding tribal distaste for the Gerudo. They respect their beliefs and their right to life, but their find their chaos and violence to be out of line.
Sheikah are driven by honor and tradition. They have a deep respect for nature and the land of Taima and are strong believers in “waste nothing” lifestyles. They are not the most trusting of sorts, but among their own they are friendly and loyal, sometimes to a fault. Their huts are partially subterranian but are made out of brick or mudbrick with thatch roofs. They do a great deal of trade in pottery, leather, paper, and textiles.
The Eye of the Sheikah