Difference between revisions of "Poli"

From Pin Eight
Jump to: navigation, search
(False polis: Better to live with one leg than to die with two --Jesus)
(linear towns)
Line 16: Line 16:
 
As polis are shorter than other people, their houses tend to be smaller.
 
As polis are shorter than other people, their houses tend to be smaller.
 
The doors also open up rather than out, with a knob at the bottom.
 
The doors also open up rather than out, with a knob at the bottom.
 +
Some communities of polis have founded very long [[wikipedia:linear village|linear towns]] along roads and rivers.<ref>Such [[wikipedia:Linear city|linear cities]] aren't unknown in the real world. See "[http://www.cracked.com/article_18947_the-6-most-insane-cities-ever-planned.html The 6 Most Insane Cities Ever Planned]" by Dwayne Hoover and "[http://www.trivia-library.com/b/history-of-the-weird-utopia-roadtown-part-1.htm History of the Weird Utopia Roadtown]" by David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace.</ref>
  
 
== False polis ==
 
== False polis ==
Line 29: Line 30:
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
*[[:Category:Pictures of polis]]
 
*[[:Category:Pictures of polis]]
 +
 +
== References ==
 +
<references />
 +
  
 
[[Category:Races]]
 
[[Category:Races]]

Revision as of 01:26, 5 February 2012

A poli (pl. polis) is a sapient being. Polis are much like humans except that polis have no external hind legs. Their leg and foot bones are contained entirely inside the butt area. They walk on their hands and bottom, wearing thick padded mittens that roughly correspond to shoes. They have a large pad of thickened skin, called an ischial callosity on the bottom for cushioning.

  • Height: 80-90 cm
  • Defining characteristic: determination

Poli culture tends toward a can-do attitude. Don't call them cripples; they do what anyone else does, just in their own way. This extends to their unique style of hand-to-hand combat that takes advantage of their low center of gravity.

Some of them who mingle with humans and elves compensate for their lack of height by wearing a tall pointed or stovepipe hat.

Architecture

As polis are shorter than other people, their houses tend to be smaller. The doors also open up rather than out, with a knob at the bottom. Some communities of polis have founded very long linear towns along roads and rivers.[1]

False polis

Soldiers who lose legs in combat and civilian victims of certain weapons or injuries may choose to go live with the polis.

Further information: Mark 9:45; Wikipedia:Social model of disability

Out-of-universe


See also

References

  1. Such linear cities aren't unknown in the real world. See "The 6 Most Insane Cities Ever Planned" by Dwayne Hoover and "History of the Weird Utopia Roadtown" by David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace.