"It is true that face and form between us varies
as one glass bead to the next is unique.
But I say, too, that our Gods bear the heads
of Falcon, Dragon, Ox and Antelope - and yet they rule united.
If Heaven motes it so, should we not aspire to as much?"
Bodove is one of the lushest nations worldwide for flora and fauna, with a diverse ecological climate ranging from dense tropical jungle to arid plains. Bodove is home to the largest land-based animals in the world, as well as some of the deadliest insects and diseases. Its position on the equator leaves it hot, and its ample water (both coastal regions and massive rivers) leave it suceptible to monsoons, floods, landslides and quicksand across its diverse landscape
Its people, the Bodovians, are still very bestial in many ways, and are very tied to the land. While they have both nomadic tribes and village settlements, they are governed centrally by a quorum that has proved patient, magnanimous and fair. The Bodovians has 8 distinct sub-racial groups, the most of any Ul-Zaorith race, and this has led to segregation, civil war, tribal feuds, and caste systems throughout their colourful history. Their voluntary Racial Ability is considered the potentially most potent in the world, but also the most difficult to master, as it involves a physical and spiritual evolution that takes a lifetime of devotion to transcend to the fifth and final echelon.