Wild Orlan


-1 Might, +2 Perception, +1 Resolve


Defiant Resolve

Wild Orlan is a Subrace in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. Orlan are one of the civilized races that inhabit Eora. There is great ethnic diversity between Orlan in different regions of the world. In Pillars of Eternity two sub-races of Orlan appear, namely wild orlans and hearth orlans. Orlans are found mostly in northern, temperate climates of Ixamitl Plains, but also as far south as the Free Palatinate of Dyrwood and Eir Glanfath. Physically, they are notable for their small stature, two-toned skin, and exceptionally large, hair-covered ears.



Wild orlans are the "original" orlans who lived in the deepest forests and jungles between the tropics. While they have only been significantly separated from hearth orlans for a thousand years, they are easily distinguished by their hairy faces and bodies. Wild orlans are common in the deep reaches of Eir Glanfath and rarely encountered elsewhere due to widespread enslavement and prejudice against them.


Orlan Description

  • Orlans are relatively short (50-60% human-size) humanoids. Physically, they are notable for their small stature, hair-covered bodies, two-toned skin, and exceptionally large, hair-covered ears. They are also, by nature, nocturnal, though most orlans living among other races adapt to a diurnal schedule. The natural lifespan of an orlan is typically between 50 and 80 years.
  • Due to their size, orlans have been victimized and marginalized by most of the cultures with whom they have come into contact. As a result, it is rare to find large communities of them and they have progressively retreated into heavily wooded environments over the last few centuries. Many orlan communities have also adopted brutal guerilla tactics including heavy use of traps and poison in the surrounding environment. As a result, even orlans raised in urban cultures often share their rural kin's nasty reputation as being these bloodthirsty, murderous savages.
  • In the Eastern Reach, the only area where orlans are on equal social footing with other races is in Eir Glanfath. In Glanfathan legends, orlan and elven tribes both took the same vow to defend the Engwithan ruins within Eir Glanfah. Since then, the tribes have intermingled to such an extent that despite the physical differences between them, Glanfathan elves and orlans treat each other as equals.



Wild Orlan Race Bonuses



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