The Aurig are the most populous race of Theisaad. Originating from the cold lands of Osvala, they waged war with their neighbors, the Hi’en, and over several decades they gradually beat them into submission, enslaving some and chasing the rest into the mountains. Soon after the thirst for conquest led them to visit foreign lands. They first came to the Estvanir isle of Gunnvorig, where they were soundly beat back by the native’s advanced mechanics. They forged a truce and moved on to what would eventually be known as Bothmas. The few Kdabi on the east coast were either made peace with or quickly and quietly defeated. They marched westward, eventually coming into conflict with the bulk of the Kdabi tribes. This sparked an eight year war, during which neither side lost for long. Eventually realizing the futility of it, the Aurig called upon a truce, agreeing not to trespass further into the sacred swampland of the Kdabi. Now the Aurig have a comfy empire in Bothmas composed of several territories.
The majority of Aurig are followers of the Temple of Aur. Skin tones are mainly peach tones, with natives of southern Osvala having a darker olive or tan tone. Red hair is rare and considered a sign of the blessing of Aur, and has long been a trait of royal families.