Below is an alternate history of Gith, just like my previous post concerning Dwarves and Elves. Again, it includes a twist that GM’s may want to keep secret from their players and let them discover it hint by hint. Maybe following a researcher that left notes similar to the Wanderer.
Unknown researcher’s Journal
Uncovering knowledge lost to the sands of time, I stumbled upon writing created and preserved by a most surprising source. The race of primitive and seemingly irrelevant Gith seems to remainder of one of the strongest forces in the Tablelands at one point in time. Not only that, the writing bears great similarities to an ancient form of elvish.
Investigating several unlogical situated outposts of House Shom revealed various mysterious dig sites. The depth and a typical style of architecture surely linked them as ruins of ancient well hidden strongholds.
Several sites had a large number of Gith living in the area, the newest was actively defended by a uncharacteristically well-trained tribe.
Having managed to copy only a few of the many stone tablets found in these sites it was disappointing some contained none. Recently the sites are not as accessible with security increased tenfold, even supported by Nibenese templars.
The structures indicated to have had many very peculiar thick doors, and traces of rust indicate these may have been made of iron or steel! This means the outposts must be truly ancient, probably predating most Sorcerer-Monarchs.
There are no known accounts of Gith ever being a major race, and they did not seemed to have had a Champion tasked with eliminating them.
Hard to translate, the tablets seem to be military reports collected by an extremely well organized and large force. They seem to be dated, referring to familar 7 and 11 year cycles of Ral and Guthay and a third which seems to last 45 years. Like a King’s Age contains a combined cycle of 77 years, this mentions multiples of 77, 315 and 495 years as special and the date seems counts down from 3465. While the guessed dates of the tablets are only a few decades apart they reference dates a millennium past.
They mention a huge war, apparently won but an enemy not defeated. Often it speaks of a door, guarding The Gate or the Beyond. Sometimes it uses a symbol with a number of dots one of which is bigger.
I will need to study these astrological events, but my first guess is these Gith were guarding the region for millenia, starting maybe seven millenia ago!
What is their link to ancient elves? Are they some elven reptilian halfbreeds?