The Ruins of Amidia
Amidians are an extinct people who once populated the greater part of the continent of Espar. The only evidence of their existence now is a prodigious number of ruins dotting the landscape. Amidian ruins are very distictive; besides their obvious age, Amidians were master stoneworkers with a fluid aesthetic that resulted in flowing, curvy shapes and soft angles. While no images of Amidians have yet been found among the ruins, beautiful carvings of animal, floral, and other nature-based motifs abound in Amidian ruins.
Basing hypotheses entirely on those ruined structures which have been so far found, a few basic assumptions have been made about Amidians to date: that they were humanoids of some variety, that they were very advanced in their studies of either magic or technology (possibly both), and that they had an appreciation of water. Fountains, pools, spigots and channels are elements commonly found in Amidian ruins, although the nature of this fondness for water is not clear. Because the function of many ruined structures is lost, it is difficult to see if these pools and fountains served a purely decorative function, were used to show social rank, or had religious significance.