Those rare sylph who can breathe ash and, thus, traverse Erj freely, are still rarely found in erjan settlements. To say the least, each of the four races’ general opinion of the others is less than high, and lines are often drawn by the shape of one’s ears.

Erjans find the sylph uncomfortably exotic. Sylph believe erjans are unholy and depraved. Erjans consider eidola less civilized. Eidola are resentful of their treatment by the others. And the suneaters want little to do with any of it.

While major conflict has never resulted from these misgivings, it’s difficult to tell to what degree they’ve served to delay major technological and social advancements that would best be achieved through cooperation.