"All races of Valedonia, and most likely the entirety of all sentient species on Althiera, can directly trace their ancestry to the Dyrennians." ~ Raumaud Jalienn, The Roots of Valedonia
The Dyrennians are an ancient, extinct race of man. Considered widely advanced for their time, they were pioneers of architecture, technology and knowledge. They mysteriously died as a result of the Plague of the Ancients. The gods Pellentine and Varinial used the magycka from the Dyrennian souls to recreate the humanoid races in their own image. Several examples of their architecture can be found all over the continent, with the Dyrennians having settled in all present-day nations, excluding the Hyvaren Isles.