I've not noticed this thing about "elemental nobles fleeing from the Sorcerer Kings" before.apotheot wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:19 pmMy running theory is that the Malatran Aarakocra actually came form Athas, along with possibly the Shu (as there are some possible similarities there). We know that the elemental nobles fled from the sorcerer kings of Athas before getting essentially trapped by the Ancients, and certain defiling devices had made their way from there as well so it might not be too far of a stretch to assume entire species migrations. The Legend of Blue Heron, seems to assume that aarakocra follow the old 2nd ed 'polymorphed humans who started to breed true' route, but that is just a myth or legend. For emigrants from Maztica, I am still liking tabaxi, jaquars, and possibly even lizardmen or the freshwater sahuagin.Big Mac wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:16 amForgotten Realms Wiki says that aarakocra in Faerûn all migrated there from Maztica, so I would guess that Malatra's aarakocra might also have migrated there from Maztica.
The aaracokra are one of the early races, so if the Malatran peninsula existed before the Ancients came to Toril it, perhaps the Malatran aarakocra were there first.
How much stuff is written about this and how does it fit into the Dark Sun and Forgotten Realms canon?