Vluna, a language known to Ælfræšh as Gwyllt “wild, mad” is a language passed on to many of the domesticated beast-folk that inhabit Ālfheimr. It is commonly used by slaves working under Eldritch provincial government. Similarly to Vyuerdloghe there are no known origins of the language. Vluna has been analyzed to contain characteristics of Vaukojkas, Ælfræšh, and Fjorðinn, but according to scholars these changes must have happened later and do not indicate a common ancestry. Many of their words however seem to preserve serpentine worship practices that are prevalent among the Vaukojkas.
The Vluna are named so because a common belief among their own, that their people are the “Wool of the Earth”. As integral to the soil as grass. Without their mortality earth would continue to degrade into larger dregs, nothing more than useless sediment. To them the earth is filled with serpents that can resemble winds, water, grass, or roots of trees. They take the form of worms and snakes depending on if there is too much water or enough sunlight. They even call Hndherghthom Ophiolite or “Snake-rock”.
In many tales the Vluna came from sacred remains. Born from the serpents as gods began to till the soil. One day Ophilia, known in Ælfræšh as Persephonê, on her walk through the farms was so radiant that every “hair of the earth” was awe-stuck with horripilation. Because the seasons were changing drastically she knew that if nothing was done to renew the soil for next year it would turn to blighted Trhwnk ( Vluna for, “urine, dregs” ). Frozen in awe the wool of the earth stood straight as Ophilia swung her scythe and decapitated every serpent but one who had buried his head in the soil. The remains of all the serpents now laying prostrated upon the soil had served their mother devoutly. The soil was now so fecund that when it eventually gave rise to swollen mounds, the Vluna race burst forth. The Vluna’s ancestry was thus seen as both a curse and a blessing. The devotion of their dead sisters and brothers towards Ophilia to this day leaves the race torn between the need to sacrifice themselves for the benefit of others or providing for themselves.
Also known as:
Terran Woodwose “Faun, satyr, wild being”
Vaukojkas Deivas Šunys “Dogs of God”
Vaukojkas Vluna “Wool of the Earth”
Ælfræšh Gwyllt “Wild, mad”
Fjorðinn Vyjlnia “Forest Spirit”