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The Ytarrans were a race of Gnome-like humanoids who inhabited the nation of Ytarra until a few centuries before the present day. Their inquisitive nature endeared them to Ytaru, who lived among them as a god (as opposed to incarnating as a mortal) and progressed their technology to such a degree that it is advanced by our real-world standards, in a setting that is otherwise Medieval fantasy.
The Dead Wars
A pivotal moment in the development of the Ytarran civilisation was the Dead Wars. This was a conflict with a number of Vampire Kings following attempts by the Ytarrans to colonise the Shadowfel. The Ytarrans developed Warforged during this conflict, radically altering Ytarran society as almost all tasks were automated.