Originally humans, Illumians began with the tribe of Kyurans, a group of people who interacted with Dragons on a regular basis. From their shared relationship, the Illumians learned the secret language of magic (the same language that Wizard’s spellbooks are written in) far sooner than did other humans. And, sensing the power it would give them, they marked it upon their flesh, and continue to do so from birth to this day. The magical energy flowing through Illumians gives them certain powers, depending on exactly what their dominant Rune is.
Illumians have become one of the most ambitious and powerful races. They rule over the Akhetan Empire, and are expanding rapidly, believing that every other race is weak, or at least not as powerful or wise as them.
NOTE: This is a 3.5 Race that I have made playable for Pathfinder. If you want to play them, contact me.