The Mathosians are the tribe of Humans that spent the most time with the High Elves, before venturing north to found the Mathosian Empire. Following the Shade War, during which the Mathosian homeland was destroyed, and the fall of Port Scion, the Guardians have established themselves in Sanctum.
Honor, faith, and duty are the most sacred tenets of the strong Mathosian humans who once ruled the rocky highlands of the north. Mathosians value strength, hard work, and a man’s oath above all other things except perhaps loyalty. It is their commitment to these virtues that helped turn Mathosia into one of the greatest empires Telara has ever known, and from the humblest of beginnings. Tragically, it was also the very beliefs that eventually tore them apart.
"We are the last remnants of Zareph's army, defending the true essence of Mathosia. Honor, duty, justice: We champion them in the face of the wicked dragon-knights, who don our people's crests and fight for everything we oppose."
 Appearance of Humanity
- Main article: Humans
Humans first appeared in the great High Elven forests of Tavra sometime after the Age of Legend. Unlike many of the other races on Telara, humans were created by a collaboration of all the gods, which may explain their swift rise to dominance throughout the world. At first, Humanity was nothing more than wild beasts, seemingly foraging through the forests in very loose clans with no language or apparent intelligence. The High Elves were aware of them and treated them kindly like all other creatures in their care. But humans were surprisingly adaptable and observant; so they flourished, eventually learning languages, magic, and eventually the tenets of civilization.
 Splintering of Humanity
For the extremely long lived High Elves, it appeared that the humans became civilized almost overnight. It was difficult for them to accept that humans were more than they first appeared but over time they grew a close relationship with the burgeoning tribes. As Humanity continued to grow in size and sophistication, many began leaving the forests to explore and settle in faraway lands. Yet one farseeing tribe elected to stay behind for many more generations, learning philosophy, music, and the tenets of law from their enlightened neighbors. They eventually ventured north out of the forests to found one of the greatest empires of any race on Telara – the Mathosians.
 The Shade War
- Main article: Shade War
Many of the loyal followers fled the scourge of the Shade with Zareph and eventually founded the great city of Port Scion. True to their oaths and duty to the line of kings, many Mathosians tragically fled north with their newly crowned liege Aedraxis Mathos, serving an unspeakable evil that now festers in the hearts of all Telarans.
 Mathosians Today
- Main article: Port Scion
- Main article: Sanctum
 Racial Abilities
Legacy of the Shade
Death resistance increased by 20
Activated - Out of Combat
Increases the movement speed of the Mathosian and nearby group members by 30% for 10 seconds. This ability cannot be used in combat.