Earthers or Earthworlders, are terms referring to otherworlders that come from Earth.
The Earthers that The Wandering Inn's storyline mainly focuses on are; Erin Solstice, Ryoka Griffin and Laken Godart. To a much lesser extent, sidestories followed Trey Atwood, Geneva Scala, Luan Khumalo, Daly Sullivan, Aaron Vanwell and Thomas.
For reasons not yet known, people from all over Earth are being teleported to Innworld. There are indications that a series of poorly understood sacrifices undertaken by the Blighted King are connected to this phenomenon, either causing it or tampering with it. Aside from the Blighted King, all other currently known figures of worldwide political or magical importance are still unaware of the existence of the Earthers; or at least they were unaware until months after the first transportations occurred.
The first (?) such interdimensional (?) transportation happened in Autumn 2016 (Earthside), but the process has continued since. If time passes in InnWorld at the same rate as on Earth, the current storyline is happening in mid-2017.
Krshia knows that fellow Gnolls have seen strange humans in the southern Gnoll Plains before, but those were all "long dead" when they were found. Since she made that remark when Erin was not even a month in Liscor, this implies that either this was the latest news among the Gnolls, or that there were transportations even before Erin landed in Innworld.
In most cases, the transported Earthers appeared singular or in small groups. The largest reported mass-transportations so far happened:
- In Rhir, where the Blighted King finished a ritual to transport over 60 Earthers. This Group became later known as the Americans
- In Northern or Central Izril, where the Earthers in question were abducted from an airport in Chicago. They appeared in different locations: a village infested by Crelers, a city and a forest.
- In Southern Baleros where a large group of passengers were abducted from an airport in Melbourne. Some from this group formed the United Nations Company, which however consists mostly of Earthers that were found or rescued at a later date
- In Southern Chandrar, a very mixed group of 18 people appeared that was also abducted from one of the airports of Earth, apparently selected from the mass of people there for unknown criteria. The oldest of them was a Chinese woman of 26, the youngest a 15 year old girl separated from her parents.
Like in the last example, all other reported cases of Earthers have also been young adults and adolescents, ranging from 16 years old (Trey and Teres) to 24 (Geneva) and 25 (Luan). As Erin noted with the group in Magnolia Reinhart's mansion, they all seemed "nearly her age, but younger than 16." Since Erin is 20, this is open to interpretation.
Another important fact about them is that for some unknown reason, they stop thinking and remembering about their home, family and friends, unless they really try. It is as if there is a blank spot in their heads. They remember tech and politics and everything else, but they don’t feel nostalgic unless they try to remember or something reminds them.
Speculative: Randomness and Frequency of the irregular transportation pattern make it plausible that so far, thousands if not tens of thousands of Earthers were transported to InnWorld. Most of those who appeared in the unknown world barely survived and the story covers mostly those who did; and who speak English, and who own an iPhone.
Notable "InnWorlders" knowing about the Earthers Edit
- Klbkch = Through Deduction and Erin.
- Krshia Silverfang and her Tribe (and maybe soon more Gnolls) = Through Erin.
- Othius the Fourth = As the one who purposely summoned some of them.
- Flos Reimarch, Orthenon and 2 of the Seven = Through Teres and Trey.
- Gazi Pathseeker = Deduction from observing Erin and Ryoka.
- Pisces = Through Espionage and Deduction.
- Ceria Springwalker = Through Erin.
- Magnolia (and Ressa and Reynold); probably also = Through Joseph, Rose and others.
- Teriarch = Through Ryoka.
- Durene = Through Laken.
- Okasha = Through Kenjiro, Aiko and Luan.
- Most senior mages of Wistram, most notably Feor and Nailihuaile = Through BlackMage; this is a secret widely traded in Wistram.
- Niers Astoragon = Through Xalandrass and Earther's artifacts.
- Mrsha, Lyon, Numb = Through Erin.
- The Quarass = Through Flos and Trey.
- Fetohep = Through Trey and the Quarass.
- Belchaus Meron = Learned Earth dancing moves.
- The Griffin Prince = Learned from Lillian Woods.
Known Earthers Edit
|Name||Class/Occupation||Status||Location||Country of Origin||Reference Chapter|
|Erin Solstice||[Magical Innkeeper]||Alive||Izril, Liscor||USA|
|Ryoka Griffin||Classless Runner||Alive||Izril, Reizmelt||USA|
|Laken Godart||[Emperor]/[Beast Tamer]||Alive||Izril, Riverfarm||unknown; US resident|
|Galina||Unknown||Alive||Izril||unclear - USA or international student||2.37|
|Troydel / Troy||Unknown||Alive||Izril||Greece||2.37|
|Imani (presumed to be identical or associated with asdf)||Unknown||Alive||Izril||unclear - USA or international student||Interlude 2, 2.37|
|Unknown number of people who were teleported together with Imani||Unknown||Deceased||Izril||unclear||Interlude 2, 2.37|
|Guy from China||Unknown||Alive||Izril||China||2.37|
|Two unknown groups found dead by Magnolia's informants||Unknown||Deceased||Izril||unknown||2.38|
|Trey Atwood||[Sandmage]||Alive||Chandrar, Reim||UK||Interlude 1|
|Teresa Atwood|| [Rider]|
|Alive||Chandrar, Reim||UK||Interlude 1|
|Davi||[Cameraman] / Pakeil||probably alive||Chandrar, A'ctelios Salash||Portugal||7.21 KQ|
|Group of 14 Tourists with Davi||Pakeil||Alive||Chandrar, A'ctelios Salash||various: Taiwanese couple; China;||7.21 KQ|
|Young man from Russia||Unknown||Alive||Chandrar||Russia||7.21 KQ|
|Rémi||[Reporter]||Alive||Chandrar, Tiqr||Canada||7.21 KQ|
|Iratze||[Martial Artist]||Alive||Chandrar, Pomle||Mexico||Dancing and Brawling|
|Raúl||Unknown||Alive||Chandrar, Pomle||Mexico||Dancing and Brawling|
|About 10 more||Unknown||Alive||Chandrar, Pomle||Mexico||Dancing and Brawling|
|About 12 more||Unknown||Unknown||Chandrar||Mexico||Dancing and Brawling|
|Geneva Scala||[Doctor]||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||USA (Italian descent)||1.00 D, 6.07 D|
|Kenjiro Murata||[Negotiator]||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Japan||6.07 D|
|Luan Khumalo||[Expert Rower]||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||South Africa||6.07 D|
|Daly Sullivan||[Axe Warrior]/[Rogue]||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Australia||6.07 D|
|Aiko Nonomura||[Nurse]||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Japan||6.07 D|
|Paige||[Engineer]||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Australia||6.07 D|
|Siri||Unkown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Sweden||6.04 D, 6.07 D|
|Dawson||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Australia||6.04 D|
|Tofte||Unkown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Sweden||6.04 D|
|Aldenon||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Unknown||6.04 D|
|Kami||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||6.04 D|
|Kirana||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||India||6.04 D, 6.05 D|
|Priya||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||India||6.05 D|
|Blake||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||New Zealand||6.05 D|
|Nicola||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Italy||6.05 D|
|Lorenzo||Unkown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Italy||6.05 D|
|Diana||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Italy||6.05 D|
|Amoli||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Unclear||6.05 D|
|Anders||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Unclear||6.05 D|
|Filip||Unknown, Harborworker||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Unclear||6.05 D|
|Michael||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Spain||6.05 D|
|Sofie||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Unclear||6.04 D|
|Ben||Unknown||Alive||Baleros, Talenqual||Unclear||6.04 D|
|Loran Grimnar||[Warrior]||Alive||Baleros||USA||Interlude 2, Interlude 3|
|Half of the group who arrived with Loran fell down a cliff||Unkown||Deceased||Baleros||USA? (unclear)||Interlude 2|
|7 Americans who deserted alongside Johanas||Unknown||Deceased||Baleros||USA||1.04 D|
|Thomas||[Clown]/[Hero]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Richard Davenport||[Knight]/[Hero]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Emily||[Hydromancer]/[Hero]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Vincent||[Thief]/[Hero]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Keith||[Blacksmith]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.03 C|
|Edward||[Hero]/[Mage]/[Warrior]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Chole||[Nurse]||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.03 C|
|Cynthia||Unknown||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Katie||Unknown||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|Red||Unknown||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|9 unknown others||Unknown||Alive||Rhir, Paranfer||USA||1.00 C|
|36 unknown others||Unknown||Deceased||Rhir||USA||Interlude 1|
|Zara Walker (strider_479)||[Ranger]||Alive||Terandria||Australia||Interlude 2, Interlude 3|
|Group who were teleported with Zara||Unknown||Alive||Terandria||Unclear||Interlude 2|
|Cara O'Sullivan||[Thespian]/[Pop Star]||Alive||Terandria||Unclear - Ireland or US-Irish||Interlude 3|
|Nicolas||Electronics guy||Alive||Terandria||Argentina||7.21 KQ|
|other Argentinan in Cara's crew||Alive||Terandria||Argentina||7.21 KQ|
|The 8th person in Cara's crew||Violinist||Alive||Terandria||Unclear||7.21 KQ|
|More people depending on Cara, among them Desmond||Alive||Terandria||Unclear||7.21 KQ|
|[Lillian Woods]||[Bandit]/[Griffin Rider]||Alive||Terandria, Kaliv||Canada||7.21 KQ|
|Aaron Vanwell (BlackMage)||[Mage]/[Engineer]||Alive||Wistram||USA||Interlude 2, Interlude 3, Interlude Blackmage|
|Elena||[Beautician]||Alive||First Landing / Terandria (Before)||Greece||7.14 T|
|at least 17 others besides BlackMage||Unknown||Unknown||Wistram||Unclear||Interlude - Blackmage, 6.60|
|Thompson Green (ayan)||[Traveller]/[Trader]||Unknown||Unknown||USA||Interlude 2|
|伶央 (translation:Reo/Leo)||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Japan (presumed)||Interlude 2|
|Prophet||Unknown||Alive||Unknown||unclear - USA?||Interlude 2|
|Caren Glover (plusOne)||Unknown||Unknown||Shieldmeet||USA||Interlude 2|
|Ridley Wallis (50fiftyCents)||[Mage]||Unknown||Unknown||USA||Interlude 2|
|Level 12 Warrior||[Warrior]||Unknown||Unknown||USA||Interlude 2|
|Kent Scott||Unknown||Unknown (Presumably dead)||Unknown||Unknown||Interlude 2|
|s||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||India (presumed)||Interlude 2|
|Group teleported in front of an elderly man's house||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Interlude 1|
|Formerly imprisoned girl||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Interlude 1|
|Young woman with iPod||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown||Interlude 1|
|Saif||[Gun Scout]||Alive||Wistram||France||7.29 B|
|George||[Magical Student]||Alive||Wistram||America - South Carolinian||7.29 B|
|Eun||[Student]||Alive||Wistram||South Korean||7.29 B|
|Malia||[Thought Healer]||Alive||Wistram||Hawaii||7.29 B|
|Basil||[Smelter]||Alive||Chandrar (Before)||Bulgarian||7.29 B|
|Haley||[Squire]||Alive||Terandria (Before)||America - Connecticut||7.29 B|
|? - Girl||[Archer]||Alive||Wistram||Russia||7.29 B|
|Walczak (Girl surname)||Alive||Wistram||Poland - Warsaw||7.29 B|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 First Interlude
- ↑ Chapter 1.05 C
- ↑ Interlude 2
- ↑ Chapter 1.35
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chapter 2.37
- ↑ Chapter 1.02 D
- ↑ Chapter 7.21 KQ
- ↑ Chapters 6.07 D
- ↑ Chapter 6.20 D
- ↑ Chapter 1.17
- ↑ Chapter 1.35
- ↑ Interlude King Edition
- ↑ Chapter 2.04
- ↑ Chapter 2.23
- ↑ Chapter 2.46
- ↑ Chapter 3.00 E
- ↑ Chapter 1.04 D
- ↑ Interlude Blackmage
- ↑ Chapter 6.07 D
- ↑ Chapter 6.03
- ↑ Chapter 6.54 K
- ↑ Chapter 6.55 K
- ↑ Interlude: Dancing and Brawling
- ↑ Chapter 7.21 KQ