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Iconic Earthers, by Tomeo.
From top left: Trey, Cara, Aaron, Erin, Geneva, Tom, Ryoka, Laken

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.

Overview[]

People from all over Earth were being teleported to Innworld. The phenomenon is closely connected to a series of poorly understood child sacrifices undertaken by [High Mages] of the Blighted King, Othius the Fourth.[1][2][3]

Aside from the Blighted King, most figures of worldwide political or magical importance were still unaware of the existence of the Earthers until months after the first transportations occurred. The existence of the Earthers is still largely kept a secret. Although some Earthers were not withholding knowledge of their origins, Wistram likely stopped [Messages] and does not wish to spread news through their spyglass broadcasting network.

The first (?) such interdimensional (?) transportation happened in Autumn 2016 (Earthside), but the process has continued since.[4] Time seems to pass on a different rate in Innworld than on Earth, as more recent abductees claim they were translocated in 2018.[5]

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.[6] However, Kasigna claims that Erin is the "first of them," which brings this news in doubt.

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[1]
  • In Northern or Central Izril, where the Earthers in question was abducted from an airport in Chicago. They appeared in different locations: a village infested by Crelers, a city and a forest.[7]
  • In Southern Baleros where a large group of passengers was 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[8]
  • 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.[9]

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."[7] Since Erin is 20, this is open to interpretation.

Another important fact about them is that for some unknown reason, they stop thinking 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.[10][11] (The only Earthers who seem to be unaffected by this phenomenon are Ryoka and Erin; Ryoka has reminisced about her father (albeit unpleasantly), and Erin, upon receiving [Like Fire, Memory], has also been able to remember details of her family.)

Highly 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.

The Blighted King's [High Mages] and [Chronomancer] Nereshal have speculated that for the 10,000 sacrificed unborn souls, exactly 1000 people might have been translocated to their world - but they also concluded that most must have died, either killed by monsters or local natives; or otherwise drowned or falling to death from being teleported into the air.[3] (The last point has been confirmed by Shadeward Doroumata, who divulges to Eldavin that human corpses have been found outside the Drowned Folk's undersea cities)[12]

Notable "InnWorlders" knowing about the Earthers[]

Known Earthers[]

The largest known Earther groups that consider themselves as "safe havens", are currently the United Nations Company in Talenqual, Baleros; Wistram Academy; the followers of the Queen of Pop in Terandria; The Wandering Inn in Liscor, Izril; and the Americans in the estates of Lord Operland in Rhir.

The following tables give documentation of Earthworlders residing or deceased...

  • In Izril: 11 known by name; at least four more groups of unknown numbers.
  • In Chandrar: 6 known by name; about 38 not known by name.
  • In Baleros: 31 by name; 7 not known by name, at least one more group of unknown numbers.
  • In Rhir: 15 known by name; more then 45 not known by name.
  • In Terandria: 9 known by by name; 2 not known by name, at least two more groups of unknown numbers.
  • In Wistram: 21 known by name; 2 not known by name; unknown further number of 'rescued' individuals.
  • 14 other individuals in unknown locations.

Known in Izril[]

Name Class/Occupation Status Location Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Erin Solstice [Magical Innkeeper] Between Life and Death Liscor USA
Ryoka Griffin Classless Runner Alive Around USA
Laken Godart [Emperor]/[Beast Tamer] Alive Riverfarm German descent; US resident
Rose [Mage] Alive Moved to Liscor USA Interlude 2
Joseph [Football Player]/[World-Renowned Coach] Alive Moved to Liscor Spain 2.37
Galina [Actress] (implied) Alive Moved to Liscor Unclear - USA or international student 2.37
Troydel / Troy Unknown Alive Moved to Liscor Greece 2.37
Leon Unknown Alive Liscor (formerly), Wistram Poland 2.37
Kevin [Mechanic]/[Boarder] Alive Moved to Liscor California 7.20
Imani
(Associated with asdf)
[Chef]/[Survivor] Alive Moved to Liscor Nigeria Interlude 2
2.37
Unknown number of people who were teleported together with Imani Unknown Deceased Crelers Nest -- Interlude 2
2.37
Guy from China Unknown Mercilessly removed out of the story, but still mentioned in one chapter Invrisil China 2.37
Two undetailed groups found dead by Magnolia's informants Unknown Deceased - -- 2.38
At least one undetailed group found dead by Gnolls Unknown Deceased - --
Inkar [Worldly Traveller] Alive Gnoll Plains Kazakhstan 7.34 C
Abel
(Formerly with Imani's group)
N/A Deceased Crelers Nest -- 8.11 E
Cadence N/A Deceased Unknown Town -- 8.11 E

Known in Chandrar[]

Name Class/Occupation Status Location Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Trey Atwood [Sandmage] Alive Reim UK Interlude 1
Teresa Atwood [Rider]
[Warrior]
Alive Reim UK Interlude 1
Kent Scott Unknown Alive Roshal -- Interlude 2
The Revenant and the Naga
Rémi [Reporter] Alive Around (Tiqr/Belchan...) Canada 6.53 K
Davi [Cameraman] / Pakeil Probably Alive A’ctelios Salash Portugal 7.09 K
7.21 KQ
Group of 14 Tourists with Davi Pakeil Alive A’ctelios Salash Various: Taiwan; China; Cameroon; rest unknown 7.21 KQ
? - Young Russian Man [Explorer] Unknown Unknown Russia 7.21 KQ
? - Girl that was with Davi's group Unknown Alive Unknown -- 7.21 KQ
Iratze [Martial Artist] Alive Pomle Mexico Dancing and Brawling
Raúl Unknown Alive Pomle Mexico Dancing and Brawling
About 10 more Unknown Alive Pomle Mexico Dancing and Brawling
About 12 more Unknown Unknown Unknown Mexico Dancing and Brawling
Yazdil's captive Earthers Unknown Alive Roshal -- The Revenant and the Naga

Known in Baleros[]

Name Class/Occupation Status Location Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Geneva Scala [Doctor] Alive Talenqual USA (Italian descent) 1.00 D
6.07 D
Kenjiro Murata [Negotiator] Alive Talenqual Japan 6.07 D
Luan Khumalo [Expert Rower]/[Athlete] Alive Talenqual South Africa 6.07 D
Daly Sullivan [Axe Warrior]/[Rogue] Alive Talenqual Australia 6.07 D
Aiko Nonomura [Nurse] Alive Talenqual Japan 6.07 D
Paige [Engineer] Alive Talenqual Australia 6.07 D
Siri Unkown Alive Talenqual Sweden 6.04 D
6.07 D
Dawson Unknown Alive Talenqual Australia 6.04 D
Tofte Unkown Alive Talenqual Sweden 6.04 D
Aldenon Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.04 D
Kami Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.04 D
Tobi Unknown Alive Talenqual --
Kirana [House Manager] Alive Talenqual India 6.04 D
6.05 D
Priya [Cook]/[Nurse] Alive Talenqual India 6.05 D
Blake Unknown Alive Talenqual New Zealand 6.05 D
Dion Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.05 D
Andel Fisher Alive Talenqual Australia 6.05 D
Nicola Unknown Alive Talenqual Italy 6.05 D
Lorenzo Unknown Alive Talenqual Italy 6.05 D
Diana Unknown Alive Talenqual Italy 6.05 D
Amoli Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.05 D
Anders Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.05 D
Filip Unknown, Harborworker Alive Talenqual -- 6.05 D
Michael Unknown Alive Talenqual Spain 6.05 D
Sofie Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.04 D
Ben Unknown Alive Talenqual -- 6.04 D
Loran Grimnar [Warrior] Alive Unknown USA Interlude 2
Interlude 3
Half of the group who arrived with Loran fell down a cliff Unkown Deceased - -- Interlude 2
Johanas Unkown Deceased - USA 1.04 D
7 Americans who deserted alongside Johanas Unknown Deceased - USA 1.04 D
Jessica Unkown Deceased - -- 1.04 D
Dev [Explorer] Deceased The Dyed Lands Punjab, India 7.22 D
Xavier [Scribe] Alive Far south of Talenqual Peru 7.34 C

Known in Rhir[]

Name Class/Occupation Status Location Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Thomas [Clown]/[Hero] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA 1.00 C
Richard Davenport [Knight]/[Hero] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA, Texas, Mississippi 1.00 C
Emily [Hydromancer]/[Hero] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA, Minnesota 1.00 C
Vincent [Thief]/[Hero] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA, Maine 1.00 C
Keith [Blacksmith] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA 1.03 C
Edward [Hero]/[Mage]/[Warrior] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA 1.00 C
Chole [Nurse] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA, California 1.03 C
Cynthia Unknown Alive Moved to Operland estates USA 1.00 C
Katie Unknown Alive Moved to Operland estates USA 1.00 C
Stacy Unknown Alive Moved to Operland estates USA
Red [Painter] Alive Moved to Operland estates USA, New Jersey 1.00 C
9 Unknown others Unknown Alive Moved to Operland estates USA 1.00 C
Marian Unknown Deceased - USA 1.00 C
Ron Unknown Deceased - USA 1.00 C
Reyanne Unknown Deceased - USA 1.03 C
36 unknown others Unknown Deceased - USA Interlude 1
Flora [Gunslinger] Alive Demon Kingdom Texas 7.35 C
New Summoned Group of over 110 None Yet Alive Blighted Kingdom -- Solstice (Pt. 3)
Beclaire [Goth] Alive Blighted Kingdom -- 8.35
Roodney Unknown Alive Blighted Kingdom -- 8.35

Known in Terandria[]

Name Class/Occupation Status Location Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Zara Walker (strider_479) [Ranger] Alive Unknown Australia Interlude 2
Interlude 3
Group who were teleported with Zara Unknown Alive(?) Unknown -- Interlude 2
Cara O'Sullivan [Thespian]/[Pop Star] Alive Around (touring) Unclear - Ireland or US-Irish Interlude 3
Greg [Guitarist] Alive Around (touring) -- 7.21 KQ
Abebi [Manager] Alive Around (touring) Nigeria 7.21 KQ
Nicolas Electronics guy Alive Around (touring) Argentina 7.21 KQ
Rae [Bassist] Alive Around (touring) France 7.21 KQ
Thien [Drummer] Alive Around (touring) Vietnamese 7.21 KQ
Other Argentinan in Cara's crew Unknown Alive Around (touring) Argentina 7.21 KQ
The 8th person in Cara's crew Violinist Alive Around (touring) -- 7.21 KQ
More people depending on Cara, among them Desmond Unknown Alive Around (touring) -- 7.21 KQ
Lillian Woods [Bandit]/[Griffin Rider] Alive Kaliv Canada 7.21 KQ
Group of 5 from 7 Alive Desonis Denmark 8.16
The 2 from the group of 5. Killed by a Poison type Hydra. Deceased Desonis Denmark 8.16
? - Young woman with eastern features Alive -- 8.16

Known in Wistram[]

Name Class/Faction Status Original Locations Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Aaron Vanwell (BlackMage) [Magictech Engineer] / Centrists Revivalists Alive Wistram USA Interlude 2
Interlude 3
Interlude Blackmage
At least 17 others besides BlackMage (possibly detailed below) Unknown Unknown Unknown -- Interlude - Blackmage
6.60
Caroline Unknown, writer Alive Baleros (was with UN) Australia 6.04 D
Elena Othonos [Beautician] / Centrists Terras Alive Terandria (was with Pop Queen) Greece 7.14 T
Saif [Gun Scout] / Revivalists Alive Unknown France 7.29 B
George [Magical Student] / Sedolis Alive Unknown America - South Carolinian 7.29 B
Eun [Student] / Libertarians Alive Unknown South Korean 7.29 B
Lamont [Sailor] Alive Unknown -- 7.29 B
Sidney [Survivor] / Orenaius Alive Unknown Canada 7.29 B
Malia [Thought Healer] Alive Unknown Hawaii 7.29 B
Basil [Smelter] Alive Chandrar Bulgarian 7.29 B
Duha -- Alive Unknown -- 7.29 B
Obi -- Alive Unknown -- 7.29 B
Erik Muller [Actor] / Aquais Alive Unknown Stuttgart, Germany 7.29 B
Jacques -- Alive Unknown -- 7.29 B
Haley [Squire] Alive Terandria Connecticut, USA 7.29 B
Julian Alive Unknown -- 7.29 B
Andrea Alive Unknown -- 7.29 B
Shun Alive Unknown China 7.29 B
Xiang Alive Wistram China 7.29 B
? - Girl [Archer] Alive Wistram Russia 7.29 B
Walczak (Girl surname) Alive Wistram Warsaw, Poland 7.29 B
Unknown [Cook] Alive Wistram Punjab 7.29 B
"Troy Atlas" [Sand Mage] / Terras Alive "Hellios" England 7.46 K
Flynn Patel [Beast Tamer] / Libertarians Alive Nerrhavia’s Fallen Australia, Melbourne 7.46 K
Justin ? / Libertarians Alive -- 8.12 T
Sang-min [Mercenary] Alive Terandria Korea 8.12 T
Randolph Alive -- 8.40 CTV

Known in Currently Unknown Locations[]

A few of the following may be identical to others previously mentioned, but so far that is not confirmed.

Name Class/Occupation Status Location Country of Origin Reference Chapter
Thompson Green (ayan) [Traveller]/[Trader] Unknown Unknown USA Interlude 2
伶央 (translation:Reo/Leo) Unknown Unknown Unknown Japan (presumed) Interlude 2
(Prophet) Unknown Unknown 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
Squirtle344 Unknown Unknown Unknown USA Interlude 2
s Unknown Unknown Unknown India (presumed) Interlude 2
2 persons 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
Mamy Deceased 7.29 B
Solca Vis [Fisher] Alive Edge of the World Unknown 7.34 C
Unknown number of Earthers teleported in the sea depths were they died instantly. N/A Deceased Under the Sea Unknown Paradigm Shift (Pt. 1)

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Interlude - 1
  2. Chapter 1.05 C
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 7.34 C
  4. Interlude 2
  5. Chapter 7.29 B
  6. Chapter 1.35
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Chapter 2.37
  8. Chapter 1.02 D
  9. Chapter 7.21 KQ
  10. Chapters 6.07 D
  11. Chapter 6.20 D
  12. Interlude - Paradigm Shift (Pt. 1)
  13. Chapter 1.17
  14. Chapter 1.35
  15. Interlude King Edition
  16. Chapter 2.04
  17. Chapter 2.23
  18. Chapter 2.46
  19. Chapter 3.00 E
  20. Chapter 1.04 D
  21. Interlude Blackmage
  22. 22.0 22.1 Chapter 6.07 D
  23. Chapter 6.03
  24. Chapter 6.54 K
  25. Chapter 6.55 K
  26. Chapter 6.44 E
  27. Chapter 7.30
  28. 28.0 28.1 Chapter 7.32 D
  29. Chapter 7.35 C
  30. Chapter 7.53
  31. Chapter 7.48 K
  32. Chapter 7.56
  33. The Tribes of Izril
  34. The Revenant and the Naga
  35. Chapter 8.13 F
  36. Paradigm Shift (Pt. 1)
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Chapter 8.16
  38. Interlude- Luan the Giant
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