Meta:Chelaxian (human ethnicity)

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As of Pathfinder Second Edition and the Pathfinder Lost Omens product line, the Chelaxian ethnicity was retroactively removed. "Chelaxian" is now the term for residents of Cheliax, and their ethnicity was retroactively changed to Taldan. -Oznogon (talk) 23:10, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

Prior discussion follows:

As of the publication of Pathfinder Second Edition, Chelaxians are no longer considered a human ethncity separate from Taldans. This was clarified by Paizo-employee Yoda8myhead in the #pf-wiki-talk thread on Discord on September 5, 2023:

The Chelaxian ethnicity was one of those early Pathfinder AP developments that came about when they knew they needed some stuff for player's guides, but the Gazetteer and certainly the Pathfinder Campaign Setting weren't done yet. Basically the AP team wasn't really talking to the setting team, and so some wires got crossed. Chelaxians are ethnically Taldan, and always have been. I don't know that we really even need to reference older material that claimed it was its own ethnicity, and can instead maybe redirect the Chelaxian page to the Taldan page, and make note that some Chelaxians consider themselves a distinct ethnic group, though that's mostly Thrune revisionism at work.
  — Yoda8myhead

--Brandingopportunity (talk) 14:10, 6 September 2023 (UTC)

See also James Jacobs, 2019:
Chelaxian is a nationality, not an ethnicity. Before Taldor expanded into the region during the third army of exploration back in 1520 or thereabouts, the region known today as Cheliax had been for thousands of years a sparsely populated wilderness. Kellids were probably the most populous in the area, but not populous enough for their numbers to really make a difference once Taldor moved into the region in force.

Go back further from there, and you had Jistkans living there back circa –3500 AR, but they were pretty much gone for a few thousand years before Taldor came along.

And so the modern Chelaxian is mostly descended from Taldans. There's certainly been some mixing between ancestries, but in my opinion not enough to differentiate and justify "Chelaxian" as its own ancestry.

And so we changed it.

-Oznogon (talk) 23:04, 21 January 2024 (UTC)

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