The March of Ages
Seedlings were once normal human children. A dark spell imbued them with wood and earth magic, but the magic was cleansed before they were born. Seedlings grow to physical maturity extremely rapidly (within two to three years). When they are babies, they put down roots while asleep to absorb energy from anything or anyone nearby which caused several deaths. Their human parents wanted to kill the children, but the Seedlings were protected by the Lluaran, who drove off the parents and raised the children. The Lluaran regard the Seedlings with a religious reverence and tasked them with treating and caring for the Tree of Life. Many humans still regard them with distrust, and some don’t even consider them human. They are currently lead by Adlei and Aluria, who represent the Lluaran on the council.