The Kindred were the first race to be created out of love.
The beautiful demi-goddess Shylia, and the noble human Herghevid were the perfect couple in every way. Time however, worked against them. While Herghevid began to age, his ensuing death could not be accepted by Shylia. Therefore she sought a method to keep them together forever, and she found it with the "Mythic Embrace." Shylia performed the Mythic Embrace by pouring her blood, which contained the essence of life, into Herghevid's body, thereby giving him everlasting life. Their offspring were the first of the Kindred race.
The Kindred inherited the characteristics of their ancestors. They are sensitive, delicate and will make great sacrifices for love. One would assume the Humans and Kindred would live among each other, but this is not the case. Some Humans covet the immortality and uniqueness of the Kindred, driving these races apart through jealously. In Eyrda, the Kindred are isolated, but strongly united.