A Watchful Eye
The Jade Born, also known as the Mountain Folk, were an ancient race built by Autochthon. While most of Creation believed them to be an odd type of Fair Folk, the truth was somewhat different, though they shared a common origin. They were ex-Raksha nobles, trapped as jade beings during the making of Creation. The Artisan Caste literally carved new Mountain Folk out of a special block of jade, giving them their name.
They resided underground and fought the Endless War against the Darkbroods. Under the binding of the Great Geas, they are unable to remain on the surface of Creation unless under the direct orders of an Exalted. They currently possess the largest military force in existence, numbering at four million troops, trapped in constant warfare. They are divided into three castes, the Artisans, the Workers, and the Warriors. They’re further divided by whether or not they’re Enlightened (a condition not unlike being Exalted). Every Artisan is Enlightened, while most Workers and Warriors aren’t; the few who are are viewed as mistakes that were supposed to be Artisans.
Mountain Folk Charms come in four Patterns: Foundation, Artisan, Worker, and Warrior.