species inhabit the World
are the most numerous and their cultures range from the barbarians roaming
the seas in their longships from Storishalla, to the sultans of Rayagapur
and the religious sand dwelling fanatics from Olaikhan. The two most used
distinctions are between the white skinned humans THE
ANGLIAN and the black desert people THE SAHELIYEEN.
The ancient culture of the Sahel is the backbone of the Khadorian Empire and it has only been during the last few centuries that the other races of the realms have been integrated into the Khadorian aristocratic society by a succession of powerful and visionary emperors.
live mainly in the large woodland kingdoms of Alanwyn and Anhk but colonies
exist outside these realms as well. They are mortal but diseases and aging have little effect on them.
Due to their high age potential many of them learn to master
magic. Some of the most notorious wizards in the history of Khadoria
were of elven origin.
are small, strong and stocky. There are rumors in some lands that the peculiar
small dwarves have bearded wives. This is not true and only the most ignorant
people living far from the caves of the dwarves keep claiming this fact.
Their finest kingdom is Koram.
are often mistaken for female dwarves, a comparison that in most cases
will result in a stolen purse if uttered directly to the gnome. They are
rarely taller than three feet and they are brilliant scouts and excel in
stealth and ambushes.
are a fairly heterogenic group consisting of races, which were originally
spawned in the most rugged and wild areas of Khadoria. Survival in
these inhospitable regions has made the goblinoids into fierce dark creatures.
Fighting to stay alive has always been part of their heritage and their
aggressiveness can still be seen in their culture in the present Imperial
The larger species are
called trolls and the smaller are called orcs.
are brutal giants. They are stocky and strong and live in small groups
or in close conjunction with the orcish clans. Some are intelligent and
others are stupid brutes. They do not have any areas dedicated to their
race, but trolls appear in nearly every evil realm of Khadoria as the
elite muscle of the military.
The members of the clan
called Kuum Khâ are especially intelligent and talented in the arts
of war and they are highly esteemed mercenaries.
are the backbone of every dark army. They are small, hunched, sinewy and
strong with dark gray skin and lots of black hair. They flood out of their
mountain caves to war on each other and sometimes on common foes when mastered
by brilliant minds.
not really considered a race, but some regions under the dominion of demons or
undead sorcerers do exist. It is usually the effects of corrupting evil spells
that turn people into living dead. Many wizards have been known to be swayed
by the Dark Laws and their practice has turned them into vile things of