Races of the Realm

 



Each race in the World of Pain will soon have distinct properties, affections, skills, and addition similar individualities. Here is a description of them...




Humans
Humans are one of the newer races to the realms. They are the result of many different variations of crossbreeding of the ancient races, and because of this, they are well-rounded physically and mentally, making them worthy adventurers of almost any class. Although there are many generalizations made about Humans, such as that they are all arrogant, ignorant, or any combination thereof, they are a diverse race containing both the wise, the foolish, the strong, and the meek. For this reason they do not have a great sense of family in their race, and they are prone to fights, quarrels and the like among themselves. They also do not, as a whole, dislike or respect any other race. Humans enjoy the city life, and you will find few living far away from it, although many of them do often venture out to conquer or be conquered.

STR: Strong

INT: Average

WIS: Average

DEX: Average

CON: Healthy

CHA: Pretty




Elves
The elves are one of the more ancient races. They often inhabit the woods and trees where they create their elaborate tree-houses to live in. They are tall, sleek and slender, and can move as swiftly as the wind, and as silently as a cat. They are very proud of both their heritage and their intelligence, and will die for their race and its honor. If you gain their respect, you will truly cherish your elf-friend, for he or she will treat you as one of their own. If you make an enemy with an elf, on the other hand, you'll surely regret it. They tend to stay away from the crowded cities, although you will see them passing through a town here or there.

STR: Weak

INT: Intelligent

WIS: Wise

DEX: Quick

CON: Average

CHA: Beautiful




Half-Elves
The half-elves are the result of crossbreeding between humans and elves. This is usually due to human raids on elven villages, or the opposite. However, every now and then a human and elf find happiness together. Because of their heritage, they are not accepted by either race. This does not mean they are rejected, mind you, but they are merely tolerated without respect. This is very frustrating for many of the half-elves, and it creates a divide between the race. Some want what they feel is due to them: respect and honor, and some don't want to cause trouble, feeling it is better to do as well as they can for themselves without worrying about what others think. Despite their less-than perfect reputation and history, the half-elves are a very worthy race. Employing many of the best characteristics of both humans and elves, they are sturdy, intelligent, and somewhat dexterous. They are also quite attractive.

STR: Strong

INT: Intelligent

WIS: Average

DEX: Quick

CON: Average

CHA: Pretty




Dwarves
The dwarves are an ancient race. As long as there has been recorded history, the dwarves have inhabited wondrous underground caves and caverns, hoarding the valuable gems and metals they use to craft elaborate and highly valuable suits of mail, jewelry, and weaponry. They don't often put their trust other races, and they may often seem unfriendly around strange peoples. Be careful not to mistake this for hostility, however, for if you are lucky enough to gain their trust, the bond will last as long as you live. Dwarves are short, very sturdy, and become terrifying fighters when angered or endangered.

STR: Very Strong

INT: Average

WIS: Dimwitted

DEX: Slow

CON: Healthy

CHA: Average




Goblins
Goblins, although disliked by many races, are not terrible creatures. They are relatively short with gray skin, and have no body hair save the fine strands on the top of their heads. They almost always grin widely, showing their sharp, glistening teeth. It's hard to tell whether their actually smiling at you out of politeness, or imagining you as their next meal. Most goblins are thin and wiry, but quite strong, intelligent and agile, making them strong magic users and thieves. They exceed at haggling, and will sit for hours to get another copper piece off a loaf of bread they are to buy.

STR: Strong

INT: Average

WIS: Average

DEX: Quick

CON: Average

CHA: Ugly




Kobolds
Kobolds are a short subterranean race, often involved in mining. They have tough, protective scaly skin and a prehensile tail. Small, horn-like ridges cover their heads, and their ears are long and pointed. Despite their service to most communities, kobolds are still looked down upon and treated harshly in many areas. This may be due to their complete lack of table manners and the like, giving them the appearance of a sloppy, ignorant, uncivilized race. They are quick and pretty tough, making them good thieves.

STR: Average

INT: Low

WIS: Average

DEX: Quick

CON: Healthy

CHA: Ugly




Orcs
Orcs, possibly once humans, have been twisted and demented by evil forces. Orcs are often unwelcome in the cities and towns of the civilized folk, and are repeatedly ostracized wherever they go. For this reason, they treat their mountainous caverns and tunnels like the humans treat their cities, rarely leaving them without specific purpose. They are very strong, sturdy, and quite quick, but lack when it comes to intelligence and wisdom. They are ruthless fighters.

STR: Strong

INT: Low

WIS: Dimwitted

DEX: Quick

CON: Average

CHA: Ugly




Trolls
Trolls are huge, ugly, and powerful beasts. When it comes to physical destruction, they are one of the most feared races around. However, they have gained respect in many places, due to their trustworthiness and willingness to give their lives for those they care about. They are truly awesome fighters, but magic is out of the question due to their low intellect. They do not make good thieves either, for despite their strength, they are quite slow. They have incredible night vision, unmatched by any other race, but when the sun comes out it becomes increasingly difficult for them to see.

STR: Gargantuan

INT: Low

WIS: Dimwitted

DEX: Slow

CON: Healthy

CHA: Ugly




Gnomes
Gnomes are small and weak, but incredibly intelligent. Their minds are filled with the lore and history of the realm, and are often hired to perform the more mentally advanced tasks that need to be performed. They often reside away from the "big folk," however, and therefore often need to be sought out when needed. They are of little use in melee, but are very powerful wielders of magic.

STR: Weak

INT: Genius

WIS: Sage-Like

DEX: Quick

CON: Low

CHA: Average




Wolfen
The Wolfen are a large, humanoid race. They are covered in fur from head to toe, and have large, dog-like noses. You will find them all over the realm. They are often guards in cities, or sometimes savage beasts wandering alone in the forest. They are not very intelligent or wise, but they are strong, quick and they regenerate themselves fast. This makes them very formidable fighters in almost any situation.

STR: Strong

INT: Low

WIS: Dimwitted

DEX: Quick

CON: Healthy

CHA: Ugly




Fairies
The Fairies are a tiny, mischievous race. They are very slender and have wings on their back allowing them to fly. They enjoy playing tricks on other races. This includes anything from casting little annoying spells to dirty deeds that can be much more severe. They are not violent, mind you, but they will unleash much more vicious spells when attacked. They are very wise and intelligent, but because of their tiny size, they cannot boast much strength.

STR: Weak

INT: Smart

WIS: High

DEX: Quick

CON: Low

CHA: Cute




Troglodytes
Troglodytes are an ancient race, created through crossbreeding of Dragons and the now-extinct Krovlins. Crossbreeding occurred often between the two in the hopes that a powerful breed would develop. Eventually the dragons and Krovlins became irate, and began warring. The cross-breeds, caught in the middle of the chaos and frowned upon by both races, fled to several remote islands. Because of rampant inbreeding, nearly all these beasts died on the islands. However, on one of the islands, the inbreeding caused severe mutation and produced the now called Troglodyles. The Troglodyles are asexual race of blue-green color, with huge mouths and formidably sharp teeth. They are quite strong and healthy, with average intelligence. They are almost always disgustingly ugly.

STR: Strong

INT: Average

WIS: Average

DEX: Average

CON: Healthy

CHA: Nasty




Changelings
Changelings are humanoid figures, and are often mistaken for ugly humans. They are capable of changing form through concentration, but there is no sure way to tell which form they may take on. The changelings are do not have any general statistics, for they change as they change shape. No one is sure where these creatures came from, and no one can ever be sure if they are staring at one or not.

Stats are not static.

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