Boop Jul 7, 2014 7:47:22 GMT -5
Post by Squirrel on Jul 7, 2014 7:47:22 GMT -5
Elves: The elves are the ruling race in the realm. The royal family are elves and many of the race take great pride in that. In fact, many are a bit arrogant. They feel as if their race is the superior. Many elvish families are upper class with almost none being in a class lower than upper middle class. Many elves are given special privileges that other races do not. Elves are the race that usually has the most teens sent to BLANK academy. They have the most potent magical veins. Elves are a race that are normally very fair and beautiful with pointed ears. They are normally 5'6 at a medium and can reach heights such as seven feet tall. Elves age much differently than humans. For every elf year ten years goes by for a human. Elves live much longer than humans. Elves also heal twice as fast as humans, which makes them harder to kill. Elves are very prideful and combined with only being able to conceive a child once every ten years there are not many. An elf would rather die than admit they were wrong. With only having a small amount of time every ten years to conceive a child it has become hard for elves to keep the population up. For every ten humans there is one elf. It is rare to see an elf unless you are in the capital. The capital is where the royal family rules and many elves feel like it is important to live in the same city as their leader. Elves normally eat a diet of vegetables. Most can survive only on greens and many are vegetarians. Elves believe that animals shouldn't be killed unless one needs to survive. Since elves are very good with growing vegetation, it is much easier to come by vegetables than it is meat.
Men: Or humans as they are called. They make up most of the population and are very common. Most are range from poverty to middle class. Men are very versatile and live almost everywhere in the realm. Almost all live in cities or villages. Humans usually live from 80 years to 100, if they are taken care of properly. Humans are highly susceptible to disease and die rather easily. Humans also need a diet of both meat and vegetables. If they just live off one or the other they can die. Men usually can be of any height with most being between five feet and eight feet tall. Humans are the most diluted of the races, with few of their children being able to use magic. Man has rumored to have been created after most races. It is said that the first of man came from the birth a mixed race of dwarves and elves but neither race would confirm this. Most jobs for men involve farming, herding, etc.
Dwarves: Dwarves age the same as elves. While they are able to conceive children easily like men can, finding a dwarf woman is hard. For every five dwarf men there is only one woman. Women are normally married off to the richest of dwarves in arranged marriages. Dwarves are seen as very short and normally stocky. Most of them have long, thick beards that they take pride in. A dwarf will have to shave his beard if he loses a fight. The longer the beard, the better the warrior. While they are as susceptible to disease as man their thick skin makes them able to withstand heat and cold. They are excellent craftsmen. Almost all dwarves live in the mountains to the north though there are a few cities in the red rock mountains. A dwarf's diet mostly consists of meat. Their bodies don't digest vegetation well. Most dwarves are very rich and spend most of their lives, smithing, crafting and mining. Like elves, dwarves are a proud race. Dwarves and Elves have not mixed for hundreds of years. Mainly because the races are so different but also because it was only three hundred years prior that the war between the two races had ended. Thus, the dwarves and elves still hold grudges.
Half-Elves: Half-Elves are different than the other races. They are usually a mix of an elf and a shapeshifter or human. This is the most common type of half breed and they are the most tolerated. Half breeds are looked down upon but most half elves are permitted to live in cities and villages. However, they are seen as second class citizens. They are never treated with respect and are only one step above slaves in that they aren't owned, except when it comes to underground slave trades. Half-Elves are normally able to blend in with humans except for their elven ears stay the same. They are usually very beautiful humans but not the ethereal beauty that most elves have. Half-Elves are the third most potent magical species, after elves and Kumiho.