Races in Xyllomer
Of all the races, elves seem to be the closest to humans
in size and physical appearance. But for the pointy ears,
their inborn grace and their legendary beauty one could
almost mistake them for humans. Less obvious is their
inborn ability to see in darkness.
Most elves are forest dwellers. They are not necessarily a
good or an evil people, they often may seem distanced and
serene, while respecting all that the world has to offer
them. Dearly beloved to them are forests and greatly
despised are the dwarves, unless they can prove themselves
worthy of elven attention.
Most elves can not be counted to a certain group, while
some distinguish themselves by a typical appearance which
is prominent in certain areas. Such known subraces are
higheleves and woodelves.
In the same way halfelves can often be
identified by the traits they retain from both the human
and the elven race.
While the human lifespan is among the shortest of the
intelligent races in the world, they do embrace life with
an intensity that is almost unmatched. Ever do they strive
to seek the unexplored and new. In their abilities they are
an average, yet very versatile people. They can learn almost
everything, but they do not excel at anything just by their
Humans have no special alignment as a group and no special
abilities. They generally seem to congregate in cities,
especially Padorn, the largest city in the world.
Easily distinguishable from the average human are the tall
northmen and the tanned areedes
with their bright blue eyes.
Often mistaken for human children from afar, gnomes are
one of the smaller races on Xyllomer. They tend to have a
very curious and bright nature. With their large eyes, their
bright smiles and their mischievous nature they do indeed
often remind you of playful children. But that does not
make them less concerned about the deeper questions in life.
The gnomes often specialize in creating gadgets that make
up for their small size. They are a very clever people and
while they have no particular alignment as a group, they
sometimes tend to see little difference between mine and
yours. Yet, they can be just as generous.
Gnomes are somewhat more resistant to magic than most other
Distinguishable by the slightly differing appearance are
the subraces known as hillgnomes and
The second smaller race on Xyllomer are the fairies. Their
legends speak of a better, magically saturated land where
their forefathers lived. It is disputable if this "other"
realm exists, or if the magic of the world has simply faded
too much for them to be able to use it for their flight any
longer. Yet their dragonfly wings are very beautiful to look
upon, and often proudly displayed.
As a result of their magical inheritance they do have the
ability to regenerate their magical and mental energies
faster than most others. Additionally they have very keen
ears, which allows them to hear the slightest whisper.
Since almost all known fairies come from Atlantis there is
currently no geographically dependant subrace known.
Centaurs feel in the Grasslands of Primordia at home. Yet
they have grown few in the last decades.
The body of a horse leads into the torse of a human, yet
they are a completely separate race of their own, contrary
to different speculations.
Many people see centaurs as being clumsy and stupid, yet
they could not be further from the truth. Of course it is
not easy for a centaur to attempt to climb a tree, and
their concerns are more for their dying race than for high
strung philosophies. But once a centaur has become your
friend, you will hardly find a better companion.
Compared to other races they do have a very healthy
constitution and enormous strength. They also have the
ability to recover from wounds at a faster rate but
regenerate mental energies more slowly.
No geographical subraces are known of the centaurs.
Dwarves are a short and stout folk. They possess great
strength, while they are less graceful in their movement,
yet not less efficient. Their physical health is well known,
as is their dislike for water.
Usually they may appear somewhat grumpy towards others,
especially if the other one is an elf, but once you happen
to know one, you will find that they are very reliable.
Most dwarves despise magic, more hate elves, perhaps the
reason for that can be found in history, others say, they
are just envious of the elven gracefulness.
Dwarves are well known as creators of great weapons and
For non-dwarves it is close to impossible to pick up the
differences between one dwarf and another, while dwarves
among themselves see each other as brothers and sisters who
belong to the same big family, thus there are no subraces