Dwarves are shorter than most humans and are similar in appearance. Their body shape is broad and stocky, giving them a particular gait that makes them easily recognizable. They’re often bearded, fun-loving, excessive eaters, drinkers, and notoriously quick to anger.
All dwarves descend from Moorsknir, a near-immortal being considered to be the first Dwarf. Moorsknir had four sons, Nordnir, Sudnir, Austnir, and Vestnir. The sons, each had families of their own, thus creating the four tribes of Dwarves. Before Moorsknir passed to the planes beyond he had his promise that they would split and go their separate ways. Moorsknir knew the nature of his sons and knew they’d eventually destroy themselves, after his death.
Honoring their father’s wishes, the four sons and their clans split. Nordnir went to the high mountain of the north. Sudnir went to the crags and lowlands of the south. Austnir went east and departed Sera to nearby shores. Vestnir boarded ships and sailed into the unknown.
Dwarven Heroes are normally either from the Nordnir or Sudnir tribes. However, there are still small scattered clans of Austnir and Vestnir in Sera.
Freehold, Mountain Vale, Iron Vale, Norda,
Morning Vale, The Broken
Elves are slightly shorter and slimmer than humans. They’re naturally attractive and have slender ears that rise to a point. Although friendly, they can be arrogant, with a polite and patient manner. The Elven race is a member of the Sylvan, a group of woodland creatures created by the God Resive. The Sylvan were created to be guardians and wardens of the natural world. Elves were specifically chosen to protect fauna. They lived in hidden settlements, known as Sacred Groves, deep in the forests.
The elves were one of the first humanoid races created. After the other humanoids were created and established themselves in the world, they flourished. Some of the elves, watching from their Groves, grew curious about the outside world and those in it. They left their Sacred Groves and explored. Eventually, these ‘wayward’ elves forged kingdoms (known as a Promise) of their own. All elves known in the world are descended from one of these wayward Elven groups, Loran, Erisan, Attil, Ergel, Herin, or Moori. Although forbidden, for fear of the corruption they might bring, all elves have a deep yearning to return to a Sacred Grove.
Loran, Erisa, Herin, Dytese, NightMoor, Dytese