Races of Aerusya
Tall nord like humans, resistance to cold weather (does not apply to magically cold items), keen sense of direction, and holds basic knowledge of tracking animals. They make superb warriors, healers and archers. Range in height of 5'6, polytheistic.
Slender/lean humans that live comfortably in unbearably hot weather, and are rightfully heat resistant, (does not apply to magically hot iems). They are shorter than their counterparts. Range in height of 5'0-5'6. They can find water easily and are very good at merchandizing. They make good warriors, clerics and rogues. They are unsociable, superstious, and monotheistic.
Fauns live in the Blue Borderlands, they are the shortest race in Aerusya. They are nimble, surefooted and very talkative (due to harsh conditions in the mountain, they have increased endurance.) Fauns are shorter than Cherods ranging in height of 3'9-4'8. Their fur ranges widely in colour from snowy white charcoal black to ruddy red. They are natural thieves, rogues, and healers. The horns of a faun vary in length and size. Mountain goats, particularly the rams are mounts for the Fauns. They use the females for milk and butter, but do not eat any of them for food. Often times lambs and young fauns are raised together become lifelong friends. It is not uncommon for the wife of a faun to share the bed with the goat.
A unique people to Aerusya, a cat breed. They are exceptionally agile, and use their claws and fangs to defend themselves (due to their animalistic side, the Rakashas have the ability to communicate with all animals that aren't magical called Beast Tongue). Their fur ranges from stripes, to spotted and vary selctively in colour from pale yellow, golden to burnt umber. One will never find spots and stripes upon a Rakashas at the same time. Rakashas are a very close knit species seeing as how they are constantly tormented by the Cherods. They are very nomadic, and peaceful. They range in height of 5'5-6'7 and make excellent warriors, shamans, rangers, and sorcerors.
Majestic, powerful magic wielding beings that reside in a protected area of the Dark Forest. Agile, quiet, though open minded and highly patient. They get along well with the Rakashas, S'ilthras and Fauns and prefer their company over the humans. Elves are thin, and have a strange aura about them, some say that it is due solely to their strong connection with magic. Ranging in height from 5'7-6'5 they make very good rangers, druids, battlemages and sorcerors. Many choose the magical warpath than the physical, but it does happen. Their hair colours range in shades of snowy white, silver, charcoal, gold, fire red, and starlight blue Their eyes are either rich and vibrant like emerald green, sapphire blue, golden yellow, hazel, or jet black. Pale eye colours are more common though, such as lavender, rose pink, sea green, sky blue, or silver. Due to the longevity of the Elves, some living beyond 700 years, they know and speak all tongues of Aerusya which gives them a silver tongue.
The S'ilthra species are legendary amongst the other races of Aerusya. Some legends portray them as horrid reptile like beings that feast upon raw flesh, like that of humans. Other legends portray the mysterious reptilian race as mystic beings that are powerful in Dark Magic. What the S'ilthra race is, is uncertain. What is certain is that they reside within the Dark Forest in the Black Swamps. They are tall reptilian like humanoids that range in height from 6'0-7'4. They are a long lived race that wield strong minded race and will not tolerate rude and unsavvy behaviour. The S'ilthras make excellent swimmers, and have the ability to breathe underwater for an extended amount of time. They are also immune to poison, and have extremely thick scales, that only their own scales, or the horn of a unicorn or the claws of a dragon could tear through. It is believed that the S'ilthra grow horns and wings with age. It is unclear if they follow any religion.