The Blood Company
Humans- typical humans, they get bonuses to diplomacy and skill mastery. Humans have expanded and warred with every other race, so humans aren’t very well liked. Fortunately, the Empire is powerful and it’s insistence on commerce is the glue that holds the civilized humanoid races together.
HIgh Elves- The Britons are the rulers of the British Isles, the original homeland of the elves. After centuries of Roman Occupation, they are the closest culturally to humans. Other elves despise them as weaklings, but they are the strongest, most unified elven kingdom.
Wild Elves- North of Hadrian’s Wall, the Picts are the most xenophobic refusing ing contact with even other elves, who they believe have lost the ancient ways. They persist in using primitive Bronze Age tools and technology, but also have strong nature magic.
Wood Elves- The Barbarian Tribes are scattered in small tribes throughout Gaul and western Germania. They retain many of the customs of their heritage, but have accepted some Roman influences. Their greatest weakness is disunity; under a strong central leader, the Tribes could challenge Roman domination.
Dwarves- Dwarves inhabit every mountain chain in the world, but most are concentrated in the Urals, Alps and Himalayas. Their underground lairs have never been conquered by Rome, but they need access to fertile lands to feed their people. Thus they have the best trade relations with Rome; exchanging mineral wealth for food.
Orcs- far to the north in the frozen lands across theNorth Sea are the orcs. Nothing is known of their culture other than raiding and warfare. Maybe there is nothing more to it. Their ferocity could conquer the world if they ever had the unity and leadership to work together. Luckily for the other races, they do not.
Hoofed Ones- satyr, centuar and minotaur are from Germania. The three races cannot interbreed, but they share a common culture. Their origins are lost to history, but they have always lived and worked together. They form loose tribes and fight and raid into Gaul and Italia.
Leonin – these appear to be a hybrid of lions (or other felines) and humans. They are a traditional, deeply religious and warlike people. They are from the grasslands south of the Sahara, but have spread and colonized areas on the north coast of Africa.