Strong and intelligent, the humans of Vaerya often lead in times of trouble. Along with their natural proficiency at spellcraft, humans make excellent martial combatants. Despite their strengths, humans are short lived and less resilient than the other races.
The moon elf is the most common elf variety. They generally have blue or green tinted skin, large eyes, and various dark shades of hair. They are gracefully built, slender and attractive in appearance. Moon elves are often aloof and whimsical, to the chagrin of most dwarves.
Low-Light Vision: A moon elf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. She retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
Dwarves are a stalwart and stubborn race. Built to last, dwarves are pound for pound the toughest divinely gifted race of Vaerya. Common traits include a blunt straight forward attitude, and a general lack of tolerance for nonsense.
They are the smallest of all the divinely gifted races, bony and thin, and only averaging 2 to 2-1/2 feet in height. They often have dark gold or brown eyes, tanned skin, and dark hair. Gnomen are primarily pacifists by nature, fighting only when necessary. Gnomen often serve as healers and clergymen, and have an innate and powerful connection to the gods.
Small: As a Small creature, a Gnomen gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but he uses smaller weapons than humans use, and his lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
Taldur originated from the interbreeding of elves and humans, eventually evolving into a separate race entirely. Taldur have gold-tinted skin and large eyes. Adaptable and intelligent, Taldur are quick to evolve to their surroundings, and thrive in any role. Born with a thirst for knowledge, many Taldur are well traveled.
Low-Light Vision: A Taldur can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. She retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
Feldur are the result of interbreeding between the dwarves and the gnomen, and have since evolved into an entirely separate race. Short and stout, they can often appear at first glance to be human children, though their capacity for facial hair and a tendency to go barefoot, revealing hairy feet does give them away. Many Feldur struggle with the different roles of their ancestors, the single-minded determination of the dwarves and the laid back passivism of the gnomen.
Small: As a Small creature, a Feldur gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but she uses smaller weapons than humans use, and her lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.