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  • Elves

    The Elves of Arunë once comprised a pair of cultures - those who rejected the teachings of the First Men (called Wood Elves and in this day and age called Dosä) and those who followed them were the Auneneiä or people of Anunë. To be an elf is truly to …

  • Half Elves

    Half-Elf Mage

    Half-elves in Arunë suffer from exclusion by both familial …

  • Dwarves

    Dwarves, unlike the [[elves]], grew up without meeting the First Men. While elves share many cultural attributes with men (an alphabet, the ability to use magic, and so forth), dwarves do not. However, since man and dwarf came together to meet during the …

  • Halflings

    The halflings are so-called due to their minor stature; the First Men dubbed them _puolemais_, meaning half-men. However, the halflings are more closely related to gnomes or dwarves than men. Where or whence they came from is unknown - they do not appear …

  • Gnomes

    It is thought that gnomes are related to dwarves, even by scholars of both persuasions. As such, gnomes are often treated as equals by dwarves and vice-versa. They are much more likely to work together than with any outside races. However, their …

  • Peoples of Arunë

    _"To know a land is to know its people."_ *The Red Wizard*
    There are many races other than men living in the North. While each kingdom or kin-grouping is different, there are some general similarities …

  • Lizard Men

    !http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mmiii_gallery/83019.jpg(Lizard-man)! A northerly race of amphibious folk, it is rare to see them south of Dorlan. They hate men, and follow rivers and streams to raid against menfolk. In the ancient rhyme known as the …

  • Giants

    Ancient dwarvish council spoke of Mother Night’s foul spells that choke, and the Giants, faithless friends, on whom no Man should depend. *Singvatä Arunë, the Song of the World, Fourth Age Milean ballad*
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  • Trolls

    !http://www.thirdwayblog.com/images/400/troll.0.jpg(Troll)! One of the ancient Elder Races, the three that existed before the creation of the demi-humans or the arrival of Man, the Trolls have lived on the face of the world since before there was light …

  • Goblins

    !http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/forgottenrealms/images/thumb/d/d1/TypicalGoblin.jpg/250px-TypicalGoblin.jpg(Goblin-kind)! The goblin-kinds comprise a great bulk of the Youngest Races of Arunë. The goblins and goblin-kin arrived during the dark …

  • Wyrms

    !http://api.ning.com/files/OEkWynj4pkRozmlskhScHq2qx3qDRD4iyc74id50BVJaRTO5WHMBUvMgls8WN24BIT8n0Nvkc9OOY2wBus0GFrCkATaRPJGf/IanShadowDragon.jpg(Great Dragon)! One of the three ancient Elder Races (alongside [[Giants]] and [[Trolls]]), the Wyrms (or …

  • Dwarf Holds

    The _Tolhalr_ of the dwarves (rendered into Varan meaning something like "folk-hall") are their great cities and delves. Larger than the small ring-towns (_Rigtal_ in Orthr) or other middle-sized settlements, they are composed of a group of dwarf-clans …

  • Dwarven Titles

    * *Rìkonung* -- the King of Dwarves. Usually referred to as the High King or the King of Dwarves by other races. Literally translates to "Overking." * *Halkonung* -- a Hall-King, ruler of a folk-hall and the _ætlaird_ of the ruling clan in a _tolhal_. …

  • Elvish Cities

    Cities of the Anuneiä are generally built in a circular fashion. They radiate outward from a central point, where more often than not a large temple to Anunë stands amidst a green. In cases where a temple does not occupy the central position of an Anuneië …

  • Halfling Settlements

    Halfling settlements are rarely defensive in structure; Indeed, they are often particularly indefensible. Halflings tend to build with pleasantness and nearness in mind. Their houses are usually fully or half built into hills, and it is common to call …

  • Elemental Spirits

    !http://spectraleyes.com/gallery/albums/artworx/elemental.jpg(The Elemental Planes)!

    _"The Ether is bounded on the far end by the Elemental Planes. Within these Planes dwell any number of spirits of all different …

  • Demons and Devils

    _"Demonology has never been very popular in the North. Elves hate it, and the First Men expressly forbade it to their mages. Of course, that doesn't mean it never happens. Why, I myself have encountered no less …

  • Vampires

    "Legends say that Tallëor Twice-born was plagued by vampires after he destroyed the last Trollish kingdom of Ushtuk. The first vampire ever recorded in history was Tallëor's general Laimos. Sages have speculated for centuries why vampires …

  • Werebeasts

    "Ólvr Olfhárr's meeting with the northern hero Bjarki is an excellent opportunity for us to see a good man-beast in action. There is much we can learn from the Olfharrsaga, if only we take the time to study it." *-Commentary on the …

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