The world of Tarn is home to a many different creatures. Here is a list of races in alphabetical order:
- Fell Serpent
Aronti are sentient, lizardlike beings native to the dark swamps of Pharador. They have a shamanistic culture centered around ancestor worship and natural healing.
Djinns are powerful spirits with mysterious origins. They are most commonly found on the continent of Sumner, where they are revered as lesser deities.
Dragons are mighty, intelligent serpents who can trace their lineage to Draegor, a Vorgar Lord who took animal form, and interbred with great beasts which walked the earth in ancient times. Some are winged, and some are not, and they can breathe fire, frost, or a poisonous vapor.
Elves are the most numerous of the Fae, a race of beings which were given life by the Green Warden in the Primordial Era. They come in various subraces— wild elves, twilight elves, sun elves, dark elves, and deep elves.
Goblins are are short, crafty race of Trollfolk with an inclination toward mischief. Thier skill with machinery in unmatched—save perhaps by the gnomes—and although they are not entirely wicked in nature, many are wont to use their inventions for evil purposes.
Fell Serpents are cousins to the dragons, but lack both arms and wings. Some are found in the deep waters, while others burrow underground, or are found in forests. Some have breath attacks, but not all.
Halflings resemble humans in every way except for their short stature and pointed ears. It is debated whether the term "halfling" originally referred to their height, or their speculated half-gnome, half human lineage.
Humans were created by the Avalar, and their awakening marked the beginning of the Archaic Era. They quickly spread across all of Tarn, pushing the Fae to the fringes of civilization.
Ogres are brawny, dim-witted Trollfolk, of great stature. Notorious for their ravenous appetites, ogres are wont to consume all manner of flesh, from birds, to beasts, and if possible, humans.
Orcs are a warlike race of Trollfolk, revering strength and physical prowess above all else. Many Orcs still revere Thraxeus—the Vorgar Lord of old—as both their god, and direct ancestor, believing that one day he will return again to lead the faithful to victory over the other races of Tarn.
Phoenixes are great birds of fire, possessing innate magic, with fiery wingspans ten fathoms in width. It is said that Phoenixes awoke in the Primordial Age, and thus are some of the oldest creatures in Tarn.
The Succubi are wicked spirits, hailing from Witherdark. During the Worldrending, many Succubi wandered into Tarn, alongside their masters, the Vorgar Lords. And though the Lords are now bound in chains in the Lightless Halls, some of their servants still wander the earth, seducing mortals and indulging their dark appetites.
The Valkyries are servants of the god Ereus, whom is called the Skyfather, for he dwells in the Aether, in lofty halls above the clouds. His messengers bring him tidings of all things, and at times, he will send them to protect the innocent, and to wield their righteous blades against evil.