Tales of the Bloodstone Lands
Races of Faerun
Faerûn is home to hundreds of intelligent peoples, divided into thousands of tribes, clans, nations, and ethnicities.
Some of these races are monstrous predators armed with terrible powers and some are bloodthirsty marauders who terrorize more civilized folk, but most are good-hearted folk who wish to live in peace in whatever manner they find most prosperous and fulfilling. This great diversity in physical nature, magical talent, beliefs, and values creates an incredible patchwork of cultures that spans the entire continent, a tapestry so complex and wondrous that no one mortal can hope to ever comprehend it in its entirety.
Races of Faerûn examines almost 50 of the most important, noteworthy, or widespread peoples to be found in the lands of Faerûn, focusing on races that are most likely to give rise to adventuring characters. While giants and dragons are certainly intelligent and can wield enormous influence over the portions of the world they claim as their own, they are not usually found among adventuring bands. At the other end of the spectrum, a creature such as a troglodyte or quaggoth might be inclined to take up the wandering life of an adventurer, but their numbers are so few and their societies so reclusive and isolated that they simply haven’t made much of a mark on the face of Faerûn.
The following Races and Ethnicities can be found in the Bloodstone Lands.
Humans – Major Ethnicities
Humans – Minor Ethnicities
Common Non-Human Races
Rare Non-Human Races
Isolated Non-Human Races
The following races can be found in out of the way locations in Faerun. Rarer even than the Planetouched, very few individuals of these races ever set out on the road to adventure.