DWARF – Although dwarves live predominantly in mountains, they always live below the snow line. They also only have strongholds left in the southern continent. A few tribes are even branching out into hilly terrain, searching for veins of gold and silver in lands previously considered unsuitable for long-term habitation. Dwarves are often expert crafters and armorers,their forges are usually powered by magical taps to the Plane of Fire. They live for around 300 years. They have white hair and pale skin, though a few dye their hair darker colors (typically so they don’t stand out at a distance in non-wintry lands). Their eyes are black as pitch, and show no whites at all. Most average 5 feet in height, but they are stocky creatures.Male dwarves sport beards. The length one is allowed to wear one’s beard is determined by social status, and the number of braids determines profession. Nobles, for instance, sport long braids, priests and mages have four, warriors three, crafters two, and all other dwarves, just one.
Names: Frost dwarves are clannish and often reuse ancestral names. Surnames are always that of the dwarf ’s clan. Examples of male given names include Ari, Bardi, Geirstein, Hord, Ljot, and Olvir. Female names include Asleif, Herdis, Svala, and Thyra. Clan names are formed from a descriptor followed by an object, such as Brighthammer, Foeaxe, Goldbeard, or Steelhand
ELF – In the beginning, far back in the history of Rassilon(The planet’s name), when humans had yet to walk the land and dwarves were found only in the far north. The Elven race lived in the warm forests of the world, acting as gardeners, caretakers, and guardians over the leafy realms. Here they built great Elfhomes among the forests, building solely of wood both on the ground and high in the trees. At the core of every Elfhome is a temple to XXXXX, . The elves consider themselves the gods’ first creation, though the dwarves argue this point. They set themselves up as their gardeners and the defenders of the wild lands, making their homes in the great forests of the world. Since the Glacier started moving south and the Jotun broke through the Northern Wall, the Elfhomes were far from humans, whom elves consider to be unruly and annoying children. Nowadays, the elves have been forced to move into forests not only bordering, but inside human lands. Unfortunately, humans treat any loss of their remaining land as a serious matter, and human-elf relations are tense in many realms and city-states. Fortunately for the elves, the human druids and rangers have kept their homes safe. As the snow continues its relentless creep, however, elves are likely to be pushed out of the remaining forests by both the ice and the humans.
Elves can live upwards of 500 years, though few elves over 400 years now remain. They are slightly taller than humans, but more lithe. They have blond or light brown hair and pale green or brown eyes.
Names: Elves do not distinguish between genders when it comes to names. Examples include Ailinnil, Elleneirlir, Lilime, Melasion, Niellan, and Sinrilli.
Elven surnames, when used, are often associated with natural events, such as Boughrunner, Leafrustle, Morningmist, Sharpwhistle, and so on.