The base races of the world are Dwarves, Elves, Doppelgangers and Ophiduans. All other races are derived from these four races. At some point humans descended from Lesser Doppelgangers (who in turn descended from Greater Doppelgangers) on the continent of Protinoshki, although most humans are largely unaware of this ancestry. About 12 centuries ago, humans expanded into Domonormia under the banner Anrond the Uniter, and since then have come to dominate the continent.
The races are divided up into several categories:
The first races were the elves, ophiduans, dwarves and doppels. There is some disagreement between the races about who was the Firstborn of the Firstborn, and all four races claim that it was them. The elves are almost certainly not the first race, since it is popularly believed that elves are spirits who formed flesh-bodies after the pattern of the dwarves and doppels.
Many races are derived from these initial four, notably humans and orcs. The exact date of human descent is unknown, but it is believed to be sometime between 400-600 years before the United Empire of Man first marched across Domonormia.
The four base races are dwarves, elves, humans and orcs.
Orcish traits such as green skin, flat noses and sharp, sometimes tuskish teeth tend to be dominant, and orcs tend to be all too willing to breed with other races. As a result of this, there are a number of orc-related races known as goblinoids and giants.