Races in Feyworld
Dwarves in Feyworld have many similarities to mainline D&D dwarves, but there are inherent differences in society and culture, as well. Dwarves tend to be an insular race, only recently reestablishing contact with the humans of the surface world. They are known for the incredible treasures they possess and for their greed, but also for their sensibility and thoughtfulness.
Elves in Feyworld are a mysterious, aloof race that is often distrusted because of their secrecy and isolationism. There is only one major elven kingdom, Elarean, though there are various locales, usually heavily forested, which retain remnants of once-powerful elven kingdoms. Many humans never see an elf and believe them to be extinct or merely legend.
Half-elves are rare in Feyworld, but they do breed true and there are some places, usually where ancient forests and human kingdoms meet, that entire half-elven towns exist. Their mixed heritage makes them the object of many racial prejudices, both from humans and even elves.
Half-orcs are generally hated and reviled in their parent cultures. Orcs view them as weak and impure, while humans view them as violent and untrustworthy. Most half-orcs live up to this reputation, though when they find someone who does accept them for who they are, they will often maintain a steadfast loyalty to that individual for life.
Hobbits are the forgotten people of Feyworld, though they are almost as prolific and wide-spread as humans. Hobbits can be found living in any human land, usually in a small village or hamlet just out of sight of the nearest human city and well away from any trouble. They are farmers and craftsmen and prefer to live out their lives without interruption or discomfort. As such, they are usually viewed as lazy and unsophisticated and are generally ignored. When they are forced into confrontation, however, few are as resolute and tireless in their endeavors.
Humans of Feyworld are little different from those of other fantasy campaign worlds and the interested player is encouraged to read the entry on p. 12-14 of the Player’s Handbook. The humans of Feyworld tend to be a bit more fearful than in other campaign settings, as magic and other races are still a mystery to them. It is believed that humans were originally a creation of the Triad, working together to create a perfect being. They were the last of the High Races to be created and many philosophers (mostly human ones), believe that they are the pinnacle of godly creation.
Orcs are the ravagers, bandits and slavers of Feyworld and are viewed as an enemy to all but the most depraved non-orc. They are also brave beyond belief and able warriors. Most people do not realize, however, that orcs are highly intelligent, even cultured beings who believe that they are fighting for their very survival as a race.