Originally members of the eladrin race, the Drow chose to follow the teachings of the god Lolth and made war upon their former brethren. They came into the world in ages past and made their home in the Underdark, a vast labyrinth of underground caverns.
There are many different offshoots of the giant race but most share the desire to enslave, torture, or devour the other races of the world. These terrible servants of the primordial titans are fortunately few in number.
Gnolls are perhaps the most rapacious and barbaric of all the races. They are prone to demon – worship, and when united under a strong leader they can be devastating (It was a force consisting largely of gnolls that spelled the doom of the great Nerath Empire).
This race, including the militaristic hobgoblins and the brutish bugbears is most numerous in the dark forests and caverns of the wilderness. They are sadistic, cruel, and utterly without mercy.
Kobolds are cunning and ruthless. They are stealthy creatures and often raid outlying areas in search of wealth and slaves. They regard chromatic dragons as sacred creatures.
Descendants of a long – lost empire, minotaurs have devolved to an almost bestial state. They make their labyrinthine lairs in remote areas of rugged wilderness.
Large, strong, and dull-witted, ogres are normally encountered with raiding bands of orcs or goblins. They are simple creatures, lured by temptation of wealth and food.
Regarded as the most destructive and bloodthirsty of all races, the savage orcs are split among many tribal factions. These groups often make war on each other as well as other folk, squabbling over territory and wealth. On rare occasion, a powerful leader will arise to unite the orc hordes to plunder and destroy. These quickly become times of peril for civilized folk of the world.