-Humans: While elves decided to stay in the trees and forests, humans are the descendants of those early hominids that took to the great plains and grasslands. A Tribal society, humans were typically nomadic, moving from hunting ground to hunting ground with few permanent settlements in place. As their agricultural knowledge grew however, humans began to settle down a bit more and the first great cities were founded. Since humans never really stayed in one place, they never developed a connection anywhere strong enough necessary to the development of magic. For that reason, humans are the main driving force behind scientific discovery. That’s not to say that humans have no magic, there are a few who have a knack for it naturally and it can be learned and mastered over many years. Since humans only live for 70-80 years however, few have the patience to practice the art. After the conflict with the ‘evil’ races
ended most human nations came to an agreement that humanity should be united to protect themselves from any foe and founded the Unified Humanity Council (UHC)
, which ruled over all the human nations. This council grew strong and eventually incorporated all human nations under it’s rule. At this point in time they are the most powerful governing body on Aldeya, though in recent years they’ve allowed the formation of many ‘free’ cities where all races could mix freely under the UHC’s protection. These free cities have blossomed into strongholds of learning, peace and trade.
- Physical Characteristics: Without the forest, humans evolved to be pretty much as humans on Earth. One notable difference from Earth humans however is that the humans on Aldeya are all of darker skin, due to the higher temperature and greater amount of radiation from their sun.