Ah, the human race. What can’t be said about them, really? Of all the strictly mortal races, they are perhaps the most evil, in their own way. Even more so than the Drow, with their mastery of deception, or Trolls, with their mastery of anything related to destroying peace and life, humans are known for causing strife and discord wherever they go. Some have described humans as a virus, constantly multiplying to spread their taint throughout the world, wherever they can survive long enough to build and breed. As a result, few humans are easily accepted into other cultures, as most races find them a hazardous influence, especially on their young. Humans themselves, on the other hand, are generally more accepting of other human-like races, such as dwarves and elves, though they are less likely to approve of half-bloods: half-orcs, half-elves and the like. As for physical characteristics, their skin tone varies from white to nearly black-brown, and all shades in between, as well as reddish or yellowish shades, though red is rarely seen anymore. They are capable of learning physical or magical forms of combat and defense with equal proficiency, and they have the intelligence required for deceit, tactics and politics. In a way, Humans are the most well-rounded race, capable of doing nearly anything they set their minds on doing with a modicum of success. It is this hardy jack-of-all-trades nature that allows the human race to survive its own self-destructive tendencies, and even thrive, amassing fortunes and empires superior to those of many other races in their spread around the world.
As their name suggests, the Vapilas branch of humanity is made up of the most vapid of original man. In a demonstration of enormous stupidity and ego, Vapila, the "father" of the race, resisted Kasim's wishes for no better reason than that her whim involved damaging his pride for a short-term period. Kasim, having a far greater ego than the mortal, and the immense power to back it up, took this personally and cursed the Vapilas bloodline. Thenceafter, Vapilas humans became consumed by pride, lust, and envy, ruining their lives and those of many around them. Physically they are identical to other humans, save that the "whites" of their eyes are green, orange, or blue. They tend to have well proportioned and athletic bodies due to natural vanity driving them to keep up their forms. Additionally, Vapilas females require two male mates to conceive, and two Vapilas males are likewise required to impregnate any female. In this way the Vapilas line is being slowly driven out of existence, falling before Kasim's spite.
Valurians hail from the island city-state of Valuria and are a martial people, above all else. Like most Humans, they have vary significantly in appearance, and do, with no specific coloration of hair, skin, or eyes predominating.
Military service is compulsory and many Valurians can become quite wealthy off of it, but there is a distinct air of a meritocracy to the dealings of the Valurian military, as any favoritism or nepotism is frowned upon by their eccentric, dangerous, emperor Valurias.
Of an average to slightly larger size compared to most Humans, Valurians are known for being opportunistic and aggressive, seeking to win and gain wealth and lands - all in the name of Empire.
The humans of Rethia are as varied and diverse as those found on Tirradyn before the Rethian continent was discovered. Ranging from tall, to short and heavy to scrawny, with hair and eyes of many colors and hues, they are the embodiment of free will made manifest. Good and evil play equal part in their lives, as does neutrality. They range from all parts of Rethia. Axminster is one such settlement where humans are quite populous. There are other villages scattered throughout the continent, and the major cities of Arioch and Avalon. The humans of Rethia are like those of Tirradyn in nearly every way, save for the gods, and the history, that they are familiar with.