Elves – The elves were one of the three original races, created by Paladine, god of light. They were given a great span of life, wisdom and beauty. There are three primary groups of elves encountered in Krynn
Half-elves – While rare in Krynn, there are those who claim partial elven heritage. Unfortunately, many of them come from backgrounds filled with war and suffering as relationships between races are not at their best. In fact, sometimes they are downright brutal…
Dwarves – Dwarves were originally Gnomes created when they coveted the Greygem and wished to hoard it, thinking it priceless. Dwarves are industrious, known as crafters and artisans. Many live below ground, but some have moved into foothills. They appear stern for the most part, but are comfortable around friends. They take pride in their beards. They are about 4-5 feet tall. They revere Reorx, whom they believe created them as his chosen
- Hill dwarves
- Mountain dwarves
- Aghar dwarves
Gnomes – Gnomes (or tinker gnomes) were created by Reorx, god of the forge.
Gnomes are quite short with brown skin. They are constantly thinking of new inventions and have developed a tendency for speaking faster than the Common speech. Each gnome is given a life-quest which must be accomplished, but is passed on from generation to generation if not completed. Their names are created by basically repeating the history of their entire ancestry and can go on for volumes if not stopped. Also, gnome inventions have a reputation for never working since once something works perfectly, there is no enjoyment in fixing it.
Kender – Kender were created when the Greygem of Gargath changed the gnomes that were trying to catch it in order to study it. Kender are the Dragonlance equivalent of Halflings, and are similar in some respects, differences include a slighter frame and more elfin appearance (sometimes causing them to be mistaken for elven children), a natural resistance to fear which makes them virtually fearless (they cannot be frightened unless under extraordinary circumstances), and a habit they call borrowing which resembles kleptomania. Kenders are known throughout Krynn for their pickpocket and lockpicking skills. They have childlike personalities and love to travel.
Minotaur – Minotaurs are half-bull, half-human. They worship the minotaur-god Sargonnas, god of vengeance with a small minority worshiping the bison-headed god Kiri-Jolith. They are usually associated with strong beliefs in honor and the sea due to their nation being located on the Blood Sea Isles.