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So this world is kind of like modern day Earth except it has Elves, Dwarves, Gnomes, Orcs, and Humans as its five races. Each race originated from one of the five major continents, and developed a distinct set of cultures, but today, all five races mix throughout the globe. Technology is pretty much the same as it is in the real world. Each race has many cultures and ethnic groups with in it - they are not uniform groups of people.

Elves are the most imperialistic, and originate from Aldoa in the northeast. They have colonized, enslaved, or strongly influenced every corner of the world.

Humans are from Exora, in the southeast. They were once enslaved by the Elves to do heavy labor, but they have since liberated themselves and control several powerful nations.

Dwarves are from Odra, in the south. They did not develop technology as quickly as the Elves, but resisted colonization for centuries.

Gnomes are native to Yal Sanu, in the southwest. They are generally peaceful,and for a long time did not stray beyond the shores of their continent, but in recent days have started to migrate to where the weather is nicer.

Finally, Orcs are from Kandra, in the center. They originally belonged to thousands of hunter-gatherer tribes that spanned the huge continent, but most of their civilization has been lost in war or has been assimiliated into Human, Elf, and Dwarf culture. Today, they are the least populous of the five races, but still boast a powerful presence in Kandra.