“There is a boldness about you,” the silver-haired Elf said.
“If my people are a candle, glowing softly for many moons, your race would be a torch: inconstant, reckless, needlessly bright and quick to burn out.”
She regarded him gently with ageless blue eyes.
“Yet a torch should not be underestimated. A torch can burn hotter, with insistence and ferocity. A torch can be quite handy when wandering in dark places.
The most prolific of races, Humans can be found across all the known worlds, with cultures ranging from savage nomadic tribes to civilized societies led by philosophers and scholars. A short-lived but highly reproductive people, the Race of Man glories in the quest to achieve greatness. The cornerstone of humanity is to discover that which has not been discovered, to build what has not been built and to conquer that which has never been conquered. These traits have inspired Humans to become bold explorers, shrewd politicians and masterful kingdom builders, excelling equally in the arts of diplomacy, trade and warfare
By legend, Humans are said to be the youngest children of Arkon, Prince of Light, and Gaea the Earth Mother. They can, however, pledge fealty to any of the gods and often do – with many human factions electing to devote themselves to the service of a single god or faction (Order, Balance or Chaos).