That is an interesting idea Silk. If they shift will totally be up to you all... A lot of people of the world are human like, but there are the fantasy races as well which I'll post below.
Races of the world of Sileona:
Elves: Elves gather small tribes in forests, windswept plains, and remote mountain vales. These secluded people prefer the natural world over the trappings of civilization and live in harmony with the wilderness. Elves are cautious warriors who fight constantly against the abominations stalking their lands. Expert archers and cunning warriors, they use guile and tactical cunning to secure their homelands. Though some do make for powerful spellcasters as well. The elves of the world are found in 2 different sub races..
~ Avariel or Winged Elves: The avariel make their homes in open areas, and take immense joy in flying. They absolutely abhor and detest being inside, underground, or otherwise restricted from the open sky. The avariel are known for their fierce clerical tradition, as devout worshippers of the sky goddess.
~ High Elves: High elves are the elves most commonly encountered by other races, and the most open and friendly of their kind. They travel to other lands more than other elves. They're generally dark-haired and green-eyed, with very pale complexions the color of new cream. They simply do not tan, no matter how much time they spend under Sileona's sun. High elves prefer to wear light pastels, blues and greens and violets, and often dwell in homes built into living wood, high in the trees.
Half Elves: Half-elves are said to have the best traits of elves and humans. Physically, they often share the metallic skin tones and rich hair colors of their elven kin. However, unlike the more slender elves, half-elves have sturdy bodies and bulky muscles. The combination of their force of personality and their physical presence makes them stand out in almost any crowd.
A half-elf's complexion, accent, and mannerisms vary according to his or her culture, though these are by no means an indication of an individual's home. Half-elves are found all through the lands, and many affect different accents and characteristics depending on the places through which they travel. Someone gifted in glib and adaptable speech is often said to have "the tongue of a half-elf."
Dwarves: If one travels into the mountains of Sileona they would most likely encounter a dwarf at some point. They typically live inside the mountains crafting fine weaponry and mining....When they aren't lifting a pint that is. They are a short and stout race who's beards are proudly worn. Even the females of the race have facial hair though theirs end up being a more fine lightly colored peach fuzz.
The Stout Folk pride themselves in the achievements of their people. Claiming that they stepped fully formed from the heart of the world, dwarves have much in common with the stone and steel they respect.
Mountain Dwarves: The most common of the dwarves. Taller and heavier than glacier dwarves, mountain dwarves are fair-skinned, with hair ranging from brown to blond, and red being the most common. Blue and hazel are the predominant eye colors.
Glacier Dwarves: Dwarves that reside in cold glaciers, mining a special material known as blue ice. These dwarves have great skill at crafting with ice and magical ice, and are tolerant to cold weather. Shorter then mountain dwarves they are also fair skinned, but their hair is usually either blond or white due to working with magical ice. Their eyes usually range from blue to brown....
Halflings: Creatures of the earth who love a warm hearth and pleasant company, halflings are folks of few enemies and many friends. Most halflings are content with simple lives, never gaining more prestige than the respect of their local community.
Halflings are sometimes referred to fondly by members of other races as "the good folk," for little upsets them or corrupts their spirit. For many, the greatest fear is to live in a world of poor company and mean intent, where one lacks the freedom and comfort to pursue his or her own life.
Halflings are easily distinguished by their small size, though they dislike being judged solely on account of their short height. Like humans, halflings have regional variations in facial features and complexions. They have the same general appearance as humans, except that their physical qualities are all diminutive. There are no sub-races for the halflings since they love to stay within almost any community.
Stories and tales of the past, regardless of whether they are true, fascinate halflings, and many such legends have lured half lings into fantastic adventures exploring ancient ruins and delving into the world’s deep places. Many halflings have an innate curiosity and adventurous spirit, which, on a small scale, leads only to local trouble and mischief. However, these traits also give halflings the potential to succeed as great adventurers, and more than a few have done just that.
Half Orcs: Half-orcs combine the best qualities of humans and orcs, though some would argue that the good qualities of orcs are few and hard to find. From their orc blood, half-orcs inherit great physical strength and toughness. They are fierce warriors, fleet of foot as they charge into battle.
Their human blood makes half-orcs decisive and bold, resourceful and self-reliant. They are adaptable and able to make their way in almost any circumstance. They are almost always the product of an Orc raping a female.
For all their good qualities, many half-orcs exhibit characteristics that polite society finds uncouth or undesirable. Half-orcs have little patience for complicated rules of etiquette or procedure and find little value in hiding their true opinions in order to spare someone's feelings. They enjoy the simple pleasures of food and drink, boasting, singing, wrestling, drumming, and dancing, and they don't find much satisfaction in more refined or sophisticated arts. They’re prone to act without much deliberation, preferring to overcome obstacles as they arise rather than consider every possible outcome and make contingency plans. These qualities lead some members of other races to consider them rude or crass, but others find their brashness refreshing.
They are often found in communities of other half-orcs. These communities are usually found out of the way of usual human settlements.
Centaurs: A centaur has the upper body of a humanoid, and the lower body of a horse. They are usually unclothed, except for a quiver of arrows and, in rare occasions, light armor. Centaur warriors are usually equipped with composite longbows and long swords.
Centaurs generally live in tribal hunter-gatherer societies. They have good relations with elves, being as they are both creatures of the forest. Their relations with elves are mutual, mostly trading gold and treasure from the tribe's horde for items in large supply in elven communities (mostly alcohol). Elves are welcome in centaur territory, and typically share land.
Combining the traits of humans and horses, along with their affinity for wilderness survival, gives the centaur incredible strength, slightly less than twice the strength of an average human and the dexterity of an average elven archer. They are also known for their astounding ability to take much punishment, and for their wisdom. They are as fast on land as a horse (usually up to 2000 feet a minute when running), and like dwarves and orcs, they have darkvision
Dragnborn or Half Dragon: Though incredibly rare in the world of Sileona the dragonborn can be found on occasion and are always the result of a true love between dragon and human.
They are an honorable people who draw strength from the hardships of their heritage and their resolve to survive. Dragonborn are a handsome fusion of dragon and human. Tall and muscled, gifted with strength, magic and great reserves of physical endurance, dragonborn are ideal warriors and spellcasters.
Nowhere does the race's sense of honor reveal itself more than in combat. A dragonborn always shows his enemies respect, giving his opponents the greatest due regardless of the cause that makes them foes. Few dragonborn would sully themselves by using treachery to defeat their adversaries, and they give each opponent the chance to acquit himself in the same honorable fashion.
Dragons: In Sileona the dragons differ from what people think of in our world. The color of their scales differ from dragon to dragon and do not have any sway on element or personality. All dragons have breath weapons of fire and ice though they will use other means before resorting to using them. All dragons are powerful and have great magical abilities that do get stronger as they get older.
However they are not evil and generally have their lairs away from populated areas. They can eat almost everything though they prefer wild animals and if they think their soon to be dinner is owned by somebody they will sometimes ask before eating it.
All dragons share a common desire to collect treasure, be it precious, beautiful, magical or just shiny - indeed, the treasure in question needn't always be gold, and may sometimes be aesthetic in nature, ranging from popular artwork or sculptures or even rare books and tomes that might otherwise have an overwhelming monetary value. Sometimes if a person approaches a dragon and displays great need, the dragon will sometimes part with some of it's treasure to help that person out.
When the dragon approaches the age when it becomes ancient it will some times become a Dragon King.
The Dragon Kings: When and ancient dragon becomes a dragon king he will watch over parts of the land that falls within his chosen territory. Generally he acts as a higher king which the kings of the kingdoms will turn to when they need advice that others can't give or help to settle some dispute. When the Dragon King nears death he will appoint a successor which is typically a son. If the chosen one isn't of age yet other dragons will watch and help until the successor comes of age.
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Race: If Native or changed during transporting to the world
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