Nearly all the humans of the Flanaess can trace their roots back to five racial groups. Many folk retain distinctive characteristics, but most are difficult to recognize due to long centuries of mixed marriages. However even in those cases, many families identify with a certain racial group and follow those traditions and customs whether they resemble their ancestors or not. Only the Rhennee shun marriages outside their own race.
The Flannae are recognized by their bronze complexions and wavy or curly dark hair. Flan eyes are most commonly dark brown or black, with brown or amber appearing less frequently. The Oerdians have skin ranging from tan to olive, hair varying in color from honey-blonde to black and eyes of every common color, though most often brown or gray. Rhennee skin color ranges in the tan to olive shades and hair tends to be culry and black or dark brown. Their eyes are most often brown, gray or hazel.
The Suloise have fair skin, some almost albino. Their eyes vary from pale blue and vielot through deep blue and the occasional gray, and their hair is strawberry blonde, yellow and platinum. Wavy or kinky hair is seen as often as straight. Lastly, Baklunish skin tends to be golden and eyes are most commonly green or gray-green. Their hair color is always dark, ranging from blue-black to dark brown.
Humanity is numbered as one of the five Creator Races, albeit the last and most primitive. However, like many other sentient races, not all humans originated on Abeir-Toril; many humans alive in Faerun today are descended, at least in part, from immigrants from other worlds. Although they are the most recent race to achieve dominance here, humanity is founded all across the surface lands of Faerun, from the arctic wastes of the Great Glacier to the steaming jungles of Chult. The humans of Faerun are divided into innumerable competing nations, states, sects, religions, bandit kingdoms, and tribes. They argue abeut anything, fight about most things they argue about, and hold dear among their many deities quite a few who actively encourage that type of behavior.
Humans from the Sword Coast tend to be tall, with pale skin, red or blonde hair, and hazel or blue eyes. Darker hair and more muscular builds could indicate a human from the Moonsea North or the Cold Lands. The peolpe from the Heartlands are of medium height, and have all manner of hues to their hair and eyes. They're generally stockier in the Dalelands, and apt to have finer features in Cormyr and Tethyr. The people of Waterdeep, Amn, the Dragon Coast and Sembia ofter have black hair, yellow or orange eyes, and dusky skin.
In Turmish, the people have dark brown skin and black hair. The Vilhon Reach and the Border Kingdoms about the Lake of Steam are crossroads where the people mix and marry. Calimshan is a place of dusky skin - not brown or ochre - with much black body hair that the sun may bleach almost white. Shorn and shaved and oiled often, such skin typically turns golden. The Thayans aru much the same, and dark skins can be seen in the Old Empires.In the lands around the Easting Reach they turn slender and shorter, and beyond in Rashemen and Narfell, skins go swarthier.
Humans were among the first races created by the gods. They represent the Neutral portion of the triangle, and thus they were gifted with the freedom to choose their own ethical and moral paths. Due to their short lifespans, humans are viewed by longer-lived races as ambitious and impatient, restless and dissatisfied with their lot in life. Humans live throughout Ansalon, with cultures so diverse that the differences between individual humans are as great as the differences between elves and dwarves. A race of extremes, humankind keeps the great pendilumof history constantly swaying between good and evil, law and chaos.
Humans come in all shapes and sizes, without really any common theme to unite them. Historians claim that all the humans on Mystara are descendants from three ancient races of humans: the Neathar, Oltec, and Tangor. A fourth major race, the Alphatians, arrived on our world just over 2000 years ago, and have also contributed to the various cultures now found today. With such a short lifespans, humans have evolved rapidly and there are now more races of humans on Mystara than one can possible keep track off.
Humans can be found on all the continents of Mystara, and seem to have adapted to almost any climate. As mentioned, there are too many races of humans to describe fully, but the two most common are the Thyatians with their olive complexion and dark hair as well as the Common Alphatians with coppery complexions and brown or red hair.
The humans of Cerilia vary widely; no less than five distinct cultures dwell here. Cerilia's peoples are spread across the entire continent, and though there is some intermingling, the Cerilians hav done an excellent job of maintaining their respective heritages and ways of life.
The ancient Anuireans were a fair-skinned, red-haired people, but over centuries of extensive contact with other cultures, Anuireans have lost most defining physical characteristics. The Brechts tend to be short and stocky, with dark hair and eyes. The Khinasi are tall and lanky, with aquiline features and dark eyes. Their complexions range from a light coffee to a dark brown color. The Rjurik people are a tall, broad-shouldered people with blond or red hair and fair complexions, and both the men and women commonly wear their hair in long braids. Lastly, the Vos are tall, thick-boned people with flat features,light eyes, and sallow skin. Male warriors are fond of shaving their heads and wearing long, drooping mustaches.
- Quick to Master: Humans receive an extra feat at first level
- Skilled: Humans receive 4 extra skill points at first level, and an additional skill point at each following level