Some world-building notes which have pissed off some people on Tumblr: This chart, drawn for another one of my fantasy projects, shows both the three major races of my temporarily named "Fantasyland" and the physical variation (or sub-races, if you will) within each race. Elves: Sedentary, agricultural vegetarians in the western lands who tend to have the most technologically "advanced" civilizations in the world. Although they have the greatest magical proficiency of the races, they tend towards greater competitiveness and individualism (think of them as being the modern Americans of Fantasyland). The elves' sub-races are the Flame Elves of the temperate forests, the Gold Elves who prefer alpine and boreal forests, and the chaparral- and desert-dwelling Dark Elves. Orcs: In sharp contrast to the elves, the orcs of the eastern lands are nomadic carnivores whose economies depend on hunting and herding. They are the physically strongest race, but while they can be warlike and ferocious, they abide by a strict honor code that forbids killing the innocent or unarmed as much as possible. The orcs' divisions are the Wood Orcs, the Plains Orcs (who may also venture into desert), and the Bog (or Swamp) Orcs. Humans: Residing in the tropical southern lands, these adaptable and intelligent omnivores show the greatest cultural variation of the races. Some human societies may have complex urban cultures whereas others prefer nomadic pastoralism or foraging. The human sub-races include the Forest (or Jungle) People, the Savanna People, and the Sand (or Desert) People.