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The following explanations of the races are provided in order to lend a general framework and basis for understanding each racial group. By no means are these descriptions intended to limit or compel any sort of personality or motive in a player's character.

Elves

Overview
xxxxxThe Elves of Extant are similar to elves of other fantasy realms - pointed ears of varying length; tall and graceful stature; blessed with longer lifespans than the other races. The size of the Elvish population is not known by anyone but the Elves themselves - their insular and self-isolating lifestyle in Lix has proven far too capable of protecting them and it is not likely they will open the borders of their homeland anytime soon. However, following their eventual involvement in the Alliance, the Elvish people began reaching out and joining communities of different races. Some seek the friendship and companionship of people different than themselves, other have a more academic purpose to their ventures.
Culture
xxxxx The Elves of Extant have long been interested in understanding magic as a living entity unto itself -- communion with magic, achieved through meditative states, has long shaped Elvish culture, dialogue, advancement, and philosophy. As a general whole, members of the race dedicate their paths in life to focusing on understanding essentially what magic is. Throughout the ages, this has borne a few religions exist in Elvish culture and the most popular variation is the one simply referred to as "Faith". The teachings of Faith hold that ethereal entities exist within the realm - not as manifestations of singular consciousnesses, but shared networks within the web of magic. According to the Elves, these beings do not maintain a concrete personality and are instead recognizable by their presence in the use of certain magics. Although the study of magic plays a very major role in Elvish culture, that is by no means the only defining principle of it. Their insular, self-contained nature was beget of what some would call their arrogance. In their quest to define magic, the Elves believed that they were holding themselves morally superior to the other races; no longer being interested in more 'base' desires. Too, they worried, that the other races would use the knowledge they planned to and succeeded to accrue for such primitive needs and urges.
History
xxxxxIt is said that the Elves were once immortal and that their race has long preceded the others of Extant. It was the Elves who had been the first to discover the power of magic. Lore follows that it was the ancestors of today's Elves that later shared this gift with the other races of Extant. There are legends that hold that the Elves of old had unlocked secrets far beyond today's understanding of magic and achieved incredible and reality-bending feats now long lost to the entropy of time. Accounts as to how this happened are varied and the truth of the matter has been since lost to history as the Elves prefer to keep their own records sealed away in protected archives. What is verified as true, however, is that at one point the Elves had trade routes established between each of the inhabited continents and later severed those ties. Although individual Elves had interactions with the other races, Lix's primary communications and collaboration happened only with the Magi of Pel who the Elves believed were interested in discovered "more intriguing" and "unique" uses of magic. This eventually culminated in the Great Initiative, a centuries-long study from which both races benefited. When the Elves determined that the Magi's involvement would no longer be of particular use to their pursuits, they returned to an isolated life on Lix.

xxxxxIn the many centuries between the official end of the Great Initiative and the arrival of the Magi Sovereignty's presence on Lix, the Elves had some limited interactions with the other races, but primarily kept to themselves. The Elves' society and lifestyle had reached a peak level of sustainability and the Elven people did not care much for the worries and toils of the other races. It is believed and hinted at by some Elves themselves that, during this long period of time, they crafted incredible arcane artifacts and discovered many other forms of magic previously unknown and additionally un-wieldable via conventional means. The true extent of their works is held within the heart of Lix, in the Elvish capital. Furthermore, the Elves allegedly learned how to "commune" with magic itself, forming the basis of Faith.

xxxxxWhen the Magi Sovereignty began their "blockade" of Lix (in truth, a carefully plotted war of attrition), the Elves put up more than a nominal resistance as were certainly uneasy with the Magi presence on their homeland. Border settlements were set up by both parties and the skirmishes and battles that were had resulted in both sides taking losses and the realization by the Elves that they had underestimated the Magi's power. The Elves continued their stoic and stalemated stance against the Magi and focused their communion with the "web" of magic on studying how the Magi's use of the force had altered the essence of its "threads". While the Magi Sovereignty was definitely unwelcome and unwanted on Lix, it was The Siege of Elstavir that truly invoked their fury. The Magi forces, led by Magi Potentates, and backed by their Orcish Army, laid waste to a number of border posts along the eastern and southern coasts of the Elves' homeland, pushing in towards the heart of the deep forest. Surprised and taken aback when they discovered a hefty stone fortification enhanced by strong magics, it was then that the Magi and the Orcs had stumbled onto Elstavir, one of the major Elven cities and it was then that they faced the fiercest resistance yet. The Siege of Elstavir lasted over seven decades and, despite major losses on the side of the Orcs and Elves, only ended with the Glorious Betrayal. A large portion of the Magi presence on Lix was wiped out in the ensuing slaughter and those that attempted to surrender to the Elves were instead righteously executed by the remaining Orcish forces.

xxxxxThe Elves worked with the members of the former Orcish Army to establish their own communities on Lix, nearer the coast than the Elvish settlements. This worked to everyone's advantage - the soldiers were more than willing to clear out the remaining Magi forces and benefited from plentiful fishing supplies. Although the forest-dwelling people revoked any accountability or responsibility for not previously interfering with the affairs of the Magi Sovereignty, the Orcs decided to forgive them - the freed people wanted to start fresh. As the Elves began to re-establish their own presence throughout Lix, a contingent of their people helped those Orcs who did not wish to fight in the Alliance move south into Ner where they founded Kochelan.

Racial Relations
xxxxxThere is a rumor among some that real reason the Elves came out of seclusion was not to overthrow the Magi Sovereignty, but instead because they had done all they were able to do without interacting with the rest of the world. There exist hints of soft whispers that the archives of the Elves has knowledge far beyond anything any typical Elf knows, let alone what the rest of the races understand. Some believe that the Elves have discovered other planes of existence, other types of magic, and even a way to destroy life completely. At least, that's what they say.
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Humans

Overview
xxxxx The Human race on Extant is comprised of members with rounded ears, varying heights, and no magical ability to speak of. That is not to say, however, that Humans do not bear some mark of Extant's lifeblood; they have a high resistance to most magical effects and are thus powerful in their own way. Without magic to aid them in their struggles and lives, Humans have long turned towards technology and innovation to solve their people's ills. Varl, the Human homeland, has been kept vibrant and agriculturally stable for centuries and the invention of firearms and other weapons have granted Humans the ability to stand their ground when it comes to combat with the other races.
Culture
xxxxxThe Human race prides itself on its ability to accomplish tasks and sustainability without the use of magical powers. At times, this has played into an aloofness towards the other races and this belief is held by Humans in the modern age as well. Due to their racial lack of magical abilities, aside from their heightened resistance to the effects of magic, humanity has made a name for itself in other ways. Through establishing trades, attempting to maintain neutrality, and lending its efforts to the advancement of non-arcane technology, the Human race has proven itself a vital part of Extant's society and functioning. During Humanity's dealings with the Magi Sovereignty, the race's practice of religion was eventually replaced by the Sovereignty's veneration of their living and deceased Potentates. In recent times, a revival of the now "Old Gods" has been retaking the race's collective interest and finding many followers once again.
History

xxxxxLegend holds that Humans descended from a ancestor shared with the Elves and that their exodus from Lix to Varl took place a few millennia ago, a time when the island region was located much closer to Lix than it is now. While rambunctious within the confines of Varl, Humanity's existence on Extant had always been fairly quiet - especially when compared to that of the Orcs and the Magi - though certainly not as dulcet as that of Elves. The Human homeland is well-known for its fertile soil and lush fields and the economy of Varl has always been solidly centered around agriculture.

xxxxxDuring a large portion of the Magi Sovereignty's reign, the Humans of Varl maintained a neutral stance. With Pel a rocky landscape strewn with mountains and most of the Orcish people were enslaved by the Magi, the humans had a considerable advantage when it came to agricultural production. Although the Humans of Varl maintained adherence to a neutral stance relating to the Magi Sovereignty's atrocities, the blockade of Lix and the watchful eyes of the Magi meant all of Varl's trading was conducted with the Sovereignty. Not being directly involved in the conflicts and having a general veil of protection against the cruelty of the Sovereignty allowed most Humans to be ignorant of the goings-on over seas. Furthermore, the amount of money and luxury that the coastal cities and the agricultural base took in numbed any moral qualms the profiting Human provinces might have felt. This was later doubly reinforced following the Glorious Betrayal when Magi officials began establishing themselves in the various governments of Varl and took up 'advising' the Human political system, often with actually useful and reliable suggestions.

xxxxxOver time as the Humans the Magi grew closer in their relations and resistance from the combined forces of Elves and Orcs developed, the Magi exerted their influence and the Humans officially severed trade with Lix. This did not stop a small group of merchants, traders, and sailors from secretly providing supplies to the the elves. When the authorities discovered this operation, those involved in the illicit trade were sentenced to death along with their families, as per Magi Sovereignty law. The incident was dubbed the 'Naval Treason' as officers in the Combined Varlian Navy were found guilty of conspiring with the smugglers. One child, of a human naval commander, scheduled to be executed during the 'Fourteenth Culling' managed to evade their sentence. Fueled by a desire for vengeance and to have humanity's path shaped by humans instead of Magi, Jackson worked surreptitiously to amass a following of skilled sailors and fighters to slowly form their own pirate fleet stocked with mercenaries. For nearly two decades, the group led by Mercury Jackson followed the rules and traded only with the Magi. During these years, the Jackson Company was able to gain influence and renown, earning their place in the courts of all of the human cities. Seventeen years to the day of their father's death, Mercury Jackson gave the order and their mercenaries, who had since legitimately infiltrated the cities' guard assassinated the Magi present in the inner-workings of local and municipal government. Jackson's route to success was paved by the discontent of the working and merchant classes whose objections to the Sovereignty's actions were met with terminal fatality. Installing themselves as a head of state, Jackson directed that all trade with Pel was to cease immediately. Any Magi who did not object were welcome to stay in Varl; those who did were removed.

xxxxxThe legislation that followed 'The Assassination' became known as the Jackson Edicts. Ships were sent to Lix with aid and supplies and a regular militia was quickly armed (the Jackson Company had forged weapons from metal provided from their years of trading with the Magi). City coffers, having grown fat from taxing the the export of food and crops from Varl with the less agriculturally-friendly land of Pel, was routed by the new government into a burgeoning field of research known as 'firearm development'. Although the hold and power of the Magi Sovereignty was crumbling, many coastal cities were lost during the ensuing retaliation from Pel. Fortunately, the Elves and Orcs, under the auspices of what is now known as The Alliance, helped secure the shores of humanity's homeland. MORE

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Racial Relations
xxxxxIt has been said that the Humans came out of the fall of the Magi Sovereignty the least scarred and fractured of all the races. Following the collapse of the tyranny, the Humans used their good fortune to assist the other races in rebuilding and recouping their losses from the war. While their help was never denied, there are always those suspicious of the Humans' motives - current and future. Their capacity to aid the other races not only brought the race economic gain, but also leverage - over trade agreements, over politics, and even over the relations between Orcs, Elves, and Magi. There are definite concerns that the non-magical people may one day come to collect and that future generations will take for granted the position their race is in. Many view the Dawn Experiment as a notice of warning to the true intentions of the Human race.
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Magi

Overview
xxxxxThe Magi people are generally identifiable by their slightly pointed ears and their short stature. On average, the human-like race stands between 4'8" and 5'6", though there are exceptions to the rule and many Magi have been known to claim they are taller than they are in actuality. When compared to the other sentient races on Extant, Magi typically wield stronger magic ability and seem to "regenerate" their magical reserves more quickly than Elves and Orcs. Despite many attempts to achieve longer life, their time on Extant is about on par with the Humans.
Culture
xxxxxMagi society had long been centered around the pursuit of knowledge within the schema that further knowledge would grant more power over nature and the environment. Although their drive was not a powerful thirst, the Magi people had for centuries focused their studies and exploration of the realm with the hope of acquiring more means of control. There was no malice or evil intent in early Magi culture and their efforts saw some of their first encounters with the Elves leading to the launching of The Great Initiative. During the rule of the Magi Council, the race's culture was dictated by the few in the council and propagated by the social elite. This resulted in a very hierarchical society and imposed socio-economic classes. Magi history preceding the Sovereignty was wiped thoroughly by those in power and nearly all of the old traditions were stamped out. Now a much less sovereign people, their Pelian government is overseen and fettered by an alliance of Orcs and Humans, the Elves having divested themselves of playing politics with other races. The race's attempt to pick up the pieces of their legacy and identity predating the Sovereignty has been of little avail and their strewn presence across communities has made it difficult to establish a new one as yet.
History
xxxxxBy the true fall of the Magi Sovereignty, the number of Magi who had been killed in battle and executed by the state were too numerous to chronicle and went unrivaled by the losses of the other races throughout the whole reign of the empire. The last few centuries the Magi people spent under the rule of the Magi Council saw the elites press harder and harder on the rest of the population as they became more and more desperate to retain their power and maintain their comfortable status-quo. The continuous war machine that the Sovereignty pushed out additionally allowed the Council to keep pressure and control over their populace.

xxxxxThe hand of the Magi Council was swift and harsh, silencing anyone (and their relatives) who dared question their leadership and their manifest destiny. It is true that the people of Pel, the Lixian Magi, and the slaving operations off the coast of Gur'tak were kept under a very oppressive thumb - regardless mostly of social class and awareness of this fact. Moreover, there was little anyone could say against the Council in terms of their expansive motivations and oppressive desires as all Magi were taught about the dangers of other races; something that still manages to seep through to Magi even today. Orcs were seen as savages, their mastery of magic primitive and untamed. Elves were nothing but sycophants, devoted to misguided mysticism and false divines. Humans had their uses, but required the guidance of presence and Magi to steer their people in the proper direction in order to be productive and live fully. These views were not so easy to maintain closer to the center of the Magi Sovereignty's power in Pel as the Pelian Magi were distanced geographically from interacting with the other races aside from Orc laborers. Thus, the narrative from the Council there was that Magi were under constant threat or siege by factions of the other races, instilling a fear in their constituents. Regardless, however, of any of this, the Magi Council was always quick to snuff out dissension and make a fine example of any and all of the regime's critics.

xxxxxAs the Magi Sovereignty began to unravel and after the events of the Glorious Betrayal, the Council's grip on the western colonies on Lix began to slip, eventually eroding to the point that the Magi people living there could no longer remain reliant on Pel to provide fully for their needs. Furthermore, without the Council's strict oversight, the leadership and the residents of the colonies were able to start questioning their race's policies and edicts. Some went as far, though they were later executed, to suggest that the Magi of Lix should rally forces to move against Pel. More moderate voices argued that the best way to sustain the Lixian Magi was to attempt to broker a peace with the Elvish populations. This never came to pass, unfortunately, as Pelian loyalists residing in the colonies took it upon themselves to finish what the Sovereignty had started and launched an assault again on the Elves. Those Magi who opposed such actions fled south to seek refuge at Kochelan with the Orcs.

xxxxxThe Sovereignty's presence and influence with the Humans on Varl lasted longer than their hold on the Orcs and had been built upon mutually beneficial trade and commerce. However, losing the Orcish Army caused them dsgsdgADSGAGAbut ended during "The Assassination" when their long-lived tactic of executing political dissidents and their families backfired to give rise to a rebellious Human faction known as the Jackson Company.

xxxxxWhile the Attack on Pel was going on, the Magi Sovereignty began to fracture even in its most sturdiest of places - the Magi homeland, Pel itself. Outer Magi cities and towns either surrendered wholly or were eroded by Magi deserting the Sovereignty as refugees, leaving the most loyal of the Sovereignty's constituents to defend the mountainous lands. Not all dserters were successful as the Council struggled to maintain its iron-fisted grip on its core authority and power, and as the onslaught continued and the Alliance drew closer to the Pelian capitol, the punishment for even suspected desertion grew more and more severe.

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Racial Relations
xxxxxWith a history as rich in imperialism, aggression, and oppression as that of the Magi, there's little wonder why the other races view them, at best, with an eye of suspicion. Even most Magi themselves are disdainful of their people's past.

One familiar with the history of Extant would be keen to predict that status of Magi as whole has been greatly diminished in the eyes of the world's other inhabitants.

xxxxxMany members of the other races believe themselves to be morally superior to Magi given the history of oppression and cruelty the elite of the race imposed on their own people and the rest of Extant's races.

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Orcs

Overview
xxxxxMembers of the Orcish race are known for their distinctive green-tinged skin, four fingers, and tusked mouths. Few Orcs are under six feet tall once they've hit the peak of their growth and they seem to have an easier time building and retaining muscle as compared to the other races. While Orcs do have physically tougher skin on their bodies, there is no merit to the historical claims that the race is comprised of brutes with little mental capacity. On the contrary, Orcs have long contributed to many facets of society - philosophy, technology, medicine, and others. Their lifespan is similar to that of humans, though some Orcs have been known to live to be over one hundred years old. The history of their people is one of trouble, defeat, and resistance, but their culture continues to be rich and strong at its core.
Culture
xxxxxThe Orcish race's magical aptitude for Healing has set them apart from the other races in that they often seem to have a higher general regard for life and mortality than the other races. Where the strength of an Orc once came from their prowess and might on the field of battle, it has long ago been reformed to mean strength of character; Orcish culture places a lofty value on honesty, transparency, and cooperation. While the battles of centuries past still play a role on the Orcs' home continent of Gur'tak, nearly all of their communities are governed not by a single person but by a set of values shared between the constituencies. This isn't to say that Orcish society on its own follows a socialist or communist economy; money still has real value in regards to businesses and services, though many villages are known to operate on a pay-what-you-can basis. Orcs have never been big fans of religion or belief in higher powers, holding that mortals are responsible for their own actions and behaviors and that there are no predestined paths in life. Orcs often practice forgiveness and redemption as a way of life even while they are known to be hot-headed and prone to engage in physical altercations.
History
xxxxxThroughout the ages prior to the rule of the Mage Sovereignty, Orcs were known as a warfaring, bloodthirsty race. Their culture proudly emphasized strength through aggression and physical power over philosophical discussion. They saw themselves as living weapons created by a pantheon of gods and goddesses, set to weed out weakness and die in battle against each other or foreigners. War and skirmishes were a way of life for their people and, yet, the Orcs managed to endure - it is theorized today that their "process" of culling members of their own race "helped" them survive as resources are scarce in the hot, rocky Region of Gur'tak. Indeed, their ability to withstand extreme conditions, along with their physical prowess and intense training with a myriad of weapons, made them the most formidable of foes. This does mean, however, that the Orcish people were without codes of honor and rules of conduct - the most important and highly respected of which was the ability to take a few decades respite from fighting. Some of the Orcish Provinces even swore off fighting for centuries at a time and these decisions were widely upheld by the others with severe backlash for anyone who broke this peace.

xxxxxAs the Magi Sovereignty formed, it a built relationship based on trade with their neighbors to the south in Gur'tak. At the time, the Magi professed to feel that the Elves were trying to oppress their evolution as a people by controlling what they knew about magic and they spread this sentiment throughout the Orcish lands. Over the years, the Orcs bought into this belief and when the Sovereignty asked for helped in improving the lot of both Magi and Orcs, the 'warrior race' was willing to oblige. Orcs were brought to Pel to be regaled as great warriors, perfect for advancing the campaign of the Magi's reign. Although they were first regaled as heroes and treated as valued members of the Magi society, this changed through the generations as Orcs were ever more subtly treated less well to the point they became nothing greater than slave laborers. The Orcs filled many roles in the Magi Sovereignty, from personal bodyguards to farmers and builders and, most importantly, soldiers in the massive Magi Army. Pitted against opposing armed forces from Varl and Lix and additionally used to suppress members of their own race and defeat any Magi rebellion from within, the Orcs made for an incredibly formidable foe. As the Magi reigned over them, they saw a population boom - resources provided by their oppressors could sustain more Orcs than their homeland of Gur'tak and the more Orcs the Magi had, the stronger their power.

xxxxxThe Glorious Betrayal was a product of a culmination of grand efforts. Having been made to fight for nearly on thousand years, many Orcs, especially those who had seen their fair share of warfare, begin to question the nature of the race and the purpose of their people on Extant. Deep philosophical discussion and reflection took place between the subjugated people whenever free from the prying eyes and ears of the Magi - though there were none too few Magi who empathized with the Orcs and their struggles and had their own problems with the Magi Sovereignty. It was eventually decided that the only chance the Orcs had at redefining their own culture was to break free of the ironfisted grip of the Magi Council. This internal racial conflict lasted a few decades before seeing its chance at real actualization in the form of the attack on the Lixian coastal city of Elstavir. The Seige of Elstavir took place over the course of 72 years and cost many lives, but the plans had been laid and refined over the span of the conflict. As the Magi's army of Orcs made its final push against the thick metal gates of Estalvir and forced them open, General Tersha To'loth, the most favored leader by the Magi, she allowed her true loyalty to shine bare as she commanded her forces to halt their fighting, turn around, and join the defending Elves in fighting against the very powerful Magi presence outside the warcamps.

xxxxxAs none but the Orcs were privy of this upcoming reversal, the Elves were taken by surprise and it took them a while to see that the Orcs were fighting on their behalf. The deaths of those fighters and those that came in the decades leading up to the Glorious Betrayal were seen as the greatest and most treasured of sacrifices by the Orcish people. Of course, the Magi fought back - however, their ability to repel both the Elves and their own army with only a handful of still-loyal Orcs and their own mettle (despite the brilliant power of the Magi Potentates present) was not enough. Although the Elves had intended to spare the Magi who surrendered, the Orcs could not hold their justifiably righteous and historic anger back. Working with the Elves, the remnants of the Orcish Army established their own communities on the continent of Lix and this benefited both races. The former soldiers were glad to remove the remaining Magi presence on behalf of the Elves and were able to rebuild so much of what they had lost during their millennium of subjugation. Although the forest-dwelling people revoked any accountability or responsibility for not previously interfering with the affairs of the Magi Sovereignty, the Orcs decided to forgive them - the freed people wanted to start fresh. When the Elves moved to form the Alliance, those Orcs who did not wish to fight moved south to settle Kochelan with a collective of Elves.

Racial Relations
xxxxxIn recent times, Orcs have been primarily focused with re-discovering and defining their culture as a people, having been severed from it for so long and finally having the chance to regroup as a free and independent race without the presence of the war. Understandably, the Orcish race's relationship with Magi is strained to put it mildly. However, the insularity of Orcish culture and people has grown in century since they stood with the Alliance to bring the Magi Sovereignty crashing down. They tend to hold Humans at a distance, skeptical of the other race's motivations and machinations, wary of any ulterior plans or movements towards overreaching power. Elves are the race trust most by the Orcs and many times both peoples have advocated for one another's interests. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wilders

Overview
xxxxxWilders are a sub-race of Humans and are distinct and unique from Orcs, Magi, and Elves. Essentially Humans with a forced, "unnatural" connection with magic as a result of the Dawn Experiment. This "wound", as the Elves put it, grants a few Humans the ability to cast magic. Their and control over this magic is very limited, if at all existent depending on the individual. This is due to a number of factors - Humans did not evolve in such a way to have a capacity for magic, magic is not valued in Human-centric societies, no training has ever been developed for Human magic-wielders, magic itself is "uncomfortable" (again according to the Elves) with casting by a Human, and some of the manifestations of magic in Wilders is distinct from the known types. Although containment wear has been used to some effect in suppressing and helping Wilder's control their abilities, the technology is not always successful at this purpose when it comes to them. The magical connections Wilders have are difficult to balance and keep in check. As mentioned previously, Wilders do not possess a strong degree of control over their magical abilities. Using too much magic at once or over time, may manifest in such a way to cause permanent effects - after which the "wound" in the natural order "heals" itself and cuts the Wilder off from magic and even preventing other magic from reversing the effects.
History
xxxxxThe only known byproduct of the Dawn Experiment, Wilders have less than 100 years of history to their name. Additionally, since Wilders did not develop as a separate racial group and are instead considered a sub-species of the Humans. Although the number of Wilders is growing, their population is minuscule when compared to the rest of life on Extant. Some experiments have been run on them in a voluntary fashion, though these have yielded few results. The presence of Wilders with their lack of training -- or, as Magi claim, their lack of physiological systems in order to use magic safely -- have had people calling for the establishment of a registry type system for all practitioners of magic.
Racial Relations
xxxxxLittle is truly understand why Wilders and exists and what distinguishes them, aside from the magical powers, from the rest of the human race. This dearth of knowledge has led to various theories and stigmas, few of which are in Wilders' favor. Most Elves consider Wilders to be, at best, an accident, but generally an abomination of nature overall - a manifestation of maligned magic. Many Magi view the Wilders as reckless and pathetic in their attempts to wield their powers and Orcs see them as an attempt by the Humans to gain an aggressive foothold over the other races. A large number of Humans themselves hold little love for their compatriots as they're seen as existing outside the norm of what it means to be Human. Rumors and fears additionally abound that Wilder cases are becoming more frequent and that, one day, the Human race will be completely replaced. In the best of times, Elves view Wilders as a curiosity, Orcs are understanding of their struggles, Magi are interested in their abilities, and Humans are accepting of them as their own.
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