After the Elves, the Humans are the next closest
descendants to the ancients. They have retained much of the drive, ambition,
inventiveness and taste for empire-building of the ancient peoples.
The recent ancestors of Humans managed to avoid the ravaging effects
of the wild magics unleashed in ancient times.
By avoiding magic so avidly, and returning to a nomadic existance, the human
ancestors lost some of the ability to associate with the magical realms, and
only in fairly recent times have researchers started to re-harness these
The Humans are behind the current rebuilding of civilisation, dragging the
other races that ally with them along for the ride.
The Human is an all-rounder and can turn his hand to anything. Compared
with all other races, he is pretty much average at all abilities. Of course,
as a race this makes Humans fairly formidable opponents!