Elder Races[1] or Old Races[2] is a collective name used by humans to describe those who preceded them on the Continent. The so-called old races include:

Of these three, gnomes were the oldest sentient race on the continent with the dwarves following. Despite elves also trying to claim they were one of the original races in the known world, they in fact came from another part on their white ships about a thousand years before humans first appeared on the Continent.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Blood of Elves
  2. The Tower of the Swallow
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