RACES IN LUSTERNIA - Lusternia Online Help


See also HELP RACIAL EMOTES and HELP <race>

Although you walk out of the Portal of Fate appearing as a human, the true racial identity is not discovered until later. All Lusternians may initially choose one of the following races:

Human, Dwarf, Elfen, Dracnari, Faeling, Furrikin, Krokani, Aslaran,
Loboshigaru, Mugwump, Merian, Orclach, Igasho, Tae'dae, Taurian, Trill, 
Viscanti, Lucidian, Kephera or Illithoid.

There are additional races one may become over time, including the Changeling who may take the appearance of any of the above races.

You may gain information on the specific races with HELP <race>.

Each race has some optional advantages/disadvantages. HELP <race> will show you these.

If you are unsure which race to choose, GUILD RACES LIST will show you a list of races that are recommended by your guild or prohibited by them (this is usually as a result of roleplay factors).

If you find yourself unhappy with your race, you have available to you, once in your lifetime, a free reincarnation. You must journey to the 
Portal of Fate, and REINCARNATE INTO <race>. Doing so allows you to choose a
new race. If you are above level 30, or you are using the Dagger of Reincarnation, you must be dead to reincarnate.

In addition, until you are level 30 you may reincarnate as many times as you wish.

The history of the specific races may be found in the Lusternian Mythology and 
the History of the Mortal Races (on the website and in the help files in the
History section). A minisummary of the origins of each race is below:

Aslaran        : Cat-like race, very fast.
Dracnari       : Dragon-like race, can breathe fire
Dwarf          : Small, though stout, people.
Elfen          : Lithe people of the forests.
Faeling        : A cross between an elfen and a fae creature.
Fink           : Twisted matriarchal race born in aetherspace.
Furrikin       : Tiny, furry people who are very fast.
Gnome          : Short, technological race who travel aetherspace.
Human          : The most adaptive of the Lusternian races.
Igasho         : Largest of all races, extremely hairy.
Illithoid      : Serpent-like psionic vampires.
Kephera        : Very matriarchal and psionic insectoids.
Krokani        : One-eyed giants.
Loboshigaru    : Wolf-like race, strong regeneration.
Lucidian       : Crystal people of logic and intellect.
Merian         : A very noble, waterbreathing race.
Mugwump        : Amphibious race with keen intellect.
Nagasith       : Snake-like planes travellers.
Orclach        : Warrior race, large and strong.
Sileni         : Goat-legged musicians.
Tae'dae        : Bear-like race, extremely charismatic and strong.
Taurian        : Bull-like race, dangerous in herds.
Trill          : Feathered, bird-like race that can fly.
Viscanti       : The Tainted race.
Wildewood      : A tree-like race with a deep bond.
Wyrdenwood     : A tree-like race with a deep bond.

If you are looking for members of your own race, RACEWHO (or just RWHO) will
show you people online, who are visible to you, of your race.

See also HELP RACIAL EMOTES and HELP <race>