The Elder Races are the three most prominent creatures that inhabit the physical realm. These races are known as humanoid in nature and each of them has a connection to magic and to the gods that can be traced back to their creation stories, often these stories are a source of pride. In terms of common folk, these are the races that emerged first and created their civilizations far before any others had been founded. Each of these races has dominated the major continents of Isekai for the past 200,000 years battling against the races of monsters that have emerged all the while, among them have emerged champions and villains alike. These races are often characterized as being the agents of change in the world, for better or for worse, having interactions with ancient secrets, gods, and mystical powers that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. In order of their appearance in the world they are: Elves
, and Dwarves
Initially, these races were inseparable, often intermingling their settlements and sharing their unique gifts among each other freely. The passage of time has matured these relationships so that they see each other as peers, masters of their crafts, and reliable allies that can be called upon in times of dire need. Throughout history there have been very few wars between them, the disputes are small and usually overcome due to an understanding called "Three Days, One Year
." Through this simple saying, they have overcome many disagreements and often have no problems with racially-based treatment among themselves, though there was a silent grudge being held until rather recently in the current age between Humans
of the Northern Continent
because of actions taken during the Eldritch War
In Summer's Evening of the year, 200,000 I.M. is when the creation story takes place for the Elder Races. Before the year ended each of these creatures would appear and shortly thereafter seek out the wonders and mysteries that the world had to offer, questing after magic and the knowledge of the gods with insatiable curiosity. While individual details are vague there are few that question these stories not only because of how difficult it is to verify something so far back in history but also because they stand as a point of central pride for each race and give them a connection to a certain type of magic, geographical location, and deity. As a general rule, the deities that these races note in their history through interaction or favor are also the ones that they tend to worship.
Date of Setting
Their legends are passed down through historical texts and oral traditions that stem from the race in question. The most notable and complete version of these histories have come from the Unending Scroll
by way of their magical text and the great Council of Metallic Dragons
by way of their Historian.
These are songs, stories, folk tales and myths told widely by the common people as a source of wonder, entertainment, and history for those with serious minds.