Athos: The Return
There are many types of creatures in the Realms of Athos and even some from beyond. As a result of so many different races there are many prejudices and much discrimination. A result of this is the separation of race into different tiers. The first being Athosian and the most powerful, the second being the slave races of Gnomes, the third is a minority and consists of monster like creatures who have been accepted into society for their usefulness, and the fourth are monsters and are damned by the divine will of Athos (or so the popular rationalisation goes). That being said each tier is treated slightly differently across the Realm of Athos.
Race Relations in Athos operate in a hierarchal system. The Athosian races, or the races of man, comprise the top two tiers of society, with Gnomes and their variants seen as beneath all others. Beneath the Gnomes in society, occupying tiers 3-5 of the hierarchy, are races generally considered to be beasts. These creatures, although created by Athos himself, were not made in his image and are rarely a part of civilized society.
-Can easily transform into a Tier 1 form (or any tier for that matter). Tend to stay in Tier 1.
-Off-human race but treated at lower tier due to corruption of their ancestry. From Thrashkar.
-Can easily transform to Tier 1 form but very proud to stay in animal form and prefer to be in their natural form.
-Very rare, first built in the year 5500 of the Second Age on Grashnak.
-Easily blend in at Tier 1. Vampire-like race.
-Known by the scholar class only. Written of in ancient texts of Athos.
-Very strange, more likely able to convince others to accept them. A planar traveler from an unknown realm.
-From the ‘Realm of Dreams’, a planar traveler. Most like the only of their race on this plane, and very strange to see.
-Depending on what your originally race was, changes between Tier 1 and Tier 4 based on your current level of decay.
-Lessens from Tier 1 as the longer they have been in this state.
-A planar traveler.
-Viewed as monsters, devil creatures. Contracted servants to the Lords of The Realm Below