Denizens of Arcadia
Humans. Humanity are relative newcomers to the Arcadian valley, but there is no doubt that their coming pushed all other races underground or into the mountains. As the dominant race in Arcadia the humans are the primary civilization. Taking advantage of Arcadia's seemingly innate magic field research in the field of sorcery has grown in leaps and bounds ahead of its neighbors, including Artesia. However, their mastery over magic is comparable to their science and technology; their steam-driven machinery are almost unheard of anywhere else in the world. Although magic and technology combined would make a fearsome duo, it is noted that the magic and technology guilds are in competition with each other.
Nerubians. The spider kingdom of Corona was the previous-known supreme civilization in Arcadia; their once-proud country was driven underground after being placed under a powerful curse. This curse strips away all Nerubian memories of the events leading up to or relating to how they were cursed, and therefore the spider people have no idea who their chief enemy is. They are hated and feared by the humans, but Lord Kosseimaru has seen it fit to open diplomatic relations with the spider kingdom against Queen Arcadia's wishes. The Nerubians are currently at war with the Satyr, who occupy the same underworld caverns.
Satyr. These demonic-appearing people are the next largest force dominating the Arcadian underworld, yet, unlike their Nerubian neighbors, the Satyr are not cursed; in fact, they stand poised to bring down the hated spider people. They do not claim responsibility for the Nerubian curse (as the Nerubians can remember the Satyr), but wish to capitalize on the problem before the Arcadians can intervene with their Army of the Dead. Their hatred of the Nerubians stems from the fact that they are attempting to occupy their own empire, thus creating a death sandwich for the Nerubians between the Satyr and the Humans.
Zande Witches. These secretive people live in the mountains of Arcadia, and are likely to have had contact with the outside world. A few reports in neighboring Artesia say they ride upon great winged serpents and occasionally attack monsters in the forests, perhaps for ritualistic reasons. Their skin is extremely pale, although they are not albino, and their features are somewhat elven in appearance, but High Elves deny that these warrior witches are elves at all. Having a high spiritual center the Zande are highly pious folk, and believe Queen Arcadia rules by divine right, therefore they have no love for Kosseimaru's regime or the Nerubians. It is commonly believed their pale complexion is a result of powdering and paints rather than actual skin complexion, done in order to symbolize their purity to the gods.
Cult of the Black Moon. Followers of an ancient religion who worship a fallen god of death appear every once in a while in an attempt to ressurect their dark god. They search tirelessly for the earthly vessel for their god in the hopes that he will lead them to salvation. It is said their clergy is as ancient as time itself, and that they keep accurate historical records unparalleled anywhere in the world; the only problem is only the cultists know where this grand archive is located. When interrogated, one cultist claimed that their dark god taught that knowing what disasters occurred in the past can prevent the same disasters from occurring in the future. Some officials speculate they are the cause for the plague outbreak in Arcadia.
Quillboars. A race of pig-men that live in the mountains of Arcadia. They are not indiginous to the region and are only seen in the Green Grotto near the borders. Arcadian officials are at a loss as to how they got there.
Furbolgs. A race of bear people that live in the mountains of Arcadia. They are not indiginous to the region and are only seen in the Green Grotto near the borders. Arcadian officials are at a loss as to how they got there.
Centaurs. A race of horse-men that live in the mountains of Arcadia. They are not indiginous to the region. Several tribes were pushed into the region due to Artesian expansion.
Harpies. A race of bird people that live in the mountains of Arcadia. It is observed that the Arcadian mountains are one of many resting grounds for these nomadic people.