There are currently 18 different humanoid species living in the continent of Hatangy together with natural fauna of 456 species of animals and birds. Insects… not counting.
The humanoids are allocated by how they move around and what they developed from. They are differentiated from animals by their intellect, culture and communal living. They include griffins, gargoyles, yetis, treespirits, elf-like humanoids, etc. There are no naturally born humans on the planet.
List of the species:
Gargoyles are, as the name suggests, creatures who look human, but who carry a pair of large leather wings on their back, who are stronger than humans and have the ability to manipulate water.
Gargoyles were on the losing side of the Species War and since then have been under systematic killing sprees to wipe them out. Although lately this attitude has lessened, they still need contracts between them and their employers which make them solely commanded by the owner of the contract. Otherwise they would still be deemed too dangerous for others and would fall under extermination.
Hatangy has no magic. Not in the sense as it would be seen as magic. Most of them have some kind of skills their species are accustomed to or have learned, however it is part of who they are and not separate, magical or extraordinary. They are abilities and lack of them is what mostly stands out, not having them.
Griffins are legendary creatures with body and legs like a lion, head and wing of an eagle talon’s for his front feet, which he can manipulate like hands. They are larger than most creatures in the realm, often being bigger than gargoyles. They are naturally very curious creatures, especially towards puzzles and due their long lives can be very smart. Which unfortunately does not override their impatience towards puzzles.
During the Species War, they were on the winning side and thus have been well off, often by using the species that were on the losing side as cheap and easily manipulated work force.
Lizards are smaller humanoids, who are covered in scaly-looking outer skin, which often imitates patterns from the places they live in. They have big eyes as visual information is very important to them, but they prefer clothing to hide rather than to stand out. They come in different shapes and sizes, but none of them are taller than 5 feet.
Lizards are commonly seen living in small towns with maximum two-three story houses. They don’t like big fusses, too timid for these conflicts. They are lead by meetings held twice a month mostly and they choose to be separated, keeping their communities mixed as few species as they can possibly be. They are very home oriented creatures and despite being on the winner side of the Species War, they don’t follow any fixed standards.
Yeren are ape-like entity taller than an average human that inhabit most of the northern regions or mountain ranges in Hatangy, who are completely covered in light blue fur. The fur tends to variate through age, but it is always light, going from darker hues to lighter as they grow old. Yeren feed on warmth energy from other humanoids – the hotter the better. They have integrated into humanoid society due their highly adaptable nature. They have brought with them their crafts and are praised for their fabric making skills and having good sense to building high technology for others.
Yeren live alone unless they have married. They tend to have two-three children, who grow slowly and are nurtured for couple of decades before they leave home.
Yerens and Wolved don’t get along – before the Species War, Yerens used to hunt the wolves, taking them before they were of age of turning, choosing them by their fur, and raising them as their pets, often denying them any education past their slave status. Now, Wolves hunt them, killing them on site, leaving the children to mourn their parents.
Wolves in Hatangy refer half human half wolves, who have kept their fur and general wolf exterior, but are capable of moving on two legs, speech and communicating not only among themselves, but also with other humanoids.
Wolves live mostly in cities, avoiding towns or smaller places. They also live in large forests, where a large packs can run. They follow pack hierarchy, but they do not always live together. Pack members, who are apart from the pack still belong under the pack and can always call for their aid should the need rise. That means half of their income also goes back to the pack.
Wolves fought on the losing side in Species War, but they won in sense that the war broke the Yeren tradition of using wolves as their pets. During and after the war, they hunt Yeren in revenge and kill them. But only grownups – due their own cubs often being the victims, they can’t stand any violence directed at children.
Dragons in general are fur covered snake-like creatures, whose fur is mixed with scales or feathers depending on what family line they belong to, and who have large wings. They remind Japanese dragons because of the scales, which are smaller on their nose and face and grow towards the tail. They are more like feathers than made of chitin like lizards.
They were on the winning side of the the Species War and have been on leading positions in banking since. A lot of them are contributing to the society by working as accounting or banking servicer. Due their long life they are often thought to be reliable to take care of this kind of matters as this way one does not need to change between them through several generations. There are also several historians among the dragons.
Treespirits look like they are human-size bushes put together from long vines which often imitate muscles similar to other humanoids to keep them standing on two feet. Some species create a cell-thick layer over their vines to imitate skin. This skin-type cover allows them to camouflage into their surroundings and allows them to change color to match the trees. Their blood is similar in viscous to humans, but it is made of juices, often offensive stench to other humanoid noses.
Treepsirits are living in communities in forest lines, or in cities choose to live on the edges of parks where they can hide among the trees should the need rise.
Treespirits fought on the winning side in Species War and thus they do not need contract to be employed. However, they rather not work at all, which causes a lot of trouble to whoever decides to be decent and offer a treespirit housing outside their own habitats as they often don’t pay rent and are troublesome renters.
Elves are the most human looking among the humanoids habiting Hatangy with almost no difference aside their longer ears and thinner looking skin and ability to live far longer than humans would. Differently from the elves in Montfort they carry almost no magic, else knowledge of herbs and ability to move some energy around. Because they can move between the worlds without problems as they are not affected by Earth’s Sun, they are often used as messengers between the worlds. They tend to work in firms that deal with gateways, providing services to fix them on the Earth side, work in places of the gates to keep an eye on them or offer other services that ask to be infiltrated among humans or to have connections among humans.
They live in tree houses throughout the cities together with others or with their own age groups. Differently from the other humanoids, they tend to move between houses of ages rather than family relations. Meaning elderly live together and youths live together, but separately from the groups where they grow children. This, they believe, gives them more freedom to express their needs without creating conflicts among each other. Often, if they find someone they like, they go through these establishments together.
Elves are the only species that fought on both sides in the Species War. Thus they are still divided by the outcome and tend to be not fully liked among the losing parties. They think the way they are treated neutrally is wrong if the others were almost driven out of existence by the winning parties.
Goblins are the smallest of the humanoids in Hatangy. They are very family oriented and tend to live in big family groups. They are about the size of 6-year-old children and have greenish-brown color. They are keepers of documents and they have great interest in details, thus being perfect for the kind of job where every word can be twisted. They tend to be messengers, money collectors and signing the contracts. Especially if the Hatangy is dealing with humans, although goblins themselves don’t like humans due their bad reaction to their appearance, as they are safe from being petrified by Earth’s Sun.
Goblins remained neutral in the Species War. They chose to hide from the world until the fights were over and helped great deal to create the system that allowed the losing parties to be treated as something else than threat, thus they are the original source for the contract system, in which the individuals of the losing species could be hired by anybody if they signed a contract, which made them loyal only to the one, who held the contract. It’s not what they told to the losing side, but that’s what the general public knows of this system.