Demihumans of Blackmoor
Dwarves and Gnomes
Gnomes were created by the Dwarven Immortal Garl Glittergold in BC2800.
Any dwarven characters mentioned in Blackmoor products should be
replaced by Dwarves. Dwarves originally lived in the mountains and
foothills of what later became eastern Brun. However, with the arrival
of the Chromatic Dragons many dwarves were driven from their homes and
found their way to the Blackmoor area. These dwarves belong to the Older
Dwarven Race, from before they were altered by Kagyar. This probably
means they are similar to present day Kogolor Dwarves, do not enjoy
special resistance to poisons and magic, but that they at this time may
wield magic and sorcery if properly trained.
The main population of Mystaran elves at the time of Blackmoor still
lived on the Southern Continent (Davania) in their ancestral realm of
Grunland. However a few clans migrated north. Most settled on the
Western part of the Northern Continent (Proto-Bun), but a few tribes
made their way to Skothar settling around Blackmoor. At this time,
Elves enjoyed a special relationship with the faery races (Sprites,
Pixies etc) and probably brought many of these along to Blackmoor.
There is a large community of elves in the woods east of Blackmoor.
As presented in the DA series, they seem to be rather xenophobic, or
at least distant from humanity. Menander Ithamis being a notable
exception.There are also elvish communities in the regions around
the Duchy of Ten.
Some Blackmoor products mention Aquatic elves aswell. However, IIRC
this is before the Aquarendi enter the Sea of Dread. If this is true,
the Aquatic elves of Blackmoor must have been an early experiment by
Protius before he approached the Aquarendi clan on Brun.
The origin of Halfings is shrouded with mystery. Rapports of their
existance date back to BC 6000, two milennia before the foundation
of the Blackmoor. Throughout this time, most Halfings remained on
the southern continent of Davania where they befriended some clans of
elves (Some sources suggest that the Halfings are descendent from
elves). It is likely that the Halflings living near Blackmoor (Notably
in the Shire of Booh on the western road leading to the swamps)
are descendants ofHaflings accompanying elves who travelled to the northern
Continent. Most probably died in the Great Rain of Fire, however, some
may have survived and descendants of these may still exist on present