Legends of Karlion
Races and Species
In time immortal the sorcerous colleges of ancient Atlantis performed powerful magical experiments in order to produce new creatures. These were often hybrids of other animals, such as the mystical winged horses, the Pegasus, which the Atlanteans used for aerial cavalry and reconnaissance. The height of their art was the creation of new forms of humanity, who were likewise combinations of human and animal features. The strong and brutish minotaurs, the fast and nature-loving satyrs, the tree-folk dryads are only a sampling of their creations. After the fall of Atlantis, these creations bred true, and in time became more or less integrated with the surrounding human cultures. In the Old Empire, after the Edict of 126, most demi-humans have rights comparable to the humans in the Empire, although much prejudice still exists.