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The monstrous races are sentient beings beholden to nature’s call and serve her every whim. Nature sired the monstrous races with the sole purpose of evolving out the Ancient Peoples by causing competition for resources necessary for survival. The known monstrous races include: Orcs, Kobolds, Yak Folk, Minotaurs, and Woodlings.
Orcs are notably apart in the list of monstrous races as most tribes have aligned with the Ancient Peoples against the forces of nature seeking balance between wild and technology. Once used to fight against the Dwarves, the Orcs were exposed to ancient technology deep underground and soon learned not all machines were malevolent.
The Yak Folk are also of note for their severe cruelty to all Ancient Peoples often turning the bones of the deceased into musical instruments and using survivors as living shields, slaves, or for “entertainment” of various unmentionable horrors. The Yak Folk view the Orcs as traitors and are particularly vicious when attacking Orcish settlements.