Peoples

Teara Adan is a very human-centric world. And most of it’s sentient species are in fact human or a variation of humankind. Most, but not all.

Standard Human: Humans are the most numerous of the various peoples of Teara Adan and the basis for all peoples. A human character uses the generic character rules as presented on the main Character Creation page.
Primary Attributes default to Fair, with 3 free levels
2 free Gifts
35 free Skill levels

Deryni: The Deryni are the 2nd most numerous of peoples and can be found everywhere. They, like all people, are an offshoot of Humanity. Deryni have hereditary psionic ability.
Primary Attributes default to Fair, with 3 free levels
Psionic Gift (counts as 1 due to Deryni touch restrictions) with Psi Attribute at Fair
1 Free Gift
These Psionic skills automatically at Mediocre:
Body Control, Casting, Mind Reading, Mind Speech, Shields, and Truth-Reading
29 free Skill levels

Pure Strain Human: A Pure Strain Human is the ultimate in Human perfection. A PSH has a genetic code that is permanently locked and unalterable even by mutagenic agents. A product of genetic engineering and manipulation of the Human ideal. This creates a fortress of the Human condition.
The Primary Attributes of Strength, Agility, and Stamina all default to Good, while the remaining Primary Attributes default to Fair, with 1 free Attribute Level.
Resistance to Toxins Gift
Immunity to Radiation Gift (counts as 2)
Immunity to Disease Gift (counts as 2)
cannot have the Magery Gift (counts as a Fault)
cannot have the Psionics Gift (counts as 2 Faults)
26 free skill levels

Elf: The Elves are an ancient and long lived people. One of the first of the new branches of humankind to emerge out of the Black Years. They have an affinity to magic and a haunting beauty about the tall and lean forms.
Primary Attribute of Agility defaults to Good, Strength defaults to Mediocre, all others default to Fair, with 1 free level
Night Vision Gift
Magery Gift
Charisma Gift
1 Free Gift
29 free Skill levels

Half-Elf: A Half-Elf is a character of mixed parentage. Generally a human and an Elf, although there are half-elves that come from other unions with elves. Elves cannot successfully breed with Pure Strain Humans, the child is always stillborn if the pregnancy reaches that stage and offspring of any Elf/Deryni crossing will result in either a Deryni or a Half-Elf.
Primary Attributes default to Fair, with 3 free levels
Night Vision Gift
Charisma Gift
1 Free Gift
29 free Skill levels

Dwarf: Short and stocky, a people nearly as old as the Elves who emerged around the same millennium of the Black Years. Dwarves are naturally at home underground and very hearty and strong due to such living conditions.
Primary Attributes of Strength and Stamina default to Good while Agility defaults to Mediocre, with 1 free level
Night Vision Gift
Resistance to Toxins
1 Free Gift
32 free Skill levels

Arrin: The Arrin people, despite any similarities, are not native to the World of Teara Adan. They are descendants of a crashed spacecraft from a distant star system of and advanced technological society. They can breed true with the native population showing that humankind exists on multiple worlds without any apparent connection. Like the native Pure Strain Humans, the Arrin’s ancestors modified the genetic code but took a different path in their research and created the perfection of their humankind form from it.
Primary Attributes default to Fair, with 4 free levels
Arrin Gift (counts as 2)
1 Free Gift
26 free Skill levels

There are other peoples of Teara Adan, but they are not related to Humanity as the people listed above. Some are hybreds and others are completely non-human.