Races

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The Races in Grimoire

Human

Human

Humans are one of the youngest and oldest races in Hyperborea. Some say they were there at the beginning, that's why they call them the children of Adam.

Strengths
No significant advantages or disadvantages. (slow mana regeneration)
Weaknesses
Average Traits and average resistances.
Careers
Well suited to almost any profession.
Special
No Special powers or limitations.

Drow

Mysterious race with pointy ears

The drow are a race of dark elves who once dwelled in the underworld but emerged to the surface during a great war to become the best organized race in Hyperborea.

Strengths
+ INT & DEV, +resist SOR, TOX & MES. (slow mana regeneration)
Weaknesses
Low STR, many low physical resistances.
Careers
Wizard, Necromancer.
Special
Can equip special armor and weapons, SYS <= 40.

Barrower

Dwarven people

The barrowers are a hardy race of miners and sappers who live and work beneath the earth. They often amass great stockpiles of treasure they unearth in their digging.

Strengths
+ STR, WIS & DEV, +resist EAR & TOX. (best mana regeneration)
Weaknesses
Low SPD, Low resistance GAL.
Careers
Warrior, Berserker, Metalsmith, Thaumaturge.
Special
GAL resistance <= 40.

Wolfin

Wolf-like people

The wolfin are a hybrid race of wolves and humans, with many of the good traits of dogs in their loyalty and devotion and some of the bad traits of men. The wolfin are said to be a race of hybrids crossed between canines and human beings.

Strengths
+ FEL, SPD, DEV, + resist COL. (best mana regeneration)
Weaknesses
Low resistance MES, SON * MEN.
Careers
Ranger, Cleric.
Special
SON resistance <= 40.

Feyfolk

Enchanted race of creatures

The feyfolk and fairies are an enchanted race of creatures who sometimes seem to be more magical than real. They often display an uncanny grasp of the unseen. The fairy is a magical being tied to this world and another that is unseen and only guessed at.

Strengths
+ INT, SPD, AGI, High NAC. (fast mana regeneration)
Weaknesses
Low STR, CON. Low overall restances.
Careers
Wizard, Assassion, Necomancer, Thief.
Special
SYS resistance <= 40, Special weapons & armor req.

Saurian

Lizard-like people

The saurians are a simpleminded breed of reptilian humanoids, good for warfare and brute strength. Some believe they are the result of a magical hybrid created by a wizard, others say they are descended from an ancient species of lizards that once ruled the earth. Strong, tough and resilient creatures, the lizardmen.

Strengths
+ STR, SPD & AGI + general physical resistances.
Weaknesses
Low INT, WIL, FEL, DEV. Low resist HYP, AIR & COL.
Careers
Warrior, Berserker.
Special
Stinking Bile, Swimming naturally high, COL <= 60.

Naga

Snake-like people

The snake men are a warlike race who are fiercely loyal to their own kind, hostile to all others. It is only recently they seemed to feel threatened and began to make forays outside their own sovereign borders to attack others. The Naga are a xenophobic race of serpent men hostile to all.

Strengths
COMING SOON!
Weaknesses
Cannot equip boots or pants due to their body tail.
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Drake

Dragon-Like but smaller

The draconian race are few and far between but they are feared and revered for their strength and powers. They are more dragon than man and make for very good warriors when they can be recruited. The drakes are humanoid dragons strength and armor to make them very effective in combat.

Strengths
The Drake are Dragon-like, but smaller. Strong unarmed attacks.
Weaknesses
COMING SOON!
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Rhattu

Rat-like people

The rhattu are a rat people who often can be occupied in shady pursuits. They have strange rituals and cultural customs within their tribes. The rhattu are equally despised by almost all races as thieves, degenerates and conmen, but they can make good friends if you find one who can be trusted.

Strengths
COMING SOON!
Weaknesses
COMING SOON!
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Leonar

Lion-like people

The leonar are a mighty and proud courageous people who once dwelled in Gideon before it was mysteriously destroyed in a single night. The Lion people are a courageous species of people who once lived in the Ghost City of Gideon.

Strengths
COMING SOON!
Weaknesses
COMING SOON!
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Aeorb

Mysterious race with magic affinity

The Aeorbs are so strange they are widely regarded as coming from outside our world. You always get the odd feeling they are staring at you. Freaks! Not of this world!

Strengths
(fast mana regeneration)
Weaknesses
COMING SOON!
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Durendil

Mysterious race that requires special gear

A mythical people said to dwell in the bowels of the earth. They have strange ways and customs and rarely frequent the surface. They are thin and blue-skinned, some seem deceptively delicate but they can be formidable opponents. A mythical people said to dwell inthe bowels of the earth.

Strengths
COMING SOON!
Weaknesses
COMING SOON!
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Vamphyr

Vamphyr

The Vamphryi are a race of parasitic monsters who cannot bear sunlight and survive only by drinking the warm blood of the living. The Vamphyrs are bloodsucking fiends who live in darkness.

Strengths
Undead vampire race. High magic immunity.
Weaknesses
All stats go down 50% in daylight.
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Giant

Giant

Giants are big people with big hearts who display great physical strength. They love the mountains and the high places where the air is clear. Giants are big, strong and usually friendly. They tend to dwell in the mountains and on plateaus.

Strengths
COMING SOON!
Weaknesses
Giants reguire some special gear because of their size. Strong, but not as fast as other races.
Careers
COMING SOON!
Special
COMING SOON!

Racial Attribute Points

Table shows stats for Males. Females have -25% STR and +20% FEL (Fellowship, similar to Charisma).

DEV = Devotion, MET = Metabolism, DES = Destiny

INT WIS WIL STR CON SPE AGI FEL DEV MET DES TOTAL NAC TAC
HUMAN 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 10 410 10 10
BARROWER 40 45 40 45 45 35 35 40 40 30 10 405 10 10
FEYFOLK 45 50 40 20 20 45 50 40 40 50 10 410 20 20
NAGA 40 40 40 35 35 55 50 35 40 60 10 440 20 20
RHATTU 40 35 30 35 40 45 45 35 35 50 10 400 12 12
AEORB 50 50 50 20 20 25 25 30 50 25 10 355 0 0
VAMPHYR 40 45 45 40 30 45 40 40 30 60 10 425 12 12
DROW 45 40 40 35 35 40 40 40 45 40 10 410 10 10
WOLFIN 40 40 30 40 40 45 45 45 45 30 10 410 10 10
SAURIAN 20 20 30 50 50 45 45 30 30 30 10 360 16 16
DRAKE 40 45 45 50 35 40 35 35 30 45 20 420 22 22
LEONAR 35 40 45 45 40 40 40 45 35 30 10 405 10 10
DUERENDIL 50 50 40 35 30 40 50 45 45 35 20 440 5 5
GIANT 35 40 35 60 50 30 35 40 35 40 10 410 10 10

NAC = Natural Armor Class (for that race at Level 1), TAC = Total Armor Class (can be increased with gear)

The higher the Armor Class numbers, the better.

Races with special attack abilities

Races that have innate crowd control abilities that affect a whole group of enemies:

Vamphyr = Charm

Aeorb = Mindflay (Damage, Insanity)

Leonar = Battle Roar (Fear)

Other races with special attack abilities:

Drake = Firebreath

Naga = Spitting Acid

To use special attacks in battle, right click the circle next to the character's portrait (the default icon is two crossed swords) and choose USE POWER at the bottom of the menu. The character will use their ability after you press Battle, which you can do after you have selected actions for all of your characters.

Race/Class Combinations

See the following article about the Classes.