Though humans have prospered and their metropolises dot the landscape across Tephra, there are five other known races (though one has been bio-engineered and another is a forced evolution). With the tiny yet spiritually powerful Gnomes, the bio-engineered and rambunctious Satyrs, the aquatic creatures known as the Ayodin, the powerful and noble Elves, or the Elves with rebuilt souls known as Farishtaa, humans have a long way to go until they are truly the dominant species.