Humans are the most common race on Tellur, outnumbering members of non-human races by 5 to 1. Humans in Lord of Maelstrom are roughly the same as real-world humans, and are the baseline race compared to other races. Compared to most other races, humans have a shorter lifespan. This means they lack the perspective of longer-lived races such as dwarves and elves, though this also means they are more adaptable and less rigid than other races, giving them (for better and for worse) greater cultural and political diversity.