Crossbreeding Rules

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Gifted with prodigious fertility by the orc goddess Azahina, orcs are (almost) uniquely capable of reproducing with any sapient race on Glade, subject only to physiological limitations. Orc men are capable of impregnating non-orc females, and orc women may conceive with a man of any race. The offspring of an orc and a non-orc may colloquially be known as a "half-orc" but is in fact an orc bearing the features of its parentage.


Elves largely only reproduce with their own kind. Due to their exceptionally long lifespans, elves in densely elven-populated areas (such as Ria'Tal'Uth) appear to suffer low conception rates and express drastically lowered libido. Elf couples in such cities may spend years attempting to conceive before a successful pregnancy is reached.

Because Tir Frig created the elves in a similar vein to humans, elves retain the ability to breed with them. Half-elves are one of the few true half-breeds in Glade - not merely one race with the phenotypes of another, but perfectly half human and half elf.


Dwarves are blessed with a gift of virility by their god Fafph, similar to the orc blessing of fertility. They are not compatible with every other race, but when they are compatible, intercourse will result in a pregnancy 99% of the time. The child of a male dwarf will always be a dwarf unless the mother is an orc. Other compatible races include humans, gnomes, and elves.


Gnomes are compatible with most other physic races and elves. Gnomes seem to be especially receptive to artificial methods of conception with other races. Gnomes largely keep to their own and interbreeding is uncommon with all races except elves.


Elemental-infused humanoids, primordians may readily interbreed with any other type of primordian and also with humans. Where both parents are different types of primordian (e.g. an aquian and a terrian) the child will have a 50/50 chance to be born as one or the other - mixed elemental types are not possible. Children of mixed primordian couples still tend to display the disposition and temperament of whatever type they are. Similarly, a child of a primordian and a human has a 50/50 chance to be born as a human or as a primordian. The primordians ability to produce children with humans fuels a long-held belief that humans might have something to do with the mythical radiant primordians (lumians), but this ability is easily explained by primordians and humans having a common ancestor and residing within the same taxonomic group.

Lunar (or null) primordians are an exceptionally rare mutation. These individuals may display some phenotypes associated with their parentage but do not inherit their parent's abilities. They also do not appear to pass their mutation to their offspring.

Caprians [Satyrs, infernals and centaurs]:

These three races share a common ancestor and may mate with one another, subject to some physiological complications inherent with centaur reproduction. Half-breeding is not possible and the resulting offspring is biologically one race or the other.

Satyrs are a majority-male race (approx 60% male) who largely produce offspring with their own kind and with dryads, to whom male satyrs are often naturally drawn. Once established, satyr-dryad pairs mate for life and are highly fruitful. A satyr and dryad coupling will normally produce dryads with only the occasional male satyr being born (a female satyr is not possible from this union). Unbound by ordinary taboos of sexuality, dryads will occasionally attempt to court their satyr brothers. However, this is for naught as satyrs are immune to the charm effects of blood-related dryads and even appear to be repelled by them.

Infernals possess exceptionally volatile DNA and express a wide range of mutations which may or may not be heritable. Common mutations include hoofed feet, tails, pointed ears, colored sclera and either the absence of or extra sets of horns. Less common mutations include additional eyes or limbs. Many of these traits are readily passed on during crossbreeding and a satyr or centaur with infernal heritage is often immediately discernible by their colorful skin and unusual features.

Centaurs have two sets of genitalia - humanoid on their human half and equine on their beast half. Having two wombs, centaur women possess the remarkable ability to carry two simultaneous pregnancies. Due to their complicated biology, only centaur women appear capable of birthing centaurs - in the event where a male centaur fertilizes a female satyr or infernal and the resulting zygote is a centaur, the pregnancy is non-viable. In this case, about 90% of of these zygotes will not implant at all and another 10% will miscarry in the first trimester.

Goblinoids [Goblins, gremlings]:

Goblins and gremlings are closely related enough to produce offspring. In reality, this is a union that rarely occurs as the aerial-dwelling gremlings are geographically isolated from their land-bound goblin cousins. Gremlings also frequently consider goblins too dull-witted and uncivilized to be suitable mates. These mixed offspring tend to superficially resemble gremlings with more elongated proportions and higher intelligence, but they may or may not possess a tail.


All beastfolk may freely produce offspring with one another, no matter how disparate their beast types. Offspring are usually born with their mother's beast type but may change as they grow older.

Dragonkin [Dragons, dragonborn and kobolds]:

Dragons are the original progenitors of dragonborn and kobolds as species. New dragons will only be born by a dragon x dragon pairing.

By way of polymorph, dragons can reproduce with any other race and the resulting offspring will be dragonborn. Dragonborn may also be born from dragonborn x dragonborn unions or dragonborn x kobold unions.

Dragons in present-day Glade no longer lay dragonborn thralls to serve their needs, but instead lay eggs that produce the smaller and more subservient kobolds.

Kobolds are sexually fluid and depending on their circumstances, may change sex multiple times throughout their lives. They may reproduce with each other or with dragonborn. In times of extreme population loss, female kobolds have been known to reproduce asexually.

All dragonkin hatch from eggs. This trait prevents them from compatibility with other races (except orcs, due to their unique gifts).

Giantkin [Firbolgs, goliaths and true giants]:

Goliaths and firbolgs are closely related. Skin color, ear shape and the presence of horns distinguish firblogs from goliaths. Mixed goliath-firbolg offspring will almost always resemble goliaths as the traits distinguishing firbolg alleles are recessive.

True giants are closely related to primordians and it is commonly speculated that interbreeding is possible. Orcs and true giants may have larger-than-average orc offspring when artificial insemination or magical means are employed. (There are legends of male orcs impregnating giants the old-fashioned way, but they are unsubstantiated.)

There has never been a documented case of a child being born to a true giant and any other race besides an orc. Fire giants are sometimes known to keep indentured slave consorts, but there is no record of any children being born of them.


Boags were once compatible with beastfolk. Oddly, in the present day post-transformation, boags appear able to produce offspring with goblinoids. Nobody understands why.