Your first step in creating your character is choosing a race. Every character belongs to a race, one of the many intelligent humanoid species in the DSDN universe. There are currently 5 races to choose from in order to play. The race you choose contributes to your character’s identity by establishing a general appearance and knowledge. Your character’s race grants particular racial traits, such as natural talents, special senses, proficiency with certain weapons or tools, or proficiency in one or more skills. These traits sometimes dovetail with the capabilities of certain professions. Your race can also affect one or more of your ability scores. Record the traits granted by your race on your character sheet, including your starting languages and base speed.