The races of Archai are a diverse group that come together over common interests in their respective elements. There are still strong cultural differences between the races, but religion takes center stage in most cases. It is not uncommon to find members of the same race on opposite sides of elemental conflicts and disputes.
There are four Elven races, each representing one of the four original elements. The Avardi (air), the Nydine (water), the Devalin (fire), and the Verdani (earth). These races came into existence when the race of Elves were severed during the Great Shattering.
There are four winged races in Archai; Sylphs, Gargoyles, Wyverns, and Dragons. Sylphs are small in size, much like a pixie or a faerie. Wyverns and Dragons are godless beasts that are constantly at odds with one another. The gargoyles are thought to be linked to these two, though no proof has ever been found.
In addition to the gargoyles, wyverns, and dragons, there are two other larger races in Archai. The Argali and the Gavial. Both can easily exceed heights of 8 feet tall. Gavials are a giant lizard race, while the argali resemble something more along the lines of an upright goat.