Mankind, also called Men and sometimes Humans, Humanity or Humankind, are a race of intelligent, mammalian humanoids dominant in the Old World and the Far East. Mankind was one of the last intelligent peoples of the Known World to become civilised. However, they are now one of the most powerful and populous species spread across the globe and might be considered the dominant intelligent race of the mortal world since the elder civilisations of the High Elves and the Dwarfs entered their mutual states of decline.
Men are the chief devotees of the Imperial god Sigmar, as well as the primary opponent of Chaos' continued incursions into the Old World and the Far East. In a severe twist of irony, however, Mankind is also amongst the Dark Gods' greatest and most numerous servants.
It is very common knowledge that the race of Men is known to be highly susceptible to the influences of Chaos due to the fact that they were the youngest and most unfinished of the Old Ones' mortal creations. Unlike the Elves, Mankind has only just begun the transition into a species that can fully utilise the Winds of Magic. As yet, very few Humans are able to cast spells, though this number is slowly increasing as the centuries pass. However, most Human wizards lack the mental discipline or inner strength to prevent themselves from causing arcane mishaps or the capability to access all the Winds of Magic simultaneously, like the greatest of the Elven archmagi.
What humans lack in natural aptitude for the Winds of Magic or the traditional crafts of the mountain keeps, they more than make up for their ingenuity when it comes to technology. Where dwarfs will perfect a design of a new tool for centuries, humanity will simply adopt it immediately and endlessly improve and tinker with it until it barely resembles it's origins. Because of this, the great universities of Altdorf and Nuln churn out respected engineers in far greater numbers than do the great Colleges of Magic produce wizards.
Like most higher primates, Humans are social animals. However, Humans are uniquely adept at utilising systems of communication for self-expression, the exchange of ideas, and organisation. Humans create complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families to nations. Social interactions between Men have established an extremely wide variety of values, social norms, and rituals, which together form the basis of Human society. With Humans present across the world and having adapted to every possible environment, they are currently the mortal world's dominant intelligent race. The current population of Men on the Known World numbers in the hundreds of millions.
Men are noted for their desire to understand and influence their environment, seeking to explain and manipulate phenomena through the practice of science, philosophy, mythology, and religion. This natural curiosity has led to the development of advanced tools and skills, which are passed down culturally, though cultural stagnation or even retrogression is possible, as the grim history of the Elder Races of the mortal world so readily demonstrates.
Within the borders of the Empire, the three great classes—Nobles, Burghers, and Peasants— play their roles. The Empire is the greatest state in the Old World and it built by the strength of humanity.
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