The Sands of Faith
The Mongrel Races
The fourth age also created the “mongrel races”, although the New Gods created several different races they did not think of preventing them from interbreeding. They changed the additional races in the fifth age to stop interbreeding, but the fourth age races continue to be able to sprout mongrels. These races are: the tieflings (half-devils), uurik (half-orcs) , goliaths (half-giants), mul (half dwarfs), and hulven (half-elves). Only humans and another race can make a mongrel (mule is a common derogatory term that is not used in polite society). This is because humans were created in the Third Age without restriction on their mating patterns. The New Gods simply had not thought of it. It is possible that there can be half-dragons, although no dragon would ever mate with a human. Devas don’t mate at all preventing them from ever having offspring, let alone mongrels.