The beastmen once were actual animals. Someone awakened them, giving them intelligence, self-consciousness and exceptional skills to avoid the scales of fate tipping too much in favour of the Red Dragonkin. They live in the great woodlands at the north-east borders of the Dragonkin lands and they prevent their armies from outflanking the Dwarven Empire and reaching the rest of the continent. They aren't conscious of their task, they simply defend their territory. They are very close to their animal nature, they don't prey the gods nor they use magic (alien concepts to them). They can show the traits of almost any animal except fishes and insects and they tend to group according to their kind, but they all belong to the same race. They don't craft weapons, but even if barehanded they can be lethal.