Due to their adaptable nature, humans are one of the most prevalent races found on Toril. They are capable of mastering a multitude of various skills and living in climates anywhere in the world. Their race features a wide variety of physical characteristics.
Unlike many of the races of Toril, humans have no one creation story and have been known to exist on other worlds as well. Some consider humans to be one of the Creator Races, as they are known to have existed long before written word was created.
- "Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them very physically diverse as well. Skin shades range nearly black to very pale, hair from black to blond, and facial hair (for men) from sparse to thick. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like." (Excerpt from the Neverwinter Nights manual)