Kinds of various creatures found throughout the Hero's Guild novels. "Kind" as used in the Hero's Guild novels is similar to the term "race" as used by many authors. To be clear, "race" as referred to within the human kind on earth is commonly made distinct by skin color and/or nationality, whereas in fantasy "race" is more often related to such terms as "species". E.g. an orc and a dwarf are two different races in fantasy. While many characters, depending upon their background may use various terms such as race, species, or kind, the narrative attempts to restrict itself entirely to the word "kind".