"Race" in Layonara refers to the humanoid species to which the player's character belongs. Every race has its advantages and disadvantages.
The current list of playable races are as follows:
Not all races are available for character creation at any given time. Please see the NWN_Character_Submission_Questionnaire for information regarding which races are allowed for your current submission.
Some races have playable subraces, I.E. Dark Elves. See each race entry for further details.