A long time ago, before the great City of Bats was relocated in the north, the great Gods of the Realms decided to teach a lesson to some outspoken mortals. Thus the race of centaurs was born.
Outcasts from society, being half human half horse, they had to learn to live with the help of each others in the forests of the Realms. Several centaurs stayed behind in the civilized world as lower class workers, but being isolated from their brothers they never reached their full potential and remained weak.
Over the years the centaurs lived in peace. They learned to live in the forests and how to use magic of both good and evil in nature. Many were the wars fought between the humans and the centaurs, many died on both sides. Only one of the original humans who were turned centaur remain, the original centaur Shmuzin.