There are currently six races in Delphine from which a starting player
Six may sound like little but in fact every race has 7-10 guilds (clerical, magical, physical and subguilds) which makes the total number of guilds close to 60 at the time of writing.
So all in all, there's plenty to choose from.
Catfolk | Dwarf | Elf | Gnome | Half-elf | Human | Ogre | Orc | Vampire
Elf -- ELF --
Elves are probably the longest living species in the world. Elves generally are tall and slim, they have two features that you can always tell them apart from humans, they have pointed ears and they don't have whites in their eyes. They are not among the strongest races in brute strength, but their mind is amongst the best, which probably is in relation with the fact that many great mages are elves.
They can see in dark
Their blood is red
Their glorious leader is Minsc.
Their physical strength is no match for humans.