>>66930838>>Are Ratfolk a great power in this world? If so, how? If not, why?
Yes, in so far as any race can be said to be. It's a Sword & Sorcery world made up of city-states and fledgling empires, and the ratfolk are a power because they breed in huge numbers and supplement their ranks with vermin, fungus monsters, and undead.>>How do rats stack up against the other races in terms of physicality and mental prowess?
Ratfolk are extremely quick and dexterous, as well as being resistant to magical pollutants, but less physically imposing than their counterparts... who, admittedly, are orcs, ogres and minotaurs.>>What are their political relations like?
Complicated, to put it mildly. Ratfolk exist in clans, made up of a single fertile female, her selima of 3-5 males, and their hundreds of sterile daughters. Clans regularly war with each other, trade with each other, and band together to pick on other races, in an ever-shifting, byzantine familial relationship.>>What are some interesting holidays, traditions, or taboos for them?
Ratfolk who distinguish themselves are turned into fairly powerful undead, who are returned from their deathly slumber to advise and defend the colony.>>What is ratfolk magic like? Are they even capable of it? Anything they can do with magic other peoples can't?
Ratfolk practice a unique mixture of necromancy and "dark druidism", creating and controlling undead, vermin, fungus, slimes, and hybrids thereof.