The Kess were a human race that first originated on the Khyorganese island of Kesuma, found in the South Nautilus Sea, south of Obreidhion. Other Kess populations were found in Andavronia, as well as in the foothills of the Archei mountain range in Lexighor.
Kess were pygmies and stood just above three feet in height, generally having slight builds and dark skin. Although their craniums were much smaller than those of other humans, Kess were just as intelligent. They were generally more frail and delicate that other humans due to their minuscule stature, but were much more agile and could be much quieter while being stealthy.