The 3rd Age
The only playable race in The 3rd Age is going to be Humans. There is enough variety in humanity to make it unnecessary to make Ogier available. (In my humble opinion)
Here is a list of playable backgrounds in The 3rd Age.
In Legend a character’s Cultural Background gives them certain inherent Skill Bonuses, Combat Styles, and Languages common to their people. The background of a character is shaped by the nation and people she grew up with. Cultural learning takes place without the consent of the person who is doing the learning. It bestows on them the culture’s values, traditions, knowledge and skills.
3rd Age Cultural Background Information
The majority of the game will take place in the Westlands, but depending on the era of play the Aiel, Atha’an Miere (Sea Folk) and Seanchan may be common enough for players to choose as their PC’s Cultural Background.
A player can only play one background even if she grew up in multiple nations. The background selected will become the character salient identity. The salient background is the background that shaped the character the most.
A note on party formation: Be very careful about what background you chose. It can be rough playing in a group that is always at each others throats or has no good reason to be traveling together.