marjahalla:

Classification and distribution of Romance languages.

Romance languages, group of related languages all derived from Vulgar Latin within historical times and forming a subgroup of the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family. The major languages of the family include French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian, all national languages. Catalan also has taken on a political and cultural significance; among the Romance languages that now have less political or literary significance or both are the Occitan and Rhaetian dialects, Sardinian, and Dalmatian (extinct), among others. Of all the so-called families of languages, the Romance group is perhaps the simplest to identify and the easiest to account for historically. Not only do Romance languages share a good proportion of basic vocabulary—still recognizably the same in spite of some phonological changes—and a number of similar grammatical forms, but they can be traced back, with but few breaks in continuity, to the language of the Roman Empire.” Encyclopaedia Britannica

If the sum of your story looks like this then you need to change something.

andworldbuildingtoo:

In an age long ago, there lived a race of beings far superior to humans. Their hair was fair and their ears long and pointed. They lived the immortal life and contained strength unlike anything this world has ever known. They were known as the Clichés. They ruled in peace and prosperity until one day, an enemy rose to challenge their power. They were a stout race, their lives spent in the hollows of mountains where they grew thick beards (women included) and drank heavy amounts of ale. They were known as the Stereotypes.

       For centuries the Clichés warred with the Stereotypes until the humans came into the world. They came in with their innocence and corruption and single handedly brought the Clichés and the Stereotypes to a stand still. It was through the efforts of Generic Farmboy that their differences were finally settled. His journey with the Overused Fellowship brought the One-Dimensional Villain to his knees thus saving the world of Hum-Drum.

(Via mtdremer)