Hello and thank you for taking the time to look over this thread. So I've done a decent digging on what I'm going to ask and came up fairly empty handed, just putting that out there. I want to know your initial reactions to lesser races being given higher intelligence and from eye sores to real lookers. Take orcs for example, sure there are several examples where they've got great intelligence but, they're often portrayed as well...hideous. What if they weren't all that bad looking? Do you guys think things of that nature would be something readers would find unusual and attractive in stories? I've seen similar stufff in other works but, they don't seem super well received. Thanks for any responses!