Erudites are a race of Humans that live secluded in Erudin in the realm of Odus. During the Dragon War, the Erudites refused to join the Combine and wouldn't offer sanctuary to those who fought for them. Erudites are known for their use of Psionic Magic and their skills in manipulating the minds of others.
Erudites are intellectual and sophisticated, using magic to solve problems instead of brawn. They come from a mix of hereditary backgrounds, as they were made up of humans from across the world who followed Erud's teachings. Thus Erudites are not of a single skin tone. They remain identifiably human, while there are some physical distinctions that come from adapting to life in a realm of pure magic.