Pretty sure I saw an episode of House where Hugh Laurie said much the same thing.
The Jeleni will be the Island Peoples, hailing from the island chain the people of Norbayne call the Westrand, part of the archipelago where the Great Maw campaign takes place. They are great travellers and have spread quite a way from their ancestral homelands, with communities to be found along the west coasts of Norbayne and Sothbayne, though not Unterguardt as it is too cold for their liking. There may even be some in Lemaria.
In appearance they are slightly built, covered in thin, bristly fur, ranging between about 5' and 5'8" in height. They have small bony horns, a far cry from the massive crowns the Feartarbh bear. Their faces are not exactly goat-like but not human either. Going to need portrait illustrations for each race I think.
Their hearing is exceptional, but their other senses are only average. They are very fast, and quite agile, even acrobatic in combat. They are however, not particularly strong.
Dev and I had a very long chat today, trying to come up with something. We tossed a few ideas around, including bringing back the race which eventually became the Leathe.
The 'Jackals' were an idea regarding a smaller race of anthropomorphic canines, the goblin to the Invarrian's orc if you will. Second-class thralls of the Invarrians.
We looked at a winged race, but turned that down due to the six-limbed vertebrate thing. On the other hand, the Mountain Clans of the Leathe picked up something quite interesting. Mountain Leathe are now not so much possums as they are sugar-gliders...
We also considered a relative of the Bruin, basically polar bear-men. Gameplay wise though they would probably be a bit too similar to the Northmenn or the Feartarbh.
We also considered making both the Wrothdar and the Toraa playable races, but turned both down, for separate reasons.
In the end we went with the Jeleni, in part because I really like satyrs and always wanted a satyr analogue, and partly because it was the best we could come up with, especially considering the part of the world we wanted to try and fill.