Advanced Races

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While still seen in Traykon, members of these races are often found only in specific areas or limited in their scope as adventurers. For instance, a game master would not allow someone to play a Halfling in an adventure taking place in the Empire.

Some of these races were created/modified using the rules found in the Advanced Race Guide.


Common Races Uncommon Races
Teligrir (Naga) Giant Races
Fey Races Monstrous Races

Aasimar

Creatures blessed with a celestial bloodline, aasimars seem human except for some exotic quality that betrays their otherworldly origin. While aasimars are nearly always beautiful, something simultaneously a part of and apart from humanity, not all of them are good, though very few are evil.

Goblin

Goblins are seen all over Traykon. They are the proverbial cockroach to civilized society. In the lands of the Hobgoblins, they are little more than slaves. In wilder places, they can form tribes that become a threat to local populations. Some goblins become unsettled in their tribal lives and seek a place in the larger world. These adventuring goblins are often looked upon with scorn and must always be ware of those who would slay them with little thought or care.

Gnome

Gnomes are a rare sight in Traykon and there are no subraces who have branched off from the main stock. Direct descendants of their fairy cousins, Traykon's Gnomes still have a primal and mystical connection to the deep forests. Adventuring gnomes are rare but sometimes wanderlust or a search for something more draws one out of their forest homes.

Halfling

Halfings in Traykon were virtually wiped out. On the Western Continent, the Empire felt they were a nuisance and managed to slaughter them all. War and death claimed all the others on the eastern continent except for one group. In the northern steppes on the eastern continent of Traykon exists a thriving tribe of barbaric halflings who embraced pack life and contend for space against other tribes.

Minotaur

Minotaurs in Traykon were the creation of magical experiments. While it is true some rogue individuals can be found lost in their private madness, most Minotaurs fled the Mage Wars of ancient Valislad and found a new home in the wilds of the eastern continent. As a consequence of the magical experimentation practiced upon this race, they have none of the "typical" resistances to certain spells and abilities but instead harbor a deep hatred for arcane magic and those who wield them.

Shadow People

These fetchlings (calling themselves Kayal) were somehow trapped in the Shadowlands and cut off from the Plane of Shadow. These creatures have developed an ability to meld into the shadows and have a natural affinity for shadow magic. They exist on the borders of the Traykon and the Shadowlands.

Tieflings

Diverse and often despised by humanoid society, tieflings are mortals stained with the blood of fiends. Other races rarely trust them, and this lack of empathy usually causes tieflings to embrace the evil, depravity, and rage that seethe within their corrupt blood. A select few see the struggle to smother such dark desires as motivation for grand heroism.

Troll-kin

While technically of the same race as the average troll, the Kalou Trolls have evolved as a tribe to sublimate their more savage characteristics in a directed evolution. At puberty, a member of this race can choose to subjugate their primal urges and instead evolve and grow as one of the more "enlightened" races. Thier savage nature is always there however and as they pass through life they must always subjugate their bestial self or risk becoming the monster of their past.