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  • Kalashtar Society and Culture

    The kalashtar were born in the mountains of Adar. Descended from a race of immortals, kalashtar have endless patience and a firm conviction that their traditions will some day usher in a golden age for all creatures. They do not want to change in any

  • Societal Roles-Kalashtar

    While kalashtar can assume many roles, four are worthy of note.

    Artisans: The bulk of the members of a kalashtar community are artisans, skilled crafters and laborers who tend to the needs of the community and produce goods that

  • Religion-Kalashtar

    The Path of Light is integral to kalashtar civilization. The struggle between light and darkness is not a question of faith for a kalashtar; it is a fact of life, the conflict that gave birth to the entire race. Quori religion and history are closely

  • History and Folklore-Kalashtar

    The kalashtar race has existed for only eighteen hundred years. It began in Dal Quor, where Taratai and her followers of light were being hunted down and exterminated by the Dreaming Dark. But there is more to Dal Quor than the realm of the Dreaming

  • Warforged Society and Culture

    The Treaty of Thronehold declared warforged to be free creatures just two years ago, and the living constructs have had little time to create a society or culture beyond the limited soldier culture they possessed during the Last War. What society exists

  • Language-Warforged

    Warforged speak Common, which is the language of their creators and most of their former owners. Unlike most characters, warforged dont have bonus starting languages due to their race. A wizard, druid, or cleric warforged has bonus starting languages

  • History and Folklore-Warforged

    Thirty-three years ago, Aarren dCannith created the first sentient warforged. Other creatures similar to warforged had been created before, but the warforged that emerged from the creation forge on that day marked the successful end to a long series of

  • Religion-Warforged

    In the warforged training halls, members of House Cannith kept talk of religion to a minimum. Warforged were informed of the capabilities of clerics and paladins and taught how to recognize them on the battlefield, but their trainers conspicuously

  • The Question of Souls-Warforged

    The Treaty of Thronehold gave warforged their freedom, but only after great debate. House Cannith and Thrane argued ardently that warforged were not living creatures because they do not possess souls. Their evidence for this was that warforged cannot

  • Shifter Society and Culture

    Spread over many nations and nearly always a minority population, shifters struggle to maintain a sense of racial unity and a cohesive view of their society and culture. Despite the efforts of community leaders and others who work to preserve a uniform

  • Societal Roles-Shifter

    As with any race, shifters include a diverse and interesting mix of individuals, but a few important roles in shifter society are unique to the race.

    Moonspeaker: From the rural communities of the Eldeen Reaches to shifter

  • Religion-Shifter

    Scarred by the suspicion that they endured during the crusade against lycanthropes, shifters remain suspicious of outside religions. Knowing their power to motivate members of other races, shifters view intense or conflict-prone religions as terrifying

  • Shifter Holidays

    Shifters celebrate several racial holidays, although individual shifters and specific communities often celebrate other holidays linked to their own religious choices.

    Brightfest

    A unique holiday that celebrates the

  • History and Folklore-Shifter

    Recent shifter history has been shaped and tainted by the terrible zealotry of the Church of the Silver Flame. When the Church began its great crusade to rid the world of lycanthropy, it made little distinction between the rare and powerful true

  • Language-Shifter

    Although shifters tend to share the language and idioms of the dominant race in the region they inhabit, a few phrases are more prevalent among shifters than among other races.

    • Silvered: Shifters seldom use this word literally and

  • Changeling Society and Culture

    Changelings live within other races societies and cultures. Both passers and becomers fit themselves into the established norms of the community. Recently, reality seekers have sought to form purely changeling communities with their own societies and

  • Changeling Societal Roles

    Changelings lack any true culture or society of their own and hence do not have clear roles and duties in a community. Most live as aliens among other races. The changeling communities referred to on the previous page are too newly formed for clear

  • Religion-Changeling

    Religion, like much else about changelings, is a highly individualized matter, strongly influenced by the three changeling philosophies. Most changelings honor the Traveler, one of the Dark Six.

    Passers

    A passer openly

  • Changeling Holidays

    The Feast of the Traveler is celebrated by changelings and nonchangelings alike. It is a day to honor the most mysterious member of the Dark Six. The focus of the event is offering kindness to strangers, for the Traveler can walk the land in any one of

  • History and Folklore-Changeling

    Long ago, a changeling legend says, the Traveler decided to create a new race. Why he did, no one knows, and even powerful divination magic produces ambiguous answers to the question. Was it a passing whim? A retaliation for some conflict among the Dark

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