THe Centaurs

Of Shadowgate

Centaurs of Shadowgate

Alignment: any non-evil
Classes allowed: fighter, bard, ranger, barbarian, druid
Normal adventuring starting age: 12-16
Average life span: 70
Stat adjustments: +4 strength, +2 dexterity, +2 constitution, -2 intelligence
Skill bonuses: none
Misc bonuses: +2 natural armor
Level adjustment: 3
Commonly found: Darkwood forest, Moonstone vale, Selu’havessthyr (Tsarven empire)

Centaurs carry the appearance of well muscled humanoids from the waist up, with pointed ears that suggest they may once have been related to elves. From the waist down, however, they have the body of a horse. Their skin is usually bronzed, with coat patterning in as many varieties as horses. They can grow from six to eight feet long, and stand at seven to eight feet tall, and weigh anywhere from 950 to 1200 pounds.

Centaurs are usually an honorable and friendly people, with a deep bond to nature. While a generally uneducated people, they are some of the wisest in the ways of their woodland homes, of which they see themselves as the guardians. They live in matriarchal societies, with the mares running the tribes and cultivating food, while the stallions usually serve as hunters and guards. They are generally distrustful of humans, but are quite friendly with most elves.

Art by Ravnesten

Restricted (level adjusted) races can automatically be rolled on HM accounts in creation. Other un-rollable combinations (atypical alignments or classes for a race) will need to be requested via the avatarmail command, and are usually likewise restricted to HMs and those players with a prior standard of good roleplay. Please be patient – depending if the request is unusual, it may involve some discussion before it is approved or denied, so these applications usually take until the following weekend or so to process. In such submissions, please include a description of your character’s personality and general attitude, as well as at least a moderate summary of their history – it does not need to be a full background, but we must know what has shaped your character, and what their current attitudes and nuances are, in order to approve or deny the request.

Useful MUD helpfiles: centaur, request characters.

Resources:
Races of Faerun (3.5e sourcebook)
Racial notes (4e)

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