Minotaurs of Shadowgate
Alignment: any non-good except TN
Classes allowed: fighter, cleric, thief, ranger, barbarian
Normal adventuring starting age: 15-18
Average life span: 80
Stat adjustments: +4 strength, +2 constitution, -2 intelligence, -2 charisma
Skill bonuses: +2 perception, +2 endurance
Misc bonuses: +2 natural armor
Level adjustment: 2
Commonly found: Phaederia and Lirremar (Tsarven empire), the Wildlands
Minotaurs are giant muscular humanoids with fur-covered bodies and bull-like heads, cloven hooves instead of feet, and a tail. With the first of their species being the result of a powerful curse on a group of men, it was once believed that all minotaurs were male, but females have been encountered over the years to disprove this theory. Their fur is usually black, brown, red or white, and their eyes are most commonly black or dark yellow.
Minotaurs are strong and fiercely territorial, preferring maze-like lairs and caverns that they nagivate with ease due to their instinctive direction sense. Known to be cannibalistic and feed off the flesh of other sentient beings, they will often lure their prey into such mazes to hunt. They are naturally cunning, though not particularly intelligent, and usually travel alone due to their antisocial and vicious nature. They are chased from any civilised place, and most sentient species fear such powerful beasts. In combat, they prefer brute force and martial prowess, which is usually enough to contend with all but the greatest of opponents.
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.