THe Yuan-ti

Of Shadowgate

Yuan-ti of Shadowgate

Alignment: any non-good except TN
Classes allowed: fighter, cleric, thief, mage, ranger, barbarian, sorcerer, psion
Normal adventuring starting age: 16-19
Average life span: 110
Stat adjustments: +2 dexterity, +2 intelligence, +2 wisdom, -2 charisma
Skill bonuses: +2 perception
Misc bonuses: 10MR
Daily spells: viper form at will, charm monster x1, fear x1, darkness x1, entangle x1
Level adjustment: 3
Commonly found: Yntala forest, small areas of Lirremar and Djyaristan (Tsarven empire)

Yuan-ti are an ancient species, proud descendents of interbreeding between humans and the long-lost saurian creator race. Due to their long (and relatively unsuccessful) history of attempts at taking over human kingdoms, and the resulting hostilities between the two races, they tend to keep their lairs secret. In modern times yuan-ti have learned that subtlety is more successful than the direct approach, and so they still continue their attempts at the subjugation of humankind, but by infiltration and stealth.

Yuan-ti are arrogant by nature, believing their race to be superior to all others, and that it is only a matter of time before the realm is theirs, much as they are taught that it once belonged to their saurian forebears. They use this belief to justify all kinds of evil – they simply want back what they see as rightfully theirs.

Only pureblood yuan-ti are commonly encountered, given their close appearance to humans. They appear much as normal humans do, but with subtle reptilian features (such as snake eyes, forked tongues, pointed teeth, or patches of scaled skin. They are the servants of the yuan-ti half-bloods and abominations, the leaders of their society, whose serpentine features are far more pronounced.

Note: all player yuan-ti characters in this setting are pureblood only.

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: yuan-ti, request characters.

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

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