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#1 Finnath

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 02:54 AM

"Aasimar are the descendants of humans and some good outsider, such as a true celestial, a celestial creature, couatl, lillend, or even a servant or avatar of a good deity."

"Tieflings are the distant descendants of a human and some evil outsider such as a demon (usually a marilith or succubus), devil (usually an erinyes, gelugon, or pit fiend), night hag, rakshasha, or even a servant of an evil deity."

-From Races of Faerûn

Also Beshaba and Mask (and others..) have started tieflingbloodlines.

I'm not a guru but still there you go. :)

Note: split from the topic Haer and fatherhood, because I wanted to deal with this question in a separate thread.

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Edited by JPS, 18 July 2005 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2005 - 01:48 PM

This seems to come up every now and then, and since I've already made my decisions and see no reason to keep them secret; here we go. Please excuse the excessive parentheses:

For the purposes of this mod, I have decided that Haer'Dalis father was an elf (an elf living in Sigil, mind you, so he has no knowledge about the elves of Faerûn except for what he's picked up since he arrrived), and his mother a (mostly human) tiefling of unspecified demonic (chaotic, that is) lineage. Haer'Dalis suspects that the demon in question was a succubus, and probably at least four or five generations back. He doesn't particularly care about his heritage.

He grew up in Sigil, his demon blood hasn't caused him a lot of trouble (not because people in Sigil are more tolerant, but because they're too busy discriminating against the tieflings who smell bad, spontaneously burst into flames or go on murderous rampages to care about the ones who look a bit funny). During his stay on the material plane he has chosen to focus on the "exotic creature from another plane" part and keep silent about the "my great-great-grandmother was irredeemably evil" bit.

Edited by JPS, 18 July 2005 - 01:50 PM.

"It is difficult to imagine a gibberling social structure. It can be roughly compared to the social structure of lemmings throwing themselves into the sea, or of a school of pirhana in a feeding frenzy. There is no sense, no organization, and no individuality. Though they clearly have a primitive means of communicating among themselves, they have no discernable language."

#3 Kania Blade

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 08:56 AM

:) Oww... blasted bloody humans :D everywhere, everywhere! Could he have a little bit more pleasant ancestors? His father was an elf, he said that himself, why couldn't his mother be an elven+demonic tiefling? Half-elven? Talking about me - I see humans every day all around. Bo-ring, bo-ring! I wouldn't wish my wonderful bird to be any way close to them... He is SO-O exotic, so sweet, so... elven :borg: ... dark... no planar drow anywhere?

#4 Finnath

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:33 PM

His father was an elf, he said that himself, why couldn't his mother be an elven+demonic tiefling? Half-elven?

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Hald-elf/half-demon+elven father that would make Haer'Dalis a fey'ri not a tiefling. :)

Edited by Finnath, 19 July 2005 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 01:56 PM

:D  Oww... blasted bloody humans  :borg: everywhere, everywhere! Could he have a little bit more pleasant ancestors? His father was an elf, he said that himself, why couldn't his mother be an elven+demonic tiefling? Half-elven? Talking about me - I see humans every day all around. Bo-ring, bo-ring! I wouldn't wish my wonderful bird to be any way close to them... He is SO-O exotic, so sweet, so... elven :bday: ... dark... no planar drow anywhere?

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I'm sure you'll be able to handle it :)

And keep in mind that even though he has human ancestors, tieflings are considered a separate race. One of his grandparents might have been human (or they might not; the human part, just like the demon part, could very well be several generations back), but Haer'Dalis is not.

(and now that you've brought it up: having a main character who thinks that it's the human part that's the Unholy Taint that should not be mentioned would be kind of fun... :band: )
"It is difficult to imagine a gibberling social structure. It can be roughly compared to the social structure of lemmings throwing themselves into the sea, or of a school of pirhana in a feeding frenzy. There is no sense, no organization, and no individuality. Though they clearly have a primitive means of communicating among themselves, they have no discernable language."

#6 Kania Blade

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 01:12 AM

I'm sure you'll be able to handle it :borg:


Sure! As always - I'll just take the released MOD when it is done and change everything I wish in the texts for myself. :band: I hope, we'll get a WeiDu version? (just easier... :bday: ) :beer:
Of course the main translation will be correct, do not worry.

Dammit, Finnath, :D can you just sit still? :) (My "Int" is 10. I've got a head. I eat through it!)



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