Chaos Brutes

Orc’ hair is usually black. They have pig-like faces and reddish eyes. Orcs prefer wearing vivid colors that many humans would consider unpleasant, such as blood red, mustard yellow, yellow-green, and deep purple. Their equipment is dirty and unkempt. An adult male orc is a little over 6 feet tall and females are slightly smaller. Orcs are primarily subterranean, but they are also nocturnal and … Continue reading Chaos Brutes

Alignment

Alignments are not elective philosophies, that if you fail to choose you inherit “neutral/selfish”. They are Faiths. They determine the values you hold in life, what you believe the role of mankind is upon the world, and they very much are directly relevant to what happens when you die. If you stray too far from your Alignment, the Labyrinth Lord will not assign a new Alignment. You will be ostracized by those of your current Alignment, those with the ability to detect Alignment will be able to tell that you have lapsed, and those of opposing Alignments will target you for conversion (or sacrifice, as it happens). Continue reading Alignment

Language and Literacy

The common tongue is also known as Parsik, the language of the Sasanian dynasty of the Holy Empire, and is “common” to the far flung extents of the Holy Empire and its trading partners before it fell.
The Fair Folk of Albion (generally recognized as the Elves, Half-Elven, Halfling and Western Dwarf peoples) share a language, with regional variations, known as Gaelic. The human and near-human tribes native to the Isle of Man speak a derivation of the language known as Manx. This was formally supplanted by the common tongue as the far western borders of the Holy Empire encompassed Albion, although there are still isolated pockets of its use. Continue reading Language and Literacy

Alchemists

In ancient Mesopotamian myth, it was believed that the gods created humankind to cultivate the soil and make sure that the gods – by means of sacrifice – would receive their meals. However, the first people did not really understand how to perform the tasks they were supposed to perform, and therefore, the gods sent the ApkallÅ«, the seven sages, as teachers. These creatures came to the human world from the sea. Continue reading Alchemists

Elves

Elves are moderately to significantly taller then Men, typically in the six and a half to seven and a half feet tall range, with corresponding weights (180-225 pounds). They are limited to a maximum level of 10 in the Elf class (which combines the advantages of Fighters with the Druid spell list). At any point after their 100th year, Elves may dual-class into Magic User: unlike their use of Druid spells (which are not limited by weapons or armor worn), Magic User spells may not be cast while wearing any armor. Continue reading Elves