The after affects of Abyssal unbalance
A Guide to Racism
Your race will often affect how you treat Aasimars and Tieflings.
Dwarves often look down on Aasimars, they find them too be pretty and frail, similar to how they feel about Elves. Although they feel the Aasimar aren’t worthy of proper resepct they do not persecute and hate them the way they hate Goblins and Orcs. They often view Tieflings as strong beings to be treated with the same respect they give to each other. They respect the Tieflings strength and their ability to do manual labor and battle.
Elves often dismiss the Aasimar as unsophisticated as they rely on their natural charm too much. This belief does not keep the Elves from associating with the Aasimar however and in general most Elves will give an Aasimar the chance to prove itself. Elves, being as long lived as they are, many remember the The Battle for the Abyss from long ago. This long memory skews their opinion of the Tieflings, who are directly descended from the Devils and Demons who ransacked the Material Plane. They are often rude to Tieflings and wish not to associate with them.
Gnomes find the Aasimar very interesting and are fascinated by their celestial heritage, however when it comes to Tieflings Gnomes could care less, making simple attempts to reach out to them as they do with other races.
Humans their opinions vary too greatly to be assumed here, rather it depends upon where they lived and what they do for a living.
Half-Elves who live among humans often get along well with Aasimar as they both share a not quite human aspect while stuck in a human civilization. Half-Elves often attempt to get along with Tieflings as well knowing that they are persecuted by others for their heritage, having suffered that themselves to a lesser extent they pity the Tieflings and try to befriend them.
Tieflings face a significant amount of prejudice from most other races, who view them as fiend-spawn, seeds of evil, monsters, and lingering curses placed upon the world. Far too often, civilized races shun or marginalize them, while more monstrous ones simply fear and reject them unless forced or cowed into acceptance. But half-elves, half-orcs, fetchlings and—most oddly—aasimars tend to view them as kindred spirits who are too often rejected or who don’t fit into most societies by virtue of their birth. The widespread assumption that tieflings are innately evil—ill-founded though it may be—prevents many from easily fitting into most cultures on the Material Plane except in exceedingly cosmopolitan or planar-influenced nations.
Aasimars are most common and most comfortable in human communities. This is especially true of those whose lineage is more distant and who bear only faint marks of their heavenly ancestry. It is unclear why the touch of the celestial is felt so much more strongly in humanity than other races, though it may be that humanity’s inherent adaptability and affinity for change is responsible for the evolution of aasimars as a distinct race. Perhaps the endemic racial traits of other races are too deeply bred, too strongly present, and too resistant to change. Whatever dalliances other races may have had with the denizens of the upper planes, the progeny of such couplings are vanishingly rare and have never bred true. However, even if they generally tend toward human societies, aasimars can become comfortable in virtually any environment. They have an easy social grace and are disarmingly personable. They get on well with half-elves, who share a similar not-quite-human marginal status, though their relations are often less cordial with half-orcs, who have no patience for aasimars’ overly pretty words and faces. Elven courtiers sometimes dismiss aasimars as unsophisticated, and criticize them for relying on natural charm to overcome faux pas. Perhaps of all the known races, gnomes find aasimars most fascinating, and have an intense appreciation for their varied appearances as well as the mystique surrounding their celestial heritage.
YOU CAN BE ANY RACE YOU WANT, JUST BE SURE TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BIO HOW YOUR CHARACTER FEELS ABOUT TIEFLINGS AND AASIMAR,FURTHERMORE YOU CAN BE ONE OF THESE RACES AND HAVE YOUR FEELINGS DIFFER FROM THE ABOVE, THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES, YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT AS LONG AS IT’S JUSTIFIED IN YOUR CS.
The location you choose to be from may or may not affect your views on the other races.
The Frozen North A desolate frozen tundra in the northern portion of the map. Despite the hard living conditions it reasonably well populated. The Frozen North was largely isolated from the events long ago, most humanoids here have not seen a Tiefling or Aasimar, they have however heard the legends, and as many people do, they believed in the legends. The peoples of the Frozen North instinctively hate the Tieflings because they represent the destructive forces from their stories. However they LOVE the Aasmimar, for they represent the Material Plane’s Celestial saviors.
The Forest There is a forest on the eastern part of the map, it is inhabited mostly by elves and other long lived races. They view the world in a different way than the other races, although they remember The Battle for the Abyss, they don’t seem to care much for the end results as they were ultimately unaffected, being so far from the location of the battle. They treat the Aasimar and Tieflings the with the same suspicions they do all peoples, judging by the character of the person, and not their race.
The Desolate Western Desert Once the location of the great battle, much of the area was destroyed by the battle, and is scarcely populated. The beings that reside here have strong feelings as a result. The area is inhabited by mostly humans and Aasimars, with the occasional Tiefling. They often see the Tieflings as the cause of all their hardships, judging them harshly and often forcing them into slave labor should they choose to stick around. They tend to view the Aasimar as Godly beings to be revered. They are given prestigious positions such as village leader, or mayor and often are turned for advice by the “lesser” beings of the region. The Aasimar here dislike the Tieflings as much as the other beings here, because if they didn’t they would not receive the perks of being the “Saviors of the Plane”.
The Skarpur Mountains A sharp jagged mountain range in the western part of the map which is home to many Dwarves. The Dwarves here are cautious of most outsiders, but welcome Tieflings with open arms. Many Tieflings that are persecuted elsewhere make their home here among the Dwarves. The Tieflings here integrate seamlessly into Dwarven society and are treated as equals. Because the Tieflings here were either persecuted or are descended from persecuted Tieflings, they often have a negative outlook on other races, specifically the Aasimar, because the cultures of the two races are so intertwined the Dwarves here also dislike the Aasimar and you will be hard-pressed to find one in this region. Most other races are treated with caution but not anger and the person is judged on who they are not their, with the only exception being the Aasimar.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CREATE YOUR OWN REGION IF YOU DON’T SEE ONE YOU WISH TO BE FROM, JUST SEND ME THE NAME OF THE REGION, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF IT AND THE POPULACE’S BELIEFS ABOUT THE AASIMAR AND TIEFLINGS.
Some classes may be predisposed to certain beliefs and ideals
Barbarian’s often favor Tieflings to Aasimars because of the Tieflings Strength.
Clerics, due to their Alignment almost always being good, often favor Aasimars to Tieflings as they view Tieflings as representative of their fiendish heritage.
Bards often are welcoming of most peoples, including both Tieflings and Aasimars. Aasimars often make good Bards.
Druids often judge people based on how the treat nature itself. As such Druids from the Desolate Western Desert are often prejudiced against Tieflings. However Druids from other regions don’t seem to care much and judge based on the person. Tieflings make surprisingly good Druids.
Monks have no predisposition to either race.
Fighters do not dislike either race, however they have more respect for Tieflings because of their excellence in battle.
Paladins that have not encountered Tieflings before will treat them with great prejudice because they represent evil. However Tieflings and Aasimar are both well suited to being Paladins, and most Paladins who have met Tieflings know to judge them based on personal merit rather than race.
Rangers have no predisposition to either race.
Rogues have no predisposition to either race. Tieflings make excellent Rogues
Sorcerers care not for the race of others. Aasimars make good Sorcerers, Tieflings make excellent Sorcerers of the Infernal Bloodline.
Wizards tend not to dwell on the race of others. Tieflings are skilled Wizards.
Alchemists don’t care much for the race of others, caring too much for their studies. Tieflings are skilled bomb makers and thus good Alchemists.
An Inquisitor’s opinion of Tieflings and Aasimars often depends upon their code of conduct. An Inquisitor judges other based upon their God’s beliefs and often judge the Aasimar and Tieflings by these guidelines.
Magi spend their formative years traveling the world and thus their views on others are not formed based on the prejudice of their region or race but rather on what they learn in their travels.
An Oracle generally has no opinion but their curse or mystery might affect their opinions of the Tieflings and Aasimar. Aasimars often make good Oracles.
The consumed curse stems from the Daemons from Abbadon and thus they often are fearful but respectful of Tieflings. Their opinion of Aasimar is unchanged.
The heavens mystery often leaves an Oracle fascinated by the Aasimar, but their beliefs regarding Tieflings remain unchanged.
The nature mystery often leaves the Oracle choosing it’s opinion based on how people treat nature much like a Druid.
The outer rifts mystery causes an Oracle to befriend most Tieflings or at least give them the benefit of the doubt before judging them. They are often wary of Aasimars because of their angelic appearance.
Summoner’s do not care either way for or against either race. Both Tieflings and Aasimar are well suited to being Summoners.
Witches care not for others, and this extends to both races in question. Tieflings make good Witches.
Antipaladins being evil often are drawn to Tieflings and willingly associate with them at least until they determine if they are evil or not.
Ninja’s treat all with a general weariness, taking their time to get to know someone before trusting them, and thus judge people based on merit and not their race.
Samurai are often honor bound and as such they do not judge others without reason.
I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF HOW ALL CLASSES MIGHT AFFECT ONE’S OPINION OF TIEFLINGS AND AASIMAR, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO VARY THIS OPINION IS YOUR CHOICE AND YOU ARE NOT BOUND TO WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN HERE.