Yuan-ti

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Note: The Yuan-ti race may only be selected by spending a Greater Award!


Description

Yuan-ti purebloods appear human at first glance, with only very subtle snakelike features. A pureblood is about the same height and weight as a human.

The yuan-ti are descended from humans whose bloodlines have been mingled with those of snakes. Their evilness, cunning, and ruthlessness are legendary. Yuan-ti constantly scheme to advance their own dark agendas. They are calculating and suave enough to form alliances with other evil creatures when necessary, but they always put their own interests first. All yuan-ti possess some snakelike features, and many have snake body parts.

Yuan-ti that can pass for humans with suitable clothing, cosmetics, and magic are known as purebloods. These creatures are usually charged with infiltrating humanoid societies and managing covert operations that require direct contact with humanoids. Pureblood travel throughout Faerûn, infiltrating human societies everywhere. Most can easily disguise their snakelike features to pass for humans. Typically, purebloods serve as spies and agents, carrying out the plots of higher-ranking yuan-ti. Some, however, are ambitious enough to make their own plans, and a few even leave their fellow yuan-ti and embrace human society completely. Such purebloods can make enjoyable player characters.

Purebloods are the least intelligent of the yuan-ti, though they still pride themselves on being more intelligent than humans.

Yuan-ti are geniuses and fight as such. They plan elaborate traps and utilize their surroundings superbly in combat, preferring ambushes to direct confrontation. They also prefer ranged attacks and spells to melee. In a mixed group, the least valuable and powerful attack first. This means that the purebloods go before the halfbloods, which go before the abominations. The group leader may order particular members forward before others if that makes for better strategy.


Roleplay tips

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Creating new character on Arelith

Prerequisites:

  • Base Race: Human
  • Alignment restriction: Neutral Evil, Chaotic Evil
  • Requires Greater Award

Abilities

All base race abilities and feats
+2 INT, +2 CHA, +2 DEX
Bluff +6
Bonus Feat: Snake Blooded
Darkvision
Immunity to Poison
Use Poison
Serpentine Polymorph - Via the -polymorph command, a yuan-ti may shift into their viper form, their human form, and their hybrid form. Male yuan-ti will turn use the lizardfolk model, female yuan-ti will use the yuan-ti model. More information can be found using the '-polymorph ?' command.

ECL +3


Notes

  • Starting city: ??