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  • 2 ConstruCt Companion

    Races

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    RACES

    ContentsIntroduction ................................................................... 4Part I: Races .................................................................... 6

    Languages in Shadow World .......................................... 6Men in Shadow World ................................................... 7Centaurs .......................................................................... 7

    Horse Centaur ...................................................................... 8Lion Centaur ........................................................................ 9Lizard Centaur ................................................................... 10

    Droloi ............................................................................ 11Dwarves ......................................................................... 12Elves ............................................................................ 15

    Wood Elves ......................................................................... 15Grey Elves ........................................................................... 17High Elves ........................................................................... 18Dyari ................................................................................... 19Erlini ................................................................................... 20Linaeri ................................................................................. 22Loari .................................................................................... 23Shuluri ................................................................................ 24

    Fey ............................................................................ 25Dwelfs ................................................................................. 26Satyrs (Fauns) ..................................................................... 27Tylweth Teg (Peries) .......................................................... 28Lennai ................................................................................. 29

    Garks ............................................................................ 31Gnomes ......................................................................... 32Goblinoids ..................................................................... 34

    Goblins ............................................................................... 34Hobgoblins ......................................................................... 36Kobolds ............................................................................... 37Murlogi ............................................................................... 38

    Gratar ............................................................................ 39Black Gratar ........................................................................ 39Green Gratar ...................................................................... 40Grey Gratar ......................................................................... 41Yellow Gratar ..................................................................... 42

    Half-Elves ...................................................................... 43Eritari .................................................................................. 44Kytaari ............................................................................... 45Punkari ............................................................................... 46Sulini ................................................................................... 47Vorloi .................................................................................. 48

    Halflings ........................................................................ 49Half-Orcs ....................................................................... 51Hirarazhir/Hirazi ......................................................... 53

    Hirarazhir .......................................................................... 53Hirazi .................................................................................. 54

    Idivya ............................................................................ 55Jhordi ............................................................................ 57Men ............................................................................ 58

    Common Men .................................................................... 58High Men ........................................................................... 60Mixed Men ......................................................................... 61Laan .................................................................................... 62Umli .................................................................................... 64

    Mermen ......................................................................... 65Orcs ............................................................................ 67

    Common Orcs ................................................................... 67Greater Orcs ....................................................................... 69Lesser Lugrki .................................................................... 70Greater Lugrki .................................................................. 71

    Quishadi ........................................................................ 72Shuikmar (Sharkmen) .................................................. 73

    Sohleugir (Lizardmen)/Saurkur ................................... 75Sohleugir ............................................................................. 75Saurkur ............................................................................... 77

    Troglodytes/Trogli ........................................................ 78Urlocs ............................................................................ 80Vulfen (Wolfmen) ........................................................ 81

    Part II: Cultures ............................................................ 83A Note on Cities ............................................................ 83Aerial ............................................................................ 84Aquatic .......................................................................... 86Arctic ............................................................................ 89Desert ............................................................................ 91Highland ........................................................................ 95Littoral ........................................................................... 98Mining ......................................................................... 101Plains .......................................................................... 104Rural .......................................................................... 106Subterranean ............................................................... 109Sylvan .......................................................................... 112

    Part III: Creating Characters ..................................... 118Example 1: A Priest of the

    Sun on the Rise ................................................ 118Example2: Ssta the

    Lizardman Pirate .............................................. 121Filling in the Context .................................................. 124

    Index ........................................................................... 125

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  • 4 CONSTRUCT COMPANION

    INTRODUCTION

    INTRODUCTION

    cultural template you choose for your character. Theformer includes aspects of physical appearance such asaverage height and weight, as well as biological traitssuch as average life span. Unusual qualities, such asspecial resistance bonuses or special abilities, also fallunder this description.

    Culture modifiers for each race include racial pre-dispositions such as religious practice, instinctive biasesfor or against other races, preferred professions (if any)and special skills (if any). While these aspects of charactermight seem to fall under discussions