Ariane Racial Traits
+2 Int, +2 Wis, +2 Cha
Base speed is 30.
Low-light Vision: can see twice as far as a human in conditions of poor illumination.
+2 racial bonus to any perception checks
Immunity to Enchantment spells or effects
Ariane may cast Commune with Nature
once per day.
Automatic Languages: Elder Tongue, Talisan
Favored Class: Psionic
Ariane are strange mystics, one of the oldest races on Talislanta. While most keep to themselves, others wander the land in a constant quest for knowledge.
Personality: All Ariane are joined in spirit as practitioners of Trans-Ascendancy. On the surface, they seem distant, devoid of emotion, and introspective. In reality, they observe the world at a much deeper level that most, realizing insights that others typically miss. They dislike violence, believing in the right of all things to exist in peace; however, they are not adverse to the use of force to defend themselves or others when necessary.
Physical Description: Ariane typically stand 5 ½ to 6 feet in height and weigh 1120-180 pounds. They have onyx-black skin, long snowy-white hair, and grey eyes flecked with sparkling silvery motes. Tall and slender of build, they exhibit both grace and serenity.
Relations: Ariane hold themselves apart from the other races, treating all with distant courtesy. They have turned back several attempts by the Ice Giants to invade their lands and repel Ur incursions without mercy.
Alignment: typically lawful neutral, some good.
Ariane Lands: Ariane live in the Maze-City of Altan deep inside the forests of Tamaranth
Religion: The Ariane are mystics and philosophers. Trans-Ascendancy is concerned with the endless cycle of existence; everything that was will be again in some form and fate and destiny are the twin hands that guide all existence.
Language: The Ariane’s own language is known as the Elder tongue.
Adventurers: While most Ariane are content to spend their days in Altan pondering the deeper mysteries of Trans-Ascendancy, the Druas (or Seekers) are Ariane who have chosen to leave Altan to explore the world. They record their experiences into mystical orbs known as tamars and return home periodically to share what they have learned with their fellows. Most Ariane are psionicists, druids, or a combination of the two.
Roleplaying Notes: everything that exists is part of the cycle of life as are you. As a student of Trans-Ascendancy, it is your responsibility to be aware of the cycle and respect it. All things have a right to exist and it is not for you to interrupt any creature’s life cycle unless the need is overwhelming. Always act to cause the most minimal disruption in the cycle as possible. Always seek the point of least resistance and strike where your foe is weakest.
Always remember that your people have a great destiny which is still unfulfilled. While the exact nature of that destiny is known only to the oldest and wisest of your kind, you know enough to know that a great challenge lies ahead of your people, and it is up to you to prepare yourself to meet it. As a Druas, you do this by wandering the land, learning, watching, and waiting. When the occasion calls for it, you take action as required to maintain the cycle. There is great evil in the world and you must learn how best to confront it.