Melahverfian
Melahverfian
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(Creature)
CR: By Class
Type: Humanoid (Human)
Environment: Melahverfi
Alignment: Lawful Evil

Appearance

Melahverfians are the descendents of Anvari refugees whose blood mixed with that of pale-skinned Vilkur raider merchants from the northern lands. As a result, they tend as a people toward dark hair, dark eyes, and pale skin—skin lighter than that of their duskier Alerian cousins. Red hair is often seen as evidence of strong ties to diabolic influence, which can be a boon or a curse depending on one’s actual affiliation. Melahverfians have sharp features— narrow jaws; strong noses; and thin, arched eyebrows.

History

See Melahverfi.

Culture

Melahverfian are primarily hailing from the proud and devil-tainted Melahverfian City State and lands that once fell under its banner. Their sharp features, dark hair, and light skin betray their twin heritages.

Melahverfians are strong-willed, confident, and organized in thought and deed. They love learning of any sort, whether practical or theoretical, and are able to easily adapt lessons from one field of study into another. They feel no shame in adopting the best attributes of another culture and transforming them into new, uniquely Melahverfian practices. For while they are proud of their heritage, they are even more proud of their ability to adjust to and dominate changing circumstances, which allows them to persevere even when others have given up a cause as hopeless.

Melahverfians, whether native to their country, expatriates, or born and raised abroad, believe that they should project an aura of success whenever possible. Their people have been favored by fate for so long that they believe anything less than rich clothing and intricate weaponry is unworthy of them. Their homes are luxurious without being decadent, and they like to show off their wealth whenever possible, though they are willing to wear plain clothes and bear more basic arms when necessity demands it.

Melahverfians believe in strength, honor, nobility, and success. They believe in keeping their word and honoring oaths and contracts, though they are more dedicated to the letter of the law than to the spirit, and if they feel they have been disadvantaged by giving their word, they find a way to satisfy the bare minimum required by the exact wording of their promise and then proclaim that they have honored their end of the bargain. Because of this, people tend not to trust Melahverfians any further than a contract dictates, and even among themselves, Melahverfians haggle over minor details of promises and oaths.

Melahverfians value organization and firm leadership. They believe strongly in their communities and countries, no matter where they are in the world, and while they have no compunctions about allowing others to join them, those newcomers must recognize and defer to the Melahverfians’ innate superiority. People who help build a community and its reputation are heroes, while those who work against the community’s goals quickly find themselves shunned or driven out.

Traits

Glib Barrister: You grew up within a bureaucratic system where law reigns supreme; however, that has never stopped you from creating loopholes in ironclad contracts. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Linguistics checks to create forgeries.

Infernal Influence: Your family boasts secret diabolical ties that may go back much further and much deeper. You gain fire resistance 1 and a +1 trait bonus on Fortitude saves against poison.

Ingratiating: Someone close to you was removed from her position and replaced after losing the government’s favor, and you had to quickly prove your loyalty to her replacement or face your own disgrace. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks when interacting with people in positions of authority over you.

Masterful Demeanor: As a proud Melahverfian, you are confident that members of other, inferior races will obey you, and quickly. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Intimidate checks against members of non-human humanoid races.

Obsessed with Success: A Melahverfian without a visible degree of success is marked as pathetic, and so you grew up careful not to let failure stick. Once per day, when you re-attempt a skill check you have previously failed within the last minute, you can add a +4 trait bonus to that check.

Operatic: You grew up in wonder of Melahverfian theater, and spent countless hours in the opera houses across Melahverfi and even more time perfecting your voice. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Perform (sing) checks.

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Gender Height Weight
Male 4'10 - 6'6 130 -230 lbs.
Female 4'5 - 6'1 95 -185 lbs.
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