Like the eladrin, the humans of Bael Turath took desperate measures to escape the tyranny of the ancient dragonborn dynasties. Unlike the eladrin, however, they chose confrontation over escape. They forged infernal pacts, transformed themselves into tieflings, and gained vast eldritch power. Still, their newfound “gifts” weren’t enough to save the empire from the furious onslaught of the Arkhosian armies. The tieflings who survived were made into slaves. In time, they gained their freedom, but the empire of Bael Turath has fallen into legend. If you play a tiefling, here are some things to bear in mind:
- You accept who and what you are: the heir of an ancient, noble dynasty that did what was necessary to survive.
- Your people are scattered across Iomandra and don’t really have a home to call their own.
- You like having friends, even if some of them doubt your intentions from time to time.
- As a tiefling adventurer, you can seek to learn more about your noble family by exploring the sunken ruins of Bael Turath, restore the empire of Bael Turath to its former glory, bring stability or ruin to the Dragovar dynasty, usurp command of a Sea King’s armada, rule your own island as magistrate, help other tieflings who have lost their way, or repay a debt to a loyal friend.