Armour Class: 3 (base 8)
Hit Dice: 3+3*** (M)
Move: 120' (40')
Attacks: 1 weapon or spell
Damage: by weapon +1 or spell
No. Appearing: 1 (1-6)
Save As: Fighter 3
Treasure Type: V (G)
XP Value: 125
Monster Type: Humaniod (Very Rare)
Aasimar are creatures that can't
quite be called mortal. In their veins flows the blood of both mortals and Immortals.
Aasimar are beautiful creatures, with calm, serene features and an inner radiance that
shines from their faces. They've got long manes of white-gold hair and bright, piercing
eyes that seem to look right though a person. It's easy to mistake an aasimar for a human
of unnatural purity, a half-elf, or even an elf. Aasimar tend to be noble, honest, and
courageous, but a person shouldn't always assume an aasimar means him well; there are a
few cross-traders and mercenaries among the aasimar, despite their noble birth. There are
other types of aasimar that are related to gnomes, dwarves and halflings, but these are
Aasimar are scattered throughout the
Multiverse, but naturally avoid prolonged stays on any of the Entropic Planes. They
usually dress to fit in with the population around them, so an aasimar living among the
elven folk dresses like an elf and assumes many of his hosts' mannerisms. Where an
aasimar's moved to great emotion, his heritage shines through his face like sunlight
through clouds. There aren't many evil creatures who can look an angry aasimar in the eye.
Aasimar are upright and fair
warriors with deep reserves of strength and faith (17 strength and 13 wisdom).
Unfortunately, their mixed blood makes them somewhat frail (8 constitution). It's real
hard to sneak up on an aasimar; they've got senses like a cat's it seems. All aasirnar
have infravision to a range of 60' and are normally surprised only on a 1 due to their
unnatural hearing and alertness. Aasimar suffer only half damage from fire and cold, and
gain a +2 to saving throws versus any kind of mental influencing effect. Due to their
immortal bloodline they enjoy a weak Anti- magic rating of 10%. They have the standard
abilities of the mortal race they are spawned from as well.
The typical aasimar is a warrior.
Most aasimar favour well-made heavy armour such as plate mail, banded mail or suit armour.
They're likely to wear beautifully decorated suits, emblazoned with their coats-of-arms or
other such finery; an aasimar likes to stand tall and proud, and doesn't care who knows
it. Because aasimar seem to pick a lot of scraps with powerful evil creatures, they are
fond of large weapons that take advantage of their natural strength. An aasimar'll rarely
be seen with an assassin's weapon like a hand crossbow or poisoned dagger; they like big
two-handed swords, halberds, and maces, and mighty long bows.
About 25% of all aasimar are clerics
of 3rd-level. About 10% more are mages of 3rd to 7th level. Aasimar mages do not gain the
10% Anti-magic rating of the race.
As noted above, aasimar prefer to
blend in with their neighbours and form no independent societies. They tend to be great
travellers and wanderers and can pass without notice in most places. Some aasimar set
themselves up as traders and merchants; these do a good business since everyone feels
they're trustworthy. Aasimar's expertise at fitting in with their settings makes them
model citizens. They are upright and honest in their dealings, live clean and moral lives,
and aren't afraid to stand up for what's right. They've got an uncanny ability to ferret
out underhanded schemes and put a stop to them.