D&D 3e (3.0/3.5) Rules
Abanasinian Centaurs are a slightly smaller breed of centaur that have adapted to lives in the Abanasinian lands. Their skin ranges from gold to brown, and they tend to braid, tie back, or shave portions of their thick black hair.
Origins: Legends say the Abanasinian Centaurs are as old as the land, although other races have tales of their origins. If the Abanasinian Centaurs came from somewhere besides the plains and steppes they now inhabit, it was long before recorded history.
Relations: Abanasinian Centaurs enjoy the company of Abanasinian horsemen, as well as wilderness-dwelling elves. They tend to have ties with all migratory peoples or hunter-gatherers in their environments, as well as non-aggression pacts with most local raiders (which may include goblins or gnolls).
Alignment: Tending towards Chaotic alignments, Abanasinian Centaurs are good and neutral in equal numbers, with some evil among those who truck with the Goblins, Ogres, or less scrupulous human tribes.
Abanasinian Centaur Lands: Abanasinian Centaurs range through the plains, steppes, and desert lands, moving constantly and exploring new hunting grounds. They are one of the few races that can thrive in a desert climate.
Religion: At first glance, Abanasinian Centaurs appear to place little importance on religion. This life, this world, is considered primary, and while all things are sacred, one need not bow down and worship a tree-or anything else. However, respect for all things in nature, living and unliving, is intrinsic to their culture, thus worship of Chislev is to be expected. Pragmatic as they are, the Abanasinian Centaurs consider religion to be a vital element of their survival, as their closeness to nature gives them an understanding of the ecosystem and their place in it. Most actually offer a silent prayer to every animal they meet.
Language: Abanasinian Centaurs speak Common.
Names: There are three names given to every Abanasinian Centaur: birth name, tribal name, and paternal name. Birth names tend to be poetic, and focus on nature imagery. Tribal names tend to be based on the local human tongues, and always include the prefix "ak-", meaning "born." Paternal names are simply "son of" or "daughter of" the father's birth name. An example is "Brightwind ak-Samhkar, daughter of Stonetoe."
Abanasinian Centaur Racial Traits
Height: 68" + 4d6
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