RETCON NOTE: This post is a revision of "Half-Elves of Monvesia," and replaces part of "Goblinoids of Prace." "Other Races in Monvesia?" and "Languages of Monvesia" have also been revised as a result of this post.
Language Analog: By human region (see "Humans of Raviq and Prace")
Inspiration: Accident; "But I wanna play a haaalf-eeelf!"; Eberron races
Tainted Counterparts: None. All Otherworldly human races are immune to the Taint
Temperamental Association: By human region (see "Humans of Monvesia, Part One"); no one otherworldly human is particular to any specific human culture.
For starting Alignment Points, follow the standard rules for humans; and add 1 AP im each temperament associated with the race's transitive plane.Names: By human region (see "Humans of Raviq and Prace"
Among the positive side-effect of these transformations is that the human becomes immune to the Taint, like elves. Similarly, their process to obtaining immortality is more commonly called transcendence (not ascension).
An otherworldly human may mate with a mundane or otherworldly human, and produce a child with either. This child will be an ordinary human. Genasi will only be born two human and/or genasi parents--not otherworldly humans.
|Half-elf, half-orc, and dhampir.|
Aasimar of the EmpyreanTemperamental Associations: Altruism, Idealism, Vitalism
Languages: local Common, Celestial
The aasimar are humans who have become bound to the Empyrean, the ethereal fire above. The process of doing so is similar to the elfish Crossing rite: The human must seek out a natural portal to the Empyrean, and a spell most be cast to ethereally project into that plane. Once in the Empyrean, the human must verbally petition the Virtues to become a champion of their ideals--either as a protector to defend the weak an innocent, or else as a scourge to hunt the corrupted and evil. If he human is found worthy, the human is transformed into an aasimar.
Aasimar traits can be found in Volo's Guide to Monsters. Either the Protector or the Scourge sub-race may be chosen.
With DM approval, the Fallen Aasimar may be available--but only through a fall from grace, and not via initial transfiguration.
Changelings of InfinityTemperamental Associations: Altruism, Dynamism, Materialism
Changeling traits can be found in the Eberron: Rising from the Last War.
Dhampirs of the AbyssTemperamental Associations: Materialism, Nihilism, Vitalism
Languages: local Common, Uncanny
At least two variations on the rite exist, resulting in dhampirs which somewhat different abilities: progenitors that create undead thralls, and lifedrinkers that are invigorated when they drink blood.
Dhampir traits are as presented for vampires in Plane Shift (monster statistics can be found in the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica); progenitors are the Zendikar subrace, and lifedrinker are the Ixalan subrace.
Half-Elves of FaerieTemperamental Associations: Altruism, Materialism, Vitalism
Languages: local Common, Canny [Sylvan]
Okay, I get it. Half elves are popular. I fight against them, but players come back with good arguments. If this is going to be a thing, I need them to be Monvesia appropriate.
I will reiterate: It is my opinion that the genetic difference between the humans and elves of this world make them incompatible for the sake of producing offspring. Sure the necessary anatomy is there to try, but breeding will never be successful. The same is true of orcs (see half-orcs, below).
Those that choose half-elf must also pledge to serve one of the archfey courts. Service to a faerie court does not require much effort; most often, a half-elf is merely expected to defend the elves of ones court among humans. Once the choice is made, the ceremony is complete. The former human is returned to the Mortal Realm as a half-elf.
Half-elf traits are as presented in the Player's Handbook.
With DM approval, the options made available to half-elves in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide may also be available--with particular variant traits connected to different courts.
Half-Orcs of LimboTemperamental Associations: Dynamism, Idealism, Nihilism
Languages: local Common, Aberrant
Humans and goliaths fled Desolation in part to escape the Taint--but the half-tainted were not abandoned. It was from these that the Taint spread to the Forest of Vines and later to Monvesia. Humans continue to prove resilient to the Taint--some even testing their mettle in order to become half-orcs.
Half-orc traits are as presented in the Player's Handbook.
Kalashtar of the DreamingTemperamental Associations: Altruism, Dynamism, Idealism
Kalashtar traits can be found in the Wayfarer's Guide to Eberron.
Tieflings of the InfernoTemperamental Associations: Idealism, Nihilism, Vitalism
Languages: local Common, Fiendish [Abyssal, Infernal]
Tiefling traits are as presented in the Player's Handbook.
With DM approval, the options made available to tieflings in the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide or Mordenkinen'd Tome of Foes may also be available--with particular variant traits connected to the human's personality.
... of Eternity
Temperamental Associations: Dynamism, Materialism, Nihilism
Otherworldly humans connected to Eternity have yet to be determined. Instead of forcing a selection to fit this niche, I am reserving this space until I have a race that fits comfortably. Renaming the transitive plane Eternity may give a hint at the role of such a race.
In the past, I have mentioned that warforged are a mortal race that could connect to this plane--but this is no a human-like, half-human, or human-descended race (instead, they fill an "otherworldly race" niche tied to the functional planes like elves, neshu, and spirit folk).Edited Nov 13/14, 2019.