User:Rithaniel/Denizen of Shadow (3.5e Race)

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Denizens of Shadow[edit]

The room seemed to grow dark as the being walked forward, each footfall resounding like a drop of venom within my mind. A smirk played across its dark face, and a peal of terrible laughter rang out.
—journal of Geth Harold, traveling writer.

The unforgiving eyes in the deepest shadows, the poisonous barbed tongues that whisper in your ear.


A denizen of shadow is what would be called evil in the eyes of most people. They have no problem with killing other creatures, they work to progress themselves and only themselves, and they never think twice about betraying someone else when doing so grants the denizen power. A denizen of shadow is also very persuasive. Every word that leaves their lips caresses any ear that hears it.

Physical Description[edit]

Denizens of shadow stand 5' 6" tall and weigh anywhere from 90 lbs to 160 lbs. They can be likened to humans except for the fact that their skin is always pitch black, as though they were eternally standing in darkness. Their hair never grows longer than their chin, and is always straight and midnight black. A denizen of shadow's eyes are the only light things on their body. They appear as vibrant versions of human eyes, the irises always a bright green, blue, or red.


Denizens of shadow get along phenomenally with other beings. This is the way denizens of shadow like it, since they can easily pull strings and manipulate other beings. They are usually clever enough to do so in a way that the other being is none the wiser.


A denizen of shadow is always evil, no matter what.


Denizens of shadow tend to make their home in densely populated areas, that way they have access to several possible connections to collect. Denizens of shadow originally came from the Negative Energy Plane.


A denizen of shadow will not usually follow a religion unless doing so is the only way to accomplish their goals, because following a religion includes admitting to yourself that there is something greater than you, which conflicts with almost every point of the denizen mentality.


Denizens of shadow learn the languages that they will benefit from the most.


Should two denizens of shadow have a child, it is always up to the mother to name it, considering the father is rarely there. That being said, the name given them is not guaranteed to be the name they use throughout their lives, that is entirely up to them.

Racial Traits[edit]

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Denizen of Shadow Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
45 years +4d6 +6d6 +8d6
Table: Denizen of Shadow Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
120 years 250 years 400 years +2d% years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +2 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Denizen of Shadow Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 5' 4" +d6" 90 lb. × (d6) lb.
Female 5' 4" +d6" 80 lb. × (d6) lb.

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