"We once lit the heavens with fire and lightning; our divine energies radiating as we flew into battle. Unfortunatly that was long ago; before a curse fell upon our race."
Graceful, regal, and noble, aasimars are the distant descendants of a coupling between a human and a good-aligned outsider. While nowhere near as powerful as their celestial forebears, aasimars still retain a touch of the divine in their blood and wear it with pride. Devoted champions of good, aasimars spend their days fighting evil in whatever form it takes.
In a world of violence, injustice, and evil, aasimars are on the front lines, lending their abilities where needed. Some try to stave off evil by teaching and leading by example in the fight against ignorance, prejudice, and greed. Others present an aloof and lofty demeanor, an intimidating aura that, while noble, keeps people from trying to get too close. Among good people, aasimars are held in high opinion as a standard by which all should live, while those of an evil nature view aasimars as self-righteous and dangerously moralistic.
Aasimar share certain racial traits as a result of their celestial descent.
From a distance, aasimars appear as standard humans. Up close, their celestial bloodlines shines through in their tall stature and attractive features. Some bear a minor physical trait that highlights their celestial nature, such as silver or golden hair, metallic eyes, or a rich melodic voice. Humanoids find aasimars aesthetically pleasing and watch them with admiration.
Aasimars practically radiate good will and positive attitude. Most aasimars are kind, pleasant and apporachable. However, some project a crusading zeal and sense of purpose that can be daunting and unapproachable—hearkening to the vengeful, judgmental aspect of their celestial ancestor. Few aasimars crave the limelight, and they shun positions of authority, except in instances where they can lead by example.
Aasimars maintain excellent relations with beings of good alignment. They are found primarily among humans, but they also associate with elves, dwarves, and good-aligned humanoids. They are extremely stern and disapproving toward evil beings of all kind and do not willingly deal with orcs, goblins, and other races ntid for their evil alignment. Aasimars are extremly suspicious of half-orcs, but htey can overlook blood or upbringing if an individual proves that he leads a life of good and honor.
Aasimars treat one another with respect and friendship, seeing other aasimars as cousins united in the cause of good. However, if they encounter an aasimar who has fallen to evil, they become frightful to behold in their anger and righteous indignation.
Aasimars are given names appropriate for the area and society in which they were raised. The majority, raised by human parents, bear human names. Some adopt a more celestial-sounding name on reaching adulthood to demonstrate their devotion to their deity and to the cause of good.
Male Celestial Names: Exelar, Henzio, Mortibal, Overmar, Sentalial, Vitarri, Camael, Ecanus, Forfax, Gazardiel, Hael.
Female Celestial Names: Alleraia, Eretri, Irethia, Marethial, Savial, Terim, Cathetal, Dina, Forcae, Gabrielus, Muriel.