Aasimar

Aasimar are PHB2 Devas without the reincarnation.

Aasimar are the planetouched descendants of a human and angelic or good outsider parents.

Description

Aasimar often look very human with minor indicators of their unusual ancestry. These differences can span a wide range, but most often are exemplified by an unearthly beauty, hair that shines like metal, strange eye color, or even glowing golden halos. This heritage can remain hidden for generations and unexpectedly appear in the offspring of two seemingly human parents.

Aasimar also tend to have strong, confident personalities, with minds that are not easily shaken by doubt or misdirection. They are often quite insightful and perceptive, able to formulate coherent and persuasive arguments with little effort.

Habitat & Society

Aasimar are often treated by many humans as living miracles. This tends to result in them being outcasts among their peers during their formative years and being given a significant amount of strange attention from the superstitious looking to receive a blessing from the descendant of an angel. They are not all good, but certainly tend in that direction. Because of their reputation for being generally good creatures, they are sometimes targeted for killing or capture by evil beings, such as black dragons.

Etymology of Aasimar

The word aasimar in the Common language derives from a combination of the Celestial terms "aasu" meaning "new", and "imarr" meaning "birth". Interestingly, both words in Celestial are derived from the Draconic language.

Aasimar on Golarion

While they have existed on Golarion for thousands of years, there has been a recent increase in aasimar births. This thought to be linked to the increased numbers of tieflings born in the Hell-influenced nation of Cheliax in the last century.

Aasimar are more common in settlements which have a larger proportion of natives of the Great Beyond, such as the city of Katapesh in Garund.

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