The Quori are evil outsiders from the Dal Quor, the Region of Dreams. Forty thousand years ago they succeeded in opening up the gates between Dal Quor and Eberron and nearly overran the world. It was only through the intervention of dragons who provided arcane technologies to the giants of Xen'drik that the plane of Dal Quor was shunted away from its rotation so that it could never again become coterminous with the material plane.
The quori are no longer completely cut off from Eberron. About 1,800 years ago (-802 YK), a rebel group of 67 quori escaped Dal Quor and merged with the bodies of willing human monks of the nation of Adar on the continent of Sarlona, a continent considered to be the cradle of humanity. These quori/human mergings became a true-breeding race known as the Kalashtar.
Three centuries later, other members of the quori who had darker plans began to invade Eberron through the dreams of its people. Finding humans far more susceptible to their powers, the quori assaulted the minds of the peoples of the twelve nations of Sarlona. The quori manipulated the humans to bring about wars, instability, and even directed their breeding, along with that of various other being, in order to craft the perfect vessels to hold their spirits. After another two hundred years they had perfected their breeding methods and powers of psychic manipulation such that they could enter the world through these vessels, despite their home plane's remoteness. Predominantly human, with some elf and fiend ancestry blended in, these so-called "empty vessels" are inhabited and controlled at will by quori hosts. Becoming known as the Inspired, they strive to reopen the portals to Dal Quor under the auspices of an organization known as the Dreaming Dark.
While the Inspired were initially created to provide willing hosts who would temporarily accept the quori spirits, the building of hanbalani altas (ovoid monoliths) seems to have allowed quori to occupy any willing host.
There are different types of quori and different Inspired bred to house them. The known quori types are as
- Tsucora quori - weakest and most numerous quori
- Tsoreva quori - mindblades, enforcers of Dal Quor
- Usvapna quori - inquisitors and assassins
- Du'ulora quori - blackfuries, spirits of rage
- Hashalaq quori - dreamstealers; loremasters and judges
- Kalaraq quori - eyebinders; the nobility of nightmare
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|Civilized Races: Changeling | Drow | Dwarf | Elf | Gnome | Goblin | Half-Elf | Half-Orc | Halfling | Hobgoblin | Human | Kalashtar | Orc | Shifter | Warforged|
|Monstrous Races: Armand | Asherati | Bhuka | Doppelganger | Dragon | Dragonborn | Gnoll | Kobold | Lizardfolk | Medusa | Sahuagin | Shulassakar | Thri-kreen | Yuan-Ti|
|Outsiders: Aasimar | Angel | Archon | Daelkyr | Demon | Devil | Elemental | Genie | Githyanki | Githzerai | Inevitable | Mephit | Quori | Slaad | Tiefling|