The yuan-ti emerged from Khunan following the mage-wars that began The Sundering, and unified the region into the nation of Syrkarn. The Inspired led an invasion of the nation, and drove most of the yuan-ti out of Sarlona.
The fleeing yuan-ti were offered sanctuary by the dragons of Argonnessen. The yuan-ti were eventually driven from the continent after a cult of yuan-ti in the city of Io'vakas uncovered forbidden magic. The dragons destroyed the city, and many surviving yuan-ti fled across the sea for Xen'drik.
Appearance & Personality Edit
The yuan-ti are thought to be touched by dark forces, and those encountered are generally secretive with a societal tendency towards cruelty.
Yuan-ti have multiple castes, ranging from snakelike humans to humanoid snakes.
- Pureblood: The purebloods are humanoids with minor serpentine traits and lesser psionic abilities. They can most easily pass as humans among the yuan-ti.
- Halfbloods: The half-bloods are more monstrous and possess greater power, with a snake for a head or other unusual traits such as snakes for arms or snake tails for legs.
- Abominations: Yuan-ti abominations are the lords of the yuan-ti, and are snakelike monsters with two arms and a single tail.
Other, rarer examples exist outside of this strict hierarchy.
- Anathema: Yuan-ti anathema are massive demigods of the yuan-ti. They have multiple snakeheads either as arms, or emerging as a central head.
- Wretchlings: Yuan-ti wretchlings are humans warped into monstrous servants of the yuan-ti cults of Xen'drik.
The yuan-ti were driven from their kingdom of Syrkarn in Sarlona, and then from the interior of Argonnessen. Now the yuan-ti reside in hidden communities in Xen'drik and the shores of Argonnessen.
Notable Names Edit
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