With otherworldly blood and traits to match, tieflings are often shunned and despised out of reactionary fear. Even in societies that completely except the planetouched races tieflings can still be shunned. Despite their fiendish appearance, tieflings have a human’s capacity of choosing their fate, and while many embrace the dark path they seem destined for, others reject their darker predilections. Though the power of their blood calls nearly every tiefling to fury, destruction, and wrath, every tiefling must choose for themself how they use their fury, where to place their destruction, and on who to unleash their wrath.
Physical Description: Tieflings are easily the most varied of the planetouched races where appearance is concerned. Skin color runs the gamut from reds and browns to greys and blacks. Eye and hair color is even more varied and can be virtually any color imaginable. Many tieflings are born with unique traits that show their heritage. Traits like claws, tails, fangs, cloven feet, and even wings have been recorded. The only truly common trait among tieflings is their horns. All tieflings grow a pair of horns but the size and shape of the horns are once again unique to each tiefling. In the end, no two tielings look alike and their appearances can run the gamut from oddly beautiful to utterly terrible.
Tiefling Racial Traits
+2 to one ability score: Tiefling characters get a +2 bonus to one ability score of their choice at creation to represent their varied nature.
Size: Tieflings are Medium creatures and thus receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Type: Tieflings are outsiders with the native subtype.
Normal Speed: Tieflings have a base speed of 30 feet.
Darkvision: Tieflings can see perfectly in the dark up to 60 feet.
Skilled: Tieflings gain a +1 racial bonus on Influence and Perception checks.
Fiendish Resistance: Tieflings have cold resistance 5, electricity resistance 5, and fire resistance 5.
Spell-Like Ability (Sp): Tieflings can use Deeper Darkness once per day as a spell-like ability (caster level equal to the Tiefling’s class level).
Languages: Tieflings begin play speaking Common and either Abyssal or Infernal.