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Githzerai: Psychic Monks, But Not Cool

Lore: Chillin' in Limbo While the githyanki are war-mongers, the githzerai are philosophers. They spend their days in Limbo, dwelling on islands and within fortresses of order within the chaos. Using their psychic powers to maintain their homes and defend them in battle, they are a mighty but mostly peaceful people. The hierarchy of the… Continue reading Githzerai: Psychic Monks, But Not Cool

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Githyanki and Githzerai (Part 1): General Lore

The Githyanki and the Githzerai were so profoundly scarred by their enslavement to the Mind Flayers that they forgot they were one race, united. Having won their freedom, they wage war against each other with a hatred none can fully comprehend.Aristful the Yellow, master of planar lore There are some things that are just doomed… Continue reading Githyanki and Githzerai (Part 1): General Lore

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Gibbering Mouther: I’m sorry, what?

Doing horror in Dungeons and Dragons is incredibly difficult. Since the game is inherently fantastical, people tend to do what they want and not take anything seriously. As such, it's hard to properly setup a horrifying atmosphere without someone cracking wise or doing something to undercut the whole thing. It certainly doesn't help that most… Continue reading Gibbering Mouther: I’m sorry, what?