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Aasimar
Aasimar
(Creature)
Type Outsider
(native)
CR By class level
Environment Any land
Alignment

Source: Pathfinder Bestiary, pg(s). 7

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

DescriptionEdit

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.

Like their ancestors, Aasimar have an increased power over light and dark, displaying the ability to see in complete darkness for limited distances and spontaneously generate daylight. They also inherit a strong resistance to cold, heat or fire, and corrosive effects.

Habitat & SocietyEdit

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 AasimarEdit

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.[1]

Aasimar on GolarionEdit

For a list of known Aasimar individuals, please see Category:Aasimar/Inhabitants

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.[2]

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.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mike McArtor. (2007). Dragons of Golarion. Fortress of the Stone Giants, p. 69. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-039-1
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named CSp40
  3. Brian Cortijo et al. (2009). Legacy of Fire Player's Guide, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-168-8

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