Born with the power of benevolent celestial entities, Aasimars are thought to be supremely blessed with strength of will, extraordinary beauty, and innate magical gifts. But many aasimars find that these perceived talentswhether they actually have them or notset them apart from their friends and family, fostering loneliness in themselves and jealousy in others.
Aasimars with a positive outlook face these challenges by serving their communities, populating the environment with kindness or artwork, or simply supporting those who are less fortunate. Some aasimars hold a more Hostile worldview, however, and risk falling into resentment, despair, or even the temptations of evil. Even then, the stereotypes surrounding an aasimar cling close, causing others to view them as tragic figures in need of redemption.
The powers and physical appearances passed down from celestial beings vary according to an aasimar's lineage. Those who descend from archons are sometimes known as lawbringers, while those who possess angelic blood are called angelkin, and those related to azatas are referred to as musetouched.
If you want a character brimming with celestial power, unique physical characteristics and the potential for strong faith, you should play an aasimar.
- Possess a strong sense of fashion, favor exquisitely crafted tools, or carry yourself with instinctual grace.
- Feel a strong kinship with outcasts, orphans, or others who have been misunderstood or marginalized.
- Have a beloved pet or a close relationship with a sibling or childhood friend.
- Assume you are a supernatural messenger from beyond or whole-heartedly enjoy your supernatural legacy.
- Treat you with worship or reverence, but distance you by putting you on a pedestal.
- Think you can provide simple and free supernatural solutions for all their problems.
An aasimar's physical appearance depends as much upon the features of their parents as it does upon the nature of their celestial heritage. While an aasimar is recognizably a member of their humanoid ancestry, they always bear a few physical traits that set them apart, such as glowing eyes, a faint halo of light above their head, feathers for hair, antennae on the brow, a metallic sheen to the skin, lack of a belly button, a strangely musical voice, or a naturally pleasing floral scent. It's a common stereotype that all aasimars are handsome or beautifulanother assumption aasimars face throughout their lives.
Aasimars are too widely dispersed in most regions to create societies of their own, and they instead tend to assimilate into the society and culture of their mortal parents. They thrive in societies that hold freedom, civility, and justice as virtues. Whether due to inborn charm and confidence or others' tendency to ascribe greater weight to their words, aasimars often find themselves in positions of leadership, even when they don't seek out such roles, and they must take care that their actions and words don't unduly influence others. When aasimars gather in numbers large enough to develop their own societies, they tend to be tightly knit but open and friendly to visitors, yet swift in their justice against proven enemies.
Alignment and Religion
An aasimar's celestial nature doesn't force goodness or faith into their lifeeach aasimar is free to form their own personality and beliefs. In many cases, these beliefs are shaped by the nature of their upbringing, their parents, and the society in which they were raised. Most aasimars are good, whether because society tends to accept, foster, and support aasimars, or because the influence of the celestial planes is enough to subtly encourage them down such paths. Good faiths are more likely to draw an aasimar's attention, particularly those with portfolios associated with celestial concerns, such as Desna, Erastil, or Sarenrae. Those who choose lives of evil tend to be particularly cruel or sadistic, almost as if they feel the need to work that much harder to justify and pursue their life choices.
At 1st level, you gain one ancestry feat, and you gain an additional ancestry feat every 4 levels thereafter (at 5th, 9th, 13th, and 17th levels). You select from among the following ancestry feats.
|Celestial Eyes||1||Low-Light Vision||—|
|Summon Celestial Kin||13||any aasimar lineage feat||—|
|Eternal Wings||17||Celestial Wings||—|