Githzerai Species in Rolara | World Anvil


Like the Githyanki, Githzerai are descended from an ancient slave race of the mind flayers called the gith. Though similar in appearance to their cousins, Githzerai tend be slightly more emaciated and lanky is figure. This is due to their ancestors retreating to the neutral Outer Plane of Limbo. Modern Githzerai have adapted to develop powerful minds capable of spell like abilities such as Shielding themselves with psionic energies when attacked.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

The name Githzerai means 'people who oppose Gith' in the gith language. The forerunners to the Githyanki and Githzerai, sometimes referred to as the gith race, has lost its name and its true origins to time. When the gith rebelled under the leadership of Gith, they eventually distilled into two diametrically opposed groups.
  The Githyanki tell of a fearful people that fled to Limbo to avoid the fight against the illithids, and the Githzerai share tales of a lost folk that was corrupted by their hatred and quest for vengeance.

Common Customs, Traditions and Rituals

Githzerai with particularly powerful psionics are taken from their families at birth to be trained in secret gith arts.

Common Taboos

Changelings ares not welcome in gith society, due to the belief that they are spies and sabateurs sent by the illithids of the Far Realm.

Interspecies Relations and Assumptions

Other humanoid species can have a difficult time getting used to a species that primarily communicates telepathically.
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