After many centuries of dominating every facet of the realm, the alatharya have truly declined in influence. In the wake of challenging the Overgods, the First Race was cast down in its hubris by the heavens. The ensuing cataclysm, known as the Sundering, radically changed the face of the land and destroyed the legendary power of the alatharya. Afterward, the shattered race was stripped of their peerless mental capabilities. However, their physical strength and durability remained, left as a reminder of what they had lost.
Today, the alatharya appear as enormous humans, many with silvery skin and flowing white hair. A typical alatharya averages nine feet tall, with a broad chest and heavily muscled limbs. This girth gives them at least some resistance to physical blows and allows them to heft some two-handed weapons in a single hand. Their strength comes at the price of grace, leaving most alatharya slow and lumbering. Their eyesight remains as keen as ever, allowing them to see farther than most others.
Because of their lingering fear of the gods' wrath, the alatharya are unwilling to choose sides in the ongoing war between good and evil. Instead, they remain decidedly neutral, although they may be of any ethos. Alatharya may become barbarians, gladiators, fighters, rangers, and bandits.
You can view several sample descriptions from past alatharya characters.
|Special Abilities||Giant size, +1 scan distance|
|Swordmaster||Bandit||Void Scholar||Void Templar||Druid||Assassin||Alchemist|
|Fighter||Thief||Fire Scholar||Fire Templar||Ranger||Psionicist|
|Barbarian||Watcher||Earth Scholar||Earth Templar|
|Gladiator||Bard||Air Scholar||Air Templar|
|Water Scholar||Water Templar|
|Spirit Scholar||Spirit Templar|