Classes

  • Barbarian
    Barbarians are most likely to hail from the primitive societies that dwell on the the Maze That Walks. The dragonborn of Bekilk di Iteshk are also primitive sorts, with many scattered tribes. There are far flung elven tribes on KhelekRash that have seen little contact with the Winter Court in generations.
    Of course, almost any area except the capital could have “backwoods” types of families.
  • Bard
    The bardic traditions are very strong among the half-elf aristocracy of Throneseat. Bards are the only arcane casters that are not included in the very strong distrust seeded by the Empire.
    As a result of its popularity in the capital, most of the vassal kingdoms have dabbled with bards, and have them attached to their courts.
    note: There are social restrictions on wearing High Armor while in New Arkhosia
  • Cleric
    Within the core of the Empire, worship of any diety outside of Sala is frowned upon. Most consider this worship base and barbaric, but it is not outlawed. In Throneseat itself, it is not healthy to proselytize, and there are no known temples outside of those dedicated to Sala.
    In the vassal kingdoms, however, most cling to the worship of other deities. New Arkhosia is noted for their devotion to Io, flawed as it is.
    note: There are social restrictions on wearing High Armor while in New Arkhosia
  • Druid
    Druidic traditions are rare in the Grey Empire, and will mostly be seen with distrust by the inhabitants. The classic champions of druidic traditions, the elves, have largely turned away from nature to worship Torog.
    As a result, the druidic tradtitions are very solitary, passed down from one teacher to another. Some druidic teacher tell of how their teacher told them of generations ago the existence of a “Great Druidic Circle”, but there has been no evidence in recent times of this organization.
  • Fighter
    Fighters are ubiquitous in all of the Empire, and the civilized vassal kingdoms. They have no special origin qualities.
    special note for Eldritch Knight: Being an arcane spell-caster in the Salassian Empire can have serious social repercussions.
    note: There are social restrictions on wearing High Armor while in New Arkhosia
  • Monk
    The most notable monastic tradition in the Grey Empire are those of the Black Hand. These shadow monks are religious fanatics of Sala, and used as ruthless enforcers.
    There is also a tradition that has resulted from the communal life of the dragonborn in Bekilk di Iteshk. These monks have dedicated their lives, minds and bodies to their community.
  • Paladin
    Within the core of the Empire, worship of any diety outside of Sala is frowned upon. Most consider this worship base and barbaric, but it is not outlawed. In Throneseat itself, it is not healthy to proselytize, and there are no known temples outside of those dedicated to Sala.
    In the vassal kingdoms, however, most cling to the worship of other deities. New Arkhosia is noted for their devotion to Io, flawed as it is.
    note: There are social restrictions on wearing High Armor while in New Arkhosia
  • Ranger
    Rangers are invaluable in harsh climate of the Grey Empire. As a result, the skills of a ranger are in high demand in almost every society. Rangers can be found anywhere, but most notably in areas that the most inhospitable, such as KhelekRash or Bekilk di Iteshk
    note: There are social restrictions on wearing High Armor while in New Arkhosia
  • Rogue
    Rogues can be found in the civilized centers, with the largest prominence being in Throneseat. There is both a Rogue’s Guild and an Assassin’s Guild within Throneseat, and both have significant rosters. It is rumored that each of the guilds is headed by a member of the Twenty.
    special note for Arcane Trickster: Being an arcane spell-caster in the Salassian Empire can have serious social repercussions.
  • Sorcerer
    Sorcerers, and their bloodlines, have been largely weeded out of the core of the Empire as being to close to wizardry.
    The draconic bloodline of sorcery has still runs among the dragonborn of Bekilk di Iteshk, but other draconic sorcerers would be from bloodlines of their race that must have hidden it for centuries.
    Exposure to raw chaos is the most often cause for wild magic sorcerers. Usually, contact with Limbo is fatal, but sometimes an individual returns scarred and powerful.
    note: Being an arcane spell-caster in the Salassian Empire can have serious social repercussions.
  • Warlock
    Warlocks in the Grey Empire are rare, most likely being individuals that have found some magical loci that first allowed them contact their Patron. There are stories that some of the tiefling slaves of Mount Ruunyaheren have been executed recently for exhibiting warlock pacts. Perhaps there is some connection to an Archfiend hidden on the mountain they have accessed?
    note: Being an arcane spell-caster in the Salassian Empire can have serious social repercussions.
  • Wizard
    Wizards that are sanctioned by the empire are common in Throneseat. These wizards, however, spend much of their time in worship to Sala, and are part and parcel of the priesthood.
    There are stories about spellbooks being passed down through halfling families, and of halfling communities forming around a wizard. The halflings know that even with the dispensation that most folks would love to “burn a witch” so they keep this practice low-key.
    note: Being an arcane spell-caster in the Salassian Empire can have serious social repercussions. This is especially true for wizards, since they use a spellbook.

Classes

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