Tsigugians (3.5e Race)

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Tsigugians are very analytical and perceptive creatures in most respects, being able to solve any sort of problem they are faced with, given they have enough time to pick it apart. Tsigugians like to keep their distance from others most of the time, except in the presence of others of their race, becoming outright friendly at these times, and even welcoming to members of other members. A Tsigugian will always have a strong sense of family honor.

Physical Description[edit]

Tsigugians stand a few inches shorter than halflings and are even thinner and more lithe. Their nearly transparently thin skin is faintly blue or red colored most of the time, with the occasional purple-skinned 'mixed' child, and their eye's appear almost solid black. Their heads are very long in structure, and rather large in comparison to their bodies, making them look rather top heavy. Tsigugian's are hairless.

Tsigugian physiology is actually very strange when compared to other humanoid creatures. Their brains do not have hemispheres, but rather layers. The outermost layer is the thickest layer and deals with the Tsigugians reasoning skills, memory, and creative thought. The second layer is very dense and intricate, and deals with the Tsigugians senses, reflexes, and perception. The third layer is similar to the brain matter of all other creatures, and deals with the functions of the Tsigugians body, ranging everywhere from heartbeat to production of sweat. At the core of the Tsigugians brain, there is a part of the organ unlike any other creatures brain in existence; a continually writhing ball of brain cells that have grown extremely long and thin, appearing similar to angels hair pasta. This ball of brain cells is actually a resivior where the Tsigugians store psionic power.


Tsigugians, as a race, keep to themselves, high in the mountians, keeping peace with anyone who doesn't seek to attack them. Tsigugians do not actively seek to help other creatures or involve themselves in wars or inter-culture politics unless they themselves are directly affected. When it comes to trading goods and knowledge with other races, Tsigugians are very active, for within their cities are libraries that hold secret types of knowledge that are older than some races, and within their markets almost every kind of service or good can be found.


Tsigugians as a race, fall almost entirely in the true neutral category, with a few extreme outliers on each axis. There have been organizations of Tsigugians in the past that have been radical enough to wish their cities debanded, libraries burned, and their governements to be changed to anarchy, or radicial enough in the opposite direction to seek to expand the borders of the Tsigugian civilization, and unity all of the world behind their leadership.


Tsigugian civilizations sprawl across mountians, where small, stone buildings sit upon deep cellars. Tsigugians enjoy the sensation of being underground in the same way that Dwarves do, and like to make their actual homes underneath the surface, but are also fond of the warmth of the sun, and, when they're awake and going about their buisiness, stay above ground, in shops, fields, on street corners, and on occasion, hiking.


Tsigugians are very quite about their religions, and do not seek to spread them, or even invite others who they would call friends to their worship. The actual religions Tsigugians follow are very diverse and range across many different alignments. When two Tsigugians share a religion, the usually have a very close bond with each other, unless they have a specific reason to dislike each other. Red skinned Tsigugians and blue skinned Tsigugians rarely ever share a particular religion, with a few exceptions. A Tsigugian will never marry outside their particular faith.


All Tsigugians speak common, seeing as they are intelligent enough to realize they need to learn the language that the rest of the world uses, and their own racial language, which is made up of many stressed syllables, aʊə and sounds, and words that change meaning depending on the tone they are said in.


Tsigugians actually have three names. One name, is given to them by their mother, another is given by their father, and the third isn't given until the Tsigugian marries, and is usually treated as a pet name between the Tsigugians spouse and themselves. Male Tsigugians call a particular Tsigugian by the name their father gave them, females call them by the name their mother gave them, and spouses refer to each other by the names they gave each other. It is considered extremely odd in Tsigugian culture to use a name that doesn't relate to the speaker. Tsigugians don't have last names.

Racial Traits[edit]

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Tsigugian Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
150 years +4d4 +8d4 +12d4
Table: Tsigugian Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
250 years 450 years 850 years +10d% years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Tsigugian Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 2' 4" +2d4 22 lb. × 1 lb.
Female 2' 2" +2d4 23 lb. × 1 lb.

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