Gillmen?


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Silver Crusade

Planning on joining in a game of this that a friend will be running, and I am wondering how one could incorporate a gillman character; how would Chelish society accept them? Would they? What is Gillman society like? Do they pretend to be Azlanti and trade on the name like some Cheliaxans do? Can I get some more definite info on Gillman society on Golarion than what I found in the Pathfinder Wiki?


Check out the Inner Sea World Guide, but, frankly, I'd suspect that Gillmen would likely not be fully accepted in the humanocentric Chelish society - they'd likely be looked down upon as a "lesser race", a kind of degenerate form of human, like Morlocks or Tieflings.

Gillmen societies are variable, from what I understand, but at least one near Absolom worships "strange" gods - really just broken, strange statues, that seem to be about mysterious deep-sea entities, if I recall correctly.

I'm sorry I can't help more, now, but I'll look into it, if I recall to do so, and laziness/procrastination doesn't set in.

EDIT: Ah, I see the entry now, and you might not get too much more than that in the Inner Sea World Guide, but I can't recall for sure. I still recommend looking at it. :)

Silver Crusade

Tacticslion wrote:

Check out the Inner Sea World Guide, but, frankly, I'd suspect that Gillmen would likely not be fully accepted in the humanocentric Chelish society - they'd likely be looked down upon as a "lesser race", a kind of degenerate form of human, like Morlocks or Tieflings.

Gillmen societies are variable, from what I understand, but at least one near Absolom worships "strange" gods - really just broken, strange statues, that seem to be about mysterious deep-sea entities, if I recall correctly.

I'm sorry I can't help more, now, but I'll look into it, if I recall to do so, and laziness/procrastination doesn't set in.

EDIT: Ah, I see the entry now, and you might not get too much more than that in the Inner Sea World Guide, but I can't recall for sure. I still recommend looking at it. :)

Yeah, I wouldn't have expected them to be accepted either. I knew about the Tieflings; I suppose a better way of asking the question would have been; is there any baggage with them being Azlanti?

Thanks in advance for the promised info; I did look in the ISWG and didn't find much more, unfortunately.


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I think that the average person would have no idea what a gillman was, and just assume he was a tiefling regardless of his claims.

I see no other problems in allowing the player the desired character, so long as you explain any perception issues.

Silver Crusade

Oh I'm not wondering if I should allow it; if we play Council of Theives I'd be sidling out of the DM's seat for this one and letting someone else take over.

I'm just finding out this info on behalf of a friend who has a thing for aquatic races, and I figured being Low Azlanti, the Gillmen would have some kind of vogue in Cheliax, due to the relation.


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Ah. Well, ultimately that's going to depend on the Imperial Ministry of Historical Accuracy. Surely, citizen, you're not suggesting that there was ever an empire superior to Cheliax?

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