Getting to know 5th Edition
Simultaneously more and less than mortal, tieflings are the offspring of humans and fiends. With otherworldly blood and traits to match, tieflings are often shunned and despised out of reactionary fear. Most tieflings never know their fiendish sire, as the coupling that produced their curse occurred generations earlier. The taint is long-lasting and persistent, often manifesting at birth or sometimes later in life, as a powerful, though often unwanted, boon. Despite their fiendish appearance and netherworld origins, tieflings have a human’s capacity of choosing their fate, and while many embrace their dark heritage and side with fiendish powers, others reject their darker predilections. Though the power of their blood calls nearly every tiefling to fury, destruction, and wrath, even the spawn of a succubus can become a saint and the grandchild of a pit fiend an unsuspecting hero.
Many of the Tieflings of Stoneshore are descended from the kingdom of Gauld, which turned to making dark pacts in hopes of winning the Earthbreaker War. Though the kingdom is no more, many of those that fled those lands bore the taint that later would curse their offspring. Tieflings are feared and mistrusted in Stoneshore, with many considering them little better than the devils that tainted them.