The Gauth
Gauth-2_zpsjizmgs58.jpg

(Darklanders, ) This evil race of men comes from Eastern Corwyn. In the First and Second Ages of Corwyn, the Gauth were magically bred by the Dark-Elves and served them as soldiers in the War of Wrath. From that time they came to be known as 'Saugreth,' or 'Darklanders.' The Gauth learned much from their Drow masters, and they themselves soon became evil masters of dark sorcery and the black arts. Today, the Gauth are one of the rarest of humans ethnicities found on the continent of Corwyn.

DESCRIPTION


The Gauth have dark steel-grey skin with bluish undertones, silvery white hair and fierce eyes of red, black, grey, or gold. Gauth bodies are slender and frail, much like half-elves, and their mannerisms are quite similar. This is not surprising, the dark-elves bred them from the race of men, crossed with Drow stock.

LANGUAGE


The Gauth speak their own language, also called "Gauth". This language is a variant of the speech used by the Dark-Elves, and is among the oldest of languages on Corwyn. Gauth is now spoken only by the race of the Gauth, and understood only by dark sorcerers, some nobles of Morgoth, and a few senior evil cultists of the city-state of Sarkosa. The use of such speech out loud is quite rare and most in the West will not utter such words aloud out of superstition. Most Gauth can also speak Adari as well as common

OUTLOOK


After the fall of the Dark-Elves and their banishment; the Gauth founded several small civilizations in the East. At the end of the Third Age, thousands of Gauth fought as soldiers in the army of Alokkair during the War of the Melanthir, where most were slain. In the Fourth Age, the few remaining Gauth eventually mingled with the Amari settlers and some of their race married into the Amari households, resulting in the Adari hybrid race. At the end of the Fourth Age, the Gauth fought in the War of the Pretender under the banner of Alokkair. Never again were they seen in large numbers. Today, they are found only in eastern cities, such as Sarkosa.

SOCIETY


The pure Gauth are now nearly an extinct race of men, found only in the city-state of Sarkosa, and living in small settlements throughout Morgoth. There are many Gauth nobles who serve the current regime in the cities of Sirilath and Kuldhûr. These pure Gauth consider the Adari sub-humans or even cattle, and regard them with contempt for not remaining pure. It is said that the pure Gauth still have the blood of the Dark-Elves running through their veins, which explains their long lifespan. The folk of this race are both shunned and feared by the people of the West. Common Gauth names include: Adleroth, Alroth, Amroth, Deroth, Koroth, Teroth, and Zaroth.

RELIGION


Most Gauth worship Al-Karym, Karaash, or Nestor.

Role-Playing Guidelines: +2 wisdom, -2 constitution, +2 to all Will saving throws against magic, and 200-year lifespan. Alignment: any evil. Character Class: must be a sorcerer, or multi-class with part sorcerer. For all other racial characteristics, refer to the Half-Elf PC entry in the D&D Players Handbook.