Chaja are a traditionally subterranean race, known widely for their countless generations of enslavement by the shuddeni. While many remain under the yoke of their eyeless oppressors, a growing free population of chaja has emerged in the surface world, in both major Avendarian cities and in their own secluded mountain enclaves. Crude stereotypes and lingering prejudice have made chaja lives frustrating ones, giving the adventuring lifestyle additional appeal.

Ranging between six and eight feet tall, chaja are hearty, strong, and agile. Their hair is naturally oily, giving it a visible sheen, and ranges in color from white to black. Their skin is almost universally pale, but can range in tone from grey to tan. Their most significant feature is their eyes, the majority of which are milk-white; however, surface chaja may have muted iris color. Young chaja are more colorless than their elders, whose eyes and hair often darken with age. Due to their enduring struggle in the underworld, chaja can see perfectly in darkness, and can eat almost anything without ill effect.

Like humanity, chaja may be any ethos or alignment, and as they have no capacity for magic or psionics, may become fighters, barbarians, gladiators, bandits, and rangers.


Native Language Shuddeni, Chaja
Vulnerabilities Illusion, Mental
Resistances None
Racial Traits Darkvision, Giant Size, Iron Stomach


Warriors: Fighter Barbarian Gladiator
Rogues: Bandit
Naturalists: Ranger


Strength: 24
Intelligence: 16
Wisdom: 15
Dexterity: 21
Constitution: 24
Charisma: 16
Practices per Level: 2
Alignment: Good, Neutral, Evil
Ethos: Lawful, Neutral, Chaotic
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