This is the name applied to the city folk of the large cities of the northern Wilderlands, such as the City State of the Invincible Overlord, Warwik and Modron. They are in fact a mix of Tharbrian and Altanian blood, but they consider themselves “civilized.” Most Alryans have disdain for the “uncivilized” barbarian Altanians to the south, and would be appalled if they knew of their actual close kinship. Wise city dwellers, Alryans have keen eyesight and are sensitive to the body language of many races. They consider a highly developed sense of humor is the prerequisite to civilized conduct. Description: Skin color ranging from fair to olive to reddish skin (due to the Altanian influence), brown hair, brown eyes, 5 ft. 8 in., 170 lbs, average build, typically Neutral.

Racial Traits:

  • Skills: +1 racial bonus to Spot checks.
  • Disdain Altanians: Default unfriendly attitude towards Altanians. Altanians suffer a +2 modifier to the DC of any social- or Charisma based skills they attempt against you due to your dislike of them (but not including magical effects).
  • Languages: Common. Alryans do not receive an additional language.


The Wilderlands of High Fantasy Elton