Ashdar is a world dominated by the goblin races of the Blood Empire and the cold blooded races of Sariya.

Blood Empire

Goblins form the upper and middle classes with subjugated Orc tribes kept in line with Orog slave soldiers. Ogre slaves are used as beasts of burden, mounts and living siege engines, Bugbears live in rural areas, raid outlying villages and are viewed as dangerous vermin and a favorite in arena death matches.

A population of over three million spread across the Empire made up of seven nations, with some cities populations in the tens of thousands. In ancient times, clans and tribes would build fortified villages and war against each other. As the psionic blues took control they warred less and the fortified villages grew into fortified cities.

The largest city on the planet is the Blood Empire capital, Allskull, with a population of over 200,000, home of the 35th Emperor. The goblins have very strict draconian laws designed to maintain order at all costs. Although the goblins do not find these laws all that restrictive, travelers are advised to pay them heed, lest they find themselves in a goblin slave work crew or the arena.

And the Blood Empire blues use the ogres as beasts of burden, mounts, ogre drawn chariots, etc...

Empire Ogre CR 5

N Large monstrous humanoid

Init +2; Senses 60' darkvision, Listen -1, Spot -1

Languages Goblin

AC 16, touch 12, flat-footed 14

hp 49 (4 HD);

Fort +7, Ref +3, Will -1

Speed 30 ft. (6 squares)

Melee 2 claws +9/+9 (2d6+7)

Base Atk +3; Grp +14

Atk Options pounce

Abilities Str 25, Dex 6, Con 18, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 7

SQ pounce, fast healing 3

Feats Endurance, Diehard, Improved Toughness

Flaw: Weak Will

Skills Swim +11

Bred to be strong and compliant, they will work themselves to death.

The feral ogres would be ogres and hill giants with the feral template from Savage Species smashing and eating anything that moves.


Kuo Toa, Serpentfolk, and Lizardfolk are the rulers of this continent.

The Serpentfolk are masters of dark wizardry, deceit and cruelty, no longer content to inhabit the lightless caverns and passageways beneath the cities of others and remote corners of the world.

The Kuo Toa channel the forces of primeval gods of water, earth and blood, the stars are right for their return to power.

The Lizardfolk, once the undisputed masters of this land, have retreated to drier terrains unfavorable to the other two races and still maintain their alliance with the Dragon Kings from Eternus Nox who guard the gateways to other worlds.

Humans are a minor primitive race using stone age technology and dwell in cold inhospitable mountains and favored as slaves and food by the three dominant races.

Other minor races include ophidians, grippli, vermin lords, sivs, poison dusk lizardfolk, boggards, bullywugs, asaatth, meazels, dark trees, blackscale lizardfolk, werecrocodiles, alligator warriors, miredwellers, jenicks.

In the cooler areas and mountains dwell fang dragons, mountain giants, frost giants, arctic dwarves, yak folk, immoths, oreads, wendigo, neanderthals, uldras, frost folk, snow goblins, yeti, goliaths and anthropomorphic polar bears, arctic wolves and snow leopards.