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Rarely seen outside of the wastes of Xorhas, loxodons are often feared at sight. In fact, the humanoid elephants, loxodons are often oases of calm.

They hum or chant in their sonorous tones and move slowly or sit in perfect stillness. That said when provoked to action, loxodons are holy terrors—bellowing with rage, trumpeting and flapping their ears. Their still wisdom and their furious strength—as well as their fierce loyalty and unwavering conviction— are tremendous assets in any organization.

  • Age: Loxodons physically mature at the same rate as humans, but they live about 450 years. They highly value the weight of wisdom and experience and are considered young until they reach the age of 60.
  • Alignment: Most loxodons are lawful, believing in the value of a peaceful, ordered life. They also tend toward good.
  • Size: Loxodons stand between 7 and 8 feet tall. Their massive bodies weigh between 300 and 400 pounds. Your size is Medium.
  • Powerful Build: You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.

Lumbering Giants

Loxodons tower above most other humanoids, standing over 7 feet tall. They have the heads — trunks, tusks, ears, and faces — of elephants, and hulking bipedal bodies covered by thick, leathery skin. Each of their hands has four thick digits, and their feet are the flat-bottomed, oval-shaped feet of elephants.

Like that of an elephant, a loxodon’s trunk is a useful appendage. In addition to providing a keen sense of smell, the trunk can be used to lift and carry even heavy objects. The trunk can be used to carry both food and liquid to the mouth and can even act as a snorkel.

Relentlessly Loyal

Loxodons believe in the value of community and life, and thus are most often found in the Bright Queen’s court or as educators.

Loxodons believe that the members of a group have a responsibility to look out for each other. Once they have joined a guild or bonded with other individuals in any capacity, loxodons devote themselves to maintaining that bond. They coordinate their efforts and are often willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the group. They expect reciprocal loyalty and commitment from the other members of their communities and can be severe in their disappointment when their trust is betrayed.

The primary difference between loxodons who join different guilds is their sense of the size of the community they belong to. For loxodons serving the Bright Queen, their community is the world and all living beings in it — everything valuable, meant to live in harmony, and interdependent. For those who join the Dusk Army, community primarily means a society of different peoples who need adherence to law and order so they can function together. For those in the Marble Tomes Conservatory, community means the researchers alone, with its interests taking priority over those of any other group.

Outside Xhorhas

While rarely seen outside of the Underdark, some loxodon are far rangers who travel Exandria. Those who do so regularly find a group to bond with and will remain at their sides until death. As most worship the Luxon, they tend to avoid the Dewndalian Empire, however those who do are generally left alone out of fear.

There is a herd of Loxodon living on the southern continent of Marquet, and there are rumours of wooly loxodon living in Isslyra, however they have not been seen in centuries.

Loxodon Names

A loxodon’s name includes subtle tones, produced in a loxodon’s resonant nasal chambers, that indicate status, family connection, and community role. Since most non-loxodons can’t distinguish these underlying tones, let alone produce them, loxodons often translate them into titles, such as Hierarch, Revered, Grandmother, Healer, or Saint, when interacting with other races.

Male Names: Bayul, Berov, Brooj, Chedumov, Dobrun, Droozh, Golomov, Heruj, Ilromov, Kel, Nikoom, Ondros, Radomov, Svetel, Tamuj, Throom, Vasool

Female Names: Ajj, Boja, Dancu, Dooja, Elyuja, Fanoor, Irij, Jasoo, Katrun, Lyooda, Mayja, Radu, Shuja, Soofya, Totoor, Verij, Vesmova, Yoolna, Zarij, Zoorja