This small, long-legged humanoid has a flat head and a green hide covered with black hair. It shuffles forward, dragging its knuckles as it moves.
Tasloi are jungle inhabitants whose race is thought to be thousands of years old. They are quick and nimble in the trees and prefer to spend their time among the branches.
A tasloi stands about 3 feet tall and weighs between 30 and 40 pounds. They walk in a crouching posture, dragging their knuckles at times. Their skins are green in color and thinly covered with coarse, black hair. Tasloi have catlike eyes that are gold in color.
Tasloi speak their own language, but some clever individuals may speak Common or another human dialect.
Combat: Tasloi normally attack from above, dropping from the surrounding treetops onto their unwary opponents. If they gain surprise, they use their nets to ensnare adversaries, otherwise attacking with their short swords and javelins. They use hit and run tactics in order to wear down tough foes, always avoiding a stand-up fight. If they manage to down an enemy, tasloi always try to abscond with the body -- food for the group.
Tasloi Society: The tasloi live in loosely structured bands consisting of several families. Their lairs are usually a series of large trees interconnected by vines and ropes. Each tree sports platforms, 50-100 feet above the ground, upon which the tasloi live. Some tasloi work and live on the ground, along with the village's "livestock."
That livestock is a number of dire rats and, occasionally, several spider eaters. The rats are kept as pets and used to aid in construction, maintenance, and protection of the community. Medium dire rats are used as mounts. If the village has any spider eaters, these beasts are reserved as steeds for the most powerful tasloi in the settlement.
Tasloi as Characters: Tasloi leaders tend to be rogues or fighter/rogues. Tasloi clerics worship and aspect of the goblin deity Maglubiyet and may choose to two of the following domains: Destruction, Evil, Planning, or Trickery. Most tasloi spellcasters are adepts.
Tasloi Ability Adjustments: +2 Dex, -2 Str, -2 Cha
Favored Class (Rogue): A multiclass tasloi's rogue class does not count when determining whether he suffers an XP penalty for multiclassing.
- Small Stature:
- +1 size bonus to attack rolls.
- +1 size bonus to AC.
- +4 size bonus to Hide checks.
- Low-Light Vision: Allows them to see better than normal in the dark.
- Light Sensitivity: Tasloi suffer -2 penalty to attack rolls, saves and checks while operating in bright light.
- Skill Affinity (Move Silently): +4 racial bonus to Move Silently checks.
- Goblinoid: Tasloi count as Goblinoids for the purpose of spells.
- Light Sensitivity
- Low-light Vision
- Skill Affinity (Move Silently)
- Small Stature