In eons past, the mind flayers enslaved entire races, including the human forerunners of the githyanki. Centuries of captivity bred hatred, nurtured resolve, and finally instilled psionic powers into these slaves.
Githyanki are gaunt, averaging a little over 6 feet tall and typically weighing around 170 pounds. They enjoy elaborate dress and baroque armor. In fact, they revere weapons and armor, and it is not uncommon for a githyanki to show more regard for panoply of possessions than for its mate. The githyanki have no deity but instead pay homage to a lich-queen, and generally live within massive fortresses adrift in the Astral Plane.
Racial Traits:[edit | edit source]
Ability Adjustments: +3 Dexterity, +3 Constitution, -2 Wisdom.
Darkvision: Can see in the dark up to 60'.
Greatsword users: All gith are armed with a silver greatsword and are proficient in using it. All githyanki aspire to eventually wield the powerful Silver Swords, although their lich-queen determines which of her servants are deserving of this honor.
Spell Resistance: Spell resistance equal to 11 + Character level.
Psionically Gifted: Githyanki are naturally psionic. The psion power Inertial Armor is stronger when used by a Githyanki
Favored Class: Fighter. A multiclass Githyanki's fighter class does not count when determining whether he takes an experience point penalty for multiclassing. .
Level Adjustment +2:
Githyanki are more powerful and gain levels more slowly than other races. It will take more experience for a Githyanki to reach level 2 than it would for normal races, for example.