Aasimar are the angel
ic counterparts of tiefling
s in the Planescape
setting. They are pure
, according to popular belief
, a fact which many use to their advantage by being nasty
. Sprung from the various celestial
s of the Dungeon and Dragons
universe, they tend to have gold or silver skin, although this is not invariable, and some of them are in fact related to the personal minion
s of the gods.
The new Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
includes details of aasimar Character Creation
in Dungeons and Dragons Third Edition
. The new Oriental Adventures
book refers to aasimar as Rishi
, but does not supply rules for their creation. Third Edition also introduces a distinction between half-celestials and the less-than-half-celestial aasimar.