Languages that fall under the same family can attempt to be spoken/written by anyone who speaks/writes a language that is also in that family.

  • INT check vs. 20 (Linguistics vs. 15)

A few languages are members of multiple families. Treat them as members of each family for purposes of understanding.


Tradespeak is an amalgam of the various tongues of the land. It developed as an argot during the years of the Acheran Empire and has grown into a full-fledged language, despite its pidgin roots.

Because it is an amalgam of various civilized tongues, anyone that can write/speak Tradespeak can attempt to understand writing/speech of other non-tribal or secret languages:

  • INT check vs. 25 (Linguistics vs. 20)
“High” Languages

Some languages have a “high” or formal/stylized version of their native tongue. This is often used in courts and other high functions. Those that know the base tongue may make an INT check to understand the “high” version.

  • INT check vs. 15 (Linguistics vs. 10)
Language Families
Acheran Family Tarsian Family Midron Family Northron Family
High Acheran High Tarsian Eacenaen Roslag
Acheran Tarsian Leilioran Joslac
Kuskar Sianaen Highland Leilioran Highland Leilioran
Yulani Boraelan Various Tribal Dialects
Saelfsidhedasligas (Elven) Hadurksah (Dwarven) Barthudi Urkhani
High Elven High Dwarven Various Tribal Dialects Urkhani
Elven Low Dwarven Goblin
Valish Various Goblinoid Dialects
Other Languages
  • Abyssal (demons and other chaotic evil outsiders)
  • Aklo (derros, inhuman or otherworldly monsters, evil fey)
  • Aquan (aquatic creatures, water-based creatures)
  • Auran (flying creatures, air-based creatures)
  • Celestial (angels and other good outsiders)
  • Draconic (dragons, reptilian humanoids)
  • Druidic (druids only)
  • Giant (cyclopses, ettins, giants, ogres, trolls)
  • Gnoll (gnolls)
  • Ignan (fire-based creatures)
  • Infernal (devils and other lawful evil outsiders)
  • Sylvan (centaurs, fey creatures, plant creatures, unicorns)
  • Terran (earth-based creatures)
  • Undercommon (drow, duergar, morlocks)


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