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4/08/2018 3:38 pm  #1

Where is the Ixian race inspired from?

what does dusky gray skin look like?


4/08/2018 4:34 pm  #2

Re: Where is the Ixian race inspired from?

Lemmakinen wrote:

Where is the Ixian race inspired from?

Howard’s Stygians, if I am not mistaken.

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4/08/2018 4:36 pm  #3

Re: Where is the Ixian race inspired from?

According to Jeff, the Ixians were inspired by the Stygians from Howard's Conan stories, and also the Necromancers and Torturers from Smith's Zothique stories. They are described as being of Egyptian, Persian, and Scythian ancestry, so I see them as being typically "Middle Eastern" looking. How they attained their unusual height is unknown (perhaps it's better not to know).

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