Any hobgoblins born with dark skin are considered to have been born for the express purposes of guarding their barghest overlords. Going through dark rituals when they come of age, they are forever infused with the very essence of their particular barghest leaders. The ones that take to the process become supremely loyal to their lords, despite the fact that barghests will inevitably devour their own guards as new ones become available. However, there are a rare few who, after being altered, innately reject their servitude. These barghobs often become adventurers, trying to find a purpose for themselves that will not involve serving themselves up for dinner without a fight.

  • Ability Score Racial Traits: The process that alters the barghobs physically increases their strength at the cost of losing their innate agility, and it also radically reduces their ability to connect with other creatures socially. They gain +2 Strength, +2 Constitution, and -4 Charisma.

  • Size: Barghobs are Medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.

  • Type: Barghobs are humanoids with the shapechanger and goblinoid subtypes.

  • Mixed Blood: Barghobs count as hobgoblins and barghests for any effect related to race.

  • Base Speed: Barghobs have a base speed of 30 feet.

  • Darkvision: Barghobs can see in the dark up to 60 feet.

  • Natural Attacks: Barghobs have two short claws that deal 1d4 points of damage each.

  • Spell-like Abilities: Barghob can use misdirection and levitation once a day each.

  • Sneaky: Barghobs have a +2 racial bonus to Stealth checks.

  • Sin Eater: Due to the nature of their creation, regardless of their alignments, barghobs are immune to all spells with the evil descriptor that allow a saving throw. Barghobs have a -4 penalty on saving throws against spells with the good descriptor. Additionally, barghobs are always treated as evil aligned regardless of their actual alignments. Neutral and good aligned barghobs can use an atonement spell to permanently remove this racial trait.

Languages: Barghobs begin play speaking Common and Goblin. Barghobs with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Draconic, Dwarven, Infernal, Giant, and Orc.

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