Illithid Bloodline

( Dragon Compendium)


lllithids frequently perform experiments on their slaves, grafting and splicing bits from one species onto another. Often, illithids use body parts from their own race to augment their slaves. Eventually, some of these enhanced slaves escape back to their own people. You are the descendant of one such escaped slave.

Creatures with the Illithid Bloodline feat tend toward no particular alignment, personality trait, or overall outlook. They do, however, typically share certain physical traits, such as lacking hair but possessing black eyes and pale skin with a slightly purplish tint.

Sorcerers who have an escaped illithid slave in their ancestry tend to select spells that manipulate or ruin the mind. They favor enchantment spells above all others.


Ability to cast arcane spells without preparation,

Required for

Mind Weapon (DC) ,


Benefit Your ancestry gives you a bonus spell known at each spell level, starting at first, from the following list
2nd—Detect thoughts
6th—Mass suggestion
8th—Mind blank
9th—Dominate monster


If a character takes this feat any time after 1st level and has already learned any of the spells on this list in the class to which she applies this feat, she gains no additional spells known at those spell levels. This restriction does not apply if she learned any of these spells as a member of another spellcasting class.

Those with this feat cannot learn or cast spells that alter an object or creature's size or shape (such as enlarge person or the polymorph spells) and all such spells are removed from the spell lists of all their spellcasting classes.

A character may choose only one base bloodline feat.

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