With blood tainted by the diabolical pacts of their ancestors, tieflings remain one of the most enigmatic of the races of Eberron. Some have truly broken free of the shackles of their heritage and seek to right the ancient wrongs that birthed them, while others continue the schemes of their infernal ancestors.
Background and History
Most of Eberron’s tieflings arose from the corrupted bloodlines of the Sarlonan nation of Ohr Kaluun. A culture steeped in arcane lore and obsessed with eldritch knowledge, many of its leading citizens entered into pacts with devils. What they sought — knowledge, power, and immortality — was secondary to any consequences their descendants might face. When the Inspired sought to wipe out unauthorized magic from Sarlona, Ohr Kaluun fell, but not before many tieflings fled to other lands.
Some tieflings follow in the traditions of their ancestors and worship devils, while others join Khyber cults or pay homage to the Dark Six. Those tieflings who rebel against their past often revere the Sovereign Host or the Silver Flame, or follow various druidic traditions.
Many tieflings who fled Ohr Kaluun went to Khorvaire. The largest population of tieflings founded the Venomous Demesne in the Demon Wastes, but tiefling populations also survive in the Shadow Marches, Droaam, the Eldeen Reaches, and even rural parts of Aundair.