The Spires of Oltir
Tieflings are the descendents of the great society of nobility and armies who were involved in the Great War. Their transformation and infusion of infernal power occurred when these peoples of the old world made their pact with the arch-devils in a bid for victory over the orcs and goblins. They were humans who were granted the influence of devil’s blood and bone, and thus became a hybrid race. When the arch-devils finally turned on them and the world became engulfed in destruction, this new race was the first to recover and regain stability in civilization after the dust had settled. However, generations of living in the midst of a lingering death had caused them to forget much of the past which led them there.
The tieflings are the most numerous race on the land of Mavora, just as the race from which they derive was previously the highest population before the Great War. They are typically found in mercantile and governmental positions in various communities, especially Karra and Efaza. As natural politicians, tieflings relish the authority to control and manipulate society. Many of them also choose to master a combat or magical discipline as a means to exploit their full potential. Therefore a large number of civilian tieflings are actually retired adventurers of some sort. The most traditional tieflings seek out further rituals or pacts to increase their power, and are naturally drawn to the profession of warlock.
For the past few decades in recent history, there has been a widely spread tiefling organization in operation known as the Brotherhood of Keepers. This is a group that is obsessed with the knowledge surrounding the origin of the infernal transformation, and the role of the arch-devils in the history of the Great War. They are quite secretive in terms of the internal knowledge they share with outsiders, however most of them make no effort to conceal their membership within the group. The common populace regards the group with little more than curiosity at the moment, though the rapidly growing membership has been seen by some as a vaguely ominous sign.