Azers bore a resemblance to dwarves, but with brass-colored skin and hair, their hair and beards composed of flames. Azer bodies were so hot that their weapons conducted heat, so much so that any creature within reach of an azer was injured by the intense heat. Many azers wore kilts and apron-like garments made from beaten brass, bronze, or copper.
Azer society was best described as communal, as every individual had a place in society and matters of the state were more important than that of the individual. Living within fortresses made of bronze on the Elemental Plane of Fire, azer nobles wielded absolute power. Their outposts and cities were typically complexes of tower built from basalt, granite, or metal. Within these cities they grew strange trees with metallic bark and leaves.
Azers were often slaves of fire giants and titans. As for the other races, azers despised efreet, with whom they were often at war. They maintained good relations with the yak folk found on the planes.
Some sages claimed that dwarves were once all enslaved to giants and titans; modern dwarves descended from those who escaped slavery, while azers were the descendants of those who'd remained enslaved and were unable to escape their captors. Exposure to the Plane of Fire produced their unique fire qualities.
The azers had once been allies of the efreet, and even helped build the City of Brass. When construction was finished, the efreet betrayed the azers, trying to enslave them to prevent their knowledge of the city's secrets from spreading. Since then, the fact that the azers knew secret ways into the city had prevented the efreet from unleashing an all-out conflict, so that only skirmishes between them happened.
At some point, the archmage Trobriand summoned five azers to work for him on his layer of Trobriand's Graveyard in Undermountain.Later, the gnome Zox Clammersham was able to trick them into serving him.
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- Noble azer
- Azer article at the NWNWiki, a wiki for the Neverwinter Nights games.
- Azer article at the Eberron Wiki, a wiki for the Eberron campaign setting.
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