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Note: The Kenku race may only be selected by spending a Major Award!


Kenku are a race of flightless avian humanoids. Selfish and secretive in nature, they are often engaged in plots to acquire wealth and power. Although they evolved from avians, kenku have arms in place of wings and bird-like talons for hands and feet, making them incapable of flight. They retain bird-like features, however, with black and beady eyes and a long dark-hued beak. Kenku are by habit secretive, self-seeking, and cunning creatures. They tend to adopt neutral or unaligned views and behaviors; the majority were opportunistic and unscrupulous, but true neutral and good kenku are not unheard of.

Kenku speak Common just fine. They also speak Kenku (the language). Kenku can mimic familiar sounds, voices, and accents, but that does not allow them to speak languages they don't know.

Note: Kenku of Arelith follow 3rd edition lore for language speaking. Only in later editions, specifically 5th edition, are they forced to use mimicry and are unable to speak common on their own. Kenku players should feel free to speak Common, Kenku, and other learned language as would anyone else.



Creating a New Character on Arelith



  • ECL: +0


  • +2 DEX, -2 STR
  • Skill Affinity (Search): +2 bonus to listen checks
  • Greater Skill Affinity (Bluff): +4 bonus to Bluff checks
  • Bonus Feats
  • Skill Focus: Perform
  • Use Poison
  • Stealthy
  • Low-light Vision
  • Hollow Bones


  • Starting city: Cordor, Sencliff, Skal. Outcast in Andunor ONLY.
  • Bonus Language: Kenku
  • Bonus Language: Auran
Playable Races on Arelith   
Human Human - Deep Imaskari - Firbolg - Half-Giant, Cloud- Half-Giant, Fire - Half-Giant, Frost - Half-Giant, Stone - Half-Giant, Storm, Shadovar
Dwarf Shield Dwarf - Gold Dwarf - Duergar - Wild Dwarf
Elf Moon Elf - Aquatic Elf - Avariel - Fey'ri - Sun Elf - Wild Elf - Wood Elf
Gnome Rock Gnome - Svirfneblin - Forest Gnome
Halfling Lightfoot Halfling - Ghostwise Halfling - Strongheart Halfling - Fey
Half-Elf Half-Elf - Gloaming - Green Hag - Kenku
Half-Orc Half-Orc
Monstrous Drow - Goblin - Kobold - Gnoll - Orog - Hobgoblin - Ogre - Minotaur - Imp - Troglodyte - Yuan-ti Pureblood - Derro - Rakshasa - Vampire