D&D 5E Wow! No more subraces. The Players Handbook races reformat to the new race format going forward.

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Ahh, you edited it. So there are competing definitions, as others say grandparent or more distant.

In any case, none of those apply to Tieflings or Aasimar for a number of reasons.

"Their appearance and their nature are not their fault but the result of an ancient sin, for which they and their children and their children's children will always be held accountable."

"Aasimar bear within their souls the light of the heavens. They are descended from humans with a touch of the power of Mount Celestia, the divine realm of many lawful good deities." - A touch of power is far less than a half-celestial will have. That very strongly implies a great deal of time and generations between the initial mating of celestial and human.

Half-Celestials and Half-fiends have much more power than Aasimar and Tieflings do.

Gensasi, probably because genies are weaker than demons, devils and celestials, are the children of mortal and genie in 5e. That race makes that distinction, unlike the prior two.
That is totally irellevant for me. Not my discussion. I was just baffled that you thought that childrens are not descendants...
 

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Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Which is your source besides "I think so" or "the internet says it"?

de·scend·ant
/dəˈsendənt/

a person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor.

an·ces·tor
/ˈanˌsestər/

a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended.
 



Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Source?
As in "a link to an URL"?
Just google "Ancestor and Descendant" definition. It's from Oxford languages.

At this point, though, this is solely your issue, not mine, so I'm done with the discussion. You can accept, not accept, believe, not believe, or whatever. 🤷
 

Just google "Ancestor and Descendant" definition. It's from Oxford languages.

At this point, though, this is solely your issue, not mine, so I'm done with the discussion. You can accept, not accept, believe, not believe, or whatever. 🤷
I directly quoted oxford dictionary.
As in direct link.
"Just google" is really not remotely a source.
 

Faolyn

(she/her)
This particular subject is ridiculous.

I already know what they mean. You should probably go research it, because you don't call your kids descendants or ancestors. You call them kids or children. This game uses common usage of words, so children are not descendants or ancestors in it, nor are they in real life, but hey. 🤷
Few people say, "Hey, descendants, who wants ice cream?" (Although if I had kids, I might; I'm that kind of person.) Everybody who uses descendant understands that it means their children and grandchildren. In legal terms, it means children, grandchildren, and others in your direct bloodline

Tieflings are not the children of fiends; those would be cambions. Many are, however, descended from fiends, which means they could be the grandchild of one, or the child of a cambion.

But! There is absolutely no reason why you can't be a tiefling who is the direct descendant of a fiend and a mortal! Call yourself a cambion if you like, but as long as you only have tiefling abilities, you're fine. Just don't include a ridiculous tragic backstory or expect bennies because Grazzt's your daddy.
 


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