A Trim Reckoning: Darkness at River's End
An asherati might be mistaken for a thin human under some circumstances—at least until the asherati’s rust-red skin begins to glow with a light all its own, or until he dives headlong into the nearest sand dune, disappearing without a trace. Asheratis are a geographically established people who live below the sands and dusts of suitable wastelands, rising to the surface to hunt for food, socialize and trade with other races, and make war upon their
enemies. As merfolk are to the sea, asheratis are to the sands.
An asherati appears as a humanoid with smooth skin the color of rust. An asherati can make its skin glow as if with an inner fire, giving off a piercing illumination that suffuses through sand. An asherati has no body hair and eyes the color of ivory. The lithe asherati is a graceful swimmer of the dunes, and thus eschews excessive clothing or equipment, wearing only minimal, skin-hugging garments for modesty’s sake. Some asheratis wear tight leather armor, streamlined so as not to hinder their progress through the sands.
A typical asherati stands between 5 and 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds.