The Avendum Chronicles
Once there were mighty Empires of unimaginable scope, whose potentates brooked at nothing for more power and luxury. The Tieflings are the result, for the Infernals sealed their pact in the very bone and blood of those ‘noble’ lines. Their solid colored eyes stand for the souls closed to others’ suffering, their horns for the clarion call of power—most speak not of what the tails symbolized. Tieflings can be found in all the hues of humanity, but also in bleached bone, various shades of red and maroon, and occasionally even aubergine. Dark blue and purple hair round out the normal human colors.
Humans don’t trust Tieflings as a race, though they may ally with individuals. As befits their origins, Tieflings are compatible with humans, and their children are always Tieflings. The horn buds and tail stubs are apparent at birth. It is considered ill-omened to cast aside a foundling on discovering the child is a Tiefling.
Tieflings live in human society, as more than three together is viewed with deep suspicion. They can be found at all levels, making them the perfect functionaries for rulers.