Tinderbox: Fall of the Tran
Imperial spies without an emperor, Changelings embrace transmutative magic and are far less concerned about patrons. They may be found in any occupation, and often dabble in multiple skills (bards are thus a popular choice). Changelings are all made, never born; an Eladrin seeks out, or is sought by, existing Changelings and given certain acupuncture and alchemical treatments that render his flesh more malleable while awakening and growing certain voluntary muscles beneath the skin.
Changelings have no cultural dress or weapons. It is also important to note that changelings have no “base state,” which they return to when not actively maintaining a disguise. Instead, a changeling looks as they did before the change; they would be poor spies if none of them ever maintained the facade of a normal life for even an instant. However, many changelings return to their families and responsibilities after the change just long enough to stage their own death, or “decide” to undertake a spiritual or scholarly pilgrimage. This allows them to cut ties with their family in a permanent or semi-permanent fashion without arousing too much suspicion. Changelings often keep tabs on their loved ones in other guises, and though a changeling’s resting face is her natural one, she may not wear it for years at a time.
Many Changelings pursue paths which provide further physical alterations, especially Barbarians, Wardens, Druids, and Battleminds. Others dedicate themselves to simple arcane studies. Because all Changelings are drawn from base Eladric stock, they have no overarching Family loyalty to conflict with their often mercenary agendas.