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Winning Races: MinotaursD&D Insider Article
Tangled Origins and Mysterious Clans
By Matthew Sernett

For minotaurs, clan is as much about thought as blood. Each minotaur clan is made up of a number of extended families that can all trace their ancestry to a particular individual for whom the clan is named. Each clan has its own unique symbol made up of joined lines that form a maze. This article describes key elements of minotaur clan society, presents four different clans you can select from as background for your minotaur character, and a minotaur-specific paragon path, Scion of Leng.

Your clan traces its history back to the founding of the Labyrinth City of Leng. Thavok chose as his battleground the confusing volcanic landscape of canyons where Leng would be built, and his victory there over a force that outnumbered his a hundredfold would make the site hallowed ground for centuries. Eventually, doom came to Leng, and your clan was powerless to stop it because the enemy was within and knew the labyrinth as well as any in the clan.

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    About the Author

    Matthew Sernett is a writer and game designer for Wizards of the Coast who splits his time between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Recent credits include Player’s Handbook Races: Tieflings, The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea, and Magic the Gathering: Zendikar. When he’s not making monsters or building worlds, he’s watching bad fantasy movies you don’t realize exist and shouldn’t bother to learn about.

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