How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Eberron
The name daelkyr stirs fear in the heart of any goblin who heard tales of the Dhakaani Empire as a child. These creatures nearly destroyed Khorvaire during the Daelkyr Invasion, and brought about the end of the Empire even though they were defeated by the Gatekeepers.
Madness is the only adjective to truly describe the daelkyr. They come from a plane of contant flux and dimensions and perceptions that no mortal mind could process. All records of the daelkyr describe them as having a human appearance with an otherworldly appearance and bodies covered in symbiotes. In their native plane they are known as the “artist-kings,” a euphemism for the way they treat their kingdoms like canvasses, paint broad strokes of chaos across the landscape, reshaping reality according to their aesthetics.
There are rumors of children born with daelkyr influences in their blood, birthed with symbiotes attached to their infant bodies. Unscrupulous organ traffickers chase after these rumors, hoping to start a black market for symbiotes and replacement organs.