<meta />Tieflings are not a races as such, but the result of devils and humans producing offspring. It one case it might be a young woman was seduced by a cambion devil wishing to use the power of her broken virtue in a dark ritual. In another case a succubus might have seduced a nobleman just to bring ruin upon him with the monstrous child.
The nature of a tiefling is obvious upon birth. Most are cast out into the wilderness, and some of these are saved by hermits, witches and remote folk. The fey races will sometimes find tiefling children and raise them out of curiosity or as a trick to play on humans. In some rarer case, the human parent does not reject the child and raises them in secret. Both convents and monasteries have been known to raise abandoned tiefling and bring salvation to the half devils. In any case, tieflings are rare and those that can operate unfettered in society are rarer still.
Most people in Maroester believe tieflings to be as evil as their fiendish parent. Some towns and villages will drive them out or attempt to capture them to put them on trial for all the ills of the world. Those found guilty are usually drowned. Fringe, evil cults will sometimes try and entice a tiefling into joining or even leading them, or murder them in the belief that they can be used in ritual.