Psychic pirates and raiders, the githyanki plunder countless worlds from the decks of their astral vessels and the backs of red dragons. Feathers, beads, gems, and precious metals decorate their baroque armor and weapons—the legendary silver swords with which they cut through their foes. Former slaves of the mind flayers, the githyanki have become ruthless conquerors under the rulership of their dread lich-queen.
They despise all other races, undertaking devastating raids that take them across the planes to strike without provocation or warning. War is the ultimate expression of githyanki culture, and their pitiless black eyes know no mercy. After a raid, they leave shattered survivors enough food and resources to weakly endure. Later, the githyanki return to their conquered foes, plundering them again and again without resistance.