The Xakhun were a subrace of Drow, introduced in Dragon Magazine #244, along with the accompanying descriptions of their airships, powered by a gemstone called Uhl. They believed that Lloth wanted them to go forth and conquer the skies, so they kidnapped and forcibly interbred with Wood Elves to get sun resistance.

I have looked through various sources and have not found any other mentions that it was continued as either a monster subrace or as a possible playable race. Is the Dragon Magazine article the only mention of the Xakhun, or was it produced in a later playable line somewhere and I've missed it?


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I’ve executed a number of web searches and trawled through quite a few results, and every single one of them refers to the xakhun as being found in Dragon vol. 244, and does not mention them being found anywhere else. That includes in cross-edition sources that presumably would mention other sources for each edition if they were available.

A few places mentioned Dragon vol. 144, which I presume is a typo. I don’t have a copy of that issue, though, so I cannot check.

This leads me to believe that no, they have never been mentioned again.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Just a tip - Archive.org has all the Dragon magazines available up to a certain point, just replace the 244 in the url I provided with 144 to get that edition. I don't see anything about them in that edition, so I suspect you are correct, it's a typo. \$\endgroup\$
    – JohnP
    Jan 9, 2020 at 15:12

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