Though similar in fundamental principle to tieflings, who claim descent from humans who mated with demons, baphitaurs are the product of magical experimentation rather than demonic breeding. Baphitaurs have demon blood, it is true, mingled through unholy sorcery with both human and minotaur stock. The result is a creature of unmitigated evil, filled with not only a demonic hatred of puny mortals but also a passionate fury at the circumstances of its creation.
The creators of the baphitaurs were Netherese wizards whose school of magic at Andalbruin was infamous for the blasphemous experiments performed there. The creatures escaped from their creators before the fall of Netheril and have lived in the Labyrinth for many centuries, improving on the original dwarven design.