A bit of topic, but I do have to say how much I hated that, when dealing with players/DMs who thought the rules are the rules are the rules (except when they think the rule is stupid then they should do what they want). Especially since at least since 3.0, possibly even before, it flat out says Always (Alignment) just means with very few exceptions, and should have a good reason why not. And frankly, sound fucking dumb that a certain creature must always follow a certain alignment, not because of SJW bullshit and “it’s just that you’re racist”. Rather, because several authors have dealt with these races as more like real people rather than different sets of homogeneous conglomerations of the worst of humanity, and made far more interesting stories than anything written based on D&D worlds.
Examples, any Piers Anthony, and for sure A. Lee Martinez’s “In the Company of Ogres”. Probably others of his as well, but it’s the only one of his I’ve read.