Antilinoid

Description

Antilinoid - Description

Antilinoids are a rare kind of humanoid horned creatures that bear a remarkable resemblance to antelope and other similar animals, other than the fact that they go around on their hind legs. They typically are lean in build, with short muzzles and hands with three short, somewhat stiff fingers. They are digitigrade, and have small, three toed hooves in place of normal humanoid feet. They come in at about the height of the average human. Normally their fur is tan, but after several generations, integrated antilinoids can be born with abnormal fur colors and patterns such as white, piebald, and even calico or tricolor.

History

Antilinoids have a rich oral history, only part of which has been translated from their native tongue. Most of it revolves around what they refer to as 'the days of fear', when they had no fire and were hunted by predators just as frequently as their four legged counterparts. Reportedly, a young member of their species, with distinctive black fur, first figured out how to make fire for them and spread this gift around to as many of the 'herds', as they tend to refer to groups of their people, as he could, who, in turn, he asked to spread the knowledge to other herds. Since then, their society has advanced greatly, with the light and heat from their flames allowing them to travel long distances, day and night, without fear of being hunted. First contact was made nearly a century ago, and since then they have largely integrated into modern society.

Society

For antilinoids, there are mainly two branches of society. There are those that still follow the old ways, living the nomadic lifestyle, and then there are those that choose to integrate with modern society. Adventurers come from both lifestyles, and each have distinct enough attributes that the roles they fill in parties can vary widely.

Names

Antilinoids tend to name themselves in their native tongue, which is largely unpronounceable to most humanoids, due to the restrictions of having differently shaped pallets and shorter tongues. As such, they tend to introduce themselves by nicknames based on fur color and pattern, the herd from which they hail from, or a feat they have achieved in their lives. Alternatively, parents from families that have integrated themselves into societies outside of their own may ask to name their child based on the names of other races, with minor differences in pronunciation.

Antilinoid - Names

Antilinoid Traits

Ability Score Increase

Your Constitution score increases by 2.

Age

Antilinoids reach maturity in their early teens, and rarely live past seventy.

Antilinoid - Age

Alignment

Antilinoids tend toward good and neutral alignments, almost never being evil. Those that do turn toward darker alignments almost never become more than small time crooks, following strict codes on who it's alright to steal from and who should be spared. (Lawful evil)

Darkvision

You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Enhanced Senses

You have advantage on Perception checks that rely on hearing and smell.

Horns

You can use your action to head-butt a creature within 10 feet of you. Your target makes a Dexterity saving throw. The DC for this saving throw equals 8 + your strength modifier + your proficiency bonus. On a failure, the target takes bludgeoning damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier and is knocked five feet away from you. You automatically move to their previous position. On a success, they take no damage and can make an opportunity attack.

Languages

You can speak, read, and write Common and Plainstoungue. Plainstoungue is a guttural language that is nigh unpronounceable by most humanoids written with thick marks resembling the movements of the Adams apple up and down the length of the throat. The alphabet represents syllables rather than each symbol representing a letter. It is spoken primarily by antilinoids, however, several other similar races from the area speak this language, including a few native barbarian tribes. You can also communicate with most horned mammals, such as cows and deer.

Size

Your size is medium.

Antilinoid - Size

Antilinoid - Height

Antilinoid - Weight

Speed

Your base walking speed is 40 feet.

Subraces

Integrated

Having grown up in the middle of cities, you have developed the spotted and designed coats that draw city people's eyes.

Ability Score Increase

Your Charisma score increases by 1.

Fur Patterns

Due to your upbringing, your fur has developed into different colors than it usually would, marking you out as civilized. You add twice your proficiency bonus on charisma checks against people who live in large cities.

Languages

You can speak, read, and write one extra language of your choice.


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Old Ways

The woods and traditional ways of life still course through your blood.

Ability Score Increase

Your Wisdom score increases by 1

Experienced Forager

You gain proficiency in the Survival skill.

Musk

A sweet scent hangs around you that is intoxicating to humanoids of the opposite gender. You add twice your proficiency bonus to charisma checks against such creatures. Beasts have advantage on Wisdom checks to notice you.


Copy Left Notice: The Antilinoid is originally from a source under the GNU Free Document License. The original content is copy left and can be found under the Copy Left section of our website. All modifications are protected and all rights are reserved to the greatest extent permissible by law.


Copy Left Notice: The Antilinoid is originally from a source under the GNU Free Document License. The original content is copy left and can be found under the Copy Left section of our website. All modifications are protected and all rights are reserved to the greatest extent permissible by law.