- Category: Races
- Published on Monday, 06 August 2012 18:52
- Written by Dylan
The Gracowl are a race of beauty and self-arragence. They have a "natural" beauty, yet are cold to other races. Suprisingly, these graceful humanoids are a sub-species of the scavenging Tengu, although Gracowl deny this fact. It is unknown how these people came to be, but one thing is certain: most other races will have a hard time getting along with a Gracowl.
Physical Description: Gracowl are smaller than their Tengu relatives, being around 3-4 feet tall. They have long necks, long, thin, wing-like arms with claws, smaller beaks than the Tengu, and come in a variety of colors, with males mostly being a darkish blue color, while the females are a combination of gold, green, and blue, although red hues are not uncommon. Males have two tail feathers that they use to attract the females.
Soceity: A Gracowl society is ruled and governed by females, with the males having the duties as guards, messengers, or laborers. A female Gracowl has more rights than a male, and, when a female Gracowl is hatched, a celebration occurs, while males are mostly agreed with disappointment.
Relations: Gracowl are more comfortable in company to either their own kind or to humans, who see the beauty of the bird-people as a "gift". These people are dangerously jealous of elves, especially of the same gender; in fact, it is not uncommon for a female Gracowl to murder a female elf all out of jealousy. Gracowl view dwarves as stupid brutes, gnomes and halflings as a waste of time, and orcs, half-elves, and half-orcs as monsters. However, it is with Catfolk and Tengu that Gracowl despise and fear; they believe that a Catfolk would rather eat a Gracowl rather than befriend him, while the Gracowl despise their Tengu relatives so much that they will bathe for hours on end if within three feet of them. They also view Goblins and Ratfolk as nothing but filthy vermins, unworthy of a right to live.
Alignment/Religion: Gracowl commonly worship the god Shelyn, for they believe that it is her "gift" that the Gracowl are so charming and graceful. However, other than her, Gracowl often laugh at other gods, veiwing them as nothing more than the imaginations of other, less realistic races.
Gracowl Racial Traits
+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, -2 Constitution: Gracowl are beautiful, charming, and flexible, but are physically and spiritually weak.
Small: Gracowl are around 3 feet tall, so they recieve a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a -1 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
Normal Speed: Gracowl have a base land speed of 30 ft.
Languages: Gracowl start off with the Common and Tengu languages. Gracowl with a high Intelligence score can choose the following languages: Dwarven, Elven, Gnomish, Halfling, and Undercommon.
Darkvision: Gracowl recieve darkvision up to 60ft.
Hatred: Gracowl recieve a +1 bonus on attack rolls against humanoid creatures of the elf and goblin subtypes due to special training against these hated foes.
Beguiling Liar: Gracowl have a natural talent for lying, and gain a +4 racial bonus on Bluff checks to convince an opponent that what they are saying is true when they tell a lie.
Camouflage: Gracowl's body color range mean that they can blend into the perfect enviroment, and gain a +4 racial bonus on Stealth checks while within a grassland or a forest terrain.
Object of Desire: A Gracowl's natural beauty and graceful moves mean that they add +1 to their caster level when casting charm person and charm monster.
Fleet-Footed: A Gracowl's light-weight design and nimble feet means that they recieve Run as a bonus feet and a +2 racial bonus on initiative checks.
Author's Note: This is my first race I've created, so it may not seem perfect.
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