Angel (5e Race)

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Angels

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Fantasy Angel by Bea Serendipity

Angels are spiritual beings created by a lawful good deity to act as servants, messengers and warriors.

Angels are benevolent and dreadful, but not infallible; for they strive with each other, and their deity has to make peace between them. Most of them serve either as intermediaries between the outer plane and the material realm or as guardian spirits. Some are here to protect, some are here to destroy life to open a way for new life. Innocence is their nature to a certain degree. It is rare that they bring themselves to tell a falsehood, as dishonour such an alien concept to them.

Angels are referred to in connection with their spiritual missions; as for instance, the "angel which has redeemed", "an interpreter", "the angel that destroyed", "the messenger of the covenant", "angel of his presence", and "a band of angels of evil".

Exquisite Form

Angels have the shape of humanoids of extraordinary beauty, halos, and light. They stand taller than the average human. Some have fair hair ranging from white to light brown, whilst others are bald. They have blue and gold eyes of many shades of light to dark. They are slim and muscular. Angels have large feathery wings that span equal to their height and can be white, brown, silver or black, the average angel has one pair of wings but rare angels can even sometimes have two or three.

Some ranks of angels take the form of immaculate male or female humans or other humanoid race. Other angels have androgynous bodies of transcendental beauty.

Adventuring Angels

Angels do not interact with mortals unless instructed to do so by their deity, as they are such fragile and innocent souls, but few in the past have chosen to wander the material realm learning how the beings live. However, there are times when the world below requires the presence of an angel to deal with a problem. An adventuring angel is weighed down by the material realm, unable to maintain their full divine power. Over time, they can learn to tap into their true form.

Angel Names

Male: Jacob, Michael, Destian, Castian, Samual, Alexander, Perisis, Calidon, Demetry, Raemond, Gabriel, Raphael, Orion, Tyriel, Auriel, Izual, Helel, Albo, Lucifer

Female: Jane, Elisa, Meryn, Gavrial, Lucy, Aysa, Kyerea, Iris, Teryn, Camisa, Itherael, Jordan, Lucky

Angel Traits

Angels are spiritual beings created by a lawful good deity to act as servants, messengers and warriors.
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom increases by 2 and your Charisma increases by 1.
Age. You were created fully formed, and do not age.
Alignment. Angels are just, truthful, selfless and value the lives and souls of mortals. The lawful good alignment is part of the essence of an angel.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. While you may not be strong enough to have truesight your divine senses grant you, superior vision in dark and dim conditions. 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 grey.
Radiant Resistance. You have resistance to necrotic damage.
Perfect Mind. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed and frightened.
Celestial. Your creature type is celestial and humanoid. As a celestial, your body and soul are one and the same. When you die, you return to the Outer Plane of your deity, leaving no body behind. You can still be subject to the raise dead, resurrection or wish spells, representing the caster appealing to your deity for your return.
Healing Touch. As an action you can touch a creature and cast the lesser restoration spell. You regain use of this trait once you complete a long rest.
Angel Wings. You have a pair of small white feathered wings, much like those of a cherub, that grant you a flying speed of 20 feet. You cannot hover with these wings and must keep moving. While flying, if you do not move at least half your speed during your turn, you fall to the ground. When you take damage while flying, make a Constitution save with a DC equal to 10 or half the damage is taken, whichever is higher. If you fail the saving throw, you fall to the ground. These wings are extensions of your celestial soul and as such can be made incorporeal, and as such invisible to most senses at will.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common and Celestial.

Background

The divine servant background was written specifically for angels.

The entertainer, hermit, sage or soldier backgrounds from the PHB may work.

Appropriate homebrew backgrounds include unknown.



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