Esserae (3.5e Race)

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Esserae are a humanoid race of fox like people. They are witty and quick and make excellent scouts, skirmishers. Due to their size and general enlightned outlook on life few however choose the path of a full plate, frontline warrior, instead choosing to train in the various unarmed styles of warfare and archery.


Esserae are confident, inquisitive and brave. Many view the pursuit of knowledge as a noble goal in life. An equal number however believe true beauty is found in the martial skill of a well trained monk or ranger.

Physical Description[edit]

The Esserae are a lithe, athletic humanoid race. They have fox ears and a bushy tail. Powerful Esserae are known to have upto nine tails, as their tails constantly grow as they become more powerful. They have fox like noses and claw-like nails and small patches of fur over their bodies. Many have whiskers - all have elongated canine teeth. Most stand under 5 feet tall and weigh less than 120lbs.


Esserae are often carefree and enjoy the company of others. As such they get along well with all races.


Lawful neutral and neutral good are the most common alignments amongst the Esserae.


Esserae posses no lands of their own. They prefer to build small towns and villages within caves, tree tops and wide open planes. Their cities are well known as social hubs for all races and religions. Very few Esserae cities have ever been attacked by outside forces due to their famous ability to make foes friends.


The Esserae are devout followers of Ancestor worship.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • Medium Size
  • Esserae are capable of shape changing into a fox, a small bird or fish at 3/day but changing back to their original form is a free action
  • Shape change into a direfox, eagle or a small shark 1/month for 1 min
  • +2 wis, -2 con
  • scent 30ft
  • +5 listen, spot and search
  • use charm person/charm animal 3/day

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
12 years +1d4 +3d4 +2d8 -->
Table: Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
36 years 50 years 73 years +3d6 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, Con, and +1 Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; and +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, Con, and +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Random Height and Weight
Gender Default Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 4' 3" +1d12 70 lb. +5d12 lb.
Female 4' 0" +1d10 65 lb. +3d10 lb.

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