Homunculus, Variant (4e Race)

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Homunculus[edit]

Former humans who have been created by combining magic and science

Racial Traits
Average Height: 4'9"-6'11"
Average Weight: 100-180 lbs.
Ability Scores: +2 Strength, +2 Dexterity or Charisma
Size: medium
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: normal
Languages: common, choice of one other.
Skill Bonuses: +2 Athletics, +2 History, +2 Endurance or Arcana
Living Doll: You are immune to disease
Vigilance: You do not need to sleep. All powers and abilities will restart at midnight as if you took an extended rest
Regeneration: Encounter, Personal, Immediate Reaction, Trigger: You have received damage from an enemy You may use a healing surge +1d4. You may use this as long as you have healing surges to use.


A homunculus is an artificially created human. The theory of a homunculus was longed to be believed as legend or even a lie. One day, a man had learned to create one by combining science and magic. He created one to resurrect his wife who died many years before. It was soon discovered that even though the body was identical to her's and the memories of her previous life have transferred, the essence, or soul, did not. Fueled by hatred at being brought back to life, she killed her former husband. His notes were soon found, and another attempt was made.

Play an Homunculus if you want...

  • To be the one who understands the flow of the world and universe
  • To be able to regenerate limbs
  • To be a member of a race that favors the Ranger, Rogue, or Warlord classes.

Physical Qualities[edit]

Homunculi will look identical to the person that the caster tried to resurrect.

Playing as a Homunculus[edit]

A homunculus is a random little bugger, and nothing else.

Homunculus Characteristics: vengeful, sly, durable, cynical, and prideful

Names: Any Human name, or they can adopt an adjective or noun as a name such as Wrath, Lust, Misery, Chasity, etc. These types of name usually describe the homunculus as a whole.

Homunculus Adventurers[edit]

Three sample homunculus adventurers are described below.

Sloth, a large homunculus with cloud giant "lineage", who is fast, even by elite standards, he is also lazy. Nevertheless he is an exceptional fighter.

Greed, a medium homunculus with elven lineage, is stealthy, not to mention undead. A proven sorcerer.

Lust, a medium homunculus with eladrin lineage, she channels her scorn as an avenger.



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