Kin (5e Race)

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The Kin[edit]

The chaotic magic of the Feywild has long-reaching and unpredictable effects on anything that wanders into its realm and remains there. Over generations, common animals that wandered into the realm of the Feywild who had little choice but to carve out a living for themselves began to slowly change, becoming smarter and more humanoid while retaining some of their bestial features.

Physical Description[edit]

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Wolfkin are strong and proud,
and often form packs.
They make excellent warriors.

History[edit]

There are many places where the barrier between realms thins and fluctuates, and it is not uncommon for many to accidentally wander into an alternate plane without realizing it. The same is true of any animal. Over generations of survival and breeding in the naturally magical realm of the Feywild, groups of animals that had becomes lost or who were stolen into the realm began to slowly change. They became smarter, gaining the power of speech, and started to walk upright. Tenuously at first, and then fully bipedal. They formed societies, learned languages, built homes. Until the First Sundering.

A group of Archmages attempted to tear open the veil that separated the Prime Material Plane from the Feywild in an bid to claim the natural magic of the realm for themselves. They miscalculated, however. The magic of the Feywild was not something they could control, even as a group, and it destroyed them. The rift between the planes was left open long enough for many Fey creatures to escape into the Prime Material plane, including the creatures that had become known as "The Kin." The scar from the Sundering of the veil still remains, but is hidden deep within a forest and guarded over by a city of Kin that surround it.

The Kin were not well-received by the more common races (humans, elves, dwarves, and the like), however. Many viewed them as monsters or new breeds of lycanthropes. The Kin were hunted by the common races, either to try and wipe them out, or take them as slaves and trophies.

Society[edit]

Kin often keep to their own. Most people are uncomfortable with them, unable to distinguish them from Lycanthropes. Although much younger than other races of the Material plane, they are as advanced culturally due to their accelerated evolution. They usually live in tribal villages appropriately located near where their more wild counterparts can be found. Wolfkin and Snakekin, for example, prefer forests, while Heronkin and Otterkin prefer rivers and lakes. Those kin that live with the more common races are almost always slaves or live in city slums where they can hide more easily. Kin in positions of power or nobility are almost completely unheard of, and are very rarely treated with the same respect their peers demand.

The Kin are divided into three major groups.

  • Furkin are those Kin who evolved from land creatures with fur, such as wolves, bears, tigers, and like that.
  • Featherkin are Kin who evolved from birds or other animals capable of flight, such as hawks, sparrows, and bats.
  • Scalekin are the Kin who evolved from beasts covered in scales such as snakes, turtles, and crocodiles.


Kin Names[edit]

Kin often take tribal-sounding names once they come of age. Names are generally agender in nature. Those few kin who grew up in other societies, either in slums or as slaves, are given names more appropriate to their surrounding culture.

Example Names: Redfang, First Light, Earthborn, River Flower, Night Sky, Greeneye, Yellowtail, Ravenclaw

Kin Traits[edit]

Humanoid creatures that evolved from animals exposed to the chaotic magic of the Feywild.
Ability Score Increase. A Kin's ability score increases are dependent on their subrace selections. See each subrace for details.
Age. Due to the evolutionary effect of Feywild magics, Kin live longer than their animal counterparts, but not as long as humans. Kin reach adulthood at around 10 years and can live to be around 50 years.
Alignment. Kin encompass every alignment, but due to their tight knit sense of community, most tend towards the gentle side of Lawful.
Size. Kin run a wide gamut of body types. Your size is either Small or Medium as determined by your subrace.
Speed. Kin run a wide gamut of body types. Your speed is determined by your subrace.
Fey Resistance. Due to the magic of the Feywild infusing their being, all Kin, no matter what kind, have advantage on saves against Charm and Fear effects.
Languages. Common, Sylvan

Furkin Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Furkin are evolved from creatures that either had to hunt to survive, or survive being hunted. Furkin have +1 Wisdom.
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.

Wolfkin[edit]

Size. You stand about the same height as an average human. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Wolfkin are agile and nimble. You get +2 Dexterity.
Natural Leader. As pack animals, Wolfkin understand what it takes to lead large groups of individuals. As a bonus action, you can inspire allies within 30 feet that can see and hear you. An ally inspired in this way gains advantage on their first attack on their next turn. This effect ends on an ally at the end of their turn even if they did not attack. You can use this ability once per long rest.
Pack Tactics. You have advantage on your first attack roll against an enemy each turn if an ally is within 5 feet of the enemy and is not incapacitated.
Keen Senses. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) rolls that rely on hearing or smell.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 0″ +2d6 125 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Foxkin[edit]

Size. You are a few inches shorter than a typical human. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Foxkin are quite amicable. You get +2 Charisma.
Affable. Foxkin are born natural-born speakers and are generally easy to get along with. You gain proficiency with Charisma (Persuasion) and double your proficiency modifier when using this skill.
Elusive. Opportunity attacks against you have disadvantage.
Diplomancy. You know the friends cantrip. At 3rd level, you can cast charm person once per long rest. At 5th level, you can cast suggestion once per long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 10″ +2d4 100 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Bearkin[edit]

Size. You stand at an imposing height, but are not significantly larger than other creatures. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Heavy armor does not reduce your move speed.
Ability Score Increase. Bearkin are very sturdily built. You get +2 Constitution.
Endurance. Bearkin can call on mighty reserves of stamina in times of need. As a bonus action, you can roll a d12 plus your Constitution modifier and gain that many temporary hit points. The bonus hit points last for 1 hour. Once you use this ability, you cannot use it again until you finish a short or long rest.
Large Paws. You are proficient with your unarmed strikes which deal 1d4 points of bludgeoning damage on a hit.
Hibernate. You can recover one level of exhaustion during a short rest. When you spend hit dice to recover hit points, double your Constitution modifier when determining how many hit points you recover for each hit die.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 8″ +2d8 225 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Otterkin[edit]

Size. You are short and skinny, perfect for swimming. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. You have a Swim speed of 50 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Otterkin are lithe and flexible. You get +2 Dexterity.
Hold Breath. Otterkin are made for swimming. You can hold your breath for 15 minutes.
Nimble. You can move through the space of any creature at least one size category larger than you.
Numble. When moving through the space of a creature at least on size category larger than you, you can use your action to attempt to trip them. The target must make a Dexterity saving throw (DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Dexterity modifier) or fall prone.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
3′ 0″ +1d10 45 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Lionkin[edit]

Size. You are a bit taller than an average human and well-built. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Lionkin are strong, intimdating beasts. You get +2 Strength.
Imposing Roar. Lions are creatures that naturally demand respect. As an action, you can unleash a mighty roar. Enemies within 30 feet that can hear you must make a Wisdom save (DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Charisma modifier) or be frightened of you for the next minute. A creature can repeat its save at the end of its turn. On a successful save, the target is not frightened. This ability can be used once per long rest.
Pounce. If you move at least 20 feet in a straight line towards a creature and hit it with an attack in the same turn, the target must make a Strength saving throw (DC equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Strength modifier) or be knocked prone.
Long Jump. With a 10-foot running start, you can long jump up to twice as far as your normally could.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 6″ +2d6 155 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Tigerkin[edit]

Size. You are taller and have a regal bearing. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Tigerkin have an air of strength and composure about them. You get +1 Strength and +1 Wisdom.
Born Hunter. Tigerkin have a sense for how to track prey. You have proficiency with Wisdom (Survival) and double your proficiency when using that skill.
Fangs. Your maw is full of razor-sharp fangs. You have a natural bite attack that you can make as an unarmed strike, that deals 1d6 + your Strength modifier points of piercing damage.
Natural Predator. As a bonus action, you can make a special attack with your bite. If it hits, you deal normal damage and the target starts to bleed, taking 1d4 points of bleed damage at the start of each of its turns until it receives magical healing or is treated with a DC 10 Wisdom (Medicine) check. Once you use this ability, you can't do so again until you finish a short or long rest.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 6″ +2d6 155 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Ratkin[edit]

Size. You are short and wiry. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. You can burrow at 10 feet per round, and leave behind a stable tunnel a creature your size can fit through.
Ability Score Increase. Ratkin are ingenuitive and enjoy tinkering. You get +2 Intelligence.
Scrap Collector. Ratkin are always looking for bits of materials to scrap together. You are proficient with tinker's tools and you add double your proficiency bonus when using them. You always have enough materials to make make and repair simple mechanical items.
Scraggly. You count as one size category smaller when determining what size spaces you can squeeze through.
Filth Diver. You have advantage on saving throws to resist poison and disease, and have resistance to poison damage.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
3′ 0″ +2d4 35 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Featherkin Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Featherkin have evolved from creatures that soared the sky on graceful wing. Featherkin have +1 Dexterity.
Glide. You can spread the wings on your back if you begin to fall and safely glide at a rate of 30 feet for every 5 feet fallen. You cannot fly this way, though you can remain aloft if you catch an updraft.

Heronkin[edit]

Size. You are tall and slender. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Heronkin are graceful and elegant. You get +1 Dexterity and +1 Charisma.
Galdrar. Heronkin are renowned for their amazing singing skills, and some people claim their songs are magical. A heronkin can, as an action, sing to empower his allies. One ally within 30 feet who can hear the heronkin's song has advantage on their next saving throw before the end of their next turn. Once you use this ability, you can't do so again until you finish a short or long rest.
Beauty and Grace. You are proficient with Charisma (Persuasion) and have advantage on such rolls to improve another person's attitude towards you.
Beak Thurst. You have a long, thin beak with which you can make unarmed strikes. Your beak deals 1d6 plus your strength modifier points of damage and has the reach property due to your long neck.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 8″ +2d8 125 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Crowkin[edit]

Size. You are skinny and have scruffy black feather. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Crowkin are known for telling tall tales, and generally not to be trusted. You get +2 Charisma.
Ventriloquism. If you hear a creature speak for at least one minute, you have advantage on Charisma (Performance) to mimic the sound of their voice, and you are able to make it sound like your voice is originating from any spot within 30 feet of you you can see.
Fast Talker. You are proficient with Charisma (Deception) and have advantage on such rolls to improve another person's attitude towards you.
Carrion Inheritor. You know the Toll the Dead and Spare the Dying cantrips. Charisma is your spellcasting modifier for these spells.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 8″ +2d8 125 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Eaglekin[edit]

Size. You have a large, imposing statue. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Eaglekin are swift and powerful. You get +1 Dexterity and +1 Strength.
Talons. You have sharp talons on the end of your hands that can be used to make unarmed attacks. The talons deal 1d4 + your Strength modifier points of damage.
Rend. As an action, you can make a special melee attack with your talons. If you hit with a talon attack, the target starts to bleed for 1d4 points of damage at the start of each of its turns. This bleeding persists until the target receives a DC 10 Wisdom (Medicine) check or magical healing.
Dive. You have advantage on attack rolls against any creature on a lower elevation than you.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 8″ +2d8 125 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

Batkin[edit]

Size. You are lithe and somewhat off-putting. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ability Score Increase. Batkin are naturally off-putting to most people, but have heightened senses. You get +2 Wisdom.
Horrifying Creature of the Night. Even if you're not particularly mean, most other people tend to find you unsettling. You have proficient with Charisma (Intimidation) and double your proficiency with it.
Echolocation. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that involve hearing.
Life Drinker. As an action, you can make an unarmed attack with your bite that deals 1d6 points of piercing damage and gain that many temporary hit points.

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 8″ +2d8 125 lb. × (2) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)


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