Leonine (3.5e Race)
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Leonine are the result of the joining of Leonal and Human lovers, and as such can have a somewhat wide range of personalities. Generally raised in the temples of good aligned deities (because a Leonal would never willingly consort with an evil human) they tend to have strong morals and a very high degree of commitment to any cause they deem worthy of there time. A Leonine raised in such an environment grows up being told of his/her heritage and the potential they have within them, and as such they hate seeing injustice and often become violent when unable to do anything to help a victim of such offenses. Leonine raised outside the temple can have varying personalities but tend to lean to the extreme of there opinions and ideals, they can come across and dominating and aggressive, but generally experience a degree of discomfort whenever they whiteness great acts of evil regardless of there upbringing and because of this they tend to lean towards non-evil alignments.
Leonine look almost exactly the same as there Guardinal parents, albeit the human blood running through them makes them slightly less intimidating in appearance. They typically stand 6 feet tall and can average a weight ranging from 185-275 pounds, with females being shorter by no more than a few inches and falling in the lighter weight category. The average Leonine has an elegant yet wild body style, with there bodies ranging widely, some (usually males) exhibit a very short coat of fur covering 80% of there body and typically having a head and face that closely resembles that of there kin. Females tend be more human in appearance with almost no fur with the exception of very brilliant blond hair. Eye color is generally determined by the human parent but can also very bright shades of blue or green, over all Leonine have very toned builds with little to no fat present at all which makes them more uncomfortable in cold temperatures than most humans even.
Leonine have the ability to get along with nearly all types of intelligent creatures as long the behavior of there company does not stray too far from there own self perceived code of conduct. Generally, Leonine bond well Clerics of good deities and paladins that don't try to use them for there celestial ties. Rogues have difficulty getting along with them as a Leonine's personal code often depicts them as cowards or sly. Because of there human parents, Leonine have tolerance of varying degrees but ultimately tend to blend the best with others of strong moral code and try to bring out such conviction in those they travel with.
Most Leonine do not stray far from there ancestors beliefs and as such generally have either Lawful Good or Chaotic Good alignments, however because of there human blood they often develop a more passive Neutral Good outlook towards defending innocence. Some Leonine develop very strong self motivated senses of duty and are of Lawful Neutral alignment and tend to see themselves as judges that keep corruption and greed at bay. Rarely are Leonine greedy or oppressive in nature and seldom are Evil or Chaotic Neutral but because there blood is mixed with that of humans, even they are susceptible to temptation.
Leonine have no native lands but tend to live in largely populated areas where they can hunt the vile and wicked whom would otherwise prey upon the weak.
Leonine typically worship good aligned deities and take on there dogma as there personal code of conduct. Leonine have a naturally strong tie to the celestial planes and may not worship any deity in particular and may instead simply try to live a righteous and honorable life, hoping to join there Guardinal parent in the heavens one day.
Leonine speak Common as they are raised by there (usually committed) human parents, they sometimes can spontaneously develop the ability to speak some of the languages of there Guardinal parent as they grow through puberty but are perfectly capable of learning any non-secret languages they exposed to for long enough time.
Leonine typically have human names but sometimes there human parents desire to honor there lover and seek names of Celestial origin.
- +2 Strength, +2 Constitution, -2 Dexterity, -2 Charisma: Leonine have naturally powerful builds but there size and appearance makes them slow and intimidating.
- Oustider (Native): Leonine are native to Toril and can be affected by spells like raise dead,resurrection and reincarnation
- Medium: As medium sized creatures, Leonine gain no bonuses and suffer no penalties due to size.
- Leonine base land speed is 30 feet
- Darkvision 60 ft: Leonine can see perfectly in the dark, although this type of sight is in black and white.
- Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Celestial, Infernal, Draconic.
- Favored Class: Fighter or Paladin.
|Middle Age1||Old2||Venerable3||Maximum Age|
|37 years||100 years||250 years||+100 years|
|Gender||Base Height||Height Modifier||Base Weight||Weight Modifier|
|Male||5' 8"||+2d4"||185 lb.||× 1d6 lb.|
|Female||5' 6"||+2d4"||120 lb.||× 1d4 lb.|