Rainid (3.5e Race)

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Rainids are a broad category of frog-like humanoids. They generally have long, spindly limbs, no neck and a wide head and mouth. They are hairless and may have smooth or warty skin, of many different colors depending on the species of rainid. Rainids are quite a bit taller than most intelligent humanoids, averaging close to seven feet tall, with some ranging as much as ten or eleven feet high. Some subspecies of rainid are, however, short. Along with their large size, rainids are bulky and muscular, and almost always very athletic. Rainids are just as intelligent as humans or any similar race, but are not generally as civilized or technologically advanced. Rainids are perceived as stupid, barbaric and prone to fits of emotion, though the degree to which this is true varies quite a bit depending on the species: abyssal rainids, for example, are very refined, civilized and intelligent, while wart rainids are clearly boorish and barely sentient. Mostly carnivorous, rainids tend to spend most of their time hunting, and they are very good at it. Different species of rainids each have their own preferred food source, ranging from fish to insects or small mammals. Most rainids are also highly specialized farmers, and are very knowledgeable in the raising of crops and livestock native to their regions.

Rainids tend to be very tribal cultures, consisting of small bands of a few dozen to a few hundred members, who are then conglomerated into tribes. Even the more civilized rainids maintain tribal divisions and an innate sense of clannishness. Rainids sometimes marry outside the clan, though in most cultures, it is only the women who do so. It is generally frowned upon and sometimes forbidden. Though stereotyped as terrible wizards, there is no inherent reason for it, and all rainid species can grow perfectly adept at sorcery. Many rainid species are very adept at leaping, and some can leap hundreds of feet straight into the air. They also tend to be excellent climbers, and many of the species are also adapted to burrow in their native environments.

Races[edit]

Type Name Description Habitat Notes
Rainid Abyssal Rainid Abyssal rainids are extremely short (between 1.5 and 2ft long) and they have notably short limbs as well. Their skin is smooth and pure white, and they have no eyes. Generally the only rainid species in the environments they live in, abyssal rainids are not seen as barbaric by their neighbors, and are in fact often wizards. Deep seas and abyssal trenches +2 Intelligence, -2 Strength
Rainid Bark Rainid Bark rainids have very rough skin, covered with stubbly knobs and warts. They have very thick bodies but short limbs, and are between 5-6 ft tall. Their skin is a deep chestnut brown. Any Colossal Tree +1 Dexterity, +1 Constitution, -1 Intelligence, -1 Wisdom
Rainid Cave Rainid Cave rainids are of medium height, from 5 ft to 6.5, and with a slender frame. They are eyeless, and have very long limbs. Their skin is albinoid white or pale yellow. The whiter races generally live in aquatic caves and the yellower races in air-breathing caves Cave systems +2 Intelligence, -1 Strength, -1 Constitution
Rainid Dart Rainid Dart rainids are very short, between 2.5 and 3 ft tall, and have short limbs. Their skin is smooth and bright orange. Their skin secretes poison Tropical arboreal habitats +2 Dexterity, -1 Strength, -1 Charisma
Rainid Orchid Rainid Orchid rainids are short, from 4 ft to 5.5 ft, and are stockily-built, with a wide frame and powerful muscles. Their skin is dark violet. Tropical rainforests +2 Strength, -2 Constitution
Rainid Pond Rainid Pond rainids are very tall, between 6 and 8 ft tall, and have long legs and a thick body. Their pale green skin is wrinkled and warty. They are the most common and most civilized of the rainids. Temperate ponds, rivers and lakes +1 Strength, +1 Constitution, -1 Intelligence, -1 Charisma
Rainid Salmon Rainid Salmon rainids are tall, between 6 and 7 ft, and have salmon-pink skin. They have a migratory lifestyle. Temperate to tropical rivers +2 Constitution, -2 Wisdom
Rainid Sand Rainid Sand rainids are tall, between 5 and 6 ft, and very slender. They have long, powerful limbs and very dry pale tan skin stubbled with very small warts. Hot deserts +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma
Rainid Sea Rainid Sea rainids are thin and lanky, with very long limbs and turquoise skin. Temperate and (ant)arctic seas +1 Dexterity, +1 Constitution, -1 Strength, -1 Wisdom
Rainid Snow Rainid Snow rainids are short, between 4 and 5.5 ft, and stocky, with a squat frame and dark blue skin. Tundras and snow-covered mountains above the tree line +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma
Rainid Tree Rainid Tree rainids are short, between 3 and 4.5 ft tall, and powerfully-muscled, well-adapted for climbing and arboreal habitations. They are lean and smooth-skinned, with dark green skin. They are perceived as flighty and irresponsible vagabonds. Temperate and sub-(ant)arctic forests +2 Dexterity, -2 Wisdom
Rainid Wart Rainid Wart rainids are tall (6.5 to 7.5 ft) and thin, with intensely warty skin that is a dark brown color. They are perceived as cruel and barbaric even by rainid standards. Dry grasslands +1 Strength, +1 Constitution, -2 Charisma

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