Sidhe (5e Race)

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Sidhe[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

Sidhe are typically beautiful beyond any mortal dream, with pointed ears, reminiscent of elves, and occasionally possess feline or otherwise animalistic traits, like cats eyes. Rather than detract from their normal beauty, these features tend to enhance them. Summer sidhe have hair and skin done in warmer tones, while winter sidhe tend to be pale with hair the various colors ice can take, such as white, green, and purple.

History[edit]

Sidhe have been around since there was sentient life that could acknowledge what the turn of the seasons. They were, in a sense, born of mortals, despite their immortality.

Society[edit]

The society of the sidhe depends entirely on the seasonal court. Summer sidhe are generally fair and kind, and have a taste for the finer things in life. Generally, everyone on that side cooperates with their peers. Winter sidhe, however, are a stark contrast, with plenty of murder, backstabbing, and sex.

Sidhe Names[edit]

Sidhe tend to have names that are rather long and eloquent. M-names are quite common among winter, while summer tends to begin with harder syllables such as Ks and Ts.

Male: Kringle, Talor

Female: Titania, Maeve, Aurora

Sidhe Traits[edit]

Sidhe are the very essence of the seasons in the form of fae.
Ability Score Increase. +2 to intelligence or charisma, +1 to strength or dexterity.
Age. Sidhe are immortal, but are generally born as a half breed. They have the level of development of whatever age they discovered/accepted their nature.
Alignment. Sidhe tend towards good alignments, with summer being lawful and winter being chaotic.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
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.
Compulsions. a sidhe cannot tell a direct lie, however, they are allowed to twist the truth or give vague answers. E.X (questioner: who is your mother? You: a sidhe noble of high rank.(as opposed to telling them your mother's actual name.)) You also must answer any questions that are asked of you three times.(in case that wasn't clear, the common phrase among sidhe is "thrice I ask and done".)
Iron Adversion. the touch of iron and related metals such a steel burns you. If you touch any iron or steel with your bare skin, you take 1d4 damage per turn in contact with the material. Your starting metal weapons and armors are made of an equivalent material, but weapons you find in dungeons and whatnot count as steel unless otherwise stated.
Languages. common, sylvan, and draconic.
Subrace. Summer and Winter courts

Summer Court[edit]

Warmth. You gain resistance to fire damage, and weakness to frost damage.
Natural Spellcasting. You can cast fire bolt at any given time, and you can cast burning hands three times per short rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these.
Weapon training. You have proficiency with swords and shields.

Winter court[edit]

Cold. You gain resistance to cold damage and weakness to fire damage.
Natural Spellcasting. You can cast ray of frost at any given time, as well as being able to freeze (or harden in lava's case) any liquid. You can form simple weapons out of ice that shatter after three successful attacks unless maintained through concentration.
Weapon Training. You have proficiency with scimitars and whips.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Sidhe Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 6″ +1d10 inches 100 pounds lb. × (3d10) lb.



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