Xiao (4e Race)

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Small men that look like oriental children.

Racial Traits
Average Height: 3,11-4,8
Average Weight: 68-94lbs
Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity, +2 Wisdom or Intelligence
Size: Small
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: Normal
Languages: Common, and one other of your choice
Skill Bonuses: +2 Atheletics, +2 Religion
Sleight of Hand: You can reload a ranged weapon as a free action
Effective Unarmed Combat: Powers that require you to have a weapon you may use unarmed combat instead, and unarmed attacks do a 1d6 of damage, 1d8 at 11th level, 1d10 at 21st level.
Immobilizing Strike: You can use immobilizing strike as an encounter power.

Immobilizing Strike Xiao Racial Power
You attack with a palm strike on a weak point on you enemy
Standard Action Melee 1
Target: One creature
Attack: Dexterity or Intelligence Vs. Fortitude
Hit: Your unarmed attack damage and the target is pushed 1 square and immobilized until the end of you next turn.

The Xiao are skilled warriors from the mountains, they are determined to fulfill there destiny, and are noble to their masters.

Play an Xiao if you want...

  • To be small
  • to be fast
  • to be mysterious
  • To be a member of a race that favors the Warden, Avenger, Ranger, and Wizard classes.

Physical Qualities[edit]

Xiao look as if they are children and oriental, they are fit but not "buff". Xiao are often balled but some gave long black loose hair or they are put in bobs or tails. The Xiao born in a good emperors bloodline have monkey tails, and those born under an evil emperor have small black thorn like devil horns, Xiao who arent born in a royal bloodline dont have tails or horns. Xiao wear yellow robes and no shoes, they are forbidden to grow any facial hair and dont have the ability to grow facial hair until they have become a master. Xiaos skin is smooth and is a light tan color.

Playing an Xiao[edit]

playing a Xiao is especialy fun if you have ever wanted to use unarmed attacks

Xiao Characteristics: quiet, peaceful, tolerant, determined

Male Names: Djiin, Mong, Tsung

Female Names: Jou, Shao, Zhia

Racial Options[edit]

Xiao share the same feats, Epic Destinies, and Paragon paths with humans

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