Yautjas (3.5e Race)
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Yautja train every day (except for young children) for at least an hour, this may include a hunt but otherwise families will have a similar daily life to that of a human.
Yautja often have a calm, level headed approach to problem solving, however they may become increasingly short fused after long periods of failure or tribulation.
Yautja are masters of ranged and melee combat. Yautja are known for observing and studying targets, using stealth and tactics to claim victory. For most Yautja, honor is worth more than any gem. When fighting, Yautja often employ a strict code of chivalry, always giving an opponent even ground when fighting, and always fighting clean are virtues.
Yaujta's are large humanoids standing between 7.5ft-9ft tall, with the average weight of a male being 300 pounds. Yautja skin color can range between dark green to a pasty yellow, sometimes mottled with black spots, and their eye color is similarly yellow or green. On their head the Yautja have things that resemble hair and are believed to be used to regulate body temperature, resembling long black dreadlocks. A Yautja's faces generally have four mandibles which surround a smallish mouth filled with sharp teeth; however, the number and size of mandibles and mouth size may very.
Yautja's will get along with any race (evil or otherwise) as long as they have a sense of honor, if an individual shows a lack of honor, Yautja's will not force it on them, but instead ignore the individual. Those who repeatedly show them disrespect will often be brutally killed or challenged to a fight.
There are many of what can be called tribes within Yautja civilization. There is occasional war between groups over land or hunting territory, such wars often spanning several generations. But for the most part the race has a general respect for each other.
Yautja are usually considered Lawful Neutral. They will follow a code of honor that guides who they kill, why they kill and when they kill. Some may stray from this path, disregarding their to get easy kills.
Yautja live in a variety of terrain and are great adapters. However, colder regions can be uninhabitable for Yautja, for they greatly prefer warmer, temperate zones such as jungles and forests.
Yaujta have shown not to have any widespread or traditional religion, instead, they revere the "Black Warrior"- the God of Death. The Black Warrior is seen as an adversary who eventually wins all battles.
During the hunt,the Yautja employ a silent system of gestures to communicate with each other. This body language is very simple and only capable of relating simple messages or ideas. Pushing another's shoulder one handed is a challenge, but shaking a shoulder is a greeting.
While they don't always communicate using verbal commands, the Yautja create different types of basic animalistic sounds. These sounds can range from a growl (which serves as a warning or a sign of amusement) to a roar of fury. A hissing noise translates as either a warning, anger, or surprise; and a short bark can mean anger, outrage, or a command. The trademark Yautja clicking growl, rumbled within the throat, can mean either pleasure or curiosity - and a clattering, trilling sound is the equivalent of Yautja laughter.
The head cocked to the side means curiosity or regard, but head and eyes lowered is a sign of submission. As mentioned previously, the mandibles are often used as body language. The lower mandibles spread means aggression, the mandibles flared is a sign of anger, and the back arched and mandibles flared is pure rage.
Yautja are given three names.
The first is the family name, and is only used by close relatives and extremely close comrades who have been hunting together for years. There are no differentiators between male and female names. The second and third names are given by the time Yautja reaches adulthood, until then, the Yuatja is referred to as a Youngblood by it's brethren.
Example: Kree-klii, Gra, Nurag-wul, Tar, Yul, Kroll-sig, Maul
The second is often a trait or physical characteristic the Yaujta has displayed before it brethren.
Examples: Swift, Strong, Silent, Brutal, Dark, Wide-Eyes, Sharp
The Third name is most often a follow up to the second, complimenting the quality before it. It may also be verb, such as Kill or Leap. Some Yautja may choose not to be called by a third name.
Examples: Spear, Blade, Hound, Hunter, Kill,
In rare cases, a Yautja proves himself a superior fighter, commanding respect from other Yautja. These Yautja may leave behind the names he was given for a name he chooses; often a one word, and unique- Such as Wolf, or Scar. Often these Yautja are enforcers, chosen to uphold Yautja law.
- Ability Increases: +4 Dexterity, +6 Strength, +4 Constitution, +2 Wisdom
- Ability Decreases: -4 Charisma (They may wear a mask that reduces this penalty to 0 but lowers Initiative by 2.), -2 Intelligence
- Skill Bonuses: +7 Intimidate, +2 Hide, +4 Survival, +4 Jump, +4 Climb
- Natural Armor: +4
- Feats: Improved Unarmed Strike
- Base Land Speed: 40 feet
- Size: Medium Humanoid
- Languages: Yautja, Common, Orcish, Giant
- Favored Class: Ranger,Rogue, Barbarian, Monk, Fighter
- Pounce: Yaujta can make a full attack as part of a charge.
- Sneak Attack: Yautja's may sneak attack as if they were a rogue
- Yautja's automatically gain weapon focus and weapon scecialization with their clan weapons
- Level Adjust: +3
|200 (Human) years||+5||+10||+ 100|
|Middle Age1||Old2||Venerable3||Maximum Age|
|500 years||750 years||1000 years||+100 years|
|Gender||Base Height||Height Modifier||Base Weight||Weight Modifier|
|Male||7'||+2d12 Inches||300 lbs|
|Female||6' 11"||+2d10"||285 lbs|