Aligotarian (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

These beast-like creatures are humanoid alligators, much taller than the average human. They usually grow to around 7' tall, their tallest being 9' tall. Some aligotarians are born with pure white eyes, often regarded as a sign of strength, endurance, and the will to protect amongst other aligotarians. They usually have dark green scales on their back, arms, and tail. Their belly, hands, and lower jaw are covered in white scales. They usually reach adulthood at the age of 25, and become old at 180 years. Healthy aligotarians can live up to 225 years.


Born in swamp lands, most of their kind, in the beginning, worshiped the god of their great Nile. After many years of peace within the Nile, humans began to slowly drain their water source, as both the humans and aligotarian tribes considered it "sharing" until it became barren. For survival, they were forced to retreat further into the swamps, and lost their homes, as well as the ways of life of when they served their god of the Nile.


They can be strong-willed, loyal, and prideful of their people; they respect those exude courage and loyalty and don't take to friendship easily. Since they lost their Nile, they've been wary about "sharing" things.

They usually live in marshes and swamps, sometimes rivers if they are outcast. They don't like big homes that were inherited as much as they prefer living life through self-achievement. They do, however, have respect for kings.

Due to being aquatic, many aligotarians need to drink lots of water or be able to submerge in water at least once a day. This keeps the aligotarian healthy, and gives them energy.

They have a naturally comedic, and talkative nature. Sharing stories of your battles and achievements impress them the most, as they can be blunt at the beginning of a conversation, or when they are interrupted.

Race Names[edit]

Male: Heavy use of the 'sh' sound and a's. Examples: Kasha, Alshao, Naish, Shaso

Female: Also commonly uses a's, but harder consonants are more prevalent. Examples: Takika, Zaza, Gotakak, Roakat

Aligotarian Traits[edit]

Massive humanoids alligator
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength, Constitution and Wisdom score each increases by 1.
Age. They age much slower than other races as they reach maturity at 25, and commonly pass away at the age of 200 years.
Alignment. They tend to be chaotic in alignment. Those who wish vengeance for their Nile may choose an evil alignment.
Size. Aligatorian's vary widely in height and build, from 6-8' tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet, and you have a swimming speed of 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.
Jaw Trap. You may use your jaw to grapple creatures smaller than you. If a creature fails its check to escape your grapple, you can bite into them with your sharp teeth dealing piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.
Claws. Your claws are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. If you hit with them, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier, instead of the bludgeoning damage normal for an unarmed strike.
Natural Surroundings. You have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) and Wisdom (Perception) checks, while in swamp environments.
Aquatic Hunter. Your multiple chambered stomach allows you to save food for later meaning you can eat up to 3 days worth of food at one time, postponing starvation. However, your aquatic nature means you must consume twice the liquid of a normal Medium sized creature. You can alleviate the need to drink extra fluids by submersing yourself in fresh water for an hour.
Hunter. You have advantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks to track creatures who hit points are less than their hit point maximum, provided the creature has blood.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one more language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Aligotarian Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
6′ 0″ +2d6 225lbs. × (2d6) lb.
(4 votes)

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