Amazonian (5e Race)

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Amazon[edit]

I am the goddess of truth, yet you remain... A man of mystery. What I deserve is to know more about a man who professes such interest in me.
—Diana Prince

Physical Description[edit]

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Artist: Blazbaros

Amazons are large, well-built humanoids with powerful builds. The most immediately noticeable physical trait of the amazon race is their size, being significantly larger than the vast majority of other humanoid races. The average amazon stands roughly half again as tall as the average human, and weighs a bit less than two times that average human's weight. The second immediately noticeable trait is that all amazons closely resemble female humans or elves. It's not entirely accurate to state that the race is all-female, though it is a common misconception. Amazons actually have male and female sexes just like any other race, but the dimorphism between them is very minimal, with the only difference being their reproductive organs.

Amazons can possess a wide range of skin and hair colors, being even more varied than humans. Their skin most commonly ranges from extremely dark to borderline transparent, as with humans, to white, black, various shades of gray, and more uncommonly any color of the rainbow or any color in between. Their hair runs a similar gamut of colors, with colors such as brown, blonde, and black being more common, but also including white, gray, red, and more uncommonly the other colors of the rainbow.

Society[edit]

Amazon culture has a focus on combat and warfare, with amazons priding themselves on their physical strength, and every amazon having at least basic proficiency in common weapons and fighting implements. They see the use of armor as a sign of weakness, viewing it as a cheap substitute for true combat ability, and as such, on the rare occasion that an amazon does wear armor, that armor usually is ornamental in purpose, offering little to no actual protection. Amazon culture also has no nudity taboo, with any clothing that is worn usually being for decoration of one's body. This can cause a culture clash when amazons visit other cultures, or when people from other cultures visit an amazon settlement.

Because of their minimal sexual dimorphism, amazon culture has no concept of gender or gender roles. If a concept of gender must be applied to them, they would all identify as female; they do not consider physical sex to be core to one's identity because of spells like change sex being easily accessible in most amazon settlements.

They tend to apply feminine forms of words to everyone, even men, such as calling a male hunter a "huntress."

History[edit]

Amazonians were a race which came to be when a group of women fled from invaders seeking conquest on their formerly peaceful jungle settlement. Cornered, the women begged for the power to fend off these barbaric invaders, lest they be taken as slaves and raped. The god of war heard their cry and blessed them with the power they desired, as well as the aggressiveness to boot. With their newfound strength and vigor, they slew their enemies in vengeance. They no longer had to fear for their weakness, as there was none. They were strong. However, the aggro continued and they found themselves thirsting for challenge. They declared their settlement in the jungle their central headquarters where they would thusly go forth and conquer upon others, no longer content playing the conquered. To date, they boast an impressive record in military feats.

Amazonian Names[edit]

Amazonian names draw primarily from the ancient Greek and as such Latin naming schemes. Xanathar's Guide to Everything has a section that gives the player a rollable table of 50 female Greek names on page 186.

Female: Aello, Ainia, Ainippe, Alcinoe, Alkaia, Bremusa, Celaneo, Clete, Clyemne, Deianeira, Diana, Doris, Echephyle, Eumache, Euryleia, Harmothoe, Iphito, Kydoime, Lykopis, Lysippe, Molpadia, Okyale, Prothoe, Pyrgomache, Tecmessa, Thraso, Toxaris, Valasca, Xanthippe.

Amazonian Traits[edit]

Design Note: This race uses the Large Player Characters (5e Variant Rule).

A race of beautiful warrior women.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength, Constitution, and Charisma scores each increase by 1.
Age. Amazons reach adulthood in their mid-teens, and usually, live to be just over 200 years old.
Alignment. Amazons usually tend toward lawful alignments, as their outlook takes influence from their goliath allies.
Size. Amazons typically stand roughly between 9 and 10 feet tall and weigh between 320 and 380 pounds. Your size is Large.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Amazon Weapon Training. You have proficiency with spears, javelins, glaives, shortbows, longbows, and shields.
Armor Aversion. Amazonian culture views the use of armor as a sign of weakness. As such, amazons never wear armor, and their warriors have learned to fight without it. While you are not wearing armor, your Armor Class equals 10 + your Dexterity modifier + your proficiency bonus.
Endure Elements. You have advantage on saving throws to resist the effects of extreme weather, as detailed in Chapter 5 of the DMG.
Rugged Grace. Amazons have an inherent, nigh-deific, yet somewhat uncivilized presence that other races take note of. Whether this takes the form of noble gesture, bombastic charm or feminine sway, their unusual mannerisms, intentionally or otherwise, fill others' perceptions with warm feelings and clouded judgment. Whenever you make a Charisma (Persuasion) or a Charisma (Intimidation) check against a humanoid creature, you add your proficiency bonus to the roll. If you are already proficient with that skill, you double your proficiency bonus for that check.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Giant.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
8′ 2″ +2d12 240 lb. × (2d6) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)


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