Angiospaea (5e Race)
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"The earth laughs in flowers."
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Folk of Petal and Bud
There is a special life that comes with the vibrancy of flowers. Countless poets, painters, and philosophers have noticed the special kind of life and energy that comes with these flowers: in meadows or ponds, from the fields of activity to the ashes of life, flowers are special in the right that when they bloom, life blooms with it. And with the same hand that created the dwarves in the mountains and the tritons in the seas, life can't help but spring up from these plants.
Where there are fields of flowers, there are most definitely angiospaea. A type of plant-fey race, these creatures bloom up in the purest parts of nature where plants run wild.
Angiospaea names are not genedered, and their names are almost always in sylvan. However, with the rising of common in the world, some angiospaea will also sometimes have a common translation of their name at the ready. Angiospaea can choose to use one, the other, or both names.
Sylvan Names: Reikicadere, Villikatai, Primishaara, Inenfen, Irkasaera, Pardabant, Talvituuli
Common Translations: Briarfall, Wildstorm, Duskbranch, Goldenmoon, Brightbreeze, Dapplecreek, Winterwind
*Translations can be made using latin, finnish, and greek.
Ability Score Increase. Your wisdom score increases by 2.
Age. Angiospaea often live short lives compared to most, maturing by the age of twenty and beginning to wilt only decades later. Your lifespan is less than a century.
Alignment. Most angiospaea tend towards a good alignment, though of course there are always a few exceptions.
Size. Angiospaea's height varies dramatically. Depending on the size of their flower, they can be as short as three feet or as tall as seven feet. Your size is small or medium.
Speed. For smaller angiospaea, the base walking speed is 25 feet. For larger ones, the base walking speed is 30 feet.
Photosynthesis. Instead of eating, you can merely use the sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide around you to create food. You do not have to eat food to sustain yourself. You can go one day without water or sunlight before you begin to take exhaustion levels.
Nature's Spawn. As a flower, your very essence springs up from the lifeblood of nature. As such, you have an innate knowledge of all things natural. You are proficient in the Nature skill and make all nature rolls with advantage. You can cast Speak with Plants once per short rest.
Flammable. Plants are particularly vulnerable to fire, and angiospaea are no exception. When hit with fire, you take an extra d6 of fire damage.
One with the Leaf. When you stand completely still, you bear no difference from a normal flower.
Sun Savant. You spend your life feeding off of the sun. You have resistance to radiant damage.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.
Making up 70% of all angiospaea, queenbuds are the largest subrace as well as the most diverse. Characterized by a set number of broad, distinguished petals and their growth as ornamentals and sometimes on fruit trees, queenbuds are what most think of when thinking of angiospaea. Attention-grabbing and vibrant, these flowers have a strong connection to the world and will do their best to make it better or live in it as vibrantly as possible. Examples include sunflowers, roses, pear blossoms, and buttercups.
Ability Score Increase. Your charisma score increases by an extra 1.
Pleasant Demeanor. Your natural beauty and broad presence charm most who come across you, and if you want, you can use this to your advantage. You are proficient in the Persuasion skill.
Some examples of queenbuds are as follows:
|Sunflower||Optimistic and strongwilled|
|Rose||Manipulative and romantic|
|Buttercup||Calm and humble|
|Daisy||Kind and cheerful|
|Dandelion||Outgoing and friendly|
|Lilac||Quiet and romantic|
|Petunia||Sweet and soft|
|Marigold||Outgoing and heroic|
The mystelies (mist-i-lies) are often though to be the strangest subrace of all the angiospaea. Mysterious and observant, these flowers are characterized by their slender build, flowing petals, and tendency to have a gentle, sometimes removed beauty. Examples include, orchids, tulips, and most lilies.
Ability Score Increase. Your dexterity score increases by 1.
Some examples of mystelies are as follows:
|Lily||Passionate and loyal|
Few can truly attest to ever seeing an elderkin angiospaea. Also referred to as motherroots, the elderkin are the last of the first flowers and as rare as they are wise. Growing only in a secluded corner of the world, the only elderkin flowers are amborella: small and tiny flowers that grow on bushes and are a secretive, closed bunch. Their knowledge about the first flowers and their history has been passed down from generation to generation. Few elderkin are left to hold these secrets, and even few outsiders get to learn them.
Ability Score Increase. Your wisdom score increases by an extra 1.
Designing a Flower
Because angiospaea refers to any kind of flower, any flower you pick for your character will near-definitely work. If you've already picked out a flower and would like to find out what subrace it is, simply follow the steps below
- Find the wikipedia article for your specific flower.
- See the large information panel on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Next to order or clade, it will have one of the following. This will tell you what subrace your flower belongs to.
Random Height and Weight
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*Height = base height + height modifier
When creating a <race name> character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.