Antaeud (5e Race)

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Antaeud[edit]

Oh, it is excellent

To have a giant's strength;

But it is tyrranous

To use it like a giant.

-Shakespeare


More than a thousand years ago, after the fall of the giants and the beginning of the savage times, a small group of humans, orcs and giants united to survive. Through the centuries these races merged, until finally they were one: antaeuds.

Physical Description[edit]

Antaeuds are extremely large and powerful humanoids. Their physical appearance, height and size, however, can vary a lot. Their height can go from a short 8 feet to an amazing 11 feet. Their weight can vary from 400 to 800 pounds. Their colouring is also variable: from pale blue skin to a deep grey and from white eyes to black.

History[edit]

Antaeuds are descendants from the union of humanoids (humans and orcs) and giants (cloud, ice, stone and storm giants). They live in a gigantic and heavily fortified city called Urrgarda. The first creature of such a union, Antaeus, is celebrated as a religious figure and the ruling family of Urrgarda claims to be of his bloodline. The antaeuds have maintained fairly rigid bloodlines throughout their history, so that different types of "giant blood" are rarely mixed.

Society[edit]

Antaeud society is made up of a stable caste system. The different castes are: rulers, warriors, shamans and workers. While each bloodline has a tendency to be found in a specific caste, an antaeud is free to choose a different caste if he or she so desires. It stands to reason that antaeud society is deeply conservative, however citizens of Urrgarda, even the more rebellious ones, are treated with dignity and are believed to have unviolable rights. The worst sentence a citizen of Urrgarda can receive in their courts is banishment: to never return to the walled city.

Antaeud Names[edit]

Male:

Female:

Antaeud Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2.
Age. An antaeud typically finishes growing in their late thirties and are only legally considered an adult at 40. An antaeud typically lives for around three hundred years.
Alignment. An antaeud, given their ancient, stable and rigid society, naturally tends towards lawful. Chaotic antaeuds are an extremely rare occurence and chaotic behaviours are treated as amoral in antaeud society.
Size. Antaeud's vary widely in height and build based on their subclass. However their size is always large.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Giant strength. You hace proficiency with the Athletics skill.
Subraces. You are a member of one of these bloodlines: cloud, ice, stone or storm, based on which type of giant you are descended from.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Giant.

Cloud Bloodline[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Size. Antaeuds of the cloud bloodline are, among their kind, tall and thin. Their height is almost always more than 10 foot whereas their weight averages around 400 pounds.
Cloudwalking. As a bonus action, the cloud antaeud may make themself as light as air. If they do, they gain a flying speed of 30 feet for up to one minute. Once they have used this trait, they may not use it again until they have completed a long rest.

Ice Bloodline[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Size. Antaeuds of the ice bloodline are medium height and muscly. Their height averages around 9 foot whereas their weight averages around 450 pounds.
Icy Blade. As a bonus action, the ice antaeud breathes and icy chill into a weapon. If they do, said weapon deals 1d4 additional cold damage on each successfull attack. Once they have used this trait, they may not use it again until they have completed a short or long rest.
Coldblood. The antaeud of the ice bloodline has resistance to cold damage.

Stone Bloodline[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Size. Antaeuds of the stone bloodline are, compared to their kin, short and stocky. Their height averages around 8 foot whereas their weight averages around 500 pounds.
Stoneheart. As an action, the stone antaeud may turn themself to stone for a specified amount of time. If they do, they are petrified until the effect expires. When they use this trait they must specify an amount of time during which they remain petrified, for a maximum of 12 hours; alternatively, in combat, they may specify a number of rounds. They cannot use this ability to have a short or long rest. Once they have used this trait, they may not use it again until they have completed a long rest.

Storm Bloodline[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Size. Antaeuds of the storm bloodline are tall and strong. Their height averages around 11 foot whereas their weight averages around 500 pounds.
Storm's visage. As a bonus action, the storm antaeud may channel the aspect of the storm into their own countenance, their voice becoming deep and booming, their hair flying in the wind and their eyes glowing bright. If they do, they have advantage on all Persuasion and Intimidation skill checks for the next minute. Once they have used this trait, they may not use it again until they have completed a long rest.
Child of the Tempest. The antaeud of the storm bloodline has resistance to lightning and thunder damage.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
8'′ 00 +3d12 400lbs. lb. × (2d4) lb.

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

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating an Antaeud 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.

d8 Personality Trait
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d6 Ideal
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d6 Bond
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d6 Flaw
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0.00
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