Astral Angels (5e Race)
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When thoughts gained power, all cowered in fear at its wake. Now they lay forgotten in the void of the Astral sea, biding and resurfacing little by little, to bring back that primordial fear.
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The astral angels looked like bits of stardust and space debris put together to make a humanoid shape. To be exact, they look like miniature galaxies or nebulas jammed into a humanoid figure. Thus, they have the general shape of a humanoid, with four limbs and a head atop a neck, but they lack skin and what can be seen of them is just the image of moving spacial images. They can also shapeshift into any other race to deceive those around them.
The astral angels live in large floating cities that spin in the Astral Plane. This race of shapeshifters was brought to life during the rule of the mindflayers and illythids. An astral dragon was circling a large piece of stone with all the thoughts he collected from the Mindflayers he'd eaten. He then used a special type of magic thought only used by the gods and brought life to the collected thoughts. From there they watched the jackals of civilizations and learned to shapeshift with ease. These people then went out and help the revolution against the menace of the illythids. The rest of their history is lost to the stars.
The oldest of their kind live in the schools and only exist to pass knowledge down to the younger generations. The younger astral angels are collectors and hoarders of vast knowledge and are generally stingy with sharing research or books they have collected. But since the astral dragons have become more scarce and basically extinct, astral angels have stopped appearing for they cannot reproduce with one another. They are genetically incompatible and if they do try for a child it always ends with a stillbirth. Since they cannot reproduce they tend to stay peaceful and neutral with all races to preserve their own, as they cannot be sure when their population will be replenished.
Astral Angel Names
coming from thoughts, astral angels can take a vairety of names one can think of.
Male: Jerry, Arakos, Song, Laughter, Etc.
Female: Maria, Ellie, Thought, Pleasure, Etc.
Astral Angel Traits
A race of shapeshifters originating from the Astral Plane.
Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2 and your Constitution increases by 1
Age. Astral angels can live forever from conception if not killed.
Alignment. They tend to be chaotic.
Size. Your size is medium. you have a the same size ranges as a human.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 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.
Shapeshifting. You can change your shape to another medium sized creature. You regain use of this trait after you finish a short or long rest.
Intelligence. Immuned to having their intelligence lowered in anyway.
Weakness. Since they are thoughts given life they are not physically strong and are weak to melee attacks. They take 4 more points of physical damage from slashing, bludgeoning, and piercing weapons.
Resilience. You are thoughts give life through magic so you have an innate resilience to magic. So you take half damage from magic.
Languages. Common and Astrallic a guttural deep language
Random Height and Weight
|5′ 2″||+2d6||90 lb.||× (2d6) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier
When creating Astral Angel 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.
|1||Books are the most amazing thing in all of the plains. Must get them all|
|2||Loves to talk about how amazing everything all the time|
|3||Is very seductive|
|4||Happy go lucky|
|6||If someone touches me, I'ma kill em|
|7||Loves to travel. Can't stay still for very long.|
|8||Loves to take samples and study them.|
|1||Seeker- Knowledge is the key to everything (Any)|
|2||Zealot- We worship the Astral Dragons as if gods. (Neutral)|
|3||Trickster- I'll do anything for a good laugh (Chaotic|
|4||Hatred- Everyone in these plains are stupid, and must be exterminated (Evil)|
|5||Guardian- I must uphold the laws of the universe so it will stay intact (Lawful)|
|6||Watcher-Studying can lead to power and power leads to glory and glory means I can make change (Good)|
|1||My people live today because of the Astral Dragons, so they are my gods|
|2||I'm trying to learn everything about all the plains|
|3||Its my duty to kill those that wish to harm books|
|4||I will protect all knowledge even if that means exposing my true form|
|5||I was banished from my city because I partied more than I studied|
|6||I want to meet new people so I will go anywhere to do so|
|1||I'm highly attracted to those of the same race I'm pretending to be|
|2||I want to experience all pleasures of each world|
|3||I'm very poor with money, so it burns a hole in my pouch|
|4||When I see treasure I will hoard it to myself|
|5||If there is a chance to learn something I will do so in a heartbeat. Even if that means betraying their friends|
|6||Is extremely lustful and any relationship all leads to the same thing, us between the sheets.|