Avali (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

The Avali tend to have down like feathers all over their bodies with longer feathers on their heads, arms and tails. Being descended from ambush type predators, they are generally earthen toned anywhere from dark browns and bright golds all the way to light blues and dark greens.


The Avali are descended from roaming ambush predators. Working in packs and planning hunts led to improved cognitive abilities, ultimately leading to the development of society and tool use, eventually becoming nomadic hunters, a state they existed in for a very long time due stagnant societal progression.


Evolved from relatively small and flimsy pack hunters, that later formed nomadic tribes, Avali society displays a strong tiered hierarchy; at the lowest order, packs of 3-6 individuals, bonded from a young age. While the individual pack members often have a range of skills, the pack tends to become specialized towards certain tasks which becomes their role in a tribe. Pack members are rarely genetically relatives, but nonetheless, those raised together form extremely close bonds; most packs then go on to form their own internal memetic cues which, in tandem with their incredible auditory processing, enables them to process information and exchange ideas extremely quickly.

The loss of a long-term pack member is extremely crippling to a group's performance; as is isolation from their pack. Replacement of pack members is possible, but unusual, given that surrogate packs lack the initial bonds and memetics of the previous group, and pack fragments of correct age and temperament to fill the gap are rare.

Avali Names[edit]

Avali names have a tribal sound with many vowels.

Male: Eikuli, Marado, Ikbho, Kuzckoo

Female: Ali, Naako, Hadaga

Avali Traits[edit]

Feathered humanoid descended from powerful ambush predators
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Avali reach maturity at the age 18. Compared to humans, avali usually live longer, up to around 120 years old, due to their smaller stature and unique biology.
Alignment. Most avali are good and rarely choose sides when it comes to law and chaos. Tribal pack leaders and warriors might be lawful, while explorers and adventurers might tend toward chaotic.
Size. Avali are, on average, 3 to 3 and a half feet tall, and about 4 feet from head to tail feather, and weigh about 30 pounds. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light out to 60 feet as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You cannot discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Glide. As long as you are conscious you have resistance against bludgeoning damage caused by falling.
Ambushing Instincts. You are proficient in the Stealth skill. In addition, you can take the dash action as a bonus action.
Bite. In place of an unarmed strike you can bite a creature within 5 feet of you, which deals 1d6 piercing damage plus your Strength or Dexterity modifier on a successful hit. You are considered proficient in this attack.
Keen Ears. Whenever you make a Wisdom (Perception) check that relies on hearing, you are considered proficient in the Perception skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.
Near Sighted. You have disadvantage on all Wisdom (Perception) checks involving sight.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Auran.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Avali Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
3′ 0″ +2d6 50 lbs. × 1d4 lb.

(3 votes)

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