Beeholder (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

Beeholders are humanoid, bug like creatures. Their bodies consist of a thorax, abdomen, and head. The thorax is attached to the abdomen and tends to act as a movable "tail" of some sorts, it can either have a stinger or a shooter at the end. The abdomen is usually structured very bulky, as the chest and shoulders are usually very puffed out as the stomach is slimmed down, it is also an exoskeleton. The head has a mouth with four pincers that open up to bite and talk (like predator in a sense), and the eyeballs are usually very big and have multiple lenses. Their heads usually form from big at the back and taper down at the end, and antennae are optional. They come in colors of yellow, red, and orange mixed with either black or brown undertones.


The Beeholder was first created in a freak accident. An outcasted and greedy druid by the name of Fi Krisharice was looking to get her fix of gold that she had found in a dungeon months before when a group of orcs had taken it and left her to die. Wanting her enemies to suffer, she decided to take nature into her own hands in a way that had never been done before. She took a random assortment of bugs and called upon Silvanus, god of wild nature, to help her do her bidding. He agreed to help her but only if it meant that it would restore the balance of nature, she lied and said it was. So he took the bugs and caused them to grow into humanoid forms, warriors of nature made to serve the balance at a fighting and possibly dying cost. Fi took her small militia and raided the orcs, slaughtering them all and having her minions eat the bodies of the deceased. After this Silvanus saw Fi's true intentions as she took her gold and tried to run, and he summoned the bug minions to eat and torture Fi slowly, which they did for days. After that Silvanus looked at what he created and decided to let them flourish, giving them the purpose of being the realm's army for balance. Once their presence was known, not a lot of people took a liking to their authoritarian take on balance in the realms, so they insulted them and named them "Beeholders". The name stuck.


The society of the Beeholders is one of authoritarian rule, all living under one area by one General Commander. The General Commander is chosen by the rest of the society as they have tests of strength, or you could just kill the other General Commander. The General Commander hosts a group of chosen people called The Hive, The Hive then releases orders to the people who are separated into squadrons. The squadrons then go to their given location and do the mission they were given to do to restore balance. In order to live in their society, you must prove yourself worthy, if you fail you will either be killed on the spot or casted out into the wild, forgotten. Some choose to not even participate in their kind's politics, and they are outcasted.

Beeholder Names[edit]

They are known only by rank which goes Moultling, Hatchling, Larva, Pupa, and then Squad Leader. If part of The Hive, they are known as Teacher, and if General Commander it's kinda obvious what they go by.

Beeholder Traits[edit]

Bee-like humanoid capable of flight.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. A beeholder reaches maturity around age 12, and rarely lives beyond 60 years.
Alignment. Highly organized but generally indifferent, beeholders tend towards lawful neutral.
Size. An average beeholder is 6 feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. You have a flying speed of 40 feet, if you are not wearing medium or heavy armor. While using your flying speed, you can hover in place without difficulty.
Sting. Your thorax bears a stinger. In place of a melee weapon attack, you can make an attack with your stinger even if your hands are occupied. On a hit you deal piercing damage equal to 1 + your Strength modifier, plus 1 poison damage. You add your Strength modifier to attack rolls with your stinger.
Bee Kinship. You have advantage on any Wisdom (Animal Handling) check made in regard to bees, as well as any other Tiny flying venomous beasts.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write both Common and Auran.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Beeholder Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 9″ +1d6 135 lb. × 1d8 lb.

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