Branded (5e Race)

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Branded[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

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A branded showing their brand.

A branded looks exactly like a beorc, only being distinguishable from one by a mark (often referred to as a brand) somewhere in their body. This mark may be anywhere, and has been known to be on the forehead, chest, back or hand.

History[edit]

The branded are the creatures born of the union between a laguz and a beorc. These two races already have historically bad relationships with eachother, which causes branded to be seen as abominations by both. A branded's brand ony shows up in their late teens, but the birth of this creature is enough to split apart most laguz-beorc relationships. When a branded is born, the Laguz parent completely loses the ability to shapeshift, and it is very common for the laguz parent to leave their family, leaving the human parent taking care of the child by themselves until their late teens, or simply leave the child in an orphanage or in the care of others, until their brand shows up, in which case the branded is typically chased out by those who discover the truth.

Society[edit]

Branded rarely have the luxury of a comfortable, restriction-free life, due to the hatred they suffer. Typically a branded lives in one of two ways: they either leave their homes and wander out by themselves, looking for a place to live where they might be accepted, or live as a regular human, keeping their true race a secret and not letting anyone see their mark. This is made considerably more difficult or easier depending on the position of their mark. There are also many, especially in less populated areas, who simply don't know what a branded is, allowing the branded relative peace.

Branded Names[edit]

Since the brand only shows itself during the branded's late teens, at birth they typically have names like those of beorcs.

Male: Stefan, Zelgius, Soren.

Female: Micaiah, Petrine.

Branded Traits[edit]

Branded are a hated union of beorc and laguz
Ability Score Increase. Two ability scores of your choice increase by 1.
Age. Branded reach maturity at their late teens and can live well over a century.
Alignment. A branded may have any alignment, and has no particular tendency.
Size. Branded vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 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.
Varied Skillset. You gain proficiency in a skill of your choice.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.
Subrace. You must choose a subrace between tiger, cat, wolf, hawk, raven or heron branded.

Tiger branded[edit]

You inherit the fierceness, strenght and precision of your tiger laguz parent.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.
Fierce Blow. When you score a critical hit with a melee weapon attack, you can roll one of the weapon’s damage dice one additional time and add it to the extra damage of the critical hit.

Cat branded[edit]

You inherit the grace and agility of your cat laguz parent.

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Unnatural Agility. When you take the Dodge action, your Armor Class increases by 1 until the end of your next turn.

Wolf branded[edit]

you inherit the toughness of your wolf laguz parent.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Healthy. Your hit point maximum increases by 1, and it increases by 1 every time you gain a level.

Hawk branded[edit]

You inherit the sharpness of your hawk laguz parent.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.
Hawkeye. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks to see distant objects and creatures.

Raven branded[edit]

You inherit the sharp wit and silver tongue of your raven laguz parent.

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Silver Tongue. You gain proficiency in the Deception and Persuasion skill.

Heron branded[edit]

You inherit the beauty and grace of your heron laguz parent.

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Born to Sing. You are proficient in the Performance skill and you gain proficiency in one instrument of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 8″ +2d10 120 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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

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