Bulbon (5e Race)

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The visitors did not expect an alien guest coming into the party.

Physical Description[edit]

Bulbons are considered otherworldly and alien because of their looks. They have orange skin and a regular humanoid body. Their skin pulsates with huge, purple veins protruding from their vascular system. Their heads are large and resemble octopi, but it is more spherical and not floppy. This head is dotted with reptilian eyes and sports tiny, retractable tentacles where the mouth is. Bulbons lack nostrils. Their feet resemble muscular claws.


Bulbon are shrouded in mystery mainly because to know of their origins often spells death. Humans colonized a planet in a distant star system and were unaware of all its hazards. When the four moons of the planet came to view one midnight, the humans awoke in horror at a searing pain in their bodies. They ran about, out of their houses and around the settlement, screaming in pain as the night bought about an odd radioactive light and ominous clouds gathered. The clouds rained a liquid which quickly turned gaseous as it fell, blanketing the settlement and much of the planet. When everyone awoke and came to some senses, they found their bodies completely changed to the bulbon. They did not retain their memories in the transformation. Seizing upon the human ships, they reconstructed them to build their new starcrafts and sail among the stars. It is said they search for more humans to drag back to their home planet to make more bulbons.


Bulbons are usually treated derisively in other star systems and by more populous races. They have yet to achieve high numbers, but there is often rumor they are a race not to be involved with. Humans are especially vicious towards them, believing they murdered their settlement. Bulbons themselves are rather indifferent to this treatment, taking it in stride. They believe in the rise of their empire in the near future. Whether this bodes ill for the universe is not foreseen.
In their own group, bulbons follow a single leader. This leader is the one who plots courses and gives orders. Bulbons almost live exclusively on their starcrafts, which can be built, dismantled, and repurposed quickly. Versatility and flexible thinking it what makes bulbons enduring. They are loyal, however, to whoever their leader may be. It is typically the bulbon with the most perfect sphere for a head. This is believed to be indicative of the intellect necessary to lead.

Bulbon Names[edit]

Bulbons only have a male gender. Females turned to bulbons grow the necessary genitalia during their metamorphosis.

Male: Gur Raaiou, Shel ‘Hraguf, Zryxinagurgesh, Jahck, Gurdahei, Zandabooz, Yraknistoian, Zar, Keten’ Hupjar, Melde

Bulbon Traits[edit]

Mutated humans with alien-like features.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. Bulbons can live up to 150 years.
Alignment. Bulbons tend to have a lawful alignment, but exceptions do exist.
Size. Bulbons are usually 5 feet or taller, but never over 7 feet. Your size is Medium.
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.
Calm Mind. Bulbons are usually in a state of zen, and they are notoriously hard to unnerve or faze mentally. You are resistant to psychic damage.
Intellectual Accuracy. Bulbons have an uncanny ability with artillery. They are able to channel their mental strength into shots they make. If you fail a ranged weapon attack, you can reroll your attack roll and add your Intelligence modifier. You must finish a short or long rest before using this trait again.
Honed Tongue. Your people are extensive travellers and easily pick up on local languages. You can speak, read and write one extra language that you have seen or heard when you reach level 3 and 5.
Many Eyes. Your many eyes and their patterns scare those who look even if you don't care to scare them. You are proficient in the Intimidation skill.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

5′ 0″ +2d8 145 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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