Candy Person (5e Race)
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This race looks exactly how it is named. Candy People come in two different sub-races: humanoids and a literal candy person. A humanoid candy person is exactly as it sounds. They look like your everyday human but are easy to tell apart from humans do to factors such as unnatural skin color, and hair and body texture. Humanoid candy people may look different from their peers but they are still made out of candy that is free to mold and even eat! The much smaller sub-race within the candy people's existence are quite literally the candy they look like. They can range from looking like a gumdrop to a literal gumball! They are much smaller than their humanoid counterparts- about the size of your average dwarf! They still don arms and legs and the usual face, but they're just shaped like candy! What they both have in common is that they're usually the texture that corresponds with their candy or sweet! They can be soft and malleable or hard and brittle. But every person within the candy person race seems to not have the ability to bleed and given the time can regenerate any missing pieces of themselves!
There is an old folk tale told within the candy people. It is said that they were created by no mere god- but a person who had figured out the key to life and how to create it in a way the world has never seen before and thus they were all created. How this supposed creator looks was never known- but it was said they were of the humanoid bloodline and that the humanoid candy people are most likely to be directly related to their creator. Some believe the tale while others write it off as a simple children's story. This supposed creator had long ago set up a kingdom to be their safe haven and taught the people that the answer to things was to be kind and thoughtful and to do what they see right! Candy people usually live up to these ideals and do the best they can for their families and people!
Candy people who aren't humanoids are typically seen as a bit odd by outsiders. They don't fit in well with other races who are typically more humanoid than they are- so they may be given weird looks or people may even be hesitant to approach them. However, it seems the candy people don't notice. Both the smaller part and the humanoids seem to be friendly and outgoing- greeting people with a smile! However, the humanoids are more - well, human. They are not always as happy and friendly as their counterparts and usually have a higher intellect that allows them to see the way others outside of the candy kingdom may perceive their kind. Regardless, they try to keep up a friendly attitude and let their counterparts live happily in ignorant bliss. Humanoid candy people, in addition, are more accepted by other races! While both sub-races candy appearance, smell, and edibility may be off-putting they're quick to make friends and alliances.
Candy People Names
A candy person can have any first name imaginable! What their name really comes down to is their last name. Most candy people are referred to by their last name alone and usually only give first names to close friends or family. If they're made of bubblegum they have a last name like "Bubblegum" or "Gumball." Same goes if they're made out of butterscotch, peppermint, candy corn, etc. They will have a last name referring to their candy type. However, there seems to be a trend where the first letter of the first name usually matches the first letter of the last name- but it is not a rule- just something common within the candy people!
Candy Person Traits
A race of those made out of candy- humanoid and candy shaped alike!
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2.
Age. Candy people typically live a long lifespan- however, for some strange reason by their creator's design a humanoid lives longer than their counterpart. A humanoid can live up to about the same as an elf. They can live up to 800 years old. However, a regular candy person only lives up to half that at 400 years old. Reason for this is unknown but is said to be due to their lineage and their physical body.
Alignment. Candy People are one of a kind and the friendliest race around! They more often than not lean towards good or neutral alignments.
Size. Your size depends on your subrace.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. Candy people have keen eyesight in the dark. 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. This is due to their creators choice in hopes that they can see any potential enemy or predator who may want to attack these sweet-smelling people in the dead of night.
Candy Malleability. Due to your candy skin you can't bleed and you have the ability to remold any lost limb or any shaved hair. This ability takes a while however and can be done over a long rest.
Sweet Immunity. Due to your candy body and system you have advantage on saving throws against diseases.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, and Sweetish. Sweetish is the language used among the candy people.
Subrace. The creator long ago made two separate kinds of candy people- those in their image and those smaller and resembling actual candy.
As a humanoid you live with the thought that your lineage was specifically made to look like the person who made you. You are typically more respected due to this and it can easily get to your head that you are better than everyone else. These humanoids may look like humans but they are still made out of candy. The candy they're made out of can be anything- from bubblegum to taffy, to chocolate- just molded in a human-like way. Typically these humanoids are smarter than their counterparts and study more rigorously for the sake of their life, freedom, and kingdom. They're not as common as the smaller candy folk, they have a way smaller population and often tend to stray out of the kingdom.
Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Size. Humanoid candy people tend to be around the same size as your common human, ranging from 5-6 feet! Your size is Medium.
Candy Survival. Due to how much the humanoid sub-race typically studies you know more about some common ranged weapons and a melee weapon. You have proficiency with longsword, shortbow, and longbow.
Arcane Sweetness. You know the thaumaturgy cantrip. When you reach 3rd level you can cast the charm person spell once between long rests. When you reach 5th level you can also cast the misty step spell once between long rests. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.
Shut-in Study. Due to all your days spent studying you never really went out into nature to try and interact with it and figure out how it properly works in practice. You have disadvantage on attack roles and Wisdom (Perception) checks that when a foe is hidden/shrouded in nature- whether it be a tree, shrub, or body of water.
You're the majority in the candy kingdom. Your sub-race tends to take up whatever jobs they can get- however a good amount are trained in self defense and the defense of others for safety reasons. You're more stealthy than your counterpart do to this training (and due to your perceived sweetness) and know how to get your way out of a bad situation. Just like your counterpart you can be made out of anything- but you quite literally look like the candy you're made out of. Those who are candy matches tend to be more open and friendly and up for any job and doing anything- especially if it protects their friends.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Size. As an average candy person, your size ranges from 3 to 4 and a half feet. Your size is Small.
Candy Weapon Training. Due to your training in self defense growing up you have proficiency with shortsword, shortbow, and spear.
Deceptive Sweet. Do to your small stature and perceived friendliness you are proficient in the Sleight of Hand skill.
Extra Language. Due to your friendliness and eagerness to talk to and meet new people you quickly picked up another language of your choice and have the ability to read, speak, and write it.
Random Height and Weight
|3′ 0″||+3d12||60 lb.||× (1d8) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier