Canine Genus (5e Race)

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Canine Genus[edit]

The Strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Physical Description[edit]

Canine Genus are similar to humans in shape and size but tend to have leaner builds and appear as anthropomorphic wolves or foxes. They are covered in thick fur that varies in color depending on the region they come from (e.g. those who are from forest regions may have black or brown fur while those from colder climates may have white fur). Canine Genus also have sharp teeth and claws as well as pointed ears on top of their heads and a tail extending from the base of their tail bones. They are less sophisticated than other races like the Wolffolk, Wolfborn, Vulpin & Lupin and their more mysterious kin the Kitsune due to often having been born and kept in the wild and free from the other races slavery. Due to their unsettling appearance, they are often discriminated heavily against, often being hunted down as monsters as they quite resemble the look of a werewolf (although most often smaller).


Canine Genus have been around for centuries in many ways, shapes and forms. Often being under different names and cultures and ways of life. Not much else is known about the origins of this race. Some think that their appearance was from a curse while others believe they are a result of crossbreeding between different races.


Canine Genus Names[edit]

The names of color and the description of themselves or a trait they have them stick out from the rest. Males take more pride in their kills and their ways of killing things, usually naming themselves after it. Some even might name themselves after the weapons they use or how they are being used. Females take more pride on their own beauty and form often naming them self after a characteristic or the best quality about themselves that sets them out from other females. Blue eyes, Silkfur or Long Tounge can be a few. There are also those who names them self after what they can be seen commonly done. that goes for both sexes. For example "Moon howler" "Hunter" and "Watcher" can be used. In short names for the Canine Genus folk are often short and easy to remember BUT many also take on two names to separate them even more. Some take on human-like names as they engage with them more than the rest of their race(s)

Male: Males prefer to name themselves after their way of inflicting wounds on the enemies of their pack. Common names are names like: Bloodfang, Quickclaw, Sharptooth are but a few.

Female: Females prefer to name themselves after their looks and their fur and fur color. Common names like: Silverfur, Blacktail, Greypaws are but a few

Canine Genus Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score is increased by 2 and Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Canine Genus generally reach adulthood around the age of 20. They live to around the age of 100, maturing heavily and graying in the last twenty years.
Alignment. Canine Genus aren't bound to any specific alignment, but they do tend to lean more towards chaotic alignments due to their wild natures.
Size. Canine Genus are generally the same size and weight as humans. 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.
Colourblind. Due to your canine nature, you can’t discern color, only shades of gray.
Bite. Your fangs are natural weapons, as an action, you can bite a creature within 5 feet. Alternatively, if you knock a creature prone you can, as a bonus action, bite them as well. If you hit with them, you deal piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier, instead of the bludgeoning damage normal for an unarmed strike.
Keen Hearing and Smell. You have advantage on Perception checks that rely on hearing or smell.
Naturalist. You are proficient in the Nature skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.

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