Caninus (5e Race)

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The caninus were created at the beginning of Versumian history. The God of Light, Teladn, created them in his own image. Being followers of light, they are usually light-hearted and lawful. They also seem to see all races as equals, regularly wishing for nothing more then to make the other races happy.

Physical Description[edit]

Caninus look much like normal dogs, but are much large in size, around four feet in height when standing on their back legs. Beyond this, their paws have obtained opposable thumbs so they are able to hold things with ease.



Caninus Names[edit]

Caninus Traits[edit]

Cute little crafty dogs.
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma scores increase by 2.
Age. Caninus become adults by age 10. Most live to around 40 or 50 on average.
Alignment. Caninus span many alignments and ideals. Their tendency toward loyalty and strong faith leads to lawful alignments being very common.
Size. Your size is based on your subrace.
Speed. You are able to shift between the four legged stance of other dogs and the 2 legged stance of your race with ease. Your speed is 25 feet on 2 legs, and 35 feet on all 4. You cannot take any other attack action besides bite while on all fours. You can try to use a weapon in your mouth with disadvantage while in this position. Using your bite does not impose disadvantage. Dropping to all fours and getting up to two legs requires 5 feet of movement. You can also use 5 feet of movement to stand up on all four legs if you are prone, but cannot change to your two legged stance in the same turn.
Fey. Your creature type is fey, rather than humanoid.
Animalistic Agility. Your reflexes and agility allow you to move with a burst of speed. When you move on your turn in combat, you can double your speed until the end of the turn. Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you move 0 feet on one of your turns.
Scent. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception), Wisdom (Survival), and Intelligence (Investigation) checks that involve smell.
Darkvision. Thanks to ages of adjusting to the night’s sky with canine kin, your race has the boon of contending with darkness. 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.
Easy to Spook. With the world being as huge as it is, everything around you can be pretty terrifying. You have disadvantage against being frighened and on all saves pertaining to fear effects.
Biting Jaws. Due to your canine heritage, you are able to bite on foes who get in your way. Your teeth count as a weapon that you are proficient with. If you hit with your teeth, the target takes piercing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Skylan. You can also speak with animals as if you shared a language.
Subrace. You can choose a subrace.

Small Breed[edit]

You are a small breed of dog, such as a shiba inu, corgi, or some other small breed.

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Size. As a small breed, you are no more than three feet tall when standing on their back legs. Your size is small.
Crafty Little Doggie. Small dogs are known for partaking in delightful mayhem, whether that’s just a stereotype or a joke. None the less, they’re well known for agile feats and clever speaking. You gain proficiency in Acrobatics and Persuasion.

Medium Breed[edit]

You are a medium breed of dog, such as a bulldog, beagle, or some other medium breed.

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Size. As a medium breed, you are no more than five feet tall when standing on their back legs. Your size is medium.
Ever Vigilant. As a medium dog breed, you are used to keeping an eye out for trouble. This can be for a desire to spot small animals or protect those they care about. You gain proficiency in Investigation and Perception.

Large Breed[edit]

You are a large breed of dog, such as a saint bernard, great dane, or some other large breed.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Size. As a large breed, you are no more than seven feet tall when standing on your back legs. Your size is medium.
Built for the Cold. Large dogs have thick fur that makes them strong against the cold. You gain resistance to nonmagical cold, and gain advantage on Constitution saving throws made against cold climates.

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*Height = base height + height modifier
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