Cattlean (5e Race)

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Cattlean[edit]

Bovine peoples, not to be mistaken as minotaurs, pronounced cat-tuh-lee-an.

Physical Description[edit]

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Cattleans are humanoids that resemble humans for the most part. However, they have a pair of bovine horns on their head, and their hair color is limited to the colors of cowhides. They also have a small cow's tail. Their bodies range from lithe to big and muscular, with the strength of a plow animal.

History[edit]

Cattleans originate from a series of isles in the Feywilds. Their ancestors were anthropomorphous cow peoples. The cattleans were created in their union with humans when the gate to the realm of fey was opened to the Prime Material Plane. They first remained within the safety of the isles, sheltered by their bovine parents. Eventually, the spirit of human adventuring entered them and many ventured forth, out of the Feywilds and into the realm of humans. They initially were naive and many fell into debts, becoming reduced to menial jobs like farming and servitude. One particular cattlean struck it rich, however, marrying the daughter of a noble. With his newfound influence, he bought many cattleans out of their debts and founded programs to help them succeed in society. They eventually bought some fertile land which became a communal farm for cattlean to work in. This soon expanded to a small settlement, which they came to name after the first influential cattlean.

Society[edit]

Cattlean usually take up agriculture at a young age. Their ancestors are believed to be gatherers, being vegetarian. Cattlean are capable of consuming meat but they tend to dislike the taste. They operate in their farming town of Filleur, named after the founding cattlean in Prime. Their town has a small panel of representatives for a government, as well as presiding mayor. People tend to just be farmers for the most part in cattlean society. They have seasonal games, however, where they show off their ox-like strength. Males do this often to woo females, by showing who has the hardest head when they ram each other, or who has the greatest physique when pulling large weights. Female cattleans are usually seen to be just the caregivers, while males strive for virility and strength. Outsiders often view cattlean as ham-handed, stubborn or mentally uninteresting, following only the dullest of animalistic instinct.

Personality[edit]

Cattlean are certainly very headstrong and straightforward. They value a simple life, without much abstraction or lofty things. As a herd, they value community and believe in sharing wealth if one has the excess. They can be quick to be offended, however, particularly male cattlean. They love the rush of battle and challenge and there are months when they are particularly aggressive. Usually, they work out their aggressions through the tough farm work. Females tend to be more docile. They tend to the children, the house, and the less labor-intensive side of farming. Females often gather in their own herds and, as of recent, many started going off on their own adventures to quench their wanderlust. Usually, this kind of activity was only expected of the males. No matter how far a cattlean goes from home, however, they always keep the community at heart.

Cattalean Names[edit]

Cattalean names are usually derived from Sylvan, the language of fey.

Male: Alexander, Angus, Sloan

Female: Deoiridh, Keilee, Triona

Cattalean Traits[edit]

Humanoids with cow horns and a tail
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength and Constitution scores each increase by 2.
Age. These bovine humanoids mature around 30 years of age and can live to be around 500. The oldest cattalean lived until the age of 631.
Alignment. Cattlean are rather free spirited, though they do like settling down as they get older.
Size. Cattlean have about the same stature as humans, but more on the beefy side. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Powerful Build. Your body is rugged and built for the down and dirty hard work. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Ancestral Teachings. You know the teachings of your ancestors of how to survive in the wild, as well as read the signs of nature to best farm. You are proficient in the Survival and Nature skills.
Stubborn Confidence. You are very headstrong about your choices and do not back down easily. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 8″ +6d6 180 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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