Cheox (5e Race)
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I'm like a child, a lamb and a simpleton at once. All are born with me, yet few possess me at their moment of death. What am I?
|A male Cheox berserker, made by Brad Rigney|
The Cheox are a race of amalgamations that have been corrupted by necrotic or hemomanic means. The eyes of Cheox have been covered by their deformed skulls, but they are still able to "see" through echolocation. A male Cheox's horns have tripled and grown far longer than their original form, and their lips have fallen off due to their skin no longer fitting them well. Females still do not have horns, yet their hair has grown thicker and longer than their original form as well. The skin of the Cheox is also covered in spines, though they do not form in any meaningful or practical formation. Cheox do not die of old age, this is so long as they continue to eat the flesh of those that they kill themselves. Any meat that they eat that they did not kill themselves tastes rancid to them.
The Cheox were created by either a necromancer or hemomancer or possibly by an evil Fey. The Cheox were formed from a ritual involving the corpse of a faun and the blood of a wendigo. The ritual used to create the Cheox is unknown in origin but has been spread across the continents at a rapid pace. The Cheox have begun to become more common, though have yet to be a part of normal society. The Cheox are very aggressive creatures and are not one to easily make friends with. However, at the promise of a good hunt, one can have a Cheox as a follower for cheap.
The names of the Cheox are usually anything made up by their creators.
Male: Baztan, Zesia, Xomian, Grylbor, Rirvog
Female: Shyre, Omen, Nazeryth, Gothos, Zaki
The corrupted fauns of necrotic origin. A true abomination to the world, and one that is aggressive to all.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength, Dexterity and Constitution score increase by 1.
Age. Cheox do not die of old age so long as they eat the flesh of others. Otherwise, they will die within a year.
Alignment. Most cheox are evil and tend to be chaotic. No matter what, they will be aggressive to others.
Size. Cheox vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Echolocation. You can perceive your surroundings without relying on sight within a specific radius. You have a blindsight range of 90 feet but are blind beyond this radius. In addition, as you see through echolocation you can't use your blindsight while deafened, effectively making you blind.
Relentless Endurance. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
Malformed Presence. Your hideous appearance frightens the common folk. You are proficient in the Intimidation skill.
Mask of the Wild. You can attempt to hide even when you are only lightly obscured by foliage, heavy rain, falling snow, mist, and other natural phenomena.
Languages. You can speak Common, and either Abyssal or Infernal. You cannot read or write at all.