Corrupted (5e Race)
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When the corruption came they saw the visage of hell, and they embraced it.
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Once human, these beasts fell to hell's corrupting flesh. The Corrupted are humanoid creatures that have become infected by a demonic flesh, due to exposure from demonic energy, and transformed into a half-human, half-demon race. Lacking visible eyes the Corrupted possess a single indentation in the center of their forehead which enables them to sense demonic energies. This indentation exposes the interior of their human skull, which possesses shrink wrapped skin and a lack of lips (with the teeth being exposed to open air).
Their skin, shining and smoothed, folds over itself in many places and often envelops items left on it for too long. Much the same as the head the skin is layed tight over the skeleton of Corrupted peoples, who have weak muscles and poor posture, resulting in an emaciated appearance.
A comparative young species, the Corrupted spawned less than a decade after the demonic rift opened up, their history is little and even less so is recorded. During the first years of the rift it was left opened and poorly protected, with energy seeping from the rift into the open air, resulting in hundreds of people being exposed to large amounts of corrupting energy. From this the first Corrupted were formed, writhing in pain as their flesh melted before them, and their society began.
Despite the rift being open for many years unprotected, the horror is brought upon people was grand, only a few thousand people where infected by the corruption. As such Corrupted society is small and isolated and for those few Corrupted who enter the wider world they're treated as freaks and often brought to horror shows or otherwise fearful attractions as displays. Their society functions much the same as human society with their shorter lives bringing upon them the same vigor it does to the human people. From this the Corrupted city has grown significantly over the past few centuries into a sustainable complex designed purely for the Corrupted.
From the demonic corruption gender has been wiped from their physiology, with new Corrupted being born from archane rituals, and as such names are limited to one gender. With their rare species the Corrupted lack any distinct family boundries, with such a lack in last names, when close-knit groups do choose a secondary name they simply pick one from another language.
Corrupted: Due to the close ties the Corrupted have with demonic folklore their first-names are most often Latin words, since the dead language is most often accosiated with their kind.
An enduring folk, the Corrupted make up for their comparativley weak combat skills with strong resistance and archane knowledge.
Ability Score Increase. Your body has been tempered against the fires of hell, you have +2 to your Constitution.
Age. While the energy that flows through hell could sustain one of the Corrupted for several millenium, the Corrupted live outside of Hell, their lifespan is limited to just over 70 years.
Alignment. From the prejudice stemmed from their demonic relation comes a wide determination to do good, with a leaning towards lawful, however some Corrupted embrace their relation and dive into chaotic evil.
Size. The Corrupted grow taller than the average human and can reach up to 8ft upon maturity.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 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.
Religious Culture. You have proficiency in Religion
Magic Background. You can cast detect magic as a ritual.
Cunning. You have advantage on Wisdom saving throws against magic.
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.
Blindsight. You can detect creatures within 10 feet of you without seeing them.
Languages. Common and Infernal
Random Height and Weight
|7'′ 6"″||++2d4||120 lb lb.||× (2d20) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier