Coyouin Fourfooter (5e Race)

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Coyouin Fourfooter[edit]

I saw the little bugger poke his head out the water again. Reckon he's onto us?

Physical Description[edit]

A juveline Coyouin Fourfooter.

Coyouin Fourfooters are slim and powerful feral shark-dog hybrids, walking on fours when on land and propelling themselves with their shark-like tail in the water. They have fearsome jaws capable of biting through the toughest of natural armor, but only stand at about 3 foot tall on all fours.


Coyouin Fourfooters are, as their name implies, oft seen alongside the more humanoid Coyouin, and are their variant of "domesticated sharks". The first few called into being were magical in nature; prototypes at first, but serving their owners like well-trained dogs and having the ability to follow their masters onto land proved them invaluable as traveling companions.


These creatures live by their masters' sides, proudly standing guard, joining them in hunts, or otherwise lending them their sharp senses. Breeders and trainers for these creatures exist within Coyouin society, and will only sell a Fourfooter to someone they believe to be a good master for the little critter.

Very few have managed to escape, and slightly more were separated from their masters through an outside force, but these often did not manage to survive long in the wild. The ones that did became more feral, worrying less about their masters and more about themselves; they hunt, keep territory, and even mate with their kin on their own merit. They live in packs as wolves would, but rarely leave the water unless it is to pursue prey.

Coyouin Fourfooter Names[edit]

Fourfooter names are picked by their masters.

Coyouin Fourfooter Traits[edit]

Strong and loyal shark-dog hybrids that patrol the ocean waters.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score decreases by 3.
Age. Coyouin Fourfooters have relatively short lifespans. They are considered mature after nine months, and rarely live past 9 years old.
Alignment. Fourfooters copy the alignment of their masters, but are most often Lawful Good.
Size. Heights can range from 2'10 to just under 3'8 standing up. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 40 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.
Feral Creature. You cannot use man-made tools that require two hands to use effectively. Your maw counts as one hand. You require proficiency with a simple or martial melee weapon to make melee attacks with it, but your proficiency bonus still applies normally. Trying to use a weapon without being proficient in it will count as an improvised weapon attack.

Material components of spells need to be physically touching the creature, but do not need to be held. A holy symbol might come in the form of a brand in skin or fur, or an amulet around the creatures' neck. A component pouch can be tied to any of the creatures' limbs. An arcane focus like a stave could be held in the creatures' maw or tail, but this would prevent vocal or somatic compoonents from being available. Somatic components of spells require the users' tail or maw to be empty. Verbal components of spells require the users' maw to be empty. The creature can bark, meow, yip, or make other noises more apt for its species. These noises can convey language in the cases of spells like Message and Command.
Natural Weapons. You can attack with unarmed strikes using your claws or fangs. You are proficient with your unarmed strikes, which deal 1d4 + your Dexterity modifier in piercing or slashing damage on a hit.
Waterbound Cornea. You are considered proficient in the Perception skill. You have advantage on Wisdom(Perception) checks made underwater that rely on sight.
Skilled Swimmer. You have a swimming speed equal to your movement speed and have the abillity to swim underwater.
Languages. You can understand, but not speak, read or write, Common, Aquan and one language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

2′ 10″ +1d6 120 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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