Cullen (4e Race)

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Born from the Culling of Pelor's light, these humans were blessed after years of hard labor.

Racial Traits
Average Height: 5' 4"-6' 2"
Average Weight: 110 - 200lb.
Ability Scores: +2 Charisma, +2 Wisdom or Dexterity
Size: Medium
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: Normal
Languages: Common, choice of one other.
Skill Bonuses: +2 Diplomacy, +2 Endurance
Humanity Preserved: You are treated as a Human for purpose of effects relating to the race, you can also select feats that require you to be Human as a prequisite.
Radiant resistance: You have radiant resistance equal to 5 + one half your level.
Cullen Durability: You gain a + 1 racial bonus to your Fortitude defense.

Praise the Sun Cullen Racial Power
As your diamond-like skin begins to sparkle, your foe's hope and courage dim.
Encounter Star.gif Radiant
Minor Action Close burst 3
Target: Each enemy in the blast.
Attack: Charisma + 2 or Wisdom + 2 Vs. Fortitude
Hit: Charisma or Wisdom modifier radiant damage, and the target is dazed until the end of your next turn.
Special: When you create this character, choose Wisdom or Charisma as the ability score you use with this power. Once you choose a score, you cannot change it.
Level 11: Charisma + 4 or Wisdom + 4; Charisma or Wisdom modifier + 2 radiant damage
Level 21: Charisma + 6 or Wisdom + 6; Charisma or Wisdom modifier + 4 radiant damage

The Cullens are a race of Refugees who settled in a valley for farming after fleeing from a kingdom of Dark forests and mist. When Vampires began to appear among some of the noble families, not all were pleased. Many of the families still believed the surrender of their humanity to be too great a cost. But the budding Vampires trapped these families in both regulation and force. So the few remaining faithful prayed for a miracle, to free themselves from the curse that threatened to consume them. An angel appeared, and told them that the city was lost. They could not make a life there anymore. The families despaired, and asked if there was any way to save themselves and their subjects. The angel told them that they would need to cast aside what had made them candidates for "Vampirism" in the first place. Their wealth, and their power had to be sacrificed to ensure their escape. So each family opened their vaults and let the gold flow into the streets, and they took the deeds for their homes and burned them, and they set free all their slaves and workers. As they surrendered their power, a new one replaced it. They craved sunlight now, where the Vampires had shunned it. The power they gained spread to their subjects as well as their kin.The Vampires were angered by this sudden show of insubordination,and they began to organize a great hunt. But the families, moving in the light of day, gathered up their old subjects and fled the city. On that day, the sun shone brighter than it had in years. After a long winter of harsh travel, the refugees finally escaped the forests and dark places, and found a valley, deep and open. There, they founded a few settlements with the little money they had left, and began the process of healing. As they formed their new Society, Pelor had rained down rays of hope, for they became his chosen people for generations to come.

Play a Cullen if you want...

  • To gain sparkly powers in sunlight.
  • To come from a Society that farms.
  • To have an edge against Undead foes.
  • To be a member of a race that favors the Cleric, Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, and Rogue classes.

Physical Qualities[edit]

cullen's look like humanoids but glimmer slightly in the sunlight, slightly sparkling. Their mouths also have fangs like a vampire, which can draw blood. They tend to be rather sculpted and muscular

Playing a cullen[edit]

cullen's tend to mainly avoid humans, knowing humans mistake them for vampires or other types of intelligent undead more often than not. Some families live amongst humans to watch over and protect them

cullen Characteristics: sullen, believes in courtly love, loyal, dedicated

Male Names: edward, michael, gabriel

Female Names: bella, andromeda, dora

cullen Adventurers[edit]

Three sample cullen adventurers are described below.

edward is a cullen paladin of the raven queen. He fights against various undead, seeking to slay the vampire that slew his lover as he ceaselessly searches the land for her

bella is a cullen bard. A fixture of many different noble courts, her songs extol courtly love and barriers that keep lovers away from one another

michael is a cullen ardent. He's on the road, looking to form his own adventuring party to save lives and help others. So far, he's tried his luck at getting a group together in only a single town, but he remains optimistic

Racial Options[edit]

Heroic Tier Feats:

Paragon Paths:

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Epic Destinies:

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