Daemonii (5e Race)

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Daemonii[edit]

She was fearless and crazier than him. She was his queen, and God help anyone who dared to disrespect his queen. -Unknown Scholar

Physical Description[edit]

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An angered Daemonii by User:Dinomaster337

The descendants of a long forgotten bloodline, the daemonii are gifted with an incredible strength but cursed with a relentless rage and hate. These seemingly diminutive creatures have no culture and have known no civilization, but the slums of city streets where they eek out the cruelest of livings.

Daemonii have the voices and appearance of human or half-elven children, with well defined, powerful muscles. Their preteenage-looking bodies are strong, hard, resilient, and, more often then not, are riddled with scars from the hard knock lives they live. Daemonii range in skin color from pasty to a dark tan, while their hair is as diverse as any human. Their bodies are almost always thick and muscular. They have a musculature that would be envied by most, if not for their demonic heritage. As they live in places where one must kill for scraps, daemonii are often quick to fight and anger even amongst each other. Their vicious nature is the cause of many a demonic brawl, which leave wounds more consistent with a mauling than a fight: gashes that stretch across their torsos, bruises from hard impacts, and even broken bones and nearly deathly bleeding. Their irises are demonic shades and hues of red, yellow, and orange, while their pupils are cat-like slits.

History[edit]

The daemonii have no culture of their own and few have anyone who will accept them. Exactly how they got their powers is unknown, but it is known that their ancestors signed deals with a wide menagerie of both demons and devils and they grew more powerful as the blood continued to mix. However, the gods grew worried of there power and they decided to take their memories of them away from them and make them only to return in nightmares that flash in and out driving the daemonii towards insanity. The memories of the past bloodline only return to the daemonii in short and random flashes. Because only the strong understand any of these images and the weak have no control over them, they are haunted by the images and some have been driven to suicide and insanity.

Society[edit]

To say the daemonii live like rats isn't too far off. They rarely live in households as no one chooses to accept them. As such, they're forced to live out on the streets.

Daemonii in a tribal society are rare, but not entirely unheard of. In general, tribal daemonii fair better than their urban counterparts. They may still be disliked, but tribes are generally more focused on survival than on segregation. Daemonii in tribal society don't have to deal with as much hate and sometimes are treated as equal to another tribes man. Sometimes they're even treated as superior, worshipped as blessed by powerful gods or demigods. They're treated as rulers and respected as such.

However, most daemonii live in large cities with lots of people who despise them. They're seen as monsters or as sinners who have fallen from grace, for their ancestors' actions. They're avoided, rejected of living conditions, hunted, told of in ghost stories to scare children, shunned, and even hated. As such, daemonii are rare due to this, largely indirect, extermination, leaving only the hardiest (and those who didn't commit suicide) as the lean, hungry survivors. As such, daemonii are forced to further their bad name if they want to live; they steal food, fight over it, and possibly even commit crimes. Daemonii who choose to survive are serious about it. They don't give up their wills easily, and with their intense anger issues, the blood in the water is boiling.

Daemonii often live off scraps of stolen food, all day. With their condition (living and mental), it's no surprise they're willing to and often fight each other to survive. Their vicious brawls leave 20 ft. alleyways painted with crimson, as they slash, bite, and beat on each other. Rarely do any daemonii die in these fights, but this is because of their resilience, not morality.

Daemonii Names[edit]

Daemonii names are ones usually unique to their race. While one may choose a name of the race they live among to fit in, daemonii names are exotic.

Male: Cattulus, Dionysius, Eligius, Leon, Nertomaros, Sycophanta.

Female: Cania, Caria, Petra, Metilia, Namia, Tadia.

Surnames: Aemilius, Ancus, Amor, Dalmatius, Donicus, Gratidius, Scaro, Octavian.

Daemonii Traits[edit]

Let these carry your power to swell within your muscles and your rage course through your veins!
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength increases by 2, and your Constitution increases by 1.
Age. Daemonii mature at age 13 and as they are demons, they will not die of natural aging and can potentially live forever if they are not slain by something else or succumb to disease.
Alignment. Due to their Demonic personalities, daemonii are almost never any sort of alignment besides chaotic. Their chaotic minds will often make them not care about doing anything good, though the exception is not unheard of, and are either only out for themselves (neutral) or driven by power lust (evil).
Size. Daemonii are roughly 5' to 6'1" and can weight as much as 210 lbs. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 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.
Demon Claws. Your demonic heritage has caused your nails to grow into claws. Your unarmed strikes deal 1d4 slashing damage on hit. You can use either Dexterity or Strength when attacking with them.
Cut Deeper. By your generation, daemonii are so used to cutting each other apart. You have a resistance to non-magical slashing damage.
Emcompassing Resent. Your naturally aggressive behavior causes you to have disadvantage on Charisma (Persuasion) checks, but gives you advantage on Charisma (Intimidation) checks.
Demonic Bloodline. The demonic blood that corses through your veins grants you resistance to fire damage, but causes you to be vulnerable to radiant damage.
Fiendish Origin. Your creature type is both Fiend and Humanoid.
Home Advantage. Whenever you make an Intelligence (Religion) check related to demons, devils, or some other fiend, you are considered proficient in the Religion skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write in Common, Abyssal, and Infernal.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 1″ +2d6 90 lb. × (2d6) lb.

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


Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a daemonii character, you can use the following table) of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these table in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d4 Personality Trait
1 It's nothing personal; I just hate people.
2 Nothing gets me going like a good brawl
3 Stay out of my way, or I'll get pissed and kick your face in.
4 I got nothing left to loose. Everything is dark and grey.
d6 Ideal
1 Survival. If I survive, that's good enough for me. (Neutral)
2 Genocide. The world has done nothing but make my cry and bleed. Now I just want to watch it burn! (Evil)
3 Purpose. I'm not losing hope, there's got to be a better life than this. (Lawful)
4 Control. This power is mine and I will sit atop a throne, loved or feared! (Evil)
5 Innocent. I have suffered through a thousand elven lifetimes of pain. If I find anyone who makes someone go through the same, they'll burn in the 9 Hells! (Good)
6 Revenge. One particular person has caused me more pain and suffering than all the world combined! I'll find them. I'll find them, if I have too burn the world to the ground! (Chaotic)
d4/2 Bond
1 I have a set of jewelry that is the only beautiful thing I've ever known.
2 I have an old friend. The only one I've ever cared about.
d4 Flaw
1 My rage is always boiling, ready to blow.
2 I hate flowers, and rainbows, and girly, prissy stuff. Hate it!
3 I may or may not have schizophrenia.

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