Dant (5e Race)

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Dant[edit]

"You kiddin' me?" The silver haired man chuckled, "I only take special jobs, not dirty work like that."
The blonde fiend looked back at him, giving a look of pity.
"I ain't doin' jobs for you," the silver haired man responded, "I almost feel insulted by the offer."
He took out his gun and prepared for combat.

Physical Description[edit]

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Many Dants are indistinguishable from regular humans, source

Dants are beings that can claim removed lineage from that of demons. Their blood is so diluted that they pretty much are human in appearance. However, the residual features usually manifest in some physical way. Dants therefore have unnatural hair and eye colors, ranging from purple eyes to green hair. Their bodies are also resilient and built to take punishment. It allows them to perform physical feats that would normally require multiple people. Despite what wounds they may sustain, they rarely leave scars that are overly noticeable.

History[edit]

In an era of darkness, the king of demons and his horde conquered the feeble humans. Many of the lords took human women as consorts and sired lines of children through them. The legendary half demon, who some call Dante, killed his own father, the demon king Sparda, and liberated the humans. In doing so, he became a savior among them, though many did resent owing a debt to a half breed. Dante tried to incorporate and appease relations between the demon children and the humans, who absolutely despised these traces of demonic power left in the world. His efforts continued even after his death, but the demon children were ultimately ostracized. They were locked into certain apportioned sections of society to live, away from prosperity and the "proper humans." Out of admiration for Dante, the children called themselves dants. As time wore on, their treatment did not get better but the effects of the demonic power in their blood wore thinner, allowing them to start blending in with humans. As they saw how the other half lived, they grew angry. Many lashed out against the humans. What was once petty theft for survival evolved into hate crimes and beatings on the street, alarming the humans. Violence escalated and the dants fled when armed forces came, but they never forgot their suffering.

Society[edit]

Dants are the mistreated outcasts of human society. They travel in nomadic groups but will settle if they find a place which treats them right. In particular, they prefer living by other figures of the shadier side, like tieflings or drows, who share a similar outcast status. Dants bear a hatred for humans, but they are not particularly loving towards fiends either. Many feel their demonic parents were truly monsters. They therefore feel a kindred relation towards others born by demonic birthright who are mistreated for it, or any other outcast birthright in general. They have a loose feeling of camaraderie with one another, as they are all cursed by similar blood. Humans like to make dants out to be troublemakers or lesser, monstrous beings.

Personality[edit]

Dants can be emotionally and mentally juvenile. They are often crass and rash in their actions and mannerisms of speech. Most try to act tough, as it is the way one survives on the streets. Dants are never above using fisticuffs to settle what minced words cannot. Some dants grown up in a better setting have more etiquette. They act like temperamental teenagers even when they are adults sometimes. However, they bear a decent sense of loyalty for those who show them kindness, though they are often reluctant to trust anyone, even among their own. Dants are fierce fighters and will often do whatever it takes to accomplish their goals.

Dant Names[edit]

Dants have names that vary from where they grew up. Their names are similar to humans. Some may feel their names have an archaic or theatrical feel.

Male: Abraham, Adrian, Byron, Daniel, Franklin, Gregory, Henry, Jaxon, Wolfgang

Female: Amelia, Anna, Camilla, Charlotte, Genesis, Isabelle, Layla, Rose, Sophia

Surnames: Arby, Dry, Gray, Harriet

Dant Traits[edit]

A race mistreated for their demonic lineage
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Age. Dants mature at the same rate humans do, but they last for roughly 2 centuries.
Alignment. Dants are often bent towards chaotic and evil behavior due to the hatred instilled in them. However, a good dant is not so hard to find either.
Size. Dants are like humans, they vary in height and weight. 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.
Dant Spite. Your anger is manifested in your words and mannerisms, which can really hurt. You can cast hellish rebuke once at its lowest level, without material components. You regain use of this trait after finishing a long rest. Charisma is your casting modifier for this spell.
Persistence. You are a tenacious member of a race which refused to give up. 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.
Urban Brat. Moving fast and survival go hand in hand, and you excel in both. You are proficient in the Survival and Acrobatics skills.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Infernal.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 10″ +2d8 125 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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


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