Dhampir / Dhampirica (5e Race)
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“Don't worry, little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll always be like sunshine to me.”
― Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss
|A wide known Dhampir; (Blood) Rayne, Artist|
Dhampir is the name the Slavonic Gypsies came up with to call the child of a vampire. This child has some of the powers that its vampire parent has, but what those powers depend on the vampire and myth. How a dhampir is made is also a something that Gypsies debated on. The was commonly believed that a newly made male vampire was incredibly aroused when he woke, and he would sate his desires by going back to his human widow and having his way with her. As for male vampires with no widows, well, they would just go after any young woman they could find. It was then possible for his wife, or whoever, to become pregnant with his vampire baby. That baby was then known as a dhampir. However, other Gypsies didn’t use this word, sometimes they would call the child a vampir (if male), vampuiera (if female), vampijerovic, or lampijerovic. Some believed that this child was always male, then you had others saying that it died shortly after birth because its body was made of something like jelly, and another rumor was that the child wasn’t special at all – that it was a normal human. But for the most part, it was believed that being the child of a vampire and having vampire blood in your veins meant you had superpowers. And when it came to inheriting the lust for blood, well that’s another thing that changes from myth to myth. In some cases, a dhampir craves blood, but other times it has no desire for it.
These dhampirs born were usually turned into vampire hunters because of their powers to detect and destroy the undead. Yup, that didn’t come from Blade or BloodRayne, dhampirs in the past were said to hunt vampires. In Serbia it is believed that vampires are invisible and that only dhampirs are able to see them, therefore dhampirs were paid to hunt down and kill these vamps. How this played out is a dhampir would go out to kill the vampire, if you were watching you would see a person flailing around, apparently wrestling with an invisible foe. After some time, the dhampir would declare to the watching villagers that the vampire was dead and then he or she would collect a large payment from the town. The last time this happened was in 1959 in the Yugoslavian province of Kosovo.
Dhampir live generally undetected among human society, although they invariably grow up motherless, as their mother dies giving birth to them. They can belong to any class and may be found working in any profession, although they invariably gravitate to occupations that minimize contact with others. Once a dhampir recognizes the supernatural abilities it possesses, many of them try to do good by hunting down and slaying vampires wherever they find them. This is particularly true of dhampir who have had contact with their vampiric parents. However, other dhampir find it just as easy to turn evil and adopt their father’s predatory ways in exchange for power.
Dhampir names are of no speciality, they share the same as humans.
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Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and one other ability score of your choice to increase by 1.
Age. Because you're half-human you mature quite the same, but you gain quite the immortality when it comes to your vampiric heritage.
Alignment. Due to the hatred against their vampire parents, Dhampir typically lead a more neutral or good path in order to write their parents wrongdoing and rid this world of such creatures. However, not all Dhampir are good, and when they become evil they are extremely powerful as they are just as powerful as the vampire but share no weaknesses.
Size. Dhampir vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet. You can move at half your speed whilst grappling a target.
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.
Dhampir's Bite. In place of an attack you can bite a target within 5 feet, the attack automatically hits if they are a willing creature or one grappled by you, or they are incapacitated or restrained. This attack deal 1d6 + your Strength modifier in piercing damage.
Blood Drink. As a bonus action, while biting a creature, you may dig deeper into their veins drinking their blood dealing an extra 2d6 necrotic damage and the creature's max hit points are reduced by the total of the necrotic damage, you can choose to regain hit points equal to the damage dealt. You can use this trait a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus and regain the ability to do so after the completion of a long rest. If you go without drinking blood for 2 weeks you gain one level of exhaustion.
Vampiric Gaze. You can cast the charm person spell once using this trait. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for this spell. You require no components to cast this spell using this trait, but your target must be able to see you. You regain the ability to cast this spell when you finish a short or long rest.
Vampiric Resistance. You have resistance to necrotic damage.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and two extra languages of your choice.
Random Height and Weight
|5′ 8″||+3d4||120 lb.||× (1d8) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier