Educated Leech (5e Race)

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Educated Leech[edit]

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Physical Description[edit]

Educated Leeches generally appear to be little more than a typical European medical leech, albeit drastically larger to the point of often being well over 20 feet long.They tend to hold themselves in an upright position that makes them appear to be vaguely humanoid, although they still move by writhing and crawling like any other leech.

A Typical Educated Leech.


An Educated Leech is born when a normal leech manages to feed on the blood of a powerful magical creature with innate magical properties. Not only does the consumption of the host's magical blood increase the leech's size massively, but it also allows them to take on a fraction of the host's intelligence and power.


As Educated Leeches are born from magical anomalies they are incredibly rare and thus do not have any real societies - their newfound intelligence leads them to seek out other intelligent creatures in hopes of interact with and learning from them, but their grotesque appearance prevents them from being accept by those they wish to learn from. This often leads to Educated Leeches living lonely lives isolated from the rest of the world.

Educated Leech Names[edit]

Typically, Educated Leeches will simply name themselves after the first thing they see after achieving sapience. Simple namessuch as "Log" "Stone" "Mushroom" and "Bird" are the most common. Much like typical leeches Educated Leeches are hermaphroditic, and as such do not use sex-specific names.

Educated Leech Traits[edit]

{{5e Racial Traits |A typical Educated Leech has a mental capacity compatible to that of a young child. They are drawn to figures of authority in hopes that they may learn from them, and will often become somewhat clingy towards those that show them kindness. |abilities=As an Educated Leech your Strength score increases by 2 and your Intelligence score increases by 1. However, your Charisma decreases by 4. |age=Educated Leeches are fully mature at only around a year of age. They are extremely long-lived creatures, with an average lifespan of around 1000 years. |alignment=Educated Leeches are naive creatures and their morality can be easily influenced by others. They can be good, neutral or evil, but they are almost always chaotic. |size=Educated Leeches can be anywhere from 10 to 30 feet long, and as such when standing upright they can be quite massive. Your size if large. |speed=Your base walking speed is 20 feet. You are more adept at moving in water, however, with a base swimming speed of 35 feet. |trait1=Darkvision |description1=As they lack eyes Educated Leeches rely on magic to see. As such, their "vision" is not effected by darkness. |trait2=Waterbreathing |description2=Educated Leeches can remain underwater endlessly. |trait4=Slick Mucus |description4=Creatures attempting to grapple you have disadvantage to do so due to the thick coating of mucus. You may forcefully apply a coating of mucus to other creatures to share this ability, however, they have disadvantage on Charisma checks while they are coated. This lasts for an hour, or until the ally bathes. |trait5=Ability Infection |description5=By biting into the side of another creature you can grant another creature one of your racial abilities for 10 minutes. However, this deals one d4 damage to the target. |languages= You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

20′ 5″ +1d4 400 lb. × (4df) lb.

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

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