Gadragger (5e Race)

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Gadragger[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

Gadraggers have entered the legends of many races as "mountain monsters". They are all between 6 and 6 1/2 feet tall but only generally weigh between 100 to 120 lbs. They are extremely lanky and have reversed eyelids over their red or orange eyes and are completely bald. Their skin ranges from dark green to almost lime green, but generally the darker the skin the older they are. Other than slight breasts and slightly curved hips there is very little physical difference between male and female Gadragger.

History[edit]

The Gadraggers worship magic artifacts, thinking them the way to a celestial heaven known as Skertellax. They have this mentality from an ancient scroll that appeared in a library of theirs thousands of years ago *depending on the campaign of course*. After discovering this, the scroll told them that they must abandon the ways of the regular forest and grassland dwellers and live in the mountains to escape the prejudices against them, and they have lived high in the mountains ever since.

Society[edit]

Gadragger live in cities in the hollowed out tops of mountains. Most Gadragger are nice and pleasant and are referred to as Destati Gadragger. The other roles in a city are played by the following 3 subraces. The first is the Ambassadors, which are chosen as young children for being especially nice Gadragger known as Phibinum Gadragger. They go out of the cities searching for artifacts to help them establish the connection to Skertellax. They also attempt to form steady relationships with the races of the forests and grasslands to attempt to buy artifacts from them, especially elves. The second is the Cartographer for which each Gadragger settlement has only one. The Cartographer sorts and appraises each and every artifact that is brought in to the city. They are chosen at birth by being born with a small blue patch on the back of their head. They are wise and calm and are called Kvinn Gadragger. If more than one is born the second one is taken on as an apprentice by the first. If more are born after that they are almost always chosen as teachers or scholars for the city. The final specialist is the Allfather, which is the Gadragger equivalent of a king. The only real difference is that the Allfather is elected by popular vote and must be approved by the Cartographer. Once elected, the Allfather rules until his death. The election pool is drawn from very strong-willed Gadragger known as Pochiko Gadragger.

Gadragger Names[edit]

Gadragger names are generally short and sharp for males and a little longer for females. They are also very commonly dwarvish words for magic, time, or knowledge.

Male: Rik, Geetri, Basti, Beexin

Female: Aleeria, Cistrea, Geermilin, Couranay

Gadragger Traits[edit]

Gadragger are very intelligent and slightly monstrous item collectors.
Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2.
Age. Gadragger live to a maximum age of 230 and hit maturity at 17.
Alignment. Because of their kindness and seclusion evil Gadragger are almost unheard of. Generally, they lean neutral because of their quest for knowledge and artifacts.
Size. 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.
Arcane History. You gain proficiency the Arcana skill. In addition when making an Arcana check to discern the origin or nature of a magical artifact, device or ruin you add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common and Dwarvish.
Subrace. There are four subraces. You must choose one of the following...

Destati[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Life in the Background. You are proficient in the Stealth skill.
Open Minded. Destati are famous for their ability to quickly change their thoughts and reroute their emotions. Twice per short or long rest, you may reroll any one skill check but you must keep the rerolled result.

Phibinum[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Life in the Crowd. You are proficient in the Persuasion skill.
Social Talent. Phibinum are great socialites and diplomats. Once per long rest, a Phibinum can fall back on their natural interactive talent, granting them advantage on all Charisma based skills for 10 minutes.

Kvinn[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Chosen by Skertellax. You are proficient in the History and Perception skill.
The Blue Spot. The large blue spot on the back of your head makes you exceptionally calm. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.

Pochiko[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Allfather Senses. You are proficient in the Insight skill.
Born to Rule. You're a natural born king and the will of a king is near unbreakable. You have advantage on all Wisdom saving throws against magic.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Gadragger Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 10″ +1d8 95 lb. x1d6lb.

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