Hive Spawn (5e Race)
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An elf enters a dark observatory, lost to the ages are countless shelves of knowledge, books waiting to be rediscovered. Mesmerise by the knowledge that he’s yet to explore, the elf has yet to notice the darkness lurking not just behind, but all around him, slowly encircling the area around him. The elf looks away from his book, terrified of what has no enveloped the space around him. He leaps through the dark force before it can swallow him, moving towards the only light he can see. The elf lands and looks back, seeing a monster of what looks like a tar-like substance, a constantly morphing blob of blackness. The blob begins to move toward the elf, but at a relatively slow pace. The elf walks away from the slop, knowing that even at a brisk pace it cannot keep up. He enters a large room with a telescope the size of at least ten of himself, seeing as the whatever it was won’t be upon him soon, the elf begins to investigate the telescope. He sees two moons, the stars, and the void of space between, he also sees that the telescope has a single button on it, with a function of the unknown variety. In the distance he hears a soft slapping of mush on the marble floors, so he takes a glance to the doorway, and whatever it is, it’s changed. Slowly the elf sees a black sludge figure outside the door frame, meandering towards the door, and it looks like a carbon copy of itself. Slowly from the shadows, more replicas of himself begin to walk toward the door, tens of them, and growing by the minute. The elf slams the door, and barricades himself inside the room. Not seeing another way out, he presses the button, and the telescope begins to shift, the large lens taking in the moonlight, and concentrating it, as it begins to burn through the door. The door is forced down, seeing now that the small figures now form a large hulking one. It now has a way in, but to the monster’s disadvantage, the moonbeam incinerates it’s form, leaving a small, humanoid goo monster cowering in fear of the weapon. The elf sees this, the fear in the creature’s eyes, and shows it mercy. He asks it if it can speak, and it replies in his own voice the same phrase, He asks it it’s origin, and slowly, surely, it begins speaking in a low hissing, the same voice of it’s once prey, now hunter. “We are one, it speaks, we are The Hive.” The elf sees it utter this, and immediately, the beast begins to shake violently, as if it were fighting itself. The creature looks up towards the elf, and gives a new answer, “I am me, no longer am I The Hive, I am free.” The elf is shocked, seeing as the creature now has a conscience, he ask what it wants. “I wish to live, I wish to be free.”
Hive Spawn are black tar-like skinned creatures, their form is usually humanoid, but can change if necessary
Not much is known of the Hive Spawn, the only thing that is certain is that they are the result of a disconnection from the initial hive mind.
Hive Spawn are creatures that usually, when connected to the hive mind, hunt and consume anything and everything they can in large droves, however, when disconnected, Hive Born generally stick to the lone wolf ideal, living alone and in isolation.
Hive Spawn Names
These creatures do not have a societal or historical connection when it comes to names, they usually name themselves based on what they feel is right.
Male: A male Hive Spawn is to create it's own name, however odd or unique it may be.
Female: A female Hive Spawn is to create it's own name, however odd or unique it may be.
Hive Spawn Traits
Hive Spawn are creatures of versatility and strength, being able to change form and hold that form is essential.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Strength score increases by 1.
Age. Hive Spawn do not have a determinable age, but when disconnected from the hive mind, they live for about 200 hundred years after that event.
Alignment. Hive Spawn have no tendencies in alignment.
Size. Hive Spawn can increase and decrease in size based on how much they consume, their starting size, however, is medium.
Speed. A Hive Spawn has a base walking speed at medium size is 30 ft. This increases(Larger) or decreases(Smaller) by 5 ft. as they change size categories.
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.
Stretch. Hive Spawn have the ability to stretch in any direction as far as their movement speed.
Claws. Hive Spawn have claws that do 1d4 + dex damage in unarmored strikes
Goo Shot. Hive Spawn can fire projectiles at the expense of their size. Roll 1d4 for the amount of projectiles and 1d4 + con for damage, each projectile takes 3 in. of mass.
Consume. Hive Spawn can consume anything in front of them once every 6 hours with 3 successful con rolls for something of medium size, anything larger will add 2 con roll per size increase. 3 Unsuccessful con rolls will lead to an unsuccessful consumption, and your hunger
Languages. You can read, write and speak Common and Abyssal.
Random Height and Weight
|6′ 6″||+2d12||150 lb.||× (4d8) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier