Hominapium (5e Race)

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Hominapium[edit]

"Hey, that's kinda cute, don't you think?"

"Hell no, that's a BEE!"

Physical Description[edit]

Hominapii are bee creatures that look like insectoid humanoids. Like bees, they have the color scheme of black and yellow. Their eyes are black and shiny and their joints usually have tufts of hair. They do have a pair of wings on their back, but these are rarely good for flying long distances due to their size proportional to their body.
There are two kinds of hominapii: bumble and killer. Bumble hominapiums are heavy set, with big abdomens that are lined with thick, bushy hair. They are quadrupedal and have faces more similar to bees, with mandibles and such. Killer hominapiis are lithe and thin, with more angular features. They stand on two legs and have four arms, and a stinger. Their faces resemble humans more than bumbles, having regular mouths. However, they retain the large, black insect eyes.

History[edit]

Good old Mordenkainen decided that having magical bees would be cool. Unfortunately his first rendition of the spell only magically enlarged the bees. The hive queen retained control, and so Mordenkainen was unable to fully utilize them as he pleased. He was still working on finalizing the spell and perfecting its kinks, but was called away to Barovia on urgent business before he finished. After that, he vanished for a long time and the spell's process was never completed. The seemingly abandoned laboratory where he made the bees became the hive's primary nest, and these oversized insects created a virtual dungeon as they grew. A traveling group of adventurers came upon the dungeon. The hive queen was taken by the party's bard, and bargained with him in exchange for his party's safety. After they spent a night together, the party was free to leave. However, that single encounter produced a new brood in the next batch of larva, which became the hominapii.

Society[edit]

Hominapii live in close knit societies. Many have stayed in their original hive, in the abandoned laboratory turned a hive dungeon. However, since their conception, they have proliferated with the other magic bees and proliferated with humans as well. As such, they have formed smaller hives outside that of the original, purely of hominapii. Like bees, they are very communal and usually have a queen, who is burdened with the sole process of mass reproduction. The rest of the hierarchy is looser than that of real bees, with interchanging positions of not only drones and workers, but also warriors and diplomats. Given a human mind, hominapii are not constrained by a hive mentality and can go out to adventure if they wish.

Hominapium Names[edit]

Most hominapii have names with a slight buzzing lisp or some kind of insect allusion.

Male: Aikazax, Surskit, Iwijech, Barry, Buzzington

Female: Vespera, Eruanna, Naraku, Irzza, Rimbee

Hominapium Traits[edit]

They're human sized bee people, and are either big bulky bumbles, or slender short killers
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Hominapii reach adulthood at around 14 years old. They typically live until 65 years old.
Alignment. All hominapii tend to be lawful, having the programming of a bee still. But their human side gives them lots of leeway.
Size. Bumbles are slightly bigger in height and weight to a human, and killers are slightly smaller in height and weight to a human. 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.
Exoskeleton. While unarmored, your Armor Class is equal to 11 + your Dexterity modifier. You may use a shield and still gain this benefit.
Slight Flight. You can hover a small amount using your proportionally small wings in short bursts. As an action, you may flap your wings in a fast manner, making a buzzing noise. Your wings keep you suspended up to 20 feet in the air and you cannot fly higher than 20 feet from the ground using this flying speed. This speed is equal to your current walking speed.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write in Common.
Subrace. Choose either the bumble or killer subrace.

Bumble[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2.
Wax Builder. You are meant to conduct hard labor for the sake of the hive, doing heavy lifting construction and such. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Sturdy Footing. Your quadrupedal legs help you steady yourself. You have advantage on saving throws against moved against your will.

Killer[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score Increases by 2.
Quadralimbed. You have four arms instead of two; these additional limbs can hold objects and wield weapons as normal. While wielding a two-handed weapon, you cannot benefit from a shield or wield a second two-handed weapon.
Stinger. You have a stinger on the end of your abdomen which you can use as a natural weapon. If you hit with it, you deal 2d6 poison damage. The damage increases to 3d6 at 6th level, 4d6 at 11th level, and 5d6 at 16th level. After you use your stinger, you can't use it again until you complete a short or long rest.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 6″ +2d10 100 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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


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