Hominapium (5e Race)

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"Hey, that's kinda cute, don't you think?" "Hell no, that's a BEE!"

Physical Description[edit]

Insectoids in the form of bees, whether it be bumble or killer, these creatures are roughly the size of a human, either a little bigger or smaller depending on the subrace. The bipedal form of the creature has four arms, and the quadrupedal aberration of it has two arms. They have an exoskeleton, just as bees do and generally resemble bees in every way, save for the odd human gene here and there. The quadrupedal aberration's head resembles a bee, whereas the bipedal creature's head resembles a human.


Good old Mordenkainen decided that having magical bees would be cool, unfortunately his first rendition of the spell only magically enlarged the bees, but they were still under the control of the queen. Mordy is still working on the final version of the spell. But regardless, a few bards found these bees and took control of them... They're bards, you know what comes next. That spawned some more demihumans, and somehow, this happened multiple times. At least four different races were spawned via this method.


Hominapii live in close knit societies, such as a pure hive, which includes a queen and a swarm of hominapii. Others, outcasts, or Impureborn are still just as close knit as pureborn, but they are loyal to their friends, to a fault, or to their creator/owner.

Hominapium Names[edit]

Most Hominapii share names of the races who "own" them or made them, but the pureborn have names, some examples of pureborn names are listed.

Male: Aikazax, Surskit, Iwijech, Barry, Buzzington

Female: Vespera, Eruanna, Naraku

Hominapium Traits[edit]

They're human sized bee people, they are either big bulky bumbles, or slender short killers
Ability Score Increase. Wisdom 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, and if they're pureborn they are either good if they're a bumble or evil if they're a killer. Impureborn tend to have the same alignment as they're friends/creator
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 ft. 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. You have a +1 bonus to AC, but you are vulnerable to bludgeoning damage.
Pheromone Telepathy. You have a telepathic link with your creator, or any person you remain friendly to for 8 hours. This telepathy reaches out 120 ft.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write in Common.
Subrace. Hominapii come in two flavors, Bumble and Killer.

Bumble Hominapium[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution Increases by 2.
Physics Defying Flight.. Despite your bulky frame, you have a fly speed of 20 ft.
Wax Builder. You can uncannily create any object that you have full memory of, or you can use your wax to forego your vulnerability to bludgeoning for an hour, this can occur once per short rest, and when you do so, you cannot build anything else until the short rest is over.
Stinger. You can use your stinger as a weapon and not die. Your stinger has the same stats as a dagger, but also inflicts 1d8 poison damage per long rest. This damage increases to 2d8 at 5th level, 3d8 at 10th level, 4d8 at 15th level, and 6d8 at 17th level.

Killer Hominapium[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity Increases by 2.
Flight. You gain a flight speed of 40 ft.
Stinger(EX). You can use your stinger as a weapon. Your stinger has the same stats as a shortsword, and also inflicts 2d6 poison damage per short rest. This damage inreases to 4d6 at 5th level, 6d6 at 10th level, 8d6 at 15th level, and 12d6 at 17th level.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

4′ 10″ +2d10 120 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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