January (5e Race)

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Ghoul with a dusty breath. Light weakness against metal.

Once living solely in the mines of a forgotten world, the Januaries attacked all that invaded their territory. With the destruction of their world, they were scattered across the multiverse.

Physical Description[edit]

A January. Source

Although Januaries have the same structure as most humanoids, they have several features that make them stand out. They have naturally pallid skin colors, and a long tail with a pointed end that they do not use for combat. Similar to Jaanavar Jals, they have large, plate-like teeth that they use to bite into rocks. An interesting trait that Januaries possess is their breath, which spews forth a cloud of fine dust that irritates the lungs and eyes of those who breathe it in.


Januaries were first created by an entity they know of as Dedan. Januaries revere this entity as a deity and describe him as tall, wearing a trenchcoat, teeth taking up the majority of his face, and a perpetually enraged nature. During this time, they lived in what they called 'smoke mines', which they described as constantly being raided by entities they called 'Elsen'. Though, from what they say, it's clear that these Elsen were actually trying to do some sort of job that the Januaries took out of context and mistook for raids. At some point, they say that their 'world turned white', causing their world to be shattered, scattering its inhabitants across the multiverse.


Solitary and aggressive by nature, Januaries are not willing to interact with other races unless the need calls for it or in the case of a dire emergency. They break from this behavior and only form groups with other Januaries between Flamerule and Marpenoth, usually to mate. During this time, they form groups of three to four, which are actually harems presided over by a male. These groups disperse mid-Marpenoth, and the females raise their young until maturity.

January Names[edit]

January names are usually very short, being only one to two syllables long. The names of Januaries that live in and around human settlements are usually Common.

January Traits[edit]

Beings from another world whose every breath spurts forth a cloud of fine dust.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Strength score increases by 1.
Age. Januaries mature at an age similar to humans. They live for about 200 to 300 years before they die of natural causes.
Alignment. Januaries are often assumed to have an evil nature due to their territorial nature. However, they are often chaotic neutral, true neutral, or lawful neutral.
Size. Januaries usually stand around 8 feet tall and are usually 180 to 210 pounds. 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.
Dusty Cough. As an action, you can cough a cloud of fine dust in a 30-foot cone in front of you. Each creature within that area must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or be blinded until the end of its next turn. The DC for this saving throw is equal to 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. You regain use of this trait when you complete a short or long rest.
Classical Talking. You can cast the dissonant whispers spell once with this trait, and you regain the ability to cast it this way when you finish a long rest. Constitution is your spellcasting ability for this spell.
Languages. You can speak January, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

8′ 2″ +2d10 160 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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

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