Kodaku (5e Race)
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"Have you ever heard of Infinite Army? No? Then allowed me to educate you. They are the results of sorcery and alchemical failure to create Prima Materia, the source of creation. They are made out of hundreds thousand of creatures melded and compressed together into one single being, until finally it became the lump of liquefied flesh known as Gibbering Mouther. This process was repeated over and over again until finally an Infinite Army was brought into existence. Regardless of how many times it was killed, it will return back to life after a week. Shred them to pieces, and each pieces would simply regenerate back, resulting into more of them. Even if they are burn to ash, like the Divine Bird of Flame, it will rise back after a year.What make it even worst,any creature that killed by them couldn't be revived and after 6 hours, turn into another Infinite Army.A large amount of researchers concluded that it was immortal undead. Their souls are forever trap inside their prison of flesh never to return to creator. So back to the topic,what does this creature and my sermon had to do with each other. It simple. To prove that it not an irreparable failure or irreversible process. Through years and decades of studies, I finally create a spell to put those lost soul to rest."
~Iseult, renowned Alchemist and High Bishop during one of his sermon~
At first glance, they appear to be young children of Humanoid race such as human, dwarf, elf and closely resembles halfling. Standing about 2 and half feet tall, they appear relatively harmless with skin tone ranges from tan to fair white with some freckles on their cheeks brimming with innocent. Their hairs colour also are no different than other race even though it feel somewhat bristly to touch. Female Kodaku tend to have long puffy hair that reach their knee.
So what give them away if they appear no different from another humanoid children? It the shape of their eye. They have unique, shining bright multicoloured eye. Inside their two human eyes are seven small pupils, which makes it look like they has seven eyes on each side. It consists of scarlet, viridian, aquamarine, gold, obsidian, and amber pupil surrounding a pearl color pupil.
They usually wear a hooded robe or simple yet sturdy clothing along with headdresses or hat that cover their eyes. While dressing like this and with their childish nature, it hard to distinguish them against normal children.
Unlike normal race, Kodaku was not born but artificially created through the co-operations of at least 5 spell caster using arduous ritual that last for 3 days. Beginning with Alchemist Spell, Create Philosopher's Stone to compress 10 fresh corpse of Infinite Army into a rainbow coloured gem. Then, cast Wizard Spell, Create Homunculus to create and bestow pseudo-personality and name into the gem. After that, Cleric Spell, True Resurrection was use along with the bestowed name. At the end of this ritual, the Rainbow coloured gem will break into 5 part and from each one, a Kodaku will grow into existence.
Those who was turn into Infinite Army or consume by one never die. Their souls are trapped and tormented forever with no way to escape. Each Infinite Army usually consists of 100,000 creatures that frequently tortured and drained of life energy to sustain the Infinite Army.
Through this ritual, they are given the rest that they deserved. In short, Kodaku is nothing more than a golem create from by products of purification ritual.
Despite being nothing more than a magic construct, their creator, which in most case, the Church or Kingdom make great effort to make sure that they could have a decent life and education. Usually they will be employed by their creator as servants but it not rare for some to be adopted into the family that lost their members to Infinite Army.
Even with those protection given by their creator, a minority of people consider them as nothing more than valuable source of wealth. Their eye are viewed as treasure by the rich. Their blood could be use to fuel magic tools. While their body are coverted by criminal spell caster as a way to attain immortality without being a lich.
There are also certain individuals in society who dislike or view them as object of fear due to their origin.
Kodaku are usually being given name by their creator discretion so they mostly have name base on other race. As for those who was adopted, they will be given a new name by their new family race, but usually it the name of their deceased family members.
Male: Khimari, Robert, Drozan,Iseut
Female: Aurelius, Eirian, Acalia,Kyrielle
Childish Humanoid Construct create as by product of Purification Ritual
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Wisdom score increases by 1. "As normal, you can't increase an ability score above 20 using this feature except for Constitution which have limit of 22 and Intelligence which have limit of 18" Age. Kodaku being a living constructs are unable to age from the point they are created at. Otherwise, they have no proven lifespan but they must reset their memories every 500 years and assume new identity. Alignment. As a soulless existence brought into the world through the soul of others they start out neutral, but innately tend towards a chaotic alignment with a natural curiosity of the world they were brought into. Size. Kodaku barely grow more than 3 feet tall for male and 2 and half feet for female, can't get fat or even gain muscle. Their weight also fixed at 60 lb for male and 40 lb for female. Your size is Small. 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. Anima Mundi. You can speak telepathically to any creature within 20 feet of you. All creature with word could understand you regardless of language. You could only talk telepathically to one creature at a time.> Fluoroscopy. An ability that allows Kodaku to see with closed eyes. It also grants them vision in 360 degrees and through blinfold. They has no blind-spots and couldn't be surprised. Bio Construct. Even though you were constructed, you are a living creature. You are immune to disease. You do not breathe, but you still need to ingest food and drink to gain energy. Instead of sleeping, you enter an inactive state for 4 hours each day. You do not dream in this state; you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal. Instantaneous Regeneration. If you lose a limb or body part such as an eye, heart, hand, etc, you can use your reaction to regrow it instantly by drinking potion or being healed, exactly as it was before. When you do so you have disadvantages on all ability checks until the end of your next turn and once used you cannot use this trait again until you complete a short or long rest. You are also immune to the effects of Lingering Injuries (as described on page 272 of the Dungeon Master's Guide), regenerating these injuries instantly. All Purpose Components. Your body has the power to transmute matter. You know a cantrip, Primal Savagery, from the school of transmutation. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast a 1st level transmutation spell,Goodberry, once without components and need to finish a long rest before you can cast it again. When you reach 6th level and have not use the spell, Goodberry, for a month, you may use the Conjuration spell, Heroes's Feast, once by sacrificing 5 fingers or some body part of your choice and need to finish a long rest and not using Goodberry for a month before you can cast it again. Body part lost through this mean can't be recovered through Instantaneous Regeneration but could be recovered after taking 4 long rest. Depend on which body part you sacrifice,you will disadvantage on attack throw(if it your main hand), athletic check(strength), constitution check(Poison) or any check base on what you sacrifice until you fully regenerate the part. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells. Herculean Strength. You count as Large size when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift but you grapple any creature bigger than you. Language. You are mute and could only talk using Anima Mundi. You can read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.