Korrigan (5e Race)
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"So you want to...play a game?" Sylvia said, looking up to the kobold."Ya know, I am stronger than I look." She claimed. Her face looked like a doll with a long nose. She adjusted her hat to align it with her face. The kobold made threatening gestures as it said shouted its war cry.
Well, if it's a fight you want...it's a fight you'll get!
Korrigan are small creatures with long noses and natural outfits, usually made of things like leaves, cotton, and animal furs. They have pale skin, usually with freckles spread all over their face. They look similar to gnomes, but shorter. Their eyes can be any color excluding brown and grey and look glossy, kind of like a doll. Their hair is composed of cool colors, like brown, grey, black, blue, purple, green, or dark red. Their feet are somewhat long, and usually look somewhat thin. They therefore have long, pointed shoes.
The korrigan are a type of fey. They claim to once have had wings, being like the pixies and fairies.. It is believed that in the battles of the Seelie Court that these brave, small fey sacrificed their statuses as fairies by giving up their wings. As a result, they were grounded, but their sacrifice was not unnoticed by Titania or Oberon, who decreed them honorary elites in the court for their loyalty. Today, they rely on small animals as modes of transportation and conduct espionage against possible enemies of the court.
Korrigan tend to live in ways similar to when they had wings. That means they still are found in woodlands where the power of fey and natural forests still are prominent. Like a fairy tale creature, they make their home in harmony with nature, in trees, using vines, mushrooms, and all of nature's bounty as their home and more. Many korrigan are skilled riders of creatures like mice, squirrels and even birds. While their size limits their mobility, they more than make up for this in their courage and wit. Korrigan are few to back down from a fight, and they are proud fey. Some are able to manifest the powers of their forgotten wings to take temporary flight, but it is not the most reliable of movement.
Korrigan have a wide variety of names. They use the Sylvan language and have accents that are very whimsical, with changing sounds noting their every mood. Their names also usually relate to the nature. They cannot change their names whatsoever and must keep the names they have.
Male: Oliver, Green, Terra, Oak, Pine, Bark, Robin, Nile, Dune, Beech, Shrub, Reef, Conifer, Rocky
Female: Skai, Flora, Sylvia, Celeste, Ruby, Luna, Aqua, Coral, Sandy, Lily, Faris
Fairies who have lost their wings but not their pride
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1, and either your Charisma or Intelligence score increases by 2.
Age. These fey age rather slowly, but have short lifespans. They reach maturity at around 6, and can live to be about 70 years old.
Alignment. Korrigan are brave and chaotic, following their heart. They tend to be good, in a stance against the Unseelie Court.
Size. You are just a bit shorter than a gnome, but not by much. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 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.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage in saving throws against being charmed. Additionally, magic cannot put you to sleep.
Bravery. Your courage and loyalty will shield you from weak will. You have advantage in saving throws against being frightened.
Mounter. Korrigan have long tamed animals to make up for the loss of their wings. You have advantage in Wisdom (Animal Handling) checks to tame mounts and beasts of burden. Additionally, you are proficient in leatherworker's tools. Using those tools, you can spend 1 hour and 10 gp worth of materials to make a riding saddle.
Titania's Blessing. The deeds of your ancestors and their sacrifice earned them favor from queen of the fairies herself, and she looks upon you favorably. As an action, you can call upon the power of the fey to form a pair of iridescent and delicate fairy wings on your back. These wings last for 1 minute or until you dismiss them with a bonus action. While they are active, you have a limited flying speed of 15 feet. Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you finish a long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.
Random Height and Weight
|2′ 10″||+1d12||35 lb.||× (1d4) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier
When creating a korrigan character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.
Pride and courage define a korrigan best. But they are fey, and so also have that vindictive side that loves to be a prankster, as well as a whimsical character overall.
|1||I like a bit of music with everything, and thus I speak melodically.|
|2||Big questions catch my attention and I spend long hours thinking about them.|
|3||I can never look unseemly or I'll just die!|
|4||Drama is too common, so I like to keep things low-key.|
|5||I hate to make definitive decisions on the spot. It's too much pressure!|
|6||When I'm working, I prefer to be left alone in quiet.|
|7||The world needs less rash acting.|
|8||I can rarely keep still!|
|1||I want to uphold the honor of my ancestors who served the Court.|
|2||I seek a change in the mundane pace of my life.|
|3||The bad fey must be eradicated for us to live in peace.|
|4||We should minimize contact with outsiders like humans.|
|5||I want more achievement to surpass those before me.|
|6||I seek to regain the wings we have lost.|
|1||We must stand together or fall as one.|
|2||We do not owe anyone any favors, so we do as we please.|
|3||The Seelie Court is my only oracle.|
|4||The Unseelie Court is not our enemy. We are all fey.|
|5||Humans are such weird creatures with curious practice.|
|6||I prefer not to interact with anyone.|
|1||My solitude makes me awkward socially.|
|2||I am xenophobic towards non-fey.|
|3||My loyalty is blinding.|
|4||The pride in me makes me unable to ever admit defeat or error.|
|5||I aggrandize myself too much.|
|6||I prefer to put other people down than admit my own problems.|