Kyuzo (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

Kyuzo are humanoid aliens with abnormally dense muscle, allowing great strength with slimmer bodies and faster reflexes. Their skin can be any variation of green, from a blueish-green to an olive green. They are hairless and have yellow eyes. Kyuzo body shape ranges are similar to humans in height and girth. They require assistance to breathe and see well in other atmospheres, often adopting pressurized breathing masks and corrective lenses to correct their problems.


The Kyuzo are native to the gravitationally-strong planet of Phatrong, causing the evolution of their dense muscles. They are a people that are proud of their martial history and have become renowned for it. The law of each region is often maintained through non-governmental local orders of fighters called clovocs that are hired by governments.


Known for a strong sense of justice and honor, many Kyuzo have jobs as bounty hunters and mercenaries. Most Kyuzo consider an oath or contract to be unbreakable. They have formed many separate political regions on their home planet and engage in politics eagerly. It is tradition for Kyuzo warriors to wear wide, rounded hats that function not only as helmets, but as a shield and can be thrown as a projectile. While able to speak common, they prefer their own language and have trouble clearly communicating in languages other than their own.

Kyuzo Names[edit]

Male: Embo, Drego, Streehn, Kresh

Female: Nyessa, Peena, Areema

Kyuzo Traits[edit]

Aliens of unequaled strength and agility for their size
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Dexterity increases by 1.
Age. Kyuzo mature at a rate close to humans, maturing to adulthood around age 20.
Alignment. Kyuzo don't have a particular leaning toward good or evil, but they must be lawful.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. On planets of considerably less gravity than their own, their jump distance and height is multiplied by 1.5.
Fighter's Fitness you have darkvision 60 feet you have training in heavy crossbows and light shields You have one bonus combat feat you treat hardness of objects as five lower. You gain proficiency in Athletics and Acrobatics.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Kyuzo.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

5′ 0″ +2d12 170 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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

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