Leopard-chaun (5e Race)

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With the speed of a Catfolk, cunningness of a Leprechaun, and the strength of a feather

Physical Description[edit]

Leopard-chauns are small folk with several cat-like features such as fur & retractable claws. They typically have orange fur with blue eyes & always have black spots stippling their skin. The orange fur sometimes rims their faces like a beard. Green eyes, being rare, are prized.


The first litter of leopard-chauns was conceived in a tavern, when Claus Trugeth, the leprechaun ranger, and Kri Flemen, the swashbuckling catfolk, had one too many to drink. They woke up with a hangover and not much memory the next day, departing on their merry way. Upon realizing she was pregnant, Kri flung herself to her doom in insanity. Her litter survived within her however and where her body was cut by sharp stone, the babies burst forth. They survived miraculously with the best luck ever in the woodland near the precipice where their mother died. They were four at first, and this number doesn't go much higher. However, in their small numbers they manage to pull a lot of pranks and reign as some of the best tricksters.


Leopard-chauns are, due to their rarity, very scattered and enjoy solitude, pranking and playing among the mushrooms and trees. However, they make companions easily thanks to their charismatic nature. In the wilds where their violent birth took place, they are known to convene in small parties where they drink and dance and make merry till dawn. It is also at these gatherings that they mate. Sometimes, like their parents, they are known to get too tipsy and possibly go at it with a guest. That is possibly how the Orcish subrace of this race came to be.

Leopard-chaun Names[edit]

Most leopard-chaun names are just combinations of catfolk and leprechaun names. Boys tend to have leprechaun names and girls tend to have catfolk names. Most leopard-chauns tend to have 'k' noises in their names

Male: Fergus, Claus, Klemen, Crat

Female: Korra, Rek, Caron, Teekan

Leopard-chaun Traits[edit]

Leopard-chauns are small, smart, and speedy.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2.
Age. Leopard-chauns mature at age 17 and can live up to about 150.
Alignment. Leopard-chauns are almost always chaotic good because of their ancestry.
Size. A Leopard-chaun's height can range anywhere between 2 or 3 feet. Their weight is typically just 40 pounds. 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.
Prankster. You know the way to make fun and possibly scare people. You know the thaumaturgy cantrip and can cast it at will.
Adept Climbers. Thanks to your small claws, you have a climbing speed of 20 feet.
Languages. You can speak, read and write in Common and Sylvan.
Subrace. Choose from the White Spotted or Orcish subraces.

White Spotted Leopard-chaun[edit]

These leopard-chauns have white spots instead of black, making them an anomaly. They are also the rare possessors of green eyes.

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
All Seeing Eye. Green eyes are prized for a reason. You have advantage on Intelligence (Investigation) checks to see through illusions.
Extra Language. You know one extra language of your choice.

Orcish Leopard-chaun[edit]

This freak of nature was born when some orcs stumbled upon a group of drunk leopard-chauns. They were overcome by the rabid magic of the small creatures, which they underestimated, and were ... well, conquered.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Hasty. As a bonus action, you can move up to your speed toward an enemy of your choice that you can see or hear. You must end this move closer to the enemy than you started. Once you use this trait you can't use it again until you complete a short or long rest.
Great Strength. You are proficient in the Athletics skill.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

2′ 3″ +3d6 40 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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

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