Lepidotera (5e Race)

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Also known as Motti, Mot or, Maggots.

Physical Description[edit]


The physical appearance of these creatures is that of a human with oddly colored skin and a soft "scaled" or "fuzzy" set wings on their back some can be found to have an extra set of arms placed approximately at their waist they have human-looking faces save for solid colored eyes with no discernible pupil and have long tongues that are fairly prehensile and can be used as a straw to sip drinks their height can range from 4 feet tall to over 6 feet with wingspan matching their height some have more human traits than others some most appear androgynous but some will appear as normal male or female humanoids


These creatures were brought about by magic gone wrong not much else is known about them there have been rumors of them being descendants of elves but that's not entirely true they are also thought to be fey but no one is quite sure most aren't given names seeing as they don't necessarily have parents to speak of the young are left at a young age to fend for themselves


Not much is known about these creatures they don't have much of a society to speak of and can be found nearly anywhere from abandoned cottages in the woods to large cities

Lepidoptera Names[edit]

Lepidoptera names are typically that of things found in the surroundings of where they grew up such as Twig or Leaf for those who grew up in heavily wooded areas and can also be things like Brick and Pepper if they find themselves living in a city as they grow older some will take names such as Atlas or Luna names are typically simple and androgynous

Lepidoptera Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Constitution increases by 1.
Age. You mature at the age of 20 and can live centuries
Alignment. Lepidoptera tend to be true neutral and are rarely evil but it is not unheard of
Size. You can be anywhere from 4 feet tall to just below 6. 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.
Evade. Once per long rest you can break up into a swarm of moths and use your maximum movement to move away from an enemy without provoking an opportunity attack
Disadvantage. You have disadvantage on saving throws against effects that deal fire damage.
Commune. You can communicate with any nearby insects.
Summoning. You can summon a small swarm of moths once a day and moths will flock to you naturally in small numbers.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

4′ 0″ +4d8 80 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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