Lilin (5e Race)

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Lilin[edit]

People tell tales of malicious spirits who come to mortals in their sleep and drink in their life. Sensual beings they were, intent on satisfying their lust with mortal flesh. Succubi and incubi, they have been called. With a touch of their hand, a stout and honest man will lose himself and betray his wife and a loyal woman will succumb to desire and break faith with her husband. All this, if the creatures do not drink one dry on the first night, leaving one wizened and old and without sense.

The lilin are these beings, though the tales are widely exaggerated. They are vampires of life force. Yes, they seduce and beguile the mind. Yes. But, they do not do so out of maliciousness, but out of need.

Physical Description[edit]

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Coven - Carlisle, by LAS-T

The lilin are indistinguishable from the average human, save for a slight paleness of the skin and intense beauty that beholds one to them. People cannot believe such beauty or handsomeness exists, and so are driven to suspicion or utter adoration. They are as tall, and no taller, than the average man. They are as massive and no more. They typically have glossy black hair and large, pale eyes, though these colors can range within the human spectrum. They have an intense sensuality about them which draws many to them, much like an aphrodisiac pheromone.

History[edit]

The lilin are the children between the wicked angel of death, Samael, and the first woman who spurned god, Lilith. Normally, Lilith murders many of her own children to spite god. However, the lilin were born inhuman and serve their mother in use as tormentors of man, god's creation. While not necessarily evil, they cannot survive without feeding off of the essence of human life. Thus, lilin always seduce humans to sleep with them before draining them. Their victims are not always killed upon being fed on, and a lilin will leave the person alive many a time. However, losing one's life force can have crippling effects on the psychological state of their victims. Some lilin feed only on the old or dying, acting as angels of death. Many a lilin have insinuated into a doctoral profession to perform this. There are times when a lilin's immortal beauty is a beacon for trouble, after which they are often forced to relocate and restart with fresh identities.

Society[edit]

The lilin do not have many settlements of their own, choosing instead to blend into human settlements where they can feed on as many as possible without draining them completely. As such, lilin live very similar lives to the humans with whom they cohabitate. They tend to gravitate to jobs that allow them a reasonable excuse to be out at all hours of the night, as that is the safest time for them to feed without being seen. Lilin are often lamplighters, night watchmen, or tavern masters. Some of the more unsavory or desperate lilin have become ladies or men of the night. These lilin are particularly susceptible to following their evil desires, feeling neglected.

Lilin Names[edit]

Lilin are named similarly to the humans they resemble.

Male: Khemed, Mehmen, Darvin, Grim, Igan, Ivor, Ander, Geth, Lander, Mumed, Ramas, Borivik, Jandar, Vladislak, Chi, Jiang, Jun, Anton, Pieron, Salazar.

Female: Ceidil, Hama, Jasmal, Arveene, Esvele, Kara, Mara, Natali, Betha, Mara, Olga, Sefris, Thola, Imzel, Navarra, Shevarra, Bai, Mei, Tai, Dona, Luisa, Marta.

Lilin Traits[edit]

Pale, beautiful beings who seduce and feed on the life force of others.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength or Dexterity score increases by 1, and your Charisma score increases by 2.
Age. Lilin are long-lived, reaching maturity at 200. Their beauty never fades even though they die of age.
Alignment. Lilin lean towards evil or chaotic alignments but many can be good or lead quiet, neutral lives.
Size. Lilin walk among us and are indistinguishable in size and build from humans. 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.
Life Force Feeder. You do not need to eat or drink to sustain yourself, but you are required to consume the life essence of at least one creature once a week and can survive for a number of additional days equal to your Constitution modifier. For each day past that limit without consuming life essence, you must pass a Constitution saving throw with a DC of 10 + number of days past the limit without consuming a soul or gain one level of exhaustion. As an action, you may consume the life essence of a willing, paralyzed, charmed, incapacitated, restrained, or grappled creature within 5 feet of you, dealing necrotic damage equal to 1d6 + your Constitution modifier. If you reduce a creature to 0 hit points this way, that creature then dies and cannot be revived in any way other than the Wish spell. This trait cannot take the life essence of undead or living constructs. Consuming life essence removes all levels of exhaustion gained due to lack of life essence.
Seduction. You can seduce people magically when your gorgeousness goes unappreciated. You can cast the charm person spell once, at lowest level, without material components. You must finish a long rest to regain use of this trait. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for this spell.
Beguiling Touch. Your presence can be enthralling. Imagine what a touch can do. You are proficient in the Persuasion skill and you have advantage in Charisma (Persuasion) skills against creatures whom you have skin-to-skin contact with.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 8″ +2d10 110 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a Lilin character, you can use the following table) of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these table in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I would go out of my way to flirt with a person I find attractive.
2 I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right. I can’t help it— I’m a perfectionist.
3 I’m a hopeless romantic, always searching for that 
“special someone.”
4 Nobody stays angry at me or around me for long, one look into my eyes can defuse any amount of tension.
5 The first thing I do in a new place is isolate potential sources of entertainment or food…or both.
6 I fall in and out of love easily, and am always pursuing someone.
7 My demonic heritage causes me to instinctively fear and shun all holy symbols and those who associate closely with them.
8 I can find universal ground between the most vehement enemies, sympathizing with them and always moving toward unity.
d6 Ideal
1 Love. Closeness is a big part of your life. You crave the support and affection gained from close relationships (Any).
2 Lust. Satisfying you carnal desires is all that matters. It isn't about sustenance. It is about pleasure and control (Evil).
3 Hunger. Mortals are cattle. They are to be fed upon. All that matters its that you are never left unfed (Evil).
4 Normalcy. You just want to blend in and live a normal life. If something needs to be done and you are the one to do it, you will. The fewer people who notice the better (Neutral).
5 Beauty. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. If you do not, stay out of the way.(Neutral)
6 Fun. Eating is fun. Sex is fun. Let's enjoy ourselves (Chaotic).
d6 Bond
1 I have fallen in love with someone I have fed upon. I will do anything to protect them, yet I must remain distant lest my lust bring harm to them myself.
2 I have been driven out of all the mortal settlements in which I have tried to live. This has crated a deep abiding hatred for all humans in me.
3 I have rendered an innocent person comatose from feeding upon them. I have vowed to repent by protecting and supporting their loved ones in secret.
4 The one I love has discovered the truth about my blood. This person will no longer come near. I will prove that I am worthy of love.
5 Only one person has ever rejected my advances. I will show them that I am worth their time.
6 I am in love with the heir of a family of demon hunters. They can never learn my true nature.
d6 Flaw
1 After years of persecution and exile for clumsy feedings in the past, I have become terrified of my own needs. I am reluctant to feed, choosing instead to wait for as long as possible before forcing myself to do so.
2 I despise ugliness and those who I deem less beautiful than me. I refuse to be seen without spending hours grooming myself first.
3 I love what I am. Maybe too much. I often feed to excess threatening the lives of those upon whom I feed.
4 My zest for life often causes me to act without forethought and get myself into trouble.
5 I can’t keep a secret to save my life, or anyone else’s if an attractive person of the opposite sex is involved.
6 My pride will probably lead to my destruction.

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