Livingsteel (5e Race)

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Livingsteel[edit]

"Why does it only have one eye?" said Julian to Morris "Because it looks cooler that way." he replied
—Excerpt from A Tale of a Beleaguered Engineer (Volume 13 of 69).

Physical Description[edit]

Livingsteel are made of any metal their creator's desire. usual candidates are steel, bronze, copper, and silver, however other metals are used. They also have a gemstone in their core, containing their soul. A defining feature is the build of livingsteel often appear monocular, having only one optic. It is actually quite the sophisticated vision sensor. Some can be designed to have a moving mandible while others don't, for sake of efficiency.

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History[edit]

Livingsteel are a relatively new race, but the first livingsteel was made of pure Diamond, or so the rumors say. After the design schematics got out more were created out of slightly more affordable materials. It is unknown entirely what advanced race made these constructs. Many wake up in deactivated chassis' with little to no memory or a drive for a purpose. Some are manufactured as replicas of older models and learn alongside their creators as faithful companions.

Society[edit]

Considering the novelty of the race, most don't even know another livingsteel. Most are seen in the eyes of others as a curiosity, worth asking about. They usually roam about towns trying to find a purpose or listen to the creature that created them or claims to have created them.

Livingsteel Names[edit]

While most have a name, the name is usually given to them by their creator, so it reflects the creator's race. most are also given a string of four letters and numbers, as a sort of code.

Male Codes: M-271, M-3891, M-SK1

Female Codes: F-12KJ, F-402, F-31928

Livingsteel Traits[edit]

A construct race created by intrepid artificers, completely alive.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. You cannot die of old age, but you must keep your hardware from eroding away.
Alignment. Although it is almost entirely up to your creator, livingsteels tend toward the lawful side of things.
Size. You stand about as tall as a human but weigh between 200 and 300 lbs.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet. You cannot swim and as such you walk at the bottom of the water at half your speed.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 120 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.
Created for a Purpose. You were created to specialize in a particular field. You are proficient in one skill and tool of your choice.
Living Construct. Your creature type is construct instead of humanoid. You do not need to eat, drink, sleep or breathe. Instead of sleeping, you enter an inactive state for 4 hours each day. You do not dream in this state; you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal.
Robotic Nature. You are immune to the poisoned condition and diseases. However, you are vulnerable to lightning damage.
Armored Body. You are proficient in heavy armor.
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 200 lb. × (1d10) lb.

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


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