Lythari (5e Subrace)

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Design Note: This is a race made from the 3e monster.

Elf Subrace[edit]

The lythari are lycanthropic elves that were able to change into elves. They were always good and aligned with the goddess Selune. Unlike werewolves, they either fully transformed into wolves or elves, not in between. Even in their wolf forms, they remained friendly to people and are considered true lycanthropes. They originated from groups of wood elves and propagate through a consensual bonding ritual which turns another party into a lythari. While they liked to hunt, they disliked violence outside that context. They often got along with wild normal wolves and warred against evil ones like worgs.

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Lupine Transformation. As an action, you may polymorph into a wolf as per the polymorph spell, and you may change back into your true form as a bonus action. You retain your mental ability scores. When you reach 0 hit points in this form, you revert back to your true form.
Wolven Communication. You have the ability to communicate in a limited manner with wolves. They can understand the meaning of your words, though you have no special ability to understand them in return. You have advantage on all Charisma checks you make to influence them.
Elf Weapon Training. You have proficiency with the longsword, shortsword, shortbow, and longbow.


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