Maug (4e Race)
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Looking like a mountain of a man, this hulking construct lumbers towards you
|Average Height: 7' 6- 8' 6|
|Average Weight: 620-1000 lbs|
|Ability Scores: +2 Strength, +2 Wisdom or Intelligence|
|Speed: 5 squares|
|Languages: Common and choice of one other|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Dungeoneering, +2 Endurance|
|Encumbered Speed: You move at your normal speed even when it would be reduced by armor or a heavy load.|
|Mountain that Moves: You have damage resistance of 5 + half your level against the first attack that hits you in an encounter.|
|Living Construct: As a living construct, you have the following traits:
|Unsleeping Watcher: You do not sleep and instead enter a state of inactivity for 4 hours to gain the benefits of an extended rest. While in this state, you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal.|
|Pulverize||Maug Racial Power|
|“There may be some momentary discomfort.”|
|Minor Action||Melee 1|
|Target: One creature|
|Attack: Wisdom + 2 Vs. Fortitude|
|Hit: The target has a -2 penalty to AC until the end of your next turn. If the target is an object, it's break DC is reduced by 5 until the end of your next turn.|
All Maugs were once just simple boulders and rock piled upon a hill or mountain. But for some reason, something, be it a god or a person, granted these rocks life. Now the Maugs look for their creator almost endlessly due to Maugs long life span of thousands of years.
Play a Maug if you want...
- To be someone who stands strong and firm in a battle.
- To crush all of who oppose you or that which stands in your way.
- To be a member of a race that favors Fighter, Ranger, Paladin, or Monk classes.
Literally mountains in humanoid form, this construct has been carved from stone and given the glow of sentience in its eyes granted by their creator of unknown origin. Hulking entities built of boulders and rocks, they walk with a lumbering gait. Maugs do not have hair but their faces, and bodies for that matter, are carved by themselves or others to resemble a body/face. But Maugs do have articulating stones on their faces to have a moving mouth, eyes, and eyebrows. Maugs do have the capability to have emotion and to express it well. These rock creatures are believed by most to be monsters that live upon mountains and hills that capture all who step upon their land. Which the opposite is true, most Maugs are gentle giants and most prefer to learn rather than to fight. But if something were to cross the line, a Maug will fight to the last crumbling stone of their being.
Playing a Maug
A Maug would play smarter and wiser than other races meaning that they would prefer to think all logical outcomes before acting upon their feelings. But also due to some scenarios, a Maug would act upon their emotions and follow through with it as a strong as a brutish barbarian would. Either way, a Maug would stick to their action and follow through with it no matter the cost, be it to them or to others.
Maug Characteristics: Weather the storm like the might mountain. Fight your enemy, not your ally. Fight with honor.
Names: Ravine, Gorge, Rock, Boulder, Mound, Hill.
Canyon was a soldier in an eternal war on the fringes of the astral sea. No longer caring for the gold his superiors paid him to slaughter all they deemed unworthy of life, he wandered the planes in search of a greater purpose. Arriving in the feywild, he stumbled upon a young eladrin maiden being attacked by a pair of fomorians. Slaying the nasty giants, the maiden revealed her to be the princess Elora Winterfest. Canyon would spend the rest of his life as the guardian to the Winterfest family, ever vigilant and willing to sacrifice everything for his duty.