Midas Warrior (5e Race)

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Midas Warrior[edit]

These things can't hurt you! Their king turned them into solid gold ages ago! See, I'll pull a finger and show ya...

Physical Description[edit]

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The midas warrior has sleek golden skin, reflective and like gold in every way. They are humanoids, around 7 feet tall, with semi-muscular limbs. Their bodies are burnished with the shine of gold. Even their eyes are solid gold, firm to the touch. All features are normal in shape, but they lack any real orifices for procreation. They are often wearing golden armor of similar make.

History[edit]

The history of the midas warriors extends back to ancient times when a particularly silly and foolish king ruled in a certain kingdom. The king, Midas, had good intentions often but he was not the brightest. He found a satyr trapped in bramble and freed it. Grateful, the god of the nature spirits offered the king a wish. Stupidly greedy, Midas wished that all he touched would become gold. It was done. He now had the golden touch. Immediately, he turned his castle gold, the floors, and even currency into gold. He was ecstatic at this new wealth.

His happiness was quickly unfounded, as when dinner rolled around, he turned all his food and drink into instantly. Even water stopped flowing when it touched his lips. A bit distraught, he turned several handmaidens into statues. This heightened his fear and he soon even turned many of his guards into statues. Last of all, he accidentally embraced his daughter, the young princess, and turned her as well. He cried to the heavens to take this wretched power away and give him back what he'd lost in his thoughtlessness. That they did, or so the tale goes.

There are still these golden statues which are rumored to be able to move, patrolling the old grounds where the kingdom last stood.

Society[edit]

Midas warriors largely are found guarding the kingdom where their foolish king first created them. They behave like human soldiers, but are inured to pain and sensation. Day in and night is spent marching the grounds and being sentries for a kingdom long fallen, but they seem not to have noticed it. People see them as odd, creepy automatons, as they display less free thought and sentience than even early warforged models. Treasure hunters are extremely wary of these living statues, which can ambush if one is not paying attention. Midas warriors, meanwhile, do not really care for others opinion, and focus solely on guarding, perhaps waiting the return of their empire.

Midas Warriors Names[edit]

Midas warriors may not have even been human once, as their statues lack much of human outer anatomy even. Regardless, they are known to have vague and general names to denote their job as sentries.

Names: Talos, Guard, Sentry, Gargoyle

Midas Warriors Traits[edit]

Midas warriors uphold their code from a time long past
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2.
Age. Midas warriors do not age from when they are created. The sleek gold is resistant to warping so they can last for millennia.
Alignment. Midas warriors tend to be neutral and stick to their job, sometimes lawfully so.
Size. Midas warriors are about the size and stature of humans. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Blindsight. You don't really sense things with your eyes, which are solidified gold and can't move anyway. You have a blindsight range of up to 60 feet. You are blind beyond this radius.
Rigidity. Your soldier attitude prevents you from being slowed in pace. You are immune to most effects of difficult terrain.
Golden Being. Your creature type is construct instead of humanoid. As such, spells like cure wounds don't affect you, and you are immune to spells like crown of madness or dominate person because they specifically target humanoids. You are immune to poison damage, being poisoned, and diseases. You do not need to eat or breathe, and any food you do attempt to eat falls through the space where your head would be and into the bottom of your armor. Rather than sleeping, you enter an inactive state for 6 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.
Still Statue. While you remain motionless, you are indistinguishable from a normal golden statue.
Metallic Being. Being made of solid gold means you are quite hard. But gold is still a rather soft metal. When unarmored, your Armor Class is equal to 12 + your Constitution modifier. You may use a shield and still gain this benefit.
Languages. Despite your vocal chords of solidified gold, you can read, write and speak in Common.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 1″ +3d8 390 lb. × (1d8) lb.

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

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a midas warrior 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.

Midas warriors typically can be chaotic if left to their own. Otherwise, they are more neutral.

d4 Personality Trait
1 I want the common good for the team, and for the team to prosper
2 I wish to have all the GP I can
3 I am here to achieve Midas's failed goal, be the richest leader
4 I must protect the right of the king in rightful honor
d4 Ideal
1 Steal. (Evil) There are so many pockets to steal from and take
2 Protect. (Neutral) We must protect with honor
3 Murder. (Evil) If they have the gold, they must die.
4 Prosperation. (Any)Must continue to finish the goal
d4 Bond
1 The gold I have now is all I have to remember Midas, I will never sell them.
2 The other gods will be looking for me, I must keep an eye out for those Greek gods.
3 They shall fear me, for I have defiled the Greek gods, I am a Warrior under the works of the King Midas
4 I am all the group has to stay together, I must stay focused.
d4 Flaw
1 I over-estimate the power of my strength, I will always throw the first punch
2 I cannot resist any bit of shine, even during battle, I will steal gold from anyone
3 At any sight of anything that may be thought of as religious, I will hide in fear, as if they know me
4 I will kill and murder at the thought of someone stealing from me.

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