Monkeybird (4e Race)

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A short stocky winged primate with a notorious reputation for thieving melons.

Racial Traits
Average Height: 3’5” – 4’10”
Average Weight: 65 – 95 lbs.
Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma
Size: Small
Speed: 6 squares
Vision: Normal
Languages: Common, choice of one other.
Skill Bonuses: +2 Bluff, +2 Thievery
Bonus Skill: You become trained in Thievery
Prehensile tail: Your tail has adapted to be able to grasp and/or hold object of less then 5 lbs. and can be used to manipulate simple objects. Although you mostly use it in finding, stealing, eating food.
Danger Sense: The constant trouble you cause makes you especially cautious, and at the slightest sign of trouble your ready. You are able to take a minor action during the surprise round even if surprised.
Flight: You can use Flight as an At-will power.

Flight Monkeybird Racial Power
Spreading your colorful wings, you clumsily drag your bulk aloft fleeing the enemies you most likely just made with your latest melon theft.
Move Action Self
Requirement: Enough space to take off and fly: almost anywhere outside or a ceiling at least 10 feet from the floor.
Effect: A Monkeybird may take to the air and fly a distance equal to their Speed+2.
By flying at a high enough altitude, a Monkeybird character may be able to stay out of melee range, but may still be engaged by ranged attacks.
Special: By using a minor action a Monkeybird may clumsily hover at the end of their round.

Monkeybirds squat bodies and colorful wings, are seldom a distraction from their never ending thievery of food, especially melons, but once they are shown a bit of kindness, they can become loyal friends and allies. If their nature doesn't get the best of them they may even save the day once in awhile.

Play an Monkeybird if you want...

  • To be a like able thief who often causes a bit of mischief.
  • To be able to fly and have a cool tail.
  • To be a member of a race that favors the rogue and ranger classes.

Physical Qualities[edit]

Monkeybirds are short squat primates with a yellow orange beak, and colorful wings, Their hands and feet are both claw like and able to grasp and hold items as well as any human, while their tails are fully prehensile and capable of holding and manipulating objects weighing five pounds or less.

Playing a Monkeybird[edit]

Their personalities are as varied as humans, but most have been treated badly by non-winged creatures and their knack for stealing food has often gotten them in trouble. They can be proud, vain, clever, curious, and also friendly, loyal, and trustworthy, except where food is concerned.

<!-Your race-> Characteristics:

Names: Monkeybird names vary by traits, such as Nibbler, Gulp, Choker, Dribble, Squawk.

<!-Your race-> Adventurers[edit]

Three sample <!-your race-> adventurers are described below.

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