Mycelious (5e Race)

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It seemed its will to communicate and make friends was enough to accelerate its evolution by several centuries

- Extract from the diary of expert botanist Pernan Willowpride.

Physical Description[edit]

Red Capped Mycelious

Mycelious are slender, pale humanoids with a large mushroom cap donned atop their heads which has a different appearance depending on their subrace. They tend to have bright, glowing eyes and long pointy ears that droop underneath their caps. Their hair tends to be pale shades if not completely white, seemingly growing out from the underside of their cap close to their head. Most mycelious tend fall around the height if 5ft, with a good 6 inches being contributed to their cap. It is extremely rare to see a Mycelious to exceed 5'5".


Mycelious come from strain of fungus once grown from an ancient race of wood elves. After being shown large amounts of compassion by the wood elves, the strain known as 'Hoxacopus' began to develop a method of mimicking caretakers, even going so far as to eventually depart from the ground and walk on its own two feet. Eventually the mycelious started to diversify into multiple subraces and some even started to migrate to other forests.


Mycelious are full of love for one and other as well as nature. They tend to be found in small groups in woodlands, however there is the rare occasion where one may be found by itself. Mycelious will go out of their way to help one another and will even be seen adopting others as family that they will then try and take care of to the best of their ability by providing shelter and compassion.

Mycelious Names[edit]

Mycelious only have one name as their societies tend to be small enough to avoid repeat names. They don't tend to have gender specific names on the account that they have no concept of genders.

Examples: Deihla, Dew, Wurt, Ire, Lowa

Mycelious Traits[edit]

Fungal creatures that have evolved to resemble pale elves with mushroom caps
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2.
Age. Mycelious tend to reach maturity at around 3 years old and have an average lifespan of 20 years.
Alignment. Mycelious tend to be good natured, always trying to see the positive and striving to be kind.
Size. Mycelious range from 4'5" to 5'5" in height. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 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.
Nature's Camouflage. When in areas with foliage such as woodlands, you have advantage on Stealth to use the hide action.
Speak With Plants. You can communicate simple simple ideas and emotions with plants.
Nature's Children. You are proficient in the Nature skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Elvish and Sylvan.
Subrace. There are three subraces: Red Cap, Brown Cap, and Purple Cap.

Red Cap[edit]

Red cap mycelious tend to be outgoing, inquisitive and optimistic, and are often fueled with a naïve sense of curiosity. Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Everybody's Friend. You have advantage on Persuasion checks against non-hostile creatures.
Inquisitive Heart. You want to know everything about everything. You are proficient in the Investigation skill.

Brown Cap[edit]

Brown cap mycelious tend to be more timid prefer to stay in the safety of their woodlands where they cannot be found by threatening creatures. To avoid said creatures, brown caps tend to be nocturnal. Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Superior Darkvision. Your darkvision is now increased to double the distance.
Dull Colours. Your cap's dull colours tend not to draw too much attention. You are proficient in the Stealth skill.

Purple Cap[edit]

Purple cap mycelious tend to be more independent, and unlike the other subraces, prefers their own company to others. Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Toxic Spores. You gain the cantrip poison spray, using Wisdom as your casting ability.
Self Reliant. You are used to providing for yourself. You are proficient in the Survival skill.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

4′ 5'' +1d12 50 lb. × (3) lb.

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

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