Myxapia (5e Race)

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Design Note: This race was made in tangent with the Myxapia creature stat block, as well as the Intelligent Ooze Class

Myxapia[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

A mypaxia is a rare type of ooze which may be found with small gatherings of other oozes or in solitude. They prefer to reside in dark underground locations and will typically keep other non-intelligent oozes as pets and company. They prefer to avoid conflict, disguising themselves as harmless poodles of water if enemies approach. The body of mypaxia is made of a thick, flowing ooze coming in a range of cool colors ranging from blue to green to purple, very rarely deviating from this spectrum. More often then not, myxapia support themselves on a single flowing stalk, rather than two bipedal limbs, and slide across the ground in a similar motion to their primal brethren. But there are other myxapia who will choose to form two legs out of their ooze body to fit in better with humanoid society.

Myxapia may appear to have specifically male or female features, but they have no biological sex. They instead require a living humanoid to produce offspring. Through what is known as an ooze's kiss, the mypaxia converts other humanoids into their own. Most mypaxia only recruit from volunteers or as punishment for slaying mypaxia, since they sometimes face vigilant attacks because of their demonic origin. It is very rare, but there is another type of myxapia reproduction. Sometimes, a myxapia who has mastered control of its ooze form may attempt a type of rebirth. Upon their death, most of the myxapia's form will dissolve and fall away, leaving a single tiny ooze blob. Over time, this ooze will develop into a completely new myxapia.

History[edit]

Tales tell of two power hungry cultists, worshipers of Jubilex, the creator of all oozes. They were attempting to sacrifice their daughter to the Faceless Lord. But instead of feeding on her essence, the demon lord gifted her with great power and made her its queen in the material realm. She became known as Kineua, The Faceless Queen. She gained control over a large host of oozes and demons as well as a terrible gift: With just a single kiss, she could transform a humanoid's flesh and bones to slime. As the child of a demon prince and the ambitious human race, she shares the same absolute vision of the cosmos as her father, if only with her at the top of squirming, demented sea of slime and refuse. To solidify her power base, she created the mypaxia as her servants, worshippers and to spread her taint across the multiverse. From their worship, she grew from a mere half-demon to a deity of her own, even stronger than her father; a fact that most mypaxia regard as the worst deed of their race. Being creatures derived from Jubilex, they were evil at their beginning, but the influence of the Faceless Lord waned as its minions spread too hastily, transforming countless mortals into oozes. The indoctrination was often incomplete, and the new unattended converted found it easy to cling to their senses of self, rejecting both the Faceless Lord as well as their dark queen. The mypaxia of today see and treat her as a dark creator deity, fearing her and fleeing her reach and control. Most have forsaken her terrifying vision of the cosmos, since they know mypaxia need other races to procreate and to prove they can overcome their nature.

Society[edit]

Due to the scarcity and danger of the Underdark, the distrust of those who know their history as well as having to flee from the predations of Kinuea, mypaxia live in scattered and isolated communities, hunting and gathering to survive. They regard strangers with distrust, but should they prove their good intentions, mypaxia are willing to aid them in their battle against evil denizens of the caverns, such as drows, fomorians or demons, but especially against cultists of their former masters. Punishments and decisions affecting the community are decided by a consensus of all tribe members. Who exactly is counted as kin varies from tribe to tribe; sometimes the accused themselves are allowed to vote and speak. If they grow large enough, they found cities of their own: tall and foreboding fortresses near impassable to non-oozes.

Myxapia Names[edit]

Myxapia do not have a specific gender, but they may show some physical male or female traits, depending on how they wish to shape their body. Some consider themselves a new entity compared to their old self and thus adopt a new name.

Myxapia: Maixa, Zlimer, Mim, Glogoo, Gelly, Oilzilk, Blop, Jikkly Zapia, Malm

Myxapia Traits[edit]

A race of intelligent ooze-like people
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.
Age. Due to the myxapia's strange reproductive process, a newly created myxapia dues not need to physically grow or mature. This does not bring into consideration mental maturity which develops at different rates for all myxapia. Myxapia created through a myxapia's rebirth tend to grow and mature at the same rate as a human child, typically reaching adulthood in their late teens. While myxapia don't physically age, the mental fatigue causes them to degrade into slime after around 1000 years.
Alignment. Rejecting most forms of authority unless strictly necessary and through their heritage, mypaxia have strong chaotic leanings, in equal measure towards good or neutrality.
Size. While myxapia can make themselves taller, thinner and generally change their preportions at will, their mass is that of a Medium sized creature on the smaller size resembling dwarves yet being as light as halflings. Your size is Medium.
Speed. You base walking speed is 25 feet.
Amorphous Body. Your body is malleable, allowing you to squeeze through gaps too small for other living creatures. You can move through a space as narrow as one inch without squeezing, and have advantage on Strength and Dexterity saving throws and ability checks to escape being grappled. Equipment that would not fit through gaps you pass through is left behind.
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.
Diluted. You have resistance to acid damage.
Ooze Telepathy. You can communicate mentally with another creature that knows at least one language within a 10-foot radius. This creature doesn't need to share a language with you but unless they have telepathy themselves they can only receive and respond but can't initiate or terminate a telepathic conversation. You must be conscious to use this trait and cannot telepathically communicate with multiple creatures at once.
Ooze Nature. A myxapia's creature type is both humanoid and ooze. You don't require sleep, instead, you enter an inanimate trance for 6 hours. After resting in this manner, you gain the same benefits as you would have from 8 hours of sleep.
Plasmodium. Your gelatinous body is far too soft to support most types of armor. You can not wear armor that is not specifically made to accommodate your ooze-body.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 0″ +2d6 35 lb. × 1 lb.

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



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