Nelvaanian (3.5e Race)

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Nelvaanians (also called Nelvaans) are the native inhabitants of the frigid planet Nelvaan. They are a primitive people and are generally suspicous of other races. Nelvaanians are strong in body and belief. They are also quite agile and resourceful.


Nelvaanian males become warriors and scouts while the females are builders, gatherers, and raise the children. The tribe is governed by one shaman who claims spiritual rites within a clan. They are generally very suspicious of other races often killing or capturing them when they invade their territory. Once they accept a foreigner, if that ever happens, they are very polite and well-mannered.

Physical Description[edit]

Nelvaanians are a canine humanoid race with blue-green fur tipped with a black headcrest, long snouts, black eyes and sharp teeth. As they age, their hair whitens and their upright pointed ears begin to fold down and back. They usually stand about 5'9" feet and weigh 175 lbs. Most Nelvaanian warriors have tattoos on their body.


Nelvaanians don't get along well with other races. They are very suspicous and often kill or drive away invaders of their territory, especially if their tribe is threatened.




Nelvaanians are from the frigid planet of Nelvaan.


Nelvaanian religious beliefs are central to their simple tribal culture. They worship their planet, calling it the Great Mother, for they believe motherhood is sacred. The Great Mother is the mother of all things, who guides and nurtures the Nelvaanians. Her shaman passes down traditions through stories and tales that are repeated from one generation to the next, and are often recorded in cave paintings. Most Nelvaanians worship the Great Mother, but the few who leave the planet may worship another deity.


Nelvaanese is their main language. Some take Common as a bonus language.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • +2 Strength, +2 Dexterity, −2 Charisma, −2 Intelligence: Nelvaanians are strong and agile, but they are primitve and not well liked.
  • Humanoid (Canine)
  • Medium
  • Nelvaanian base land speed is 40ft
  • Scent: Nelvaanians are very similar to wolves, so they have the heightened sense of smell wolves have.
  • +2 to Spot and Listen
  • Automatic Languages: Nelvaanese. Bonus Languages: Common and any other languages besides secret languages.
  • Favored Class: Barbarian

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Nelvannian Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
20 years +1d6 +2d6 +3d6
Table: Nelvannian Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
55 years 80 years 110 years +1d20 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Nelvaanian Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 4' 10" +2d10 110 lb. × (2d4) lb.
Female 4' 8" +2d10 100 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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