Pantheran (5e Race)

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Pantherans[edit]

Physical Description[edit]

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Pantheran Warrior

Pantheran that live in more mountainous regions are large, bulky anthropomorphic cats that come in many shades of black, white, gold, and gray; usually accompanied by spotted patterns. Female Pantherans however are more sleek and slender compared to males.

History[edit]

Pantherans have dwindled over the long span of their kind's existence. Most Pantherans now reside in high altitudes around mountains of plateaus, and rarely leave their tribes. Though once a year, most tribes travel to the Great Mountain to participate in the Life Cycle Celebration. This celebration brings together Pantherans from all regions and it is during this time that marriages are performed by a single Cleric who has been named High Cleric. The Pantheran who this title is conferred upon holds the title until his or her death.

Society[edit]

Pantheran all contribute to society in one shape or form. Since communities are so small and tight-knit, at a young age, usually around two to three years old, each Pantheran is assigned a lifelong job, to help contribute to the balance of their respective tribe.

Pantheran Names[edit]

Male: Names that are firm like the rocks and trees and reflect their natural stregnth

Examples: Cy, Thon, Stonefist, Fury, Zar, Arthon

Female: Names that are swift like the wind and water and reflex their more agile nature

Examples Cyra, Larana, Chyra, Zarna, Nathali, Lithea

Tribes: Tribe names often reflect where a tribe is from but is not always the case

Examples: Riverbend, Suna, Forest, Azix, Fayrth

Pantheran Traits[edit]

A race of mountain-dwelling and jungle-dwelling cat-people.
Ability Score Increase. You may choose to increase any of the following by 3 Strength, Dexterity, or Charisma or you may choose to increase all 3 by 1.
Age. Pantheran mature very quickly, as little as a year. Pantheran have a lifespan of around 600 years, however start to show sign significant signs of age and wear after 200.
Alignment. Mostly Neutral, those who have taken on a Lawful Evil alignment are usually shunned by their tribe and exiled.
Size. Slighty larger and bulkier then a human averaging 6'6, however some grow up to 7'6. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 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.
All-Fours. As part of your movement, you can assume an all-fours stance, and your base walking speed increases by 20 while you are in this stance. You remain in this stance until you are knocked prone, use half your movement to stand up, or use a bonus action to stand up. Your hands are occupied while you maintain this stance, and the only attack you can use is your bite. You cannot cast spells with somatic components while in this stance.
Bite. You can make a bite attack that inflicts piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier or your Dexterity modifier, whichever is greater.
Pounce. When on all fours, you can pounce at an enemy to catch them off-guard to use your Bite and/or Claws Attacks.
Claws. You have natural claws that retract when not used in combat or for helping to climb difficult terrain. When using your Claws to attack, it is a 1D6 plus your Strength modifier.
Charming Defense. Your skin is covered by thick beautiful fur. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC equals 11 + your Charisma modifier. You can use a shield and still gain this benefit.
Adorable. You are proficient in the Persuasion and the Deception skills.
Natural Digger. You dig and clear debris twice as fast as others.
Kinship. You can speak to and understand cats, both domestic or wild.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write in both Common and Bestial and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
6′ 0″ +3d6 160 lb. × (3d6x3) lb.

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



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