Piranha Plant (5e Race)

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Piranha Plant[edit]

"Quickly they fled through the forest from the Dire wolves, each of the four-pawed beasts charging at the bandits with unbridled rage in their eyes. This was when the last of them made his greatest mistake, charging head-first into a dark hole he found himself facing the figure. At first, it's large form seemed curious about him, flooring him with fear alone. But the sudden movement had forced its hand and quickly the being lurched forward... No one quite knows what happened to those bandits, and frankly. No one was reckless enough to find out."

Physical Description[edit]

Sitting within a mystical work of pottery, Pygocentrus Muscipula, Or Piranha Plant is truly a being to behold. Their form differs from the typical humanoid form to a rather excessive degree. A large, bulbous form makes up the head of this being with a multitude of fangs lining their jaws. Usually, this is left agape, their pink tongue displayed to the world in what could be seen as an act of dominance.

From the rear of their spherical head, there is a stem which bends and connects down into their soil. Upon this stem, two spiny leaves appear, each sharp to their own regard but capable of being used with a tender amount of care as not to harm an ally or possibly just a standard passer-by.

From the bottom of their mystical pottery, two stump-like legs protrude, despite how puny they may appear it allows them to move with haste. Or they could use the sheer weight of their above-ground body to move. Needless to say this race is renowned for being one of the strangest, and yet oddly enough effective of them all.

Society[edit]

The culture of the Piranha plant is strange in most regards, usually, they'll rest in groups. Each patiently awaiting their next prey item to approach with eager jaws. As such there's little information about how they grow up or even live in general. An odd culmination of theoretical scenarios are assumed. The only definitive knowledge is that they tend to begin in clusters before separating and appearing in a random location, or in some cases, they seem to be established in some form of an order.

Piranha Plant Names[edit]

Each of those in the Piranha Plant species have one primary name, this one is the one they take on at birth. Meanwhile, they have a secondary name that always follows afterward with very little differentiation.

Primary: Petey, Peewee, Dino, Mama, Pirabbid, Thorny, Chomper

Secondary: Piranha, Plant, Fireplant

Piranha Plant Traits[edit]

A deadly plant, armed with a large head filled with razor sharp fangs and leaves as sharp as daggers.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Constitution increases by 1. These, of course, cannot exceed 20 in final stat number.
Age. A Piranha Plant reaches maturity in roughly one years time, they live to about thirty years. However, in some circumstances, they've been rumored to grow until a hundred.
Alignment. Piranha Plants are usually found terrorizing others. As such they tend to be chaotic neutral.
Size. Piranha Plants range in size, Refer to Subraces, anywhere from Small to Large. As such, they can stand anywhere between 3"2 and 10"7.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 20 feet.
Potters Defense. The pot you wear provides the armor you'd otherwise miss out on due to your physique. Your Armor Class is equal to 12 + Constitution modifier.
Constricting Chompers. Due to the rather large head you have you're capable of using your mouth as a weapon when you bite a creature you deal 1d6 + Strength Modifier Piercing Damage. If the being you're biting is equal or below your height (Large -> Medium -> Small) then they must succeed on a DC 10 + Strength Modifier or be grappled. On their turn, they must repeat this save to break free of your hold. Once a being has been grappled you cannot grapple another until your current one has either broken free or been dispatched.
Bulbous Bludgeon. Because your head makes up a large portion of your body you can use it as a weapon, as such you deal 1d4 + Strength modifier bludgeoning damage.
Ferocious Fronds. Your body is a weapon in itself, your leaves don't have jagged portions just for presentation. You are capable of slashing forward with them savagely and dealing 1d4 + Strength modifier Slashing damage to a singular opponent. This can be used as a bonus action.
Languages. You can speak, and read Common and one other language of your choosing.
Subrace. Venus Fire Trap, Bone Dry Chompers, Stalking Bean-stalk, Spiney Surveyor.

Venus Fire Trap[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1. These, of course, cannot exceed 20 in final stat number.
Burning Lips. On a successful hit of your bite attack, your opponent takes an additional 2d4 fire damage on top of your normal damage.
Flaming Flem. Because of the magic imbued within you, you gain access to the fire bolt cantrip. Your spellcasting modifier is Charisma.

Bone Dry Chompers[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1. These, of course, cannot exceed 20 in final stat number.
Washed Up and Dried Out. Due to your new composition you have become resistant to fire damage, and get advantage on any saving throws towards an attack involving fire damage.
Boned Armor. Your new form allows for you to gain resistance to slashing damage.

Stalking Bean-stalk[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1. These, of course, cannot exceed 20 in final stat number.
Relentless Assault.. Because of you shedding your pot you've reduced your unarmored ac to 10 + Strength modifier. But your movement speed increases to 35 feet.
Extended Stalkage. As an action you can restrain/grapple an enemy by wrapping your body around them, for this you roll a Strength check including your modifier for them to contest you on. If they roll higher then the grappling fails.

Spiney Surveyor[edit]

Spined Exterior. By using your head attack you deal an additional 1d4 piercing damage due to your spikes. The enemy must succeed on a DC 12 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1d6 turns.
Toxic Exhalation. Due to the poison running in your veins, you now have access to the poison spray cantrip. Your spellcasting modified is Charisma.

Height and Weight[edit]

Piranha Plant (Small)

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
3′ 2″ +1d4 12 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

Piranha Plant (Medium)

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 0″ +1d6 25 lb. × (1d6) lb.

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

Piranha Plant (Large)

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
9′ 4″ +1d8 70 lb. × (2d8) lb.

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


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