Pixie (5e Race)

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Petal Gowns and Acorn Caps are so last summer!
—Rivergleam, Pixie Fashionista

Curious as cats and shy as deer, pixies go where they please. They like to spy on other creatures and are always excited to make new friends; only a pixie's fear of being captured or attacked can contain its innate curiosity. In truth those who wander through a pixie's glade might never see the creatures, perhaps hearing the occasional giggle, gasp, or sigh. When seen Pixies generally wear doublets or flowing gowns made of silk that sparkle in moonlight. Some dress in acorns, leaves, bark, and the pelts of tiny woodland beasts. They take great pride in their regalia and beam with joy when they are complimented on their ensembles.

Magical Faerie Folk

With their innate power of invisibility, pixies rarely appear unless they wish to be seen. In the Feywild and on the Material Plane, pixies etch patterns of frost on winter ponds and rouse the buds in springtime. They cause flowers to sparkle with summer dew, and colour the leaves with the blazing hues of autumn.

Pixie Dust

When visible, a shower of sparkling dust follows in their wake like the glittering tail of a shooting star. A mere sprinkle of pixie dust is said to be able to grant the power of flight, confuse a creature hopelessly, or send foes into a magical slumber. Only pixies can use their dust to its full potential, but these fey are constantly sought out by mages and monsters seeking to study or master their power.

Tiny Trickster

While the arrival of visitors piques their curiosity, pixies are too shy to reveal themselves at first. They study the visitors from afar to gauge their temperament or play harmless tricks on them to measure their reactions. For example, pixies might tie a dwarf's boot together, create illusions of strange creatures or treasures, or use dancing lights to lead interlopers astray. If the visitors respond with hostility, the pixies give them a wide berth. If the visitors are good natured, the pixies are likely to be emboldened and more friendly. The fey might even emerge and offer to guide their "guests" along a safe route or invite them to a tiny yet satisfying feast prepared in their honor. The same is true for an adventuring Pixie though they might be more bold than one who has not chosen that path.

Opposed to Violence

Unlike their fey cousins, the sprites, most pixies abhor weapons and would sooner flee than get into il physical altercation with any enemy. As an adventurer, you are expected to confront enemies and fight foes. This makes an adventuring Pixies an extremely rare occurrence, and can make pixies mistrust or even avoid adventurers.

Physical Description

Being barely a foot tall, pixies resemble diminutive elves with gossamer wings like those of dragonflies or butterflies, bright as the clear dawn and as luminous as the full moonrise. Their skin, hair, and eyes come in shades of natural colors including the greens of the leaves and grass or the browns and bronzes of the dirt and trees and even spans into the reds and yellows of the autumn.

Pixie Traits

A tiny mischievous flying fey.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Charisma score increases by 1.
Age. Pixies do not age as normal races do, and after reaching maturity do not die except from wound or disease.
Alignment. Almost all pixies are good with the chaotic ideals of freedom in simply having fun and enjoying life being at the forefront of their desires.
Size. Pixies are like tiny elves standing barely a foot tall. Your size is Tiny.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 15 feet. Your fly speed is 35 feet and you can hover though you still fall if knocked prone or are deprived of the ability to move.
Darkvision. Living mostly outdoors outside of traditional lighting, you have superior vision in dark or dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if you were in bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed, and magic can’t put you to sleep.
Pixie Magic. You can shrink objects sized for a medium or small creature to suit your size while it is carried by you. While shrunk, a weapon can be used normally.
Natures Child. The children of the Feywild have a natural gift for the outside world. You are proficient in the Nature skill.
Invisibility. Starting at 3rd level, you can cast the invisibility spell with yourself as the target. After you cast invisibility in this way, you cannot do so again until you complete a long rest.
Wing Regrowth. If your wings are cut or injured, your magic causes them to regrow by the end of a long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Elvish and Sylvan.

Random Height and Weight

Table: Pixie Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
0′ 5″ +2d4 0.5 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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