Popori (5e Race)
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|“||For as long as the federation’s aims and goals serve nature, Arun, and the memory of Elinu, the poporis will fight with the federation to protect the things they love above all else||”|
The popori are a race of awakened, sentient beast beings. They are a bit shorter and squat in comparison to humans. Thick fur makes their body look a bit pudgy. They have four fingers instead of five, and have short tails. There is a variety of popori that have different traits from the woodland animals which they awakened from. Therefore, there are some that have the facial pattern of pandas, while others resemble wolves or cats. But they all have generally the same body structure and are very hardy beings that also have some magic in their fingers.
A race of nature-loving beings called elin were made from the essence of the nature goddess Elinu to protect the continent titan Arun, her father. They valiantly fought against threats to nature in the name of Elinu's shed tears. However, the threats proved too numerous and the elin became exhausted. Thus, they turned to nature as their ally. Using their magics, they awakened the animals of the continent and imbued them with Elinu's desire, making the popori. These awakened beasts sympathized and empathized with the goddess' plight, seeing the ravages on their home. To this day, they stand beside the elin in their quest to protect nature.
Popori recognize that all sentient life poses a threat to nature, which is why guardians need to be wary and keep people sensitive to the subjects. They live in the forests of Arun, where their capital is a giant tree near the goddess Elinu's final resting place. They commonly go there to honor her and the continent. Being somewhat short, popori are often disregarded as insignificant. This is nothing to bother them in particular. The popori are willing to ally with anyone willing to protect nature alongside them.
Popori are quick to judge. Therefore, first impressions can be everything. If you lose their respect once, that's a chance lost possibly forever. Having been awakened, they are also fast learners, eager to take on new arts to use for their cause. Many will venture out to hone their skills and protect nature elsewhere. But they always keep the last wishes and the memory of Elinu at heart.
Popori names are short and often referred condescendingly by others as cute.
Male: Babum, Kifi, Kouri, Pandu, Perun, Poki
Female: Immi, Menka, Saman, Tamsin, Taya, Duma
Woodland creatures that have been awakened by a call of nature
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity or Constitution score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Popori mature faster and live shorter lifespans than humans. They mature at 12 and live to be about 80.
Alignment. Being raised in the forest usually makes them lean to a more chaotic side and they usually fight for good.
Size. You're only a bit shorter than humans. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 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.
Natural Instinct. You are proficient in theSurvival skill.
Animal Heritage. You have one of the following traits:
• You are highly sensitized to scents and sounds. You have advantage in Wisdom (Perception) checks using your sense of smell or hearing.
• You are always able to land on your feet. You take no falling damage from falling from heights of 60 feet or less.
• Your beastly arms bear strength. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Thick Fur. You are resistant to cold damage.
Elinu's Chosen. You are a guardian of nature, and it recognizes you as such. When you would make an ability check related to the natural world or communicating with animals, you may roll a d6 and add it to your roll. You must finish a short or long rest before you use this trait again.
Languages. You can speak, read and write in Common and Sylvan.
Random Height and Weight
|4′ 5″||+2d8||100 lb.||× (1d10) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier