Praecipitium (4e Race)
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|By Doug Stewart|
"Forever we have hidden in the deep, now we shall have revenge"
|Average Height: 5'2"-6'|
|Average Weight: 120-160 lbs.|
|Ability Scores: +2 Charisma, +2 Strength|
|Speed: 6 squares|
|Languages: Common, Goblin|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Nature, +2 Arcana|
|Aquatic: You are considered an aquatic creature for the puproses of effects related to that keyword. You can breathe normally in water and ignore rough water while swimming. You never need to make Athletics checks to swim.|
|Sahuagin traits: You may use sahuagin charge as an encounter.|
|Sahuagin Charge||Praecipitium Racial Power|
|You charge your enemy with the ferocity of a sahuagin warrior while biting and slashing|
|Trigger: You charge.|
|Effect: Enemies that make an opportunity attack against you during your charge suffer 5 damage.|
Praecipitium are offspring of the Sahuagin and Humans and are kind of like snaketongue versions of the Sahuagin. Then a new leader of the Sahuagin rose to power and he believed that the hybrids should be cast out of the Sahuagin clans. After three years of being exiled the still weak villages of the Praecipitium were marauded by the Sahuagin constantly and the Praecipitium were driven under water... until now.
Play a Praecipitium if you want...
- to be able to breath under water
- to have Sahuagin-like features
- to be able to swim faster than most creatures can run
- To be a member of a race that favors the Sorcerer, Avenger, or Druid classes.
Praecipitium are Sahuagin/humans with blue or green scaly skin, they have very sharp teeth and claws, and usually have large, long fingered, webbed hands and feet. Sometimes they have frills on their back and head, and they always have gills on the sides of their neck or underneath their arms or both. Praecipitium can usually live for about 100 years.
Playing a Praecipitium
Praecipitium are not light on their feet when they are on land, but when they are in the water the are a agile and swift as a fox. they are usually fairly strong bacause of their beast nature and they are not dumb like their demonic relatives, in fact many grow up to be genius alchemists and others grow up to be adventurers. They can usually stand hot or cold water as long as the temperatures aren't too extreme.
Praecipitium Characteristics: fast swimmers, smart, strong, brave
Male Names: rhulitar, fueryon sventlin, janikup, sthyr di ternesj
Female Names: apzen, ulhar, pab, usjalil pab
Three sample Praecipitium adventurers are described below.
Rhultirar is a Praecipitium Sorcerer, He travels the world finding and fighting sahuagin, he is a trustworthy friend but if he believes you are in any way helping the sahuagin he will destroy you. Rhultirar is one of the oldest Praecipitium, he is 132 years old.
Pab is a Praecipitium Druid, she lives isolated in the woods by a lake where she and her pet chipmunk protect and feed the creatures that live there. She tries to avoid interaction with Sahuagin but if the time comes she fight with her life to destroy them.
Janikup is a Praeciptium Avenger, he lives in a cottage outside the walls of a small castle where he defends the castle from any enmies and in return the baron who is in charge of the castle gives him a small sum of money. He has never met a sahuagin, but he hopes that when he does they are the ones who killed his parents.