Precudial (5e Race)
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|“||Hope is harmony. A just heart, moving toward the light. That is all. Despair is hope's polar opposite. It is messy and confusing. It swallows up love, hatred, and everything else. Because not knowing where you will end up is despair. Despair is even what you cannot predict. Only despair's unpredictability can save you from a boring future.||”|
|—Magicia, the wandering soul|
They are are often indistinguishable from humans, though sometimes sporting more variety in their hair and eye colors. Sometimes, a precudial sports a particularly unusual hair and/or eye color, but, they all have a certain ‘furry’ appearance, and are often similar to s certain animal. They are smaller than humans. The bodies of precudial are well-adapted to the frigid environments in which they live. Compared to most races, a typical precudial has a large amount of dense blubber in its body to provide warmth. However, they don’t look ‘fat’ in any way, and instead seem just normal.
According to legend, precudials were originally created many eons ago by the magicia race to spread seeds across the entire world. This legend portends that every tree which still grows can trace its ancestry back to a seed planted by a precudials. Regardless of whether or not this is true, modern precudials are clearly magical creatures not directly related to any other races, and they retain an unusually profound understanding of the natural world. Despite the innate curiosity of precudials, they are dissuaded by the magicias from leaving the forest unless they have an important reason to do so. Indeed, the world outside the woods is dangerous to a typical precudial. In the modern world, few people who dwell outside of forests know much of this race. They are so rare, so bizarre, and so elusive that they are frequently delegated to myth.
Precudials are an oddity in the Fae Wilds, embodying the more aggressive, and dangerous side of nature. Upon birth, every child is examined to see if they are physically acceptable. If they are not, they are taken by the clergy, and immediately begin training to become a member of the clergy, particularly being trained as Clerics, Paladins, and devout Sorcerers. If they are acceptable however, they are sent back to their families to live, and make connections for 80 years before they are enlisted to train in the military until they reach the age of two hundred. At this age, both the Clergyman and Warriors are given the option to rejoin civilian life, and maintain the homeland from the homeland. Few Salamanders choose to venture out from home without being part of the military or a mission trip, but it is not entirely unheard of. They love their homes, and when they do make houses, they are made of straw and wool.
Male: Hogr, Jormungand, Leonas, Fafnir, Frey, November
Female: Faris, Fafnir, Fenrir, Nord, Freya, October