Road Runner (5e Race)

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Road Runner[edit]

A tabaxi is seen chasing something which seems like a blur. It seems to be gaining ground on the creature who is running for the cliff's edge but just before the tabaxi can grab it. The blur beeps loudly and takes a sharp turn leaving the tabaxi to plummet off the cliff.

Physical Description[edit]

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Roadrunners appear as brightly colored ostrich-looking birds with large mohawks. They consistently have orange legs but their feather colors are different per member of the species.

History[edit]

Roadrunners are as ancient as the paths that they run along. No one knows when these wandering birds appeared for the first time. What they do know is that having them as an ally is quite beneficial. Many lives have been saving along the paths they run by the nature of them being both curious and kind those pure of heart can travel safely knowing that the paths are save for them and that help is usually but one Beep away.

They have adapted more throughout the times. While usually they live like wanderers and live off nature itself. Some of them have sought out society and even gained jobs! That's how throughout history, these birds got a reputation as the fastest and greatest messengers one could ask for.

Society[edit]

The birds live like wanderers and hermits and do not really gather. Usually, a meeting of two of their kind is by pure coincidence. In that rare circumstance, they usually beep loudly before just talking for a while. Afterward, they just go on their way.

There is one exception to this rule. They all have a yearly gathering where all roadrunners of that county gather together for a day. None but the roadrunners know where that location will be. The location is always discussed at the previous gathering and seems to be random.

Attitudes and Beliefs[edit]

Roadrunners are very carefree usually living like hermits living of nature they are usually very kind and open but also only talk when they need to. They enjoy small things like free food and just small forms of entertainment in general. They are also quite curious about new things and are usually seen inspecting anything they do not recognize. Also thanks to them being so lightweight they can not handle their liquor at all, and they usually steer clear of alcohol in general.

Optional Rule. If you want to incorporate this into roleplay, you can give yourself disadvantage on Constitution checks for handling alcohol.

Road Runner Names[edit]

Roadrunners do not really have names. Their society has no need for it, nor does their usually solitary nature. But if a roadrunner does have a name it is usually a nickname given to them by their allies.

Male: Beep Beep, Meep-Meep, Mweep-Mweep.

Female: Matilda, Hmeep-Hmeep.

Road Runner Traits[edit]

Beep! Beep!
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Maturity is reached at two to three years of age, and a roadrunner's lifespan is 70 to 80 years.
Alignment. Road runners are carefree birds and seem to not give a care in the world, making them usually chaotic good or neutral. An evil member of the species is very rare but when it does appear it has usually lost its carefree nature making them lawful evil.
Size. Road Runners vary widely in height and build, you are around 4 to 5 feet and do not weigh a lot for your size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 50 feet. You have a climbing speed of 50 feet. You are a flightless bird, but you have a gliding speed of 15 feet.
Talons. Your feet are tipped with sharp claws that are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. If you hit with them, they deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Dexterity modifier.
Improbable Luck. Due to one reason or another, your kind is extremely lucky. When you roll a 1 on an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw, you can re-roll the die and must use the new roll.
Speed Armor. Thanks to your speed, you are incredibly hard to hit. When you aren't wearing armor, your AC is equal to 13 + your Dexterity modifier. You do not gain these benefits while using a shield.
Beep Beep. You know the vicious mockery cantrip. Wisdom is your spellcasting modifier for this spell.
Lightweight Bird. You are a lightweight bird and are used to being unarmored. While wearing armor, your base walking speed becomes 30 feet and you cannot use your climbing or gliding speed.
Bird. Your creature type is beast instead of humanoid.
Languages. You can read, and write Common. For the purposes of spellcasting verbally, you communicate with a series of beeps that sound like that of a vehicle.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 00″ +1d8 88 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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