Roc Roc (5e Race)
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|A Roc Roc|
Bird creatures with an odd bone structure, stone skin, and a ton of long feathers of many colors.A Roc Roc can have feathers of just about any color, however they are limited to having only 1 or 2 colors. (Red Black, Yellow White, Red Green, ect.) The skin under your feathers is ridged and rocky. This can cause horns or spikes in some.
"Birds. Big birds. Big birds began to practice magic. Magic good for birds. Magic fail for some. Oh dear...." -Rac Racs as explained by their sworn rivals, Giants.
Roc Roc are a race of bird creatures heavily indulged in their intelligence over others. They may be a product of evolution or even just some crazy breeding, but one thing is for sure; they are smart. Roc Roc and Giants have a long-standing rivalry, which began as a fight over the mountains, or possibly as a fight between Rak Rak and Giants in the age of Giants.
Most people would tell you Roc Roc came from the mountains, and that's why they have Stoney skin and off bone structure, as well as the name "Roc Roc".
The real origin of Roc Roc is their ancestors, "Rak Rak". Rak Rak were a race that looked identical to Roc Rock but had no form of talons on their feet, and constantly flew. They were also about 30 times bigger, being about the size of a megalodon in the sky. The Rak Rak lived in the ages Long ago, In an age of Giants. Some Rak Rak are believed to still exist, but most would call that myth and legend.
Roc Roc are a race of intelligent and peaceful bird people. They usually make houses in any high spot, including mountains, earthen peaks, trees, tall temples, and even on their ancient elders, "Rak Rak". Most Roc Roc houses are normally small with only one room, and a small hole with a wood peg sticking out that functions as an entrance. (Notice a similarity to birdhouses). Despite the small size of the houses, they are actually just a collective net of storehouses, nurseries(houses), and some other general needs in society. Roc Roc do have dedicated homes for themselves, but are pretty much just a regular Roc Roc building (one small room, one circular entrance) but filled with straw or padding to sleep on. A government has never been established emong Roc Roc. You are expected to take what you need from a storehouse, and only what you need. You do not take more, you do not take less. What you need is what you will take. Roc Roc are also very Naïve to love and marriage, as it is not a practice among Roc Roc. Reproduction happens not by egg, but being birthed from a ritual. The birthing ritual takes place when a Roc Roc feather is placed in a mound of salt and 3 tall rocks are placed around the mound. The salt is burned, and out from the ashes will come a small Roc Roc. Keep in mind this is not a child, just a small Roc Roc.
Roc Roc Names
"Ca Ca Caw!" Roc Roc do not have any real distinguished races like, MALE and FEMALE. Rather, just a bunch of roles you can fulfill from birth.
Ritualist: Zix, Nawp, Gaty
Gatherer: Zips, Bags, Barb
Smarter/Scholar: Reginald, Montigue, Monistro
Religious studier/Monk: Aronglad, Ablab, Hipsis
Roc Roc Traits
"Ca Ca! Ca Ca Ca Ca! *Ahem* Caw. Caw. CAW."
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity, Constitution and Intelligence score each increase by 1.
Age. A Roc Roc is not a child upon its birth, rather, small. You grow to full size at 5, and are an elder at 120 years old. After becoming an elder, you may chose to settle down and stay dormant or curl up and die. Elders that choose to settle spend the rest of their life growing their feathers and mediating for an indefinite time, as well as sharing their amassed knowledge and wisdom with my younger Roc Roc. Those that choose to die simply curl up as if sleeping, and leave the world peacefully. Much like dragons, Roc Roc are intelligent from birth and can start speaking after only 1 week of life.
Alignment. You lean toward a chaotic neutral but can be any kind of alignment.
Size. Roc Roc have a universally strange bone structure and a natural slouch. Making them stand at about 3 and a half feet tall to 4 feet tall. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 20 feet. You have a flying speed of 30 feet.
Rocky Skin. Under your feathers is a rocky and hard skin. When you aren't wearing armor, your AC is 11 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield's benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.
Eagle Eyes. You are proficient in the Perception skill.
Animalistic. Your creature type is both beast and humanoid.
Unlikely Clothing. You have an odd body structure, and cannot don regularly sized or shaped clothing or garments. All your armor, garments, and clothing must be specially made or previously fitted for a Roc Roc.
No Hands. You lack any form of delicate hands. Because of this, you have disadvantage on checks that use tools, and cannot wield daggers or any other small weapons. You also cannot wield nets. You pick up objects with your beak, foot talons, and by wrapping your wing around things.
Feathers. You have a thick coat of feathers, which make you highly susceptible to water. If your wings become wet, your feathers become too heavy to fly or swim, during this time, your movement speed is halved.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and the Primordial dialect, Auran.
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