Runeterra: Ionian (5e Race)

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Your spirit is something no one can take from you. Use it wisely.

Physical Description[edit]

Yasuo - The Unforgiven

Ionians possess haunting beauty as well as martial prowess. They often keep neutral expressions, for strong emotional outbursts in public situations are very much frowned upon. Most Ionians are taller than 6 feet, have dark hair colours, and light skin. Due to years of perfecting martial arts of various kinds, Ionians are generally well toned and flexible. Ionians weigh around 120 to 160 pounds.

The average Ionian lives to be 2 centuries of age at best. They put to use a good deal of those years into hardening skill and talent or finding spiritual enlightenment. Ionians mature around 35, grow old at 120, and expire at 200 years.


Ionia is an ancient land shrouded in mystery. Villages and monasteries dot across the landscape while the rest remains a vast wilderness. The inhabitants are a fair folk who devote their lives to studying mystical martial arts and wondrous magic. Despite their Oriental style of war, Ionians tend to be quite a peaceful folk, knowing to save their skill for times they need it most. Such a time has arisen lately, as Noxus attacked Ionia. Peradventure, Ionia would have easily beaten them off, but no swordplay or piousness can defeat chemical warfare, something Noxus exceeds at. For those reasons, the two nations now resort to the Institute of War to dispute their differences.

Ionian Names[edit]

To an Ionian, a name is a respect, if anyone disgraces a name, it is often wiped from Ionian history and none use that name again.

Male: Akio, Daichi, Gorou, Haruki, Hayate, Hiroshi, Isamu, Kenji, Kyo, Minato, Naoki, Rikuto, Sichiro, Takuma, Yuu.

Female: Aimi, Atsuko, Chou, Emi, Haruka, Hinata, Kasumi, Kiku, Masami, Misaki, Naoko, Rei, Satomi, Tamiko, Yuuka, Yuzuki.

Ionian Traits[edit]

Grace, wisdom, and skill, these are the pillars that support an Ionian.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. Ionians live long for most humans, they mature around 35 and live up to 200 years on average.
Alignment. Tradition marks almost all of Ionian society. If an Ionian breaks a law, they will sometimes turn themselves in even if the penalty is death. As such, Ionians are almost always lawful.
Size. Ionians are about 6 foot in height and weigh around 120 to 160 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Ionian Secrets. You have proficiency in one of the following skills: Arcana, History, Insight, Religion.
Ionian Fervor. You have advantage on all Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma saving throws against magic.
Ionian Perseverance. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Ionian. Ionian is a language that can sound very smooth or harsh, tone mattering a lot while speaking it.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Ionian Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 6″ +2d6 70 lb. × (2d2) lb.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating an Ionian character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d4 Personality Trait
1 I haven't displayed facial expressions in so long, I think I've forgotten how to.
2 Whenever someone's there to watch, I always show off.
3 I like to quote proverbs and statements, I figuratively have a whole book in my head.
4 I bow to everyone I meet and speak their name with an honorific even if it isn't necessary.
d4 Ideal
1 Meditation To find oneself is life's goal. (neutral)
2 Tradition Break tradition and you break your honor. (lawful)
3 Philosophy Question life's mysteries and you'll find answers. (any)
4 Peace When I can lay my sword aside and shed no more blood, then I am truly happy. (good)
d4 Bond
1 I disgraced my own name, I fully intend to re-grace it.
2 Many assume I'm illegitimate, to prove otherwise, I will find my father/mother.
3 I found an ancient question years ago, I'm still pondering it and will find the answer.
4 An artifact weapon, one of great power, was lost to my family. I will find it, no matter the cost.
d4 Flaw
1 I try not to be, but I'm prone to emotional outbursts.
2 I can't meditate, my mind is scarred and prevents me from doing such.
3 Training and study take time, my impatience makes me greatly dislike that fact.
4 My comeliness blinds me from what is important.

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