Saru No Otoko (5e Race)

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Saru No Otoko[edit]

Ichido kono shinseina basho o nokoshimasu. Anata wa koko ni kangei sa rete imagen.
—Fu Ring, Guardian of the Unbroken Stone

Physical Description[edit]

Saru No Otoko are a race of anthropomorphic monkeys. They have very slender arms and legs. They have hands and feet like a normal humanoid, but they have a long tail protruding from their rear.

History[edit]

The Saru No Otoko were born of an ancient god and an ancient goddess, both long dead. The god, Udros, was a god of war and trickery. The goddess, Rymis, was a god of wisdom and magic. Four sons were born unto them. The four sons spread to different parts of the world. Each son had a trait of one of their parents. The first son, Soga, embraced his father's love for war. He traveled to the mountains and found a wife. After many generations, the warriors of the mountains had spread to many corners of the world. The second son, Nishi, embraced his mother's love for magic. He traveled to the forest and found a wife. After many generations, the mages of the forests had spread to many corners of the world. The third son, Omori, embraced his father's love for trickery. He traveled to the jungle and found a wife. After many generations, the tricksters of the jungles had spread to many corners of the world. The fourth and final son, Yoshihara, embraced his mother's love for wisdom. He traveled to the plains and found a wife. After many generations, the wisemen of the plains has spread to many corners of the world. Each of the sons and their offspring, retained Udros' primal instincts and Rymis' magical traits, carrying on with old tradition and making new ones.

Society[edit]

Saru No Otoko live in tribes. The tribes are apart of clans. The clans usually are of one type of Saru No Otoko and it is extremely rare to find more than one different type of them in the same clan. Tribes are made up of anywhere from 30-100 members. When a Saru No Otoko is born, it is called a Saru No Shōnen. They are known this way until they are mature. Each type of Saru No Otoko educates its young ones in the ways of the tribe. When the time comes, all the Saru No Shōnen that were born under the same moon 16 years previously, attend a ceremony, where they become Saru No Otoko.

Saru No Otoko Names[edit]

Male Names: Haruto, Yuto, Sota, Yuki, Hayato, Haruki, Ryusei, Koki, Sora, Sosuke

Female Names: Yui, Rio, Yuna, Hina, Koharu, Hinata, Mie, Mio, Saki, Miyu

Tribe Names: Sato, Suzuki, Takahashi, Tanaka, Watanabe, Ito, Yamamoto, Nakamura, Kobayashi, Kato

Clan Names: Yoshida, Yamada, Sasaki, Yamaguchi, Saito, Matsumoto, Inoue, Kimura, Hayashi, Shimizu

Saru No Otoko Traits[edit]

The Saru No Otoko are a race of anthropomorphic monkeys, descended from gods.
Ability Score Increase. +2 Dexterity
Age. Saru No Otoko mature at the age of 16 and then live to be about 250-300 years old
Alignment.
Size. A Saru No Shōnen is considered a small creature until they are 9 years old. Then they are considered a medium creature.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. Saru No Otoko
Tail. Saru No Otoko, have long agile tails that can act independently from them. The tail cannot attack and can only lift items weighing no more than 10 pounds. The tail can perform basic actions that don't necessarily require opposable thumbs. Eg. wrapping itself around a doorknob and turning it. Grabbing an apple. General stuff like that. You may also use the tail to suspend yourself from a branch, beam, pipe, or something similar, in an upside down position.
Speak With Animals. Saru No Otoko can communicate basic terms with animals. They can fluently speak to animals who are indigenous to the same terrain as them.
Keen Smell. Saru No Otoko have advantage on Perception checks that rely on smell.
Monkey Familiar. You can cast find familiar once as a ritual, summoning a monkey that retains its beast type. Use the statistics for the baboon (Monster Manual p. 318). The familiar is the spirit of and ancient Saru No Otoko. In addition to speaking telepathically with you, the monkey can speak and understand the Saru No Otoko language.
Saru No Otoko Trickery. Saru No Otoko can use their magic to make themselves look like a race specified by their subrace. This effect lasts until dismissed, or for eight hours (which ever occurs first). After the effect ends, you must complete a short or long rest to use it again. To discern whether the Saru No Otoko really is what it seems, one must succeed on an insight check. The DC is equal to 10+the Saru No Otoko's proficiency bonus + their Charisma score. If the Saru No Otoko only took a short rest in between now and the last time they used the ability, the DC is lowered by one.
Survival Skills. Saru No Otoko gain proficiency in the Nature, Animal Handling, and Survival skills.
Languages. Common, Saru, Sylvan
Subrace. The Saru No Otoko have four subraces. The warrior, mountain clans. The roguish, jungle clans. The magical, forest clans And the versatile, plains clans.

Forest Saru No Otoko[edit]

Ability Score Increase. +1 Wisdom or Intelligence, +1 Dexterity or Charisma
Speak With Forest Animals. You can fluently communicate with animals that are indigenous to forests.
Far Sight. You can see up to 50 feet away as if it were 10 feet. You can read the words of a page from 75 feet away.
Saru No Otoko Trickery Appearance. When you use the Saru No Otoko Trickery ability, you assume the image of a Wood Elf.
Magic Initiation. Choose a class: bard, cleric, druid, sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. You learn two cantrips of your choice from that class' spell list. In addition, at third level, choose a first level spell from that class' spell list. You learn that spell and can cast it once per day as if it were a second level spell or twice per day as if it were a first level spell.
Unmatched Knowledge. Forest Saru No Otoko gain proficiency in Arcana.

Jungle Saru No Otoko[edit]

Ability Score Increase. +1 Dexterity or Wisdom, +1 Charisma or Intelligence.
Speak With Jungle Animals. You can fluently communicate with animals that are indigenous to jungles.
Superior Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 120 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Saru No Otoko Trickery Appearance. When you use the Saru No Otoko Trickery ability, you assume the image of a Drow.
Fast. When prone, standing up only takes 5 feet of movement. A Jungle Saru No Otoko;s walking and climbing speeds are increased by 5 each.
Unmatched Agility. Jungle Saru No Otoko gain proficiency in Acrobatics.

Mountain Saru No Otoko[edit]

Ability Score Increase. +1 Strength or Intelligence, +1 Constitution or Wisdom
Speak With Mountain Animals. You can fluently communicate with animals that are indigenous to mountains.
Cloud Sight. You can see through light foliage as if it weren't there, and medium foliage as if it were light.
Saru No Otoko Trickery Appearance. When you use the Saru No Otoko Trickery ability, you assume the image of a Dwarf that is slightly taller than average.
Warrior Training. Mountain Saru No Otoko have proficiency in three weapons of their choice, Light Armor, and one type of Medium Armor.
Unmatched Power. Mountain Saru No Otoko gain proficiency in Athletics.

Plains Saru No Otoko[edit]

Ability Score Increase. +1 Strength or Constitution, +1 Dexterity or Charisma
Speak With Plains Animals. You can fluently communicate with animals that are indigenous to plains.
Tremor Sense. You can tell the location of a creature or creature within 30 feet of you that are moving on the same surface as you. You cannot tell their type or numbers.
Saru No Otoko Trickery Appearance. When you use the Saru No Otoko Trickery ability, you assume the image of an average Human.
Alertness. Plains Saru No Otoko gain a +2 bonus to initiative. They can't be surprised by someone on the same terrain as someone while they are conscious. Other's don't gain advantage on attack rolls against the Plains Saru No Otoko while they are hidden if they are on the same terrain.
Unmatched Judgement. Plains Saru No Otoko gain proficiency in {[5s
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Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 5″ +1d10 lb. × (1d4-1) lb.

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


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