Sasquatch (5e Race)

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Sasquatch[edit]

Darting in and out of the light- a hulking figure cloaked by the forest- he emerges from the treeline, and for the first time is viewed by the world.

Physical Description[edit]

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Photo credit to Amy Sussman

Sasquatches are large ape-like humanoids that are covered in a thick fur. In areas with no fur, such as the stomach and chest, hands, feet, and face, sasquatches have a tough, and often scarred, hide. This hide is their leathery, thick skin. Their fur can be a range of colors, although it is generally a dirty orange shade. It can often be black, grey or brown, however, and more brightly colored sasquatches are immensely rare. Along with their fur, their skin can also alter in color, from the general dirty cream color to browns and blacks. Lighter skinned Sasquatches have also been documented.

History[edit]

The sasquatches are mysterious creatures, and their history is widely unknown. It was thought for a while that they shared common origins with humans and other ape-like creatures due to their similarity in build and anatomy. They have been sighted in the wilderness for hundreds of years, although they have only recently truly revealed themselves to the world. Due to their mythical nature, it has been suggested that they are mystical in origin, although they could simply be reclusive forest creatures.

Society[edit]

Sasquatches seemingly have no society. They wander the forests alone and are never seen with other sasquatches. Because of this, it is unknown as to how they reproduce, or how sasquatches are raised, as no young Sasquatch has ever been sighted with another. They are, however, known to be only seen within healthy forests, with thick foliage and fertile earth. Thus, seeing a sasquatch might be an indicator that a forest is in good shape. It is theorized sasquatches might be druidic or nature-loving like firbolgs and wood elves.

Sasquatch Names[edit]

Documented names of sasquatches are shown below. They are usually given by people who nab pictures of them, so these names can be quite funny. Sasquatches seem to communicate through grunts and moans, so their actual names are usually unknown.

Male: Mook, Stub, Bub, Rond

Female: Nagg, Stel, San, Ryn

Sasquatch Traits[edit]

Reclusive monsters of the wilderness finally growing to prominence.
Ability Score Increase. You Strength and Constitution scores each increase by 2.
Age. Sasquatches reach maturity at around 20 years old, but can live to up to about 100.
Alignment. Most sasquatches are true neutral, although good sasquatches are common. Under any normal circumstances, sasquatches cannot be lawful good, but can often be turned evil by their harsh treatment in society.
Size. Sasquatch height can range from seven to eight feet, pushing the boundary of Medium size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Paralysing Roar. As an action you can unleash a mighty roar at one creature you can see within 15 feet of you. The target must succeed on a Constitution saving throw or be stunned until the end of its next turn. The DC for this saving throw is equal to 8 + your Str modifier + your proficiency bonus. You can use this trait a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus, regaining all uses at the end of a long rest.
Cold Resistance. You are resistant to cold damage.
Forest Stealth. While within forest terrain, you have advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks.
Languages. You can understand Common and Undercommon. Most syllables are only communicated in mumbles, but these are easy enough for most people to comprehend.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Sasquatch Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
7′ 2″ +1d12 200 lb. × (3d20) lb.

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