Satyr, Variant (5e Race)

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β€œ "As much chance as a satyr without a mug of ale" ”
β€”An old saying to describe things that are very unlikely to happen.

Satyrs are fey creatures who besiege backwood paths with their trickery. They rarely do harm, but their extreme disposition for chaos makes them an irritation for other races. To a satyr, people are merely bodies to dance with, minds to mess with, and potential drinking buddies.

Physical Description

By Tyler Jacobson

Satyrs resemble slightly stocky humans with furry lower bodies and cloven hooves similar to that of goats. Satyrs have pointed ears similar to an elf, and horns that vary from small stubs about two inches long to large and curled ram's horns that protrude about two feet from their head. Their hair ranges from the more common brown to hues of reddish orange and the rare white. They usually sport bushy beards, or at least a goatee. Satyrs' eyes are usually blue or brown, however some satyrs have yellow eyes that resemble a goat's. They are relatively short, around 5 ft.


Satyrs were originally denizens of the Feywild, and some still reside there. However, the sheer amount of revels, indulgences, and parties in the Material Realm by its inhabitants lured many Satyrs to journey from their home plane to the Material Plane, where they reside today, making merry in the forest and trying to spread a good time wherever they venture.


Satyrs live in small clans of about a dozen to two dozen, though they are fiercely independent and view such gatherings as temporary at best. They make their homes in small burrows under trees, and always keep their stock of food and drink filled to the brim, though they rarely stay home to partake of it, often going out to celebrate at some massive revel or explore the world for new experiences.

Hedonistic by nature, satyrs are always searching for parties to crash, beauties to woo, and songs to sing. Satyrs are known to celebrate any festival they can find and even invent one or two just as an excuse to make merry. Satyrs enjoy seducing members of humanoid races, resorting to their enchanted flutes if necessary to win over their victims. The children born from these encounters are always satyrs themselves, and are usually stolen from the mothers by their satyr kin.

Satyr Names

Male: Alber, Apis, Cyllerus, Dantares, Elatus, Eurytion, Gadfort, Grover, Hylaeus, Jaro, Jimmit, Kashing, Latreus, Magorian, Moot, Nessus, Oreus, Pan, Pelle, Pholus, Polkan, Rhaecus, Ronan, Sajacks, Tully, Vankar, Varios, Webin.

Female: Many say female satyrs don't exist, however there are some depicted, though rare they are clearly not nonexistent, here is a list of names: Carystus, Cybel, Dawn, Endeis, Euippe, Hippe, Hylonome, Mae, Melanippe, Nessa, Ocyrhoe, Pem, Sempra, Stryba, Vasy.

Satyr Traits

The goatfolk of the woods.
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Age. Satyrs reach adulthood at the age of 50, and live to be 500.
Alignment. Satyrs tend to have chaotic alignments, and most are good if not neutral. However, evil satyrs do exist, taking what they want from others to feed their insatiable appetite for pleasure.
Size. Satyrs are usually around 5 feet in height and weigh around 170 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Fey Ancestry. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed and magic can't put you to sleep.
Pipes. You can use panpipes (that you begin play with) as an arcane focus to cast spells. You know the vicious mockery cantrip. Once you reach 3rd level, you can cast entangle with this trait, and starting at 5th level, you can also cast suggestion with it. Once you cast a spell with this trait, you can't do so again until you finish a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.
Exotic Body. Normal articles don't fit you, and your people do not clothe or armor themselves. Any garments you wish to wear must be custom-made with a material cost equal to the base item plus 50%. This does not include any service fee a craftsman may charge you.
Charmed Speech. You are proficient in the Persuasion skill.
Drunken Foolery. You have advantage on saving throws against anything you ingest and on Intelligence (Investigation) checks to locate social gatherings. In addition, you can dance, sing, or play music without experiencing exhaustion.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common and Sylvan.

Random Height and Weight

Table: Satyr Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
4'6 +2d8 in 130lb. x(2d4)lb.

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