Shadeborn (5e Race)

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"A being born from the matter leaking from the Abyss, is it here to destroy everything? Or to give us salvation?"

Physical Description[edit]

Shadeborns dont have a fixed appearance they can take any form they want like shapeshifters, but unlike them once Shadeborns choose an appearance they cant change it, but they can still return to their original form: a jet black mass almost like a slime that can mess with the depht perception of other creatures as they look like the void itself. They tend to mimic humans more than other races



When the Abyss was being created some residue from it dripped down to the material plane and somehow developed conciousness, each individual drop set out to wander the world eventually finding other forms of life, because they did not understand the world yet several of them where killed as people where afraid of them, seeing the fear the other living beings had of them the mimicked their appearance and started living among them.


It is rare for a Shadeborn to meet another in their entire long lifespam, they tend to stay hidden among the race they decided to mimic but in some rare ocasions they reveal themselves to those they trust the most.

Shadeborn Names[edit]

Male: Same as the race they mimicked

Female: Same as the race they mimicked

Shadeborn Traits[edit]

Being made from the Abyss itself
Ability Score Increase. Because of the changing nature of the Shadeborn they can have their Ability score improvements wherever they want, but still fixed to +2 in one and +1 in the other
Age. Shadeborns can live up to 1000 years, they are born mature but the average Shadeborn adventurer have at least 5 to 8 years
Alignment. Unlike most things in the Abyss Shadeborns are rather peacefull, not to be mistaken with being harmless, when trully angered Shadeborns can be extremelly ruthless, however most of the time they remain neutral, shadeborn like to explore and learn more about the world getting very exited when seeing new things. Shadeborns tend to be Chaotic Good Or True Neutral
Size. Shadeborns can range from 4ft to over 6ft tall. Your size is either Small or Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 40 feet. Shadeborns can Mimick the wings of their selected race giving them the same flying speed of that race. Due to your Ooze nature you can also walk on walls by making a portions of your feet turn back to your original form; You have a climbing speed of 30 feet.
Darkvision. Being made from darkness Shadeborns can sees very well in it.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.
Original Form.. Shadeborns can return to their Ooze form whenever they want. Due to the fluid nature of this form, you can move through a space as narrow as 1 inch without squeezing.Any equipment which you are proficient with or carrying merges into your form until you exit the space.
Ooze. Your creature type is both Ooze and Humanoid
Ooze Nature. As a Ooze you don't need to sleep, and magic can't put you to sleep. You dont need to breathe. You can finish a long rest in 4 hours if you spend those hours in an inactive, motionless state, during which you retain consciousness , you can digest any material including magic metals. Due to your ability of digesting anithyng poison does not affect you, you are imune to poison and the poisoned effect
Copycat. Shedeborns are a being that can survive only by coping others. The moment you choose this race you can copy a trait from another race like the nature's mask from the forest elves.
Voidheart. As a being made from one of the most dangerous planes, you have advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened.
Hivemind. You can feel the presence and communicate telepathicaly with other Shadeborn in a radius of 1 mile.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and three other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

4′ 11'' +5d4 110 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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

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