Shiftling (5e Race)

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Shiftlings are a magical race created by a group of experimenting mages. They age incredibly fast, and are able to control their aging. When they age, they grow tremendously. They are able to reset the flow of time, and become young again.

Physical Description[edit]

Shiftlings resemble small, light blue skinned humanoids. They do not have hair, and have a slightly gelatinous skin texture. Over time, they grow tremendously. Their ears are pointed, like elves, and their eyes are always solid black, with no pupil. They each have a defining trait, symbols on their heads.


Shiftlings do not have much of a history. They were created as an expirement. Otherwise, they do not have any history to date of.


Shiftlings do not form society. They usually do not live with their families, leaving early in their life.

Shiftling Names[edit]

Shiftlings are not usually named. They all look pretty similar, except for their defining traits.

Shiftling Traits[edit]

A race of fast growing and aging humanoids.
Ability Score Increase. Your wisdom score increases by 1, and so does 1 of your choice.
Age. Shiftlings mature at a fast rate. They use the following age levels 1-6, where 3 is about mature.
Alignment. Shiftlings do not have any specified alignment.
Size. Your size is shifting, but starts at Diminutive.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Eyesight.. Shiftlings have a special kind of eye. They do not see with light, but with disturbed air. You have truesight out to 120 ft.
Maturity.. Shiftlings can control their rate of maturity, to some extent. They normally age on level a year, from 1 to 6. You can shorten it to 1 level a hour or lengthen it to 1 level every 5 years at will.
Growth.. Shiftlings grow tremendously with age. At level 1, they are Diminutive. Every level is 1 size level.
Youth.. Shiftlings can reset their ages. You can take a special kind of short rests once a day. During it, you become younger, and shrink. You go down D4 age levels when you do this.
Pulse.. Shiftlings can casts enlarge/reduce on themselves at will.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Shiftling. Shiftling is a special language which consists of fast tongue clicks. It conveys 4 times the speed of common.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

The following table is for a age 1 Shiftling. Each time they grow a size, double height and quadruple weight.

0′ 3″ +D10 D4 lb. × (.D20) lb.

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

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