Squidfolk (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

Squidfolk are slimy humanoids that stand about 5 feet tall, and normally weigh about 75-100 pounds. They appear to have a solid body with their head resembling that of a full-sized squid. They have large tentacles instead of hands that have suction cups they can control at will. Instead of having their eyes on opposite sides of their heads like normal squids, they evolved front-facing eyes like most other humanoids.


Squidfolk evolved from normal squid in an ancient time when one of the gods blessed a group of ordinary squid. They then took their newfound bodies and intelligence to make tools and structures. Over hundreds of years squidfolk have built and tinkered with objects, trying to make a new product. Squidfolk eventually started to build civilizations and cities. They were so interested in science and knowledge that they became one of the most advanced races in all the realms.


Squidfolk tend to live in large cities and towns, sometimes they even live in gigantic structures known as atlores. Squidfolk have no problem eating or hurting normal squid in some circumstances as they see ordinary squid as below them. However, if given the chance they will deny the option of eating squid. Squidfolk usually tend to work as engineers or alchemists, but some don't like knowledge; most of these squidfolk are outcasts and ignored.

Squidfolk Names[edit]

Squidfolk often name themselves after great inventors or engineers in history, though only a few chose to name their children otherwise

Male: Aquastar, Cthulu, Jetster, Inky, Benjamin Franklin.

Female: Chlorei, Aura, Benjamin Franklin.

Squidfolk Traits[edit]

Squidfolk have many abilities similar to normal squid, however, they have evolved and developed new ones of their own.
Ability Score Increase. Your intelligence score increases by 2 and your dexterity score increases by 1
Age. Squidfolk reach maturity at age 10 and usually live till around 250 years old.
Alignment. Squidfolk normally tend to have a neutral good alignment or lawful good. Squidfolk rarely ever lean towards evil or chaotic, as their society is very much based on trust.
Size. Squidfolk are about 5-6 feet tall rarely reaching 7 feet. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. You can swim at a rate of 45 feet.
Darkvision. You can see up to 60 ft. In the dark, you can see dim light like bright light. And dark light like dim light.
Suction. You have suction cups that you can control at will and can stick easily with immense strength. You have advantage on any skill check that involves athletics, climbing or grabbing.
Ink. You have a built-in self-defense mechanism that allows you to spray ink at your attackers. You can make a ranged attack roll to hit an enemy within 15 feet with your ink. With a successful attack, you blind the enemy for 1 round.
Sharp Suckers. Your tentacles have sharp blade-like needles in them that. Your unarmed attacks do 1d4 slashing damage.
Slimy. You are covered in a layer slime that makes it difficult for other creatures to grab ahold of you. You have advantage on strength checks against being grappled.
Wet Skin. Your skin needs to be wet. Every day you must spend at least 1 hour submerged in water or you take one level of exhaustion. When you finally reenter a body of water, you will automatically remove one level of exhaustion if it was caused by this trait.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Aquan, and one other language of your choice.

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