Stargazer (5e Race)

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Stargazer[edit]

She can see it all..

Physical Description[edit]

Stargazers are a humanoid race that largely appears human. However, their hair is often fantastical pastel colors that one would only be able to attain via dyes. Their eyes are also said to always be midnight blue like the night sky. This color varies, sometimes turning magenta or mixes of colors like cosmic latte. Stars dot all over within, like they have nebulas and the cosmos within the windows to their soul. Generally they are known to be of petit build and primarily females, with pale skin and dainty bodies.

History[edit]

Stargazers are a race of people claiming descent from the stars. They say this is why they have connection to celestial bodies that allows for communication. According to their origin story, in the cosmos is only chaos, and from that chaos is where stars form. Not all stars form fully successful, and they end up with an imperfect form like that of an elemental. These beings embody a facet of the stars, but are unable to become them in entirety. Not able to survive in the vacuous space, they fall to the world of material and ephemeral life. This is calculated to be roughly when the Age of Humans was in full swing. Seeing the rise of these seemingly wise and diverse creatures, the celestial elementals of cosmic stuff sought to live in a different eternity through flesh.

They laid with humans, usually vanishing the morning after, as they imbued their essences into impregnation. The children born are the stargazers. Due to their beauty, they are considered highly prized children. Their eyes, mirroring the endless cosmos, are said to be able to see into the future and read the astrological signs that confuzzle even seasoned researchers.

Society[edit]

Stargazers have passed on their blood by mating with humans for the most part. However, due to their proximity with the human race, they have never found need to start their own societies or land holdings. Thus, they live as a part of human civilization. Within their circles are usually influential figures, due to how recognizable and special they are. Stargazers often are employed as seers and viziers, as they have an uncanny wisdom that is often claimed from beyond, in the stars. Once a century, there is a cosmic event where stardust rains down onto the land, creating a veil effect of shimmering cosmic stuff. Stargazers have been seen speaking to what look to be ethereal creatures that manifest in this event, calling them their ancestors.

Stargazer Names[edit]

Stargazer names are sometimes mystical sounding, with hidden meanings.

Male: Noah, Isaac, Viar, Strauss

Female: Noire, Estrella, Stella, Gina

Stargazer Traits[edit]

Children of the cosmos
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom and Charisma scores increase by 2.
Age. Stargazers live very long lives due to their inheritance from the beings of stars. They mature slowly, usually peaking at 300 years, and dying around 1000.
Alignment. Stargazers tend to be neutral.
Size. Stargazers usually are like humans in stature, if not a bit shorter. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 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.
Cosmic Descent. Stargazers have an uncanny sense for those who came of the same imperfect forms like their ancestors. You are aware if a celestial or elemental enters within 60 feet of you.
Starry Wisdom. You have the amazing ability to read signs and know from the stars. You cannot get lost, except by magical means, while you can see the sky.
Wise Memory. Your long lifespan affords you a good memory. You can accurately recall anything that happened within the last decade.
Languages. You can read, write and speak in Common and Primordial.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5′ 0″ +2d8 100 lb. × (1d6) lb.

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


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