Suva (5e Race)
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|“||A woman the likes of which I've never seen walked among the men. As she touched them they were healed and as she spoke to them they were calmed. Then, as soon as she was finished she drew a sword and looked back at me and I could see beneath all of the love there was a fierce and angelic spirit. It was nice to know that even though some of the gods had abandoned us, that we were still not alone this night.||”|
|—Excerpt form The Darkest Night by Bastilius Nightcutter|
While in their true celestial form suva appear as young and beautiful women, but when given a mission from the higher heavens, they can take any form they please that will assist with completion. No matter what form they take, their celestial heritage always makes itself known whether by a unique hair color, unique/glowing eyes or something as simple as being reassured in their presence. Their beauty and grace is complimented by their unusually toned physique; chiseled muscles and strong eyes are just as much traits of the suva as their charming looks and gentle voices.
The suva are peacekeepers for angels and lesser deities. Although they look beautiful and calm, they can be fierce warriors when the need arises. The suva were created specifically for times of war, especially between mortals and lesser demons, although suva have also intervened against especially evil material planar enemies as well. The suva usually do not actively seek battle during these conflicts for they are better suited as clerics and caregivers but there are still many suva who actively fight against evil as fiercely as any true angel. While on the celestial plane, suva occupy their time with rigorous preparation for their respective missions in large academy-like buildings, preparing for the day when they will be chosen to take up the blade on their deities or angels behalf.
While in the celestial plane, suva grow a strong connection with their angel or deity; swearing their life and soul to them. Suva spend all their time training, learning, and building their power in honour of their master. Due to this, unless ordered to go down into the material plane, suva always stay in the celestial plane with other holy beings. When ordered into the material plane, suva usually do not stay after a large conflict is resolved and the damage is undone. However, some do stay as a safeguard against demons who would want to take advantage on the weakened mortal states. You may also occasionally have suva who stay simply to explore this new world. Regardless of why they stay, all suva are always prepared to fight in the name of good.
Suva names always contain only 2 syllables and are usually names with more prominent vowels.
Female: Ardee, Faeri, Romoi
Beautiful celestials that comfort their allies and crush their foes.
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and your Strength and Dexterity scores each increase by 1.
Age. Suva are created fully formed and never age.
Alignment. Suva are never evil in any capacity.
Size. Suva usually appear short and dainty. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Celestial Heritage. You have advantage on saving throws against being charmed or frightened and you only need to eat, drink and sleep half as much as normal for a human.
Celestial Soothing. As an action, you can touch a creature and cause it to regain a number of hit points equal to your level. Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you finish a long rest.
Battle Ready. You can draw or stow two weapons at once instead of one and can don or doff armor as an action.
Graceful Form. You are proficient with either the Acrobatics or Athletics skill.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common, and Celestial.
Random Height and Weight
|5′ 1″||+1d8||100 lb.||× (1d8) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier
When creating a suva character, you can use the following table) of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics. Suva are powerful celestials but they never come to the material plane on their own will even if they end up staying. Use these tables to decipher why you are here and why you have not returned to the celestial plane. Is your mission ongoing? Have you fallen in love? Did you fail your mission and are afraid of the consequences? Do you serve a deity or just a more powerful celestial? How long have you been here and what kind of life have you forged for yourself?
|1||I am stalwart and true. I never lie and dislike those who do.|
|2||I love mortal leisurely activities like bathing, sports and art.|
|3||I tend to over dramatize things and usually tell stories a bit more exciting than they actually are.|
|4||I am intrigued by mortals and am always looking for opportunities to learn about them.|
|5||I sing, dance and generally tend to be happy. This is an experience and I should enjoy every moment of it.|
|6||I think mortals can be a little dumb at times. They seem to fight for no reason and that really bothers me.|
|7||I enjoy battle. It gives me a chance to show off my skills.|
|8||My celestial background gets ahold of me sometimes and I notice myself trying to govern the lives of others.|
|1||The Greater Good I fight because it is right and I save mortals because they need me. (Good)|
|2||Inquisitiveness I just want to explore the material plane and the wonders it holds. (Neutral)|
|3||Service I am here for a purpose and I shall not rest until it is completed. (Lawful)|
|4||Frivolity I was sent to accomplish something and I will accomplish it when I want to. (Chaotic)|
|5||Education I must study this realm and everything about it so we can be better prepared next time. (Any)|
|6||Preparation Although my mission is completed I feel as though my presence is still needed. (Any)|
|1||The being that sent me trusted me with a terrible secret about my mission. I must not fail!|
|2||I could not have continued my mission if not for a brave soldier who saved me from peril at the cost of his own life. I owe his family everything I have.|
|3||I have grown close to a church of my patron and we trade information often.|
|4||I have realised that the church I thought I was fighting for is a cult.|
|5||I have fallen in love here and I cannot leave knowing they could be in danger.|
|6||I need to find an artifact and working with an unsavory group might be my only way to do so.|
|1||I have tasted of the more vulgar pleasures of the material plane and now I can't seem to resist them.|
|2||My orderly past has a grip on me and I have a hard time standing up to authority figures even when I know they are wrong.|
|3||I don't care about the odds of victory. If I see evil i will destroy it no matter what the cost.|
|4||I am here to complete my mission but I do not think the material plane can be saved and I'm not afraid to let others know that.|
|5||I am here to save these mortals and I am not afraid to remind them that I am above them.|
|6||I am always willing to sacrifice the individual for the greater good.|