Taelan (5e Race)

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An elf-like species from the space between Planes, where time is convoluted and the lost wander forever. The Taelan are a peaceful species who enjoy watching time pass. They are known to seek out important events so that they can witness history being made. The Taelan enter the mortal planes through rifts which occasionally open when beings move from plane to plane. They often become trapped where they end up, gradually accepting their new homes.

Physical Description[edit]

Taelan are tall, slender, humanoid creatures, commonly reaching heights between 6 and 7 feet tall. They have silver or black hair, which is always worn long and in a naturally falling fashion. It is common for Taelan hair to reach down as far as their hips. The Taelan also have pale, purple-ish skin which is somewhat bio-luminescent, glowing very faintly in dark places. Their eyes are large and dark. Within sparkles of faint lights can be seen, appearing as if they have the cosmos contained inside.

The Taelan are not particularly fond of armor or heavy clothing, usually choosing to wear the minimum they can. It is common to see Taelan draped in a single hooded cloak and nothing more. Taelan warriors and those of importance tend to adorn cloaks made of chain or loose fitting ceremonial garbs.


The Taelan are a mysterious race whose existence is commonly forgotten by the other races. An unknowable time ago the Elven race that evolved into the Taelan left the known Planes to escape a great evil which threatened their continued existence. Fleeing into the space between Planes, the Taelan gave up most of what made them Elves and shifted into what they are today. Throughout the ages, the Taelan have chosen to watch over the various worlds and learn from them, whilst remaining as distant as possible.


The Taelan are a very peaceful species. They do not war with one another and they have little desire for the non-essentials. Taelan instead pride themselves on experiences. They desire to experience most of the world around them and to learn as much as they can about history or the future. The leaders of Taelan society tend to be the oldest or most experienced in the eyes of the majority. Often they will be those who have ventured out into the various Planes of Existence and have uncovered deep truths about the Universe or have experienced great journeys and ordeals.

Taelan which reside in the mortal planes often goes out of their way to blend in with society. They will usually try to join small human settlements, offering their services in exchange for goods and shelter. This way their desire to see time pass time and the world change is satiated by the ageing humans.

Taelan Names[edit]

Male names will almost always end with a "th" while female names will almost always end with a "da".

Male: Serath, Halith, Conath, Tennath, Xith (shi-th).

Female: Serada, Halida, Conada, Tennada, Xida (shi-da).

Taelan Traits[edit]

From the space between Planes, they observe intently.
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Taelan mature at around 15 years old. Their lifespan is 300 years.
Alignment. Taelan tend to be some combination of lawful, good or neutral.
Size. Taelan are often quite tall, usually being between 6 to 7 feet tall. 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.
Telepathic. You can communicate mentally with another creature that knows at least one language within a 30-foot radius. This creature doesn't need to share a language with you but unless they have telepathy themselves they can only receive and respond but can't initiate or terminate a telepathic conversation. You must be conscious to use this trait and cannot telepathically communicate with multiple creatures at once.
Future Sight. When you fail an ability check, attack roll, or saving throw, you can re-roll the die and must use the new roll. Once you use this trait you can't use it again until you complete a long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Celestial and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

6′ 2″ +2d6 130 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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