Talk:Hailosi (5e Race)

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Hailosi[edit]

Cost Racial Trait
2 Plus 1 to Intelligence and Wisdom
1 Plus 1 to Intelligence or Charisma
2 Thorny
-1 Yayamonaco's Curse
1 Photosynthesizer
1 Putayo, OR...
.5 Queen of the Night
5.5/6 Total

I don't have an awful lot to say about this race for the time being. Just as a designer's note, the main two points of inspiration for this race are the Taino culture and the hylocerea genus of cacti, both of which are from the Caribbeans (in fact, the name of the race is a bastardization of "hylocerea" based off of how I presume it would be phonetically pronounced in the Taino language). I want to make it clear that as somebody with no Taino ancestry, I'm not trying to steal their heritage or make light of it in any way - I just thought it was an interesting culture and wanted to incorporate it into a piece of fiction.

Just an aside, we actually have a lot of loanwords from the now extinct Taino language, words like hurricane, hammock, barbecue, and iguana, and place names like Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Bimini. I'd encourage everyone to read up on Taino history. It's an absolute travesty the way that Columbus and the likes of him treated them, and a shame that their culture does not currently flourish as it once did. DaandyyRaandyy (talk) 10:17, 29 April 2019 (MDT)

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