Tamaranean (5e Race)

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Tamaranean

A Tamaranean is a person native to the distant extraterrestrial planet Tamaran in the Vegan System. Tamaraneans are humanoid in appearance, but are recognizable due to their characteristic orange-toned skin, red hair and green eyes, which are common among their race. Although rare, individuals can be born with different colored eyes and darker hair.
—from the journals of Tamaranean Scientist Brandakor.

Physical Description

A Tamaranean is a person native to the distant extraterrestrial planet Tamaran in the Vegan System. Tamaraneans are humanoid in appearance, but are recognizable due to their characteristic orange-toned skin, red hair and green eyes, which are common among their race. Although rare, individuals can be born with different colored eyes and darker hair.

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History

Tamaraneans are golden-skinned humanoid people who descended from a feline-like race. They have the power to convert ultraviolet radiation into energy for flight with the females producing a distinctive contrail that seems to flow from their hair. Tamaraneans have nine stomachs and are known to consume food that most Humans would find unappealing. They also seem to have the ability to learn new languages instantly by means of "lip contact" (kissing). As they mature, young Tamaraneans experience a phase of "transformation", in which they may undergo temporary physiological oddities and enter a chrysalis stage. The Cironielian Chrysalis Eater is a natural predator of the species during this stage. A few gained the ability to fire "starbolts", beams of energy, as a result of experiments performed by the Psions.

Society

Tamaraneans traditionally worship the goddess X'Hal. They are ruled by their emotions and were renowned as excellent warriors. Tamaraneans believe in the value of friendship. Friendship is honored in the Blorthog festival in which friends exchange gifts. They fear the rekmas, the point at which friends begin drifting apart.

Tamaranean Names

Male: Myand'r, Ryand'r, Karras, Rynoc, Galfore

Female: Luand'r, Komand'r, Koriand'r, Alisand'r, Zirral

Tamaranean Traits

Tamaranean minds and behavior may seem pretty weird to members of other races. But despite their good looking appearance, these golden-skinned humanoid people who descended from a feline-like race can be loyal, courageous, and strong companions.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.
Age. Tamaraneans are capable of living for hundreds of years and have a slowed aging process. Oldest recorded Tameranean was 900 years old. They reach adulthood at 16 though.
Alignment. Tamaraneans generally lean towards good alignment though a few have been evil, if they are evil they're driven by petty jealously and family rivalry driven too far. Though they're known for being chaotic in battle.
Size. The Tamaranean range of height is between 6 feet and up to 8 feet tall and have an athletic build. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet. Your base flying speed is 30 feet, however, you cannot fly more than 10 feet off the ground.
Darkvision. Having glowing eyes and being able to see infrared light, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. 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.
Pure Energy. As an action, you can fire a bolt of energy at a creature, making a ranged spell attack with your Charisma modifier. On a successful hit, you deal 1d10 radiant damage with the damage increasing by 1d10 when you reach 5th level (2d10), 11th level (3d10), and 17th level (4d10).
Superhuman Reflexes. You have proficiency with Athletics.
Linguistic Assimilation. When you kiss a willing or grappled creature, you know all the languages that it knows for the next 12 hours.
Extreme Tolerance. Your are immune to the effects of extreme heat and cold environments.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common.

Random Height and Weight

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
5'′ 6″″ +1d10 130 lb. lb. × (2d6 lb.) lb.

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

Suggested Characteristics

When creating a tamaranean 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.

d8 Personality Trait
1 Nothing can shake my optimistic attitude.
2 I feel tremendous empathy for all who suffer.
3 I would rather make a new friend than a new enemy.
4 If someone is in trouble, I'm always willing to lend help.
5 Sarcasm and insults are my weapons of choice.
6 I am horribly, horribly awkward in social situations.
7 I have a crude sense of humor.
8 I bluntly say what other people are hinting or hiding.
d6 Ideal
1 We must help bring about the changes the gods are constantly working in the world.
2 I am a free spirit--no one tells me what to do.
3 Material goods come and go. Bonds of friendship last forever.
4 People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
5 If I become strong, I can take what I want — what I deserve.
6 The strongest are meant to rule.
d6 Bond
1 Everything I do is for the common people.
2 I come from a noble family, and one day I'll reclaim my lands and title from those who stole them from me.
3 I idolize a hero of the old tales and measure my deeds against that person's.
4 I will do anything to prove myself superior to me hated rival.
5 I was cheated of my fair share of the profits, and I want to get my due.
6 I want to be famous, whatever it takes.
d6 Flaw
1 Now that I've returned to the world, I enjoy its delights a little too much.
2 Once I start drinking, it's hard for me to stop.
3 I secretly believe that everyone is beneath me.
4 I would kill to acquire a noble title.
5 Secretly, I believe that things would be better if I were a tyrant lording over the land.
6 An innocent person is in prison for a crime that I committed. I'm okay with that.

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