Titanborne (5e Race)

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Titanborne[edit]

Within our veins is the blood of the greatest of giants.

Physical Description[edit]

Lyris_Titanborn_1.0.png
From Elder Scrolls

The titanborne are a race of powerful humanoids believed to have the physique worthy of that of titanic beings. They appear as humans, hiding slight markings like tattoos on their bodies under their clothing. These tattoos are more like engravings on their thick skin on a closer look, and that skin is like a natural armor for them. Their stature and physique is typically much taller and stronger than any human being, and with little effort. Their skin, hair and eyes have variances like humans, and their facial structure is usually described like chiseled stone.

History[edit]

Titanborne are believed to be offspring of one of many possible sources that had the title of titan. There were extraplanar outsiders who were called titans. They shared this title with the ancestors of giants in Eberron, who were destroyed by dragons. These extraplanar titans are immortal, and revered as gods by the smaller giants. Their powers, combined with their alliance with dragons, made them nigh the levels of a creator race, and they were very arrogant, claiming to be on levels of power equivalent to the primordial dawn titan gods. In short, there are therefore multiple accounts from which the titanborne can claim heritage. Most claim they are images of the dawn titans imparted into the bodies of men, as such large and stellar beings would not lie with smaller humanoids.

Society[edit]

Titanborne live in rocky and unforgiving terrains like the goliaths, and have similar societies built on intolerance of the weak, and emphasis on valor and strength. However, an additional facet of their society exists, which is birth. To the titanborne, those who are considered of high birth, like the aristocratic fighters and regal knights, are closer to the dawn titans, which is their original and ideal state of being. Low-born titanborne are peasants and workers, who have been made incorrectly or strayed from the proper way of attaining the ideal. Their society is split into a hierarchy with this spectrum of birth, and the exact strata varies from each remote village. Those considered high-born have deeper grooves carved into their skin from their tattoos, while low-born only have it as a skin-deep decoration almost. Birth is also determined by shows of strength and contests, which are commonplace. They believe in a day when one of the high-born will ascend to that of the primordials and reveal the true glory of their race to the world.

Titanborne Names[edit]

Titanborne take names from that of the Giant race, as the language of titans has evolved into jotunn anyway. Unlike typical giants, they have gendered names.

Male: Heag, Xolthor, Malrym, Kralthos, Dothwor

Female: Arakos, Felnas, Rekkaos, Guthnor, Sherius

Titanborne Traits[edit]

Giants in human form
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. They mature around 16 to 19 years of age and have long lifespans thanks to their immortal ancestry, living to nearly 800 years.
Alignment. Titanborne tend to be chaotic, having some roots from Kythri.
Size. Despite being born of the tall ones, titanborne have a watered down size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. You have a base walking speed of 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.
Toughness. The tattooed grooves on your skin attest to how thick and hard it actually is, like armor. While unarmored, your Armor Class is equal to 12 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use a shield and still receive this benefit.
Titan Weaponry. You are proficient with warhammers and javelins.
Giant Stride. You can emulate the stride of giants with a burst of vigor. When you jump or take the Dash action, you may travel an additional number of feet equal to your base walking speed. You must finish a short or long rest to use this feature again.
Titan Strength. You are proficient in the Athletics skill.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Giant.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
7′ 0″ +2d12 250 lb. × (1d8) lb.

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


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