Variabilli (5e Race)
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A creature that is capable of evolving during their life by consuming deceased enemies outside of combat. They then take an ability from what ever race that enemy was. During consumption they enter a cocoon like state for 2 hours, during this time they heal 1d4, but they may stay in the cocoon state for longer to continue healing 1d4. They reproduce asexually as they lay eggs when in this cocoon state. They very rarely feel attachment to their offspring as they lay eggs so often, and these eggs will likely be eaten before they are able to hatch.
|Credit to the Giant Bomb article on Cell from Dragon Ball Z|
They appear as tall humanoid creatures with a variety of skin colors and weights. They have natural armor which appears green and spotted with black spots, when touched the armor feels like an exoskeleton, but is more flexible.
Due to their inability to be naturally intelligent, there is very little recorded history of the Variabilli.
The Variabilli are not intelligent enough on their own to form their own society of any kind. The only way they have prospered is, by chance, some have consumed smarter creatures than themselves, thus have prospered.
Variabilli are unable to be named at birth, so they generally give themselves names based upon the society where they grow up.
They are naturally hearty due to having exoskeleton like armor.
Ability Score Increase. The Variabili often look extremely strange and they never truly learn how have a normal conversation. with most other races meaning that they have -2 Charisma, until they devour a being who is incredibly charismatic. They also gain 1 AC every other level as their natural armor hardens around them. Though due to this, they cannot wear armor.
Age. There is no age limit on Variabilli, they will live as long as they feed.
Alignment. They generally are True Neutral or Chaotic Neutral due to their constant hunger for higher beings who will not go down without a fight.
Size. Variabilli range from 7 ft - 9ft. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Consumption. They can consume a deceased enemy out of combat. Upon doing so they transform into a cocoon for 2 hours and lay 1d4 eggs. Every hour they heal 1d6 hp in this form, if they wish they can stay in this form to heal more HP. After breaking out of the cocoon they gain 1 ability from the enemy they have just consumed. (stat bonus, ability to fly, ability to breathe fire) Though these abilities do not gain level bonuses they would from the actual race. (IE: dragon born fire breath)
Natural Armor. They have Natural Armor which gains 1 AC every other level starting at level 1, though this makes them incapable of wearing armor.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.
Random Height and Weight
|2d4′ 2d6″||+1||2d20 lb.||× (3) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier