Vasharian (5e Race)

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Vasharian[edit]

Design Note: This race was created for the Lospiri Campaign Setting, specifically the realm called Bhodomhan.

Physical Description[edit]

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Vasharians universally have black or deep brown skin and light shades of hair, including hues of blue, black, brown, grey, red and mixtures of these. Their eyes are often light colors such as blue or pink, and some even have off-white pupils. Sigils of silver usually are embedded in their skin from a young age, symbolizing virtues in their culture.

History[edit]

Vasharians are very secretive about their true origins. They say their original ancestors were beings the descended from the Astral Plane into the Feywilds. Supposedly, their original home had been destroyed by some great war, and the ones who fled to the Feywilds were those of the losing sect. With them, they bought a special knack for abjuration magic. The runes on their body are usually signs of their ancestry, but some have adopted druidic symbols after having adapted to the Feywilds. They have only recently made contact with the Material Realm.

Society[edit]

They have no defining religion, but gladly adapt those of others by subtly hanging them. Their government is an aristocracy that is ethical in its own ways, seeing other societies as "other." Vasharians refer to themselves as "Vushaari". Their cities are famous for their gardens, which feature otherworldly hanging architecture and such. Usually, they exist in symbiosis with another species, given that they are amicable and sentient. Their magical practices focus exclusively on abjuration. Under stress, they undergo distinct personality changes, usually becoming either meek or hostile.

Vasharian Names[edit]

Vasharians use Sylvan, having adapted to the Feywild language. In Sylvan, c represents the "tʃ" sound and dh represents the "ð" sound.

Male: Darshan, Ekram, Gautam, Girish, Kakar, Hasin, Hiranyagarva, Inder, Pandu, Ranyan, Sajag, Saurav, Shaktar, Som

Female: Aja, Candra, Gatha, Ishani, Kavindra, Keasava, Khari, Kroda, Manju, Modi, Patla, Pinga, Radha, Sauj, Trisna, Varana

Surname: Balla, Bandari, Cima, Fadnavis, Ganju, Khopkar, Mohabir, Mukhopadhyai, Nair, Priyamkara, Samantaka, Thakur, Verma

Vasharian Traits[edit]

A race of humanoids originally from the Astral Plane with otherworldly magic.
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2, and your either Intelligence or Wisdom score increases by 1.
Age. Vasharians mature at the age of 20 and live no longer than 150 years.
Alignment. Vasharians vary greatly in morality when it comes to good and evil, but most of them simply prefer order over right, wrong, or chaos. They are generally lawful neutral.
Size. Vasharians usually range between 5 and 7 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Astral Arcana. The otherworldly magic that flows in your blood allows you to call upon your ancestors for power. You can cast the virtue cantrip without material components. Starting at 3rd level, you can cast protective barrier as a 1st-level spell once, without material components, regaining use after you finish a long rest. Starting at 5th level, you can cast warding bond as a 2nd-level spell once, without material components, regaining use after you finish a long rest. Your spellcasting modifier for these spells is Charisma.
True Vision. Due to your lineage, you have advantage in Wisdom (Perception) checks to see through illusions.
Garden Knowledge. To grow their gardens, vasharians are very good at understanding plants. You are proficient in the Nature skill.
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.
Fey Ward. The nature of the Feywilds has imprinted on you. Magic cannot put you to sleep.
Languages. You can speak read and write in Common and Sylvan.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
4′ 8″ +4d8 100 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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


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