Vegepygmy (5e Race)

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Physical Description[edit]

Standing normally around 2 to 4 feet tall Vegepgymies are usually green or gray with pale eyes. They have many strange vine and fungus growths over their entire body that can help define one Vegepygmie from another.


Vegepygmys are created by a dangerous fungus known as russet mold—creatures are slain by russet mold serve as incubators for the mold’s spores, and a day later, the dead body bursts to release fully grown vegepygmys. A vegepygmy has no real relation to the body from which it emerges, but the creature may yet retain a strange sort of reverence for its “birth corpse” and carry with it a grisly memento from the body, typically a few bones or teeth. Often, a vegepygmy uses such bones to craft a crude spear or some other weapon.


Vegepygmies, also called mold folk or moldies, are fungus creatures that inhabit dark areas that are warm and wet, including underground caves and dense forests where little sunlight penetrates. Although they prefer to eat fresh meat, bone, and blood, vegepygmies can absorb nutrients from the soil and many forms of organic matter, meaning that they rarely go hungry. A vegepygmy can hiss and make other noises by forcing air through its mouth, but it can't speak in a conventional sense. Among themselves, vegepygmies communicate by hissing, gestures, and rhythmic tapping on the body. Vegepygmies build and craft little; any gear they have is acquired from other creatures or built by copying simple construction they have witnessed. Vegepygmies are very superstitious and tend to fear the strangest of things, one of the things they fear the most is the chewing. Thinking it is a nature spirit who will smite them if they do not bring it offerings.

Vegepygmie Names[edit]

Vegepygmies true names are often an assortment of clicks and whistles so they adopt names in common to make it easier for humanoid creatures to communicate with them.

Examples: Chorn, Oslaire, Exeowine, Samyamire, Sewiwelas, Pheaf, Yeaf, Obrerdary, Oofrurfac, Aishrurshemus

Vegepygmie Traits[edit]

Short, thin, and green with tendrils of fungus which wrap and dangle around its arms, midsection, and legs.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity increases by 2, and your Constitution score increase by 1.
Age. Vegepygmies begin life fully matured and can live up to 60 years.
Alignment. Vegepygmies tend to keep to themselves and do not worry about other societies making most vegepygmies neutral. However, some can learn to understand different societies and adopt their ways.
Size. Vegepygmies stand 2 to 4 feet tall and weigh between 15 to 45 pounds. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 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.
Conductor. You are resistant to lightning damage.
Plant Camouflage.. You has advantage on Dexterity (Stealth) checks to hide in vegetation.
Claws. You have claws that are natural weapons, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. If you hit with them, you deal slashing damage equal to ld4 + your Strength modifier, instead of the bludgeoning damage normal for an unarmed strike.
Stealthy. You are proficient in the Stealth skill.
Languages. You can read and write Common but cannot speak it. You can only speak Vegepgymie which is a language that communicates via clicks and whistles.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Vegepygmie Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
2'00″ + 2d12 in 15 lb. 2d10 lb.

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