Vidreans (5e Race)

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Vidrean[edit]

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A Vidrean in its Crystal, Source

A Vidrean is a creature that is born from a large magic crystal. All vidreans are adept in the art of spellcasting and related abilities. The greatest weakness of all Vidreans is their crystal, most crystals are located in a remote cave somewhere in the world, but if a vidrean's crystal is broken then the vidrean that came from it will cease to exist.

Physical Description[edit]

Vidreans are the same size and shape as average humans though are usually more lithe looking. Their skin is the same color as the crystal that they came from and is usually transparent just like the crystal. If someone tries to look through a Vidrean, they can usually see through as if looking through a prism. Vidreans do not always have hair, but when they do the hair is in pleats of solid crystal that does not grow so the hair they have when they form is the way it is. Vidrean eyes are points of light on their faces. They also do not have mouths, they have no need for regular food and they cannot speak, instead, they vibrate different sections of their internal crystalline structure which other races interpret as telepathy.

History[edit]

Despite being one of the oldest races in the world, vidreans are not very well known. They all generate from magic crystals that occur randomly and naturally in the world, mostly in caves. The largest of those caves are usually where cities are set up. When a cave has enough of the crystals a Vidrean will volunteer to stay there to help the newly formed Vidreans get ready to face the world.

Society[edit]

Many of the large cities in the caves work like living machines when there is an entire society of telepathic creatures they are able to work much more effectively. Those who choose to leave the Vidrean societies usually have no issue fitting into the larger cities where many races intermingle. Many like to try and find somewhere where they can practice their innate magical abilities, which will at times lead them to crime or illegal magic practice.

Vidrean Names[edit]

When in their home cities the Vidreans don't use names but instead call each other by a kind of numeric system. However, when they join any other society they will adopt a name suitable to the races they now live with or what they do in life. More times than not they will simply translate their numeric identity into the language of the race they now live with to make the transition easier.

Vidrean Traits[edit]

Life forms that generate themselves inside of large crystals. They're known for their innate magical abilities and many go on to be very powerful with magic.
Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Vidreans emerge from their crystals as fully grown adults of the species, there are no children in the vidrean race. They will live as long as their crystal is intact.
Alignment. Vidreans can adopt any alignment, it will usually depend on the life they choose when they leave their homes. The Vidrean cities are usually neutral.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Crystalline Body. The nature of your body gives you resistance to poison damage.
Innate Magic. You learn one cantrip of your choice from the wizard spell list. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for it.
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.
Crystal Sentinels. As you are made entirely of crystal, while unarmored your Armor Class is equal to 11 + your Constitution modifier. However, if a creature, spell or weapon deals additional damage to objects, such as the shatter spell, you are considered an object for that effect.
Limited Telepathy. You are able to communicate telepathically with creatures that you can see within 120 feet of you. You do not need to share a language with the creature for it to understand your telepathic utterances, but the creature must be able to understand at least one language.
Languages. Vidreans can understand Common and Primordial but cannot speak.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Vidreans Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5 ′ 6 ″ - 6 ' 6 " +2d4 150 lb. 10 x (1d8) lb.

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