Von Gacy (5e Race)

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Von Gacy[edit]

Ghoul with an unbridled haircut. Light resistance against metal.

Once living solely in the factories/crematoriums of a forgotten world, the Von Gacies were mostly tolerated by the inhabitants. If one was caught stealing precious cargo from the inhabitants, a swift death would follow. With the destruction of their world, they were scattered across the multiverse.

Physical Description[edit]

A Von Gacy. Source

These bipedal entities are mostly covered in a thin, white, downy fur that feels almost like velvet to the touch. Their teeth are molar-like are are mostly used to crush prey and small, edible particles into a fine powder or paste. Their legs are goat-like, and they are uncomfortable with walking on two legs as a result. Their most notable feature is their long braids, which can grow up to ten and a half feet long.


Although Von Gacies have no recollection of their creation, they were first created by an entity known as Enoch. They were indifferent to him, but stories of their previous life were passed down from generation to generation. The few stories that describe Enoch in detail describe him as an enormous, tubby, bald man with rosy cheeks, a business suit, and a cold and condescending nature. During this time, they lived in what they called 'the sugar factory', which they described as an enormous factory that was mostly operated by entities they called 'Elsen'. They state that the entities in this factory were kind and even indifferent to them, but if they caught you raiding supplies of a substance they call 'sugar', they would attack with very little chance of you getting out alive. According to them, this substance was created by burning the corpses of fallen Elsen and is highly addictive to living Elsen. At some point, they say that their 'world turned white', causing their world to be shattered, scattering its inhabitants across the multiverse.


Mostly scavengers, Von Gacies usually congregate in bands of up to six individuals for both protection and scavenging efficiency. Because of their nature, Von Gacies usually live in the sewers and alleys of cities and towns during the day, coming out to scavenge for materials and edible scraps at night, when it's unlikely that they'll be caught red-handed.

Von Gacy Names[edit]

Von Gacy names are usually very short, being only a couple syllables long and rarely having more than three. The names of Von Gacies that live in and around human settlements are usually Common or Elvish.

Male examples: Abel, Cole, Hast, Taen

Female examples: Beth, Jade, Lenna, Gweyir

Von Gacy Traits[edit]

Beings from another world whose hair can be used like whips.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Strength score increases by 1.
Age. Von Gacies mature at an age similar to humans. They live for about 100 to 150 years before they die of natural causes.
Alignment. Von Gacies are often assumed to have an evil nature due to their scavenging behavior, which often ends up with them stealing from a house accidentally left open. However, they are often chaotic neutral, true neutral, or lawful neutral.
Size. Von Gacies usually stand around 8 feet tall and vary widely with weight, ranging from 80 to 240 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Haircut Whip. Your long, whip-like hair is a natural weapon, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. As an action, you can shake your head in such a way that your hair becomes a whip. This attack has a reach of 10 feet and creatures that are hit take 1d6 bludgeoning damage.
Fallen Angel. As an action, you can run your claws through your hair and make an unarmed strike against a creature of your choice for 1d4 slashing damage plus 1d4 lightning damage. After you use this trait, you must finish a long rest before using it again.
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.
Bizarre Shape. You are unable to use normal armor unless it has been specially tailored for you. Armor made specifically for you takes 1.5 times as long to make than regular armor and costs 1.5 times more than the normal price.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Gacy, Common, and one other language of your choice. Gacy is a language mostly consisting of hissing, clicking teeth rhythmically, and odd head movements. It's hard to replicate by other races.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

7′ 9″ +1d12 80 lb. × (1d3) lb.

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

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