Vyklan (3.5e Race)
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Vykla are divided into two distinct groups, based on whether they have either turned evil, or stayed clear of darkness. They live in perfect harmony with the life energy of their home plane of Quroon, and are highly intelligent and attuned to magic. All Vykla seek to learn more about everything around them.
Vykla are essentially a cross between a dragonborn and just about any mammal, and can include multiple hybridizations. Vykla can range from around 4' to 7' tall, with their tail being about 2/3rds their height in length. They have very light, almost hollow bones, which make them weigh between 100 and 200 pounds. They are covered in an interspersed coat of fur and scales, which will grow or shrink depending on the environment. They have the talons of a bird, which aids in the gripping of sheer surfaces. They do have sharp retractable claws, but they are mostly for cleaning, be it prey they have hunted, or themselves. Every Vykla has an organ adjacent to their heart known as an Elox, which recieves, and amplifies, the life energy from their home plane. The organ manifests as a ball of glowing energy, with tendrils reaching out across the Vykla's body that give off light.
Vyklans get along rather well with most any species, but never really interact much except for adventurers and merchants to other planes, as they truly have no need to leave their own.
Quroonyx are any alignment but Evil, whereas Qurooneta are exclusively evil.
The Vykla's home plane of Quroon is a harsh living Plane, unforgiving of any life-form that enters it, thus they have evolved to handle nearly any environment, although the traditional homes they enjoy are jungles, allowing them to build sprawling treetop villages.
The only thing the Vykla would remotely 'worship' is the Quroon itself, as it is the source of their lives, and they are forever entwined with it. Qurooneta however believe in nothing but the search for greater power, and do not believe anything is greater than them.
Vykla can understand any language they hear by using the energy of their Elox to telepathically siphon knowledge from others.
Vykla have no true way of coming up with names, although most will be very obscure and difficult to pronounce, leading to many using simplified nicknames. Examples being Nuratai, Xyan, Railee, Byku.
- +2 Constitution, −1 Strength: Vykla survived on their harsh plane, adapting to have a much more durable frame. However, their usage of the Quroon has given them a slightly weakened muscular strength.
- Outsider: Originating from the home plane of Quroon, Vykla are counted as Outsiders.
- Medium: They get no bonuses pertaining to size.
- Vykla base land speed is 30 feet:
- Spell-Like Ability: —. Caster level is . The save DC is -based.
- Psi-Like Ability: —. Manifester level is . The save DC is -based.
- Automatic Languages: . Bonus Languages: .
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