Yanme’e (5e Race)

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Yanme’e[edit]

"Drones aren’t brave; they’re just incapable of feeling fear.”

Bungie

Physical Description[edit]

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2 Yanme’e in a sewer.

The Yanme’e, though resembling such creatures, are not true insects. Their body is broken up into three portions, including a head, cephalothorax, thorax, pelvis and abdomen. Their legs are waxy and leaflike, with two pairs attached to their lower body. Their glossy carapace keeps them from standing completely upright, and when it is attempt, their lower legs stack on eachother. Their chitin takes shades of green, yellow, gold, copper, brown, and occasionally crimson depending on their age. Their wings are transparent, save for numerous veins spreading outward.

History[edit]

Due to their hive structure, the Yanme’e never advanced past basic machinery. They partook in a short war against the Covenant, quickly becoming a vassal race. Once in, the San’Shyuum and High Council became their ideological “Queens“, giving them perfect control of every Yanme’e. Despite their total, unquestioning induction into the Covenant, none partake in social or political norms, making them the perfect Covenant race to be used as disposable, effective soldiers.

Society[edit]

The Yanme’e are eusocial. They are ruled by a single, unquestionable reproductive female queen who is assisted by multiple reproductive, wingless males. After their induction into the Covenant, the San’Shyuum took the political roll of queens, though the biological queens still exist in order to propagate the species. Despite being a sentient race, due to their insect-like nature, any Yanme’e not exclusively dedicated to caring for the queen act as workers or soldiers who work at all times except to sleep and eat. A handful of “Unmutuals” have been known to exist. These Yanme’e are unable to work in conjunction with the hive and are exclusively capable of independent thought. They are treated as criminals by the Covenant and have been known to go on rampages, destroying hives, crushing eggs, and murdering their own kind, though this is not necessarily inevitable.

Yanme’e Names[edit]

Due to the fact that most races can not pronounce Yanme’e names, they tend to respond to syllabic recreations and descriptions of unique physical traits.

Names:Hopalong, Clickiclack, Eeeskr, Vrrcli, Pidipap, Goldy, Wing-and-a-Half

Yanme’e Traits[edit]

Disposable soldiers capable of flight.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Due to their insectoid nature, they only live to be an average of 50 years old, coming of age in 6 months.
Alignment. Due to their hive-like society, Yanme’e are almost always lawful.
Size. If they were capable of standing upright, Yanme’e would be roughly As tall as a human. Your size is Small.
Speed. You have a climbing speed of 35 feet and a flying speed of 25 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.
Brittle Carapace. When you aren't wearing armor, your AC is 11 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield's benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common, Deep Speech, and Yanme’e. The Yanme’e language is comprised of loud clicks and shrill screeches created by rubbing their waxy legs together.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base
Height
Height
Modifier*
Base
Weight
Weight
Modifier**
3′ 6″ +2d12 150 lb. × (1d6) lb.

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


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