Post by ElvenScribe on Oct 11, 2017 15:24:20 GMT -5
So, I have been wanting to create a new kindred for awhile now for fun. And I've often like the idea of cat-like races that are a common trope in fantasy worlds (such as D&D's Tabaxi and the Khajiit from the Elder Scrolls). So, without further delay, here they are:
The Stahcsel are a cat-like kindred from another plane of existence. They mysterious appeared in Trollworld through a portal which they call "the moon pass". Their name in their own language means "people of the moon pass" which might indicate that they have renamed themselves. Which is in keeping with their history. Most Stahcsel don't remember anything after emerging through the "moon pass". Perhaps a few older Stahcsel possess knowledge of their pre-Trollworld history (but this is not confirmed). Physically they are similar in stature to humans with lithe, muscular bodies. Their human-like forms are covered with furr which ranges from dark grey to light yellow and often with spotted striped patterns. They have long cat like tails, cat-like heads, and ears. Their eyes are large and usually light green to blue in color. They are gifted with naturally high agility, can see in the dark, and have sharp, retractable claws on both their hands and feet. Their language (which is the same name as their race), is a growlish, mewing sound tongue. Many have come to learn the common tongue but they often do so with thick accents. They have natural life expectancies similar to humans. Magic fascinates them but they seem to have a difficult time understanding it. Even so, that has not prevented many from becoming rogues though there are few Stahcsel wizards. Many Stahcsel become adventurers as the race is possessed of a deep curiosity and wanderlust. Stahchsel communities are clannish, small, but generally friendly to outsiders and they have shown the ability to mix in well with diverse larger cities. Many Stahcsel become merchants as they tend to love brightly colored baubles and exotic objects. And, of course, they are exceptional hunters. Though they have natural weaponry they have adapted to using a variety of Trollworld weapons and armor. However, they prefer one handed, bladed weapons, light armor such as leather, and most refuse to use gunnes as they are too loud.
Attribute modifiers: ST x1.25, DX x1.5, INT x1, SP x1.5, CON x1, CHA x0.75 LK x0.75, WIZ x0.75
note: CHA is lower as the Stahcsel are a very unusual kindred making them hard to relate to (even though they are an attractive race), and LK is low as they tend to get into dangerous predicaments due to their strong, innate curiosity...yep, you know the saying.
Special abilities: Low Light Vision: like a perpetual cat's eye spell, claws and fangs: 2d6+1 lethal damage,
Racial talent: Heightened senses (hearing, smell, sight)