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There are four dominant races in the Vale, each of which includes at least two subraces: gnomes, halflings, goblins and kobolds. For the most part, the four races live in peace; while there may be instances of racial stereotyping and mild intolerance in some communities, outright bigotry is rare. Each race is seen as filling an important role in the overall functioning of the Vale; these roles are not absolute, but are generally expected. For instance, most farmers are halflings; a kobold could pursue a life of farming if they wished, but this would be seen as mildly unusual.


The races rarely interbreed. They are not cross-fertile; a gnome and a goblin may choose to marry, but they cannot produce offspring. In most communities, such partnerships are regarded with little more than a raised eyebrow, and there is little racial prejudice; a halfling farmer is likely to be more suspicious of a halfling from another town than of the kobold who is his neighbor. A few may be more provincial. The four peoples were not always on peaceful terms, and old grudges linger for generations in remote places.

The Common Folk[edit]

Gnomes

The builders and warriors of the vale, the city-folk. Many gnomes become engineers or town guards, joining local militias, or hunting down bandits and dangerous wildlife. Gnomes are also found in jobs pertaining to knowledge, such as scholars, librarians, alchemists, and judges. Many craftsmen are gnomes, favoring work with stone, metal, and gems.

Halflings

They favor a more pastoral life, with many being farmers or animal-tenders. A great many halflings are craftsmen, often working with wood, leather, and textiles. While some halflings live in cities, they tend to prefer quiet country life.

Goblins

More rustic than halflings, many goblins pursue lives as hunters and herbalists. Many are merchants, traveling from town to town and trading their wares; and like gnomes, not a few goblins are warriors of one sort or another. They have a strong tradition as healers, and some are alchemists.

Kobolds

The most comfortable with life underground, and many work as miners. They also have a natural affinity for magic, and by extension arcane lore; many kobolds work as hedge wizards, teachers, and sages. Their knack for mechanics often leads kobolds to work with devices of all sorts, building and repairing them; the best crossbows are kobold-made. Finally, kobolds have a natural knack for bureaucracy, rivalled only by the gnomes.

Other Races[edit]

Elves

Tall and graceful, ageless and mysterious, the elves dwell in the vast and ancient Winterbole Forest. They stand twice the height of a halfling, with large, pointed ears, shining eyes, and an unearthly grace no tallfellow could match. Elves are an enigmatic folk, at once reserved and benevolent, possessed of powerful magic, but reluctant to stir beyond the borders of their land except in dire need. Though they once dwelled far and wide - indeed, ancient elven holts dot the denser forests of the Vale - they all withdrew into the Winterbole ages ago.

By the terms of the Fivefold League, no elf may own land anywhere within the boundaries of the Vale; they are, however, immune to all tolls and borders, and may travel freely wherever they wish. A handful of elves take advantage of this, wandering the Vale on their own mysterious business, occasionally renting a room at an inn and hiring locals to accomplish specific tasks for them. The Winterbole is their domain, but they are tolerant of those who live within the boundaries of the forest - several small communities of wood gnomes and woodwalker goblins - provided the small folk behave themselves.

Orcs

The denizens of the Stonemarch Mountains, orcs are the stuff of nightmares. These pig-faced humanoids are as tall as an elf, and twice as broad: massive, muscular creatures able to fling the stoutest gnome aside with little effort. Most of them time they live in the mountains in savage, stone-age communities, mostly warring amongst each other and occasionally sending small raiding parties into the Vale proper. Every effort to treat with orcs diplomatically has ended in failure; the creatures seem to be incurably violent, unable to interact with small folk as equals, and prone to gluttony and bloodshed.

Every so often, for reasons unknown, the normally-fractious orc tribes will unite and come rampaging into the Vale like a plague of humanoid locusts, devouring and destroying all in their path. These orcish incursions are greatly feared, and the folk of the Vale rely on the aid of the elves to repel them.

Unlike all other races, orcs never cease growing as they age; given sufficient food, an orc can swell to enormous size. These giant orcs, some reaching heights of ten feet or more, are known as ogres. Ogres are sometimes found wandering in the Vale, having perhaps been driven from their home communities. Ogres are defined by their gluttonous appetites; a well-fed ogre will even forego their usual penchant for violence. This is a dangerous bargain, as a single ogre can consume an entire day's harvest and come back for more the next day.

Frog-Folk

In the southwestern corner of the Vale, where the Harken Forest gives way to the Witchlight Fens, dwells a strange race of frog-people. Known variously as grungs or grippli, and occasionally called bullywugs by their neighbors, these creatures resemble humanoid frogs the size of a full-grown gnome. They are mostly insular, keeping to their own small swamp or forest communities, and occasionally trading or fighting with the swamp rat goblins. Some tribes are friendly to travelers, if cautious, while others are more aggressive and even hostile. They show no interest in joining the greater society of the Vale, being content to remain in their damp homes.


Gnomes[edit]

Tough and sturdy, gnomes take well to a variety of environments. They are the most common race in the Vale after the halflings.

Gnome Traits

  • Ability Score Increase: Your Intelligence score increases by two.
  • Age: Gnomes reach adulthood at age 30, and can live up to 250 years.
  • Size: Gnomes are between 3 and 4 feet tall and weigh around 40 pounds. Your size is Small
  • Speed: Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
  • Darkvision: Accustomed to life underground, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. 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.
  • Gnome Cunning: You have advantage on all Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma saves against magic.
  • Languages: You can read, speak, and write Common and Gnomish
  • Subrace: Choose the forest gnome, rock gnome, or whisper gnome subrace.

Forest Gnomes[edit]

Forest gnomes make their homes in woodlands, preferring younger forests with plenty of brush to the ancient elven woods. They make their livings as woodcutters, hunters and herbalists. Forest gnomes are closer to their fey ancestors than the other subraces, and are the most likely to learn the arcane arts. Forest gnomes have pale skin and brown or red hair; their eyes may be any shade. They are the shortest of the gnomes, rarely exceeding 3’ 6”.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by one.
  • Natural Illusionist. You know the Minor Illusion cantrip. Intelligence is your spellcasting modifier for it.
  • Speak with Small Beasts. Through sound and gestures, you may communicate simple ideas with Small or smaller beasts.

Rock Gnomes[edit]

Rock gnomes are stubborn and durable folk, almost as home underground as the kobolds. Tireless laborers, rock gnomes are often soldiers or guards. They have an affinity for earth magic. Rock gnomes stand 3’ 6” to 4’ in height, and their skin is light brown; their hair is usually brown or black, but redheads are not unknown.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by one.
  • Artificer's Lore. Whenever you make an Intelligence (History) check related to magical, alchemical, or technological items, you can add twice your proficiency bonus instead of any other proficiency bonus that may apply.
  • Earth Magic. You know the Mold Earth cantrip.

Whisper Gnomes[edit]

Unlike most other gnomes, whisper gnomes are quiet and reserved, eschewing the joys of music and tale-telling. Suspicious by nature, they fare poorly as entertainers but make excellent scouts and merchants. Most whisper gnomes prefer urban life to the perils of the wilderness. The tallest and most slender of the gnomes, whisper gnomes occasionally exceed 4’ (if only by an inch or two). They have pale skin and dark, dark hair and eyes.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by one.
  • Naturally Quiet. You are trained in the Stealth skill.
  • Silent Spells. You know the Mage Hand cantrip. Once you reach 3rd level, you can cast the Dissonant Whispers spell once with this trait as a 1st-level spell, and you regain the ability to cast it this way when you finish a long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Goblins[edit]

Goblins are the eternal outsiders, viewed with suspicion and rarely trusted. Despite this, they are no more prone to evil than any other race. They are said to be distant kin to the orcs of the mountains, but if this is true, the latter bear them no love.

Goblin Traits

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by two
  • Age. Goblins reach adulthood at age 15 and live up to 60 years.
  • Size. Goblins are between 3 and 4 feet tall and weigh between 40 and 80 pounds. Your size is Small.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 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.
  • Fury of the Small. When you damage a creature with an attack or a spell and the creature's size is larger than yours, you can cause the attack or spell to deal extra damage to the creature. The extra damage equals your level. Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you finish a short or long rest.
  • Nimble Escape. Attacks of opportunity that target you are made with disadvantage.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Goblin
  • Subrace. Choose the woodwalker, swamp rat, or wolfblood subrace.

Swamp Rat Goblins[edit]

The least-numerous of the goblin subraces, swamp rats dwell near water. Some live in marshes, others prefer the banks of ponds or rivers. They swim as easily as they walk, and seem immune to the diseases that fester in such places. Swamp rats are hunters and traders, often dealing in information. Swamp rats have muddy green skin, sometimes with a sickly-looking yellow tint, and brown or black hair. Their ears are disproportionately large, and their eyes are almost always green. The shortest of the goblins, they average 3’ in height.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by one.
  • Goblin Resilience. You have advantage on saving throws against diseases and poison, and you have resistance against poison damage.
  • Swim. You have a swimming speed of 30 feet.

Wolfblood Goblins[edit]

Fierce nomads with a warrior tradition, wolfblood goblins claim descent from a race of lupine beings. They are wolf-riders who fight with a fury equal to that of their mounts, and excel as messengers, soldiers, and bards. When the orcs invade or a monster ravages the land, it is the wolfblood goblins who are the first to answer the challenge. Wolfblood goblins have brownish-gray skin and gray or black hair, with yellow eyes like their wolf companions. They stand 3’ 6” to 4” in height.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by one.
  • Brave. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
  • Speak with Wolves. Through sound and gestures, you may communicate simple ideas with canines.

Woodwalker Goblins[edit]

At home in the woodlands, woodwalker goblins excel as hunters, trappers and scouts, though they sometimes come into conflict with forest gnomes. Woodwalker goblins average 3’ 6” in height, with gray-green skin and green-black hair. Their ears are large and pointed, and their noses long and beaklike. Their eyes are usually yellow or green.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by one.
  • Camouflage. You have advantage on Stealth checks made in a forest.
  • Natural Magic. You know the Druidcraft cantrip.

Halflings[edit]

Halflings are the most numerous of the races in the Vale, the “common folk” inasmuch as such a term can apply. They tend to prefer quiet, peaceful lives, and many are farmers or herders. Halflings avoid cities, but enjoy bustling towns.

Halfling Traits

  • Ability Score Increase: Your Dexterity score increases by two.
  • Age: A halfling reaches adulthood at the age of 20, but is not considered really grown up until 35 or so. Most live into the middle of their second century.
  • Size: Halflings average about 3 feet tall and weigh about 40 pounds. Your size is small.
  • Speed: Your walking speed is 25 feet.
  • Lucky: When you roll a 1 on an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw, you can reroll the die. You must use the new result, even if it is a 1.
  • Brave: You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
  • Nimble: You can move through the space of any creature that is of a size larger than yours.
  • Languages: You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.
  • Subrace: Choose the ghostwise, lightfoot, stout or tallfellow subrace.

Ghostwise Halflings[edit]

The rarest and least sociable of the halflings, ghostwise halflings have a reputation for silence and distrust that is not unearned. Unlike the others, they prefer a nomadic existence, wandering from town to town or region to region. They are viewed as rustic and untutored by their kin, and often clash with the wolfblood goblins. Ghostwise halflings stand 3’ 6” tall, with some rare individuals approaching 4’. They have dark brown to black hair, and brown or gray eyes; they are pale but tan easily.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom increases by one.
  • Speak Without Sound. You can communicate telepathically with anyone within 30’ with whom you share a language. Communicating in this manner takes as much mental focus as normal speech.

Lightfoot Halflings[edit]

The most numerous halfling subraces, the lightfoots are resourceful and clever, able to scrape a living out of nearly any circumstances. They favor a peaceful, agrarian existence, but can be surprisingly stubborn when pressed. Lightfoot halflings average 3’ 6” in height, with light brown skin that freckles easily in the sun. Their hair is usually some shade of brown or blonde, and their eyes can be blue or brown.

  • Ability Score Increase: Your Intelligence score increases by one.
  • Naturally Stealthy: You can attempt to hide even when you are obscured only by a creature that is at least one size larger than you.

Stout Halflings[edit]

Stout halflings are orderly and organized, preferring cities to the wilderness and orderly rows of crops to the vicissitudes of the hunt. They build to last, and are the stubbornest of halflings; where others might flee, stouts will stand and fight. It is said that stout halflings don’t seek out conflict, but neither do they avoid it. Stouts average 3’ 6” in height, with brown or red hair. Their eyes are usually blue or gray, and their skin the same light brown as their lightfoot kin.

  • Ability Score Increase: Your Constitution score increases by one.
  • Stout Resilience: You have advantage on saving throws against poison, and you have resistance against poison damage.

Tallfellow Halflings[edit]

Graceful and merry, tallfellow halflings are said to have a touch of elven blood in their veins. They are more adventurous than the lightfoots, prone to wandering and fascinated by songs, tales, and old lore. Many are bards, merchants, scouts or caravan guards. The tallest of the halflings, tallfellows approach 4’ and occasionally exceed it. Their skin is pale and their hair is usually light brown, red or blonde; their eyes are bright blue or green.

  • Ability Score Increase: Your Charisma score increases by one.
  • Magical Knack: You know one cantrip taken from the bard’s list. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for this cantrip.

Kobolds[edit]

Miners and mechanics, the kobolds are perhaps even more outsiders than the goblins. Although they work and trade peacefully with the other races, the kobolds are the only ones to dwell underground, preferring their mines and hidden halls to normal houses. They are cautious to the point of paranoia, protecting themselves and their valuables with traps and alarms, and while they are the shortest of the races, it is said that they have a dragon’s pride.

Kobold Traits

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma increases by two.
  • Age. Kobolds reach adulthood at age 16 and can live up to 120 years.
  • Size. Kobolds are between 2 and 3 feet tall and weigh between 25 and 35 pounds. Your size is Small.
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 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.
  • Trap Sense. You have advantage on saves made to avoid traps, and resistance to damage done by traps.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Draconic.
  • Subrace. Choose the canidas or draconis subrace.

Canidas Kobolds[edit]

The canidas kobolds share the same general body shape as their draconis cousins, but despite their hard scales, their faces greatly resemble those of small dogs - complete with whiskers. They have no unusual facility with magic, but are trapsmiths without equal; and while an individual canidas is small threat, they work together instinctively, swarming larger foes like ants. They are as adept at mining as their reptilian cousins, and are even more skilled at mechanisms, such as their beloved crossbows. Canidas kobolds stand between 2’ 6” and 3’ in height, just a few spare inches taller than their kin. Their scales are thicker than those of the draconis, but their heads and faces are scaleless. In coloration they are always some shade of brown, with large yellow or orange eyes.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity increases by one.
  • Natural Armor. You have tough scales and dense fur. When you aren't wearing armor, your AC is 13 + 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.
  • Tool Proficiency: You gain proficiency with the artisan's tools of your choice: smith's tools or mason's tools.
  • Stonecunning: Whenever you make an Intelligence (History) check related to the origin of stonework, you are considered proficient in the History skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.

Draconis Kobolds[edit]

The draconis kobolds claim to be descended from the great fire-breathing wyrms, and it is undeniable that they have a facility with magic. Draconis are the scholars of koboldkind, taking great pride in their mystical knowledge; they hoard books, scrolls, and minor magical devices. They are reptilian in appearance, with scale-covered bodies and long, crocodilian snouts; their coloration varies from shades of brown to dull orange and even red. They are the smallest race, averaging just 2’ 6” in height and rarely exceeding 3’. Their eyes may be red, yellow or orange.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence increases by one.
  • Arcane Lore. You are trained in Arcana.
  • Dragon-blooded. You know one cantrip of your choice from the sorcerer’s list.


Feats of the Smallfolk[edit]

Blinkling

Prerequisite: Halfling

You are a blinkling, a halfling with a magical connection to blink dogs. You have minor canine features, which may include floppy, fuzzy ears, dog-like whiskers, or a small tail. You gain the following abilities:

  • As a bonus action, you can magically teleport up to 30 feet to an unoccupied space you can see. Once you use this trait, you can't do so again until you finish a short or long rest.
  • You can cast blur on yourself. Once you use this trait, you can't do so again until you finish a long rest.


Born to Silence

Prerequisite: Whisper gnome

The silence that is your peoples’ heritage is especially pronounced in you. You possess a unique inner stillness which you can project out into the world. You gain the following benefits:

  • Double your proficiency bonus on Perception checks related to hearing and Stealth checks related to remaining silent.
  • You learn the sanctuary and silence spells and can cast either of them on yourself. Once you use this trait, you can't do so again until you finish a long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells.


Bountiful Luck

Prerequisite: Halfling

Your people have extraordinary luck, which you have learned to mystically lend to your companions when you see them falter. You’re not sure how you do it; you just wish it, and it happens. Surely a sign of fortune’s favor!

When an ally you can see within 30 feet of you rolls a 1 on the d20 for an attack roll, an ability check, or a saving throw, you can use your reaction to let the ally reroll the die. The ally must use the new roll.

When you use this ability, you can’t use your Lucky racial trait before the end of your next turn.


Critter Friend

Prerequisite: Forest gnome

Your friendship with animals mystically deepens. You gain the following benefits:

  • You gain proficiency in the Animal Handling skill. If you’re already proficient in it, your proficiency bonus is doubled for any check you make with it.
  • You learn the speak with animals spell and can cast it at will, without expending a spell slot. You also learn the animal friendship spell, and you can cast it once with this feat, without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast it in this way when you finish a long rest. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells.


Dragon Breath

Prerequisite: Kobold

The blood of dragons flows in your veins.

Choose an energy type: cold, fire, lightning or poison. You gain resistance to the selected energy type.

In addition, as an action, you can exhale destructive energy of the chosen type in a 15 ft cone. When you use your breath weapon, each creature in the area of the exhalation must make a Dexterity saving throw; the DC for this saving throw equals 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 2d8 damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increases to 3d8 at 6th level, 4d8 at 11th level, and 5d8 at 16th level. After you use your breath weapon, you can’t use it again until you complete a long rest.


Dragon Scholar

Prerequisite: Kobold

Your people have a connection with the great Dragon. You have learned to call upon the powerful magic of this great beast. You gain the following benefits.

  • Increase your Charisma, Wisdom or Intelligence by one, to a maximum of 20.
  • Double your proficiency bonus when making an Arcana or History check relating to dragons or serpents.
  • You learn the detect magic spell and can cast it once without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast it in this way when you finish a short or long rest.


Fade Away

Prerequisite: Gnome

Your people are clever, with a knack for illusion magic. You have learned a magical trick for fading away when you suffer harm. You gain the following benefits:

  • Increase your Dexterity or Intelligence score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • Immediately after you take damage, you can use a reaction to magically become invisible until the end of your next turn or until you attack, deal damage, or force someone to make a saving throw. Once you use this ability, you can’t do so again until you finish a short or long rest.


Forest-kith

Prerequisite: Woodwalker goblin

Your connection with the wilderness is deeper than most, giving you unique magical abilities. You gain the following benefits:

  • As an action, you can transform into a small bush. While in bush form you are indistinguishable from a normal bush and you have resistance to all damage except fire. You can perceive your surroundings normally while in bush form. You can remain in bush form for up to six hours and cannot take any actions except to return to goblin form as a bonus action. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.
  • You learn the entangle spell and can cast it once without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast it in this way when you finish a short or long rest.


Giantkiller

Prerequisite: Goblin

You are skilled at toppling enormous foes. You gain the following benefits:

  • Your Fury of the Small racial power now does an additional +2 damage for each size category the opponent is larger than you.
  • When attacking or casting a spell on a creature whose size is larger than yours, you can choose to either gain advantage on the attack roll, or impose disadvantage on the creature’s save. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.


Second Chance

Prerequisite: Halfling

Fortune favors you when someone tries to strike you. You gain the following benefits:

  • Increase your Dexterity, Constitution or Charisma score by 1, to a maximum of 20.
  • When a creature you can see hits you with an attack roll, you can use your reaction to force that creature to reroll. Once you use this ability, you can’t use it again until you roll initiative at the start of combat or until you finish a short or long rest.


Serpent's Tongue

Prerequisite: Kobold

You have a knack for cutting words and distracting antics. You gain the following benefits:

  • You gain proficiency in the Intimidate skill. If you are already proficient, you now add double your proficiency bonus to Intimidate checks.
  • As an action on your turn, you may taunt your enemies. Until the end of your next turn, your allies gain advantage on attack rolls against enemies within 10 feet of you that you can see. Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you finish a short or long rest.


Stoneblood

Prerequisite: Rock gnome

The elemental magic of earth is strong in you. You gain the following benefits.

  • You have advantage on saves vs any effect that would petrify you, as well as any earth- or rock-based effects.
  • Your movement is not slowed by rocky difficult terrain.
  • You learn the earth tremor spell and can cast it once without expending a spell slot. You regain the ability to cast it in this way when you finish a short or long rest.


Swamp Savvy

Prerequisite: Swamp rat goblin

The swamplands are your home, and you’re more comfortable there than anywhere else in the world. You gain the following benefits:

  • Your Constitution or Wisdom (your choice) increases by one, to a maximum of 20.
  • You are immune to the poisoned condition.
  • You have advantage on Survival rolls made in swampy terrain, and Handle Animal rolls made to interact with swamp-dwelling creatures.


Tibbit

You are a tibbit, a member of an ancient order of shapeshifters with the ability to assume the forms of cats. You gain the following benefits:

  • Your Dexterity or Charisma increases by one, to a maximum of 20.
  • Cat-form: As an action, you can polymorph into a normal cat or back into your true form. Your hit points do not change, and your equipment does not change with you. If you die, you revert to your natural appearance. While in cat form you have darkvision and advantage on Stealth checks, but cannot speak, attack, or use any items. Your cat-form is unique, and you always assume the same form when transforming. Once you have used this ability you cannot use it again until you finish a short or long rest. You can revert to your normal form as an action.
  • Speak with Cats. Through sound and gestures, you may communicate simple ideas with felines.


Trapsmith

Prerequisite: Kobold

You are a trap virtuoso, able to craft and set traps from the simplest of materials. You gain the following benefits:

  • Increase your Dexterity or Intelligence by one, to a maximum of 20.
  • You have advantage on all Investigation and Perception rolls made to detect traps.
  • If you have ten minutes and some basic materials (such as twine, sticks, and a knife), you can set a simple trap. Your trap covers an area no larger than 10’ by 10’ and has a DC (for both detecting and disabling) equal to 10 + your proficiency bonus. If triggered, your trap deals 2d6 damage to all in the area, with a Dexterity save (DC = 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Intelligence bonus) for half damage. This damage increases to 3d6 at 6th level, 4d6 at 10th level, and 5d6 at 14th level. Once you have used this ability you cannot use it again until you finish a short or long rest.


Wolfbrother

Prerequisite: Wolfblood goblin

You are especially close to the great wolves, and have learned many of their skills. You gain the following benefits:

  • Your Constitution score increases by one, to a maximum of 20.
  • You gain proficiency in the Survival skill. If you are already proficient, you now add double your proficiency bonus to Survival checks.
  • If you have nothing in either hand, you can use a bonus action to drop to all fours and move at a walking speed of 40 feet.