Homebrew Spotlight: Twigling


Medium Fey (fey) (16 RP)

Racial Traits

  • +2 Wisdom, +2 Constitution, -2 Strength (0 RP)
  • Fey: Twiglings are plant-like creatures with supernatural abilities and connections to nature with the Fey subtype. (2 RP)
    • Lowlight Vision: Twiglings can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. They retain the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions. Replaces carrion sense.
  • Medium: Twiglings are medium creatures with no special qualities due to size. (0 RP)
  • Slow Speed: Twiglings have a movement of 20 feet, (-1 RP)
  • Spores (light): Twiglings gain the ability to create dancing spores of light At-Will, as the spell dancing lights. (1 RP)
  • Entangling Vines: Twiglings gain the Improved Grapple feat and are able to grapple with opponents 1 size smaller or less. (6 RP)
  • Take Root: Twiglings gain the ability to take root 2/day to heal injuries as normal healing from sleep. (2 RP)
  • Woodland Stride (forest): Twiglings gain the ability to move through any sort of undergrowth (such as natural thorns, briars, overgrown areas, and similar terrain) at their normal speed and without taking damage or suffering any other impairment. Thorns, briars, and overgrown areas that have been magically manipulated to impede motion, however, still affect them. (2 RP)
  • Camouflage, greater: Twiglings are able to appear as a tree/shrub of their size. While in tree form, you can observe all that transpires around you just as if you were in your normal form, and your hit points and save bonuses remain unaffected. You gain a +10 natural armor bonus to AC but have an effective Dexterity score of 0 and a speed of 0 feet. You are immune to critical hits while in tree form. All clothing and gear carried or worn changes with you. You can dismiss tree shape as a free action (instead of as a standard action). (4 RP)
  • Language: Treespeach and Common. Bonus: Elven, Halfling, Gnome, and Sylvan. (0 RP)


Alternate Racial Traits

  • Thorn Growth: Twiglings gain a +2 racial bonus to AC and 1d6 damage (this is treated as armor spikes). Replaces thorn growth.
  • Life Infusion (heal): Twiglings gain the ability to heal 1d6 of damage 1/day + Wisdom modifier. Replaces spores (light).
  • Tree Step: Twiglings gain the ability to teleport from one tree to another. The trees you enter must be of the same kind, must be living, and must have girth at least equal to yours. By moving into an oak tree (for example), you instantly know the location of all other trees (of the same type) within transport range and may choose whether you want to pass into one or simply step back out of the tree you moved into. You may choose to pass to any tree of the appropriate kind within the transport range as shown in the following table. Replaces woodland stride.
Type of Tree Transport Range
Oak, ash, yew 3,000 feet
Elm, linden 2,000 feet
Other deciduous 1,500 feet
Any coniferous 1,000 feet
  • Enfolding Vines: Twiglings gain the ability to enfold themselves or others in a bubble of protection. Replaces entangling vines.
  • Impaling Vines: Twiglings gain the ability to stiffen their vines into spears, 1d8 damage, 2/day. Replaces camouflage, greater.


Twiglings are a younger form of treants [tree Ent], they are the shepherds of large swathes of forests, orchards, valleys, etc. Guardians of the Elven/Fey lands. When young they travel around patrolling and learning the skills needed to become Guardians.
Females mostly stay rooted and are like dryads/wood nymphs. Mating is done like trees (flowers and pollen), the young start as nuts that can be carried far afield to begin new Ent thickets; a cutting can also be planted to save a dying Ent.

Most twiglings have a short lifespan, 1/2 human years (around 40). When they pass their manhood ritual to become a Guardian, their life is extended to Elven years or as long as the forest needs protection. They are commonly pacifist but will defend their home, family, and innocents in need.

Below are variations of what a twigling can look like, of course, many others are possible.

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