I decided to create a race with characteristics of a naga and humanoid. This will be a Pathfinder advanced player race with average to advanced RP.
I will be taking my information from recorded legends of this race. One of my major points will be that the serpent races are all related so will be considered one race, that is separated by clan/caste. (ex: naga, yuan-ti, serpentfolk, maralith, lamia, etc). Nobles will be able to shift to full human or any stage in between.
Deva-Nagaru (People of the Snake)
Before the Chaos Wars, Naga were a serpent worshiping mountain tribe that lived on Nagloka (Nagpur). When the war was at its worst, during a snake dance, a wild magic storm hit. All the participants were affected. Some immediately, until the next full moon and a rare few didn’t have the trait appear but their children did. The mutation varied depending on the tribe, inclination and nearness to snakes. Because most nobles are dragon-blooded they eventually gained control and became shifters. Others show their serpent traits in appearance and temperament.
Their cousins on the other side of island in Slithoria (change), had a similar occurrence but with lizards during a lizard dance. They had a worst effect, because the predatory nature of the lizards was stronger and all but subsumed their humanity. Many of the lizardfolk became violent and warlike as a result.
So came the war. Lizard vs snake. Their draconic cousins on the nearby island of Dracoria eventually enforced a peace before their mutual destruction. They created a neutral zone around the holy lake of Takshila. The Goddess Devangara created the winged naga in her image to be protectors of the peace around the holy lake.
The seven tribes are as follows (add subtype as needed):
- Marindara: Any N, eel or see snake lower body, humanoid upper. small-medium.
- Nagan: N-NG, fully scaled, snake-headed humanoids. small-large
- Quezl-Nagan: N-NG, fully scaled, rainbow colored winged (feathers) snake. small-large
- Maralith: Any-partial to fully scaled humanoid upper body with snake head, un-scaled lower humanoid body. small-medium
- Yuan-ti: Any-N, fully scaled humanoid upper body with snake head, scaled lower snake body. small-medium
- Lamia: NG-N, humanoid upper body, snake lower. small-medium
- Noble: Any N, can look or shift to any of the above or a combination off traits. Many show dragonblood traits as well. small-medium
See later posts for more on the seven tribes.
This is a vintage Ral Partha Elven rogue with a scimitar, coin pouch, studded leather and a cloak. My husband flocked the base.
I found a progenitor to my Atlantean race. They are the Anunnaki from the new Pathfinder Bestiary 5. They will be NPCs because they are Mythic.
Here is a link to the d20pfsrd for them. Some of the abilities that I really like are:
- bestow knowledge
- mimetic memory
- morphic anatomy
- morphic body
- psychic warding
These are perfect abilities for the Atlantean biomancers. The Devolution ability makes the degeneration of humans in my campaign possible.
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Wild Halfling 12 RP
Small humanoid (Halfling)
- +2 Dexterity, +2 Constitution, -2 Charisma (0 RP)
- Type: Wild Halflings are humanoids with the halfling subtype. (0 RP)
- Small: Wild Halflings gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks. Small races have a space of 5 feet by 5 feet and a reach of 5 feet. (0 RP)
- Standard Speed: Wild Halflings have a base speed 30 feet (0 RP)
- Darkvision: Wild Halflings can see in the dark up to 60 ft. (2 RP)
- Telepathic: Wild Halflings can communicate telepathically with any creature within 30’ + 10’/2 levels, just as if speaking to him or her. The halfling can only speak and listen to one person at a time, and he must share a common language with the person or creature he speaks to telepathically, otherwise the telepathic link fails. (3 RP)
- Mute: Wild Halflings are unable to speak vocally. (-1 RP)
- Keen Senses: Wild Halflings gain a +2 racial bonus to Perception skill checks. (2 RP)
- Fearless: Wild Halflings gain a +2 to all saving throws vs fear checks. They don’t even have a concept for fear, have no regard for injury or death. (1 RP)
- Skilled: Wild Halflings gain a +2 racial bonus to Acrobatics and Survival skill checks. (2 RP)
- Nature Bond: Wild Halflings gain on of the following abilities below: (2 RP)
- Animal Bond: Wild Halflings gain the ability to bond to a specific animal (as a Ranger animal companion).
- Animal Speech: Wild Halflings gain the ability to speak to any animal (as Wild Empathy).
- Wrangler: Wild Halflings gain a +2 racial bonus to handle animal skill checks.
- Stalker: Wild Halflings gain Perception and Stealth as class skills. (1 RP)
- Weapon Familiarity: Wild Halflings are skilled with any type of primitive weapon, but especially thrown or missile weapons. They gain a +1 to attack and may use their Dexterity modifier instead of Strength modifier for damage all rolls (+2 for thrown weapons, and add 20’ to the range). (2 RP)
- Xenophobic: Wild Halflings start with Halfling only. Bonus: Common, Elven, Saurian and Sylvan.
- They receive a -2 penalty to Diplomacy from other races. (-2 RP)
Alternate Racial Traits
- Scent: Wild Halflings gain the scent ability. Replaces skilled
- Bite: Wild Halflings gain the bite natural attack, 1d4 damage. Replaces a nature bond ability.
The halflings living on Dinoterra are tribal barbarians that ride raptors. Their favorite prey is T-Rex, but they’ll eat any meat.
They are mostly a reclusive and secretive people, with a silent language that merges psionics, sign and body language. A few Rangers and Druids have been able to have a limited conversation with Wild Empathy.
Today’s Figure of the Week is a humanoid fox figure that can portray either a kitsune or some other dog-like anthropomorphic race. This is a female figure with sparse clothing and no shoes, she is
crouched down with her tail wrapped around her lower leg. While she is wielding either a long knife or a Shortsword, she’s wearing no armor or shoes. Because she is shaped like a fox I colored her the same way.
After some research, I found out that she is a reaper miniature called the Handmaiden of Keskuru (were- fox form). Item 14591 by Patrick Keith.
This figure can be used with any game that uses a werefox, kitsune, Lupin race or any type of similar creatures.
Kangu (12 RP)
Medium Humanoid (kangu)
- +2 Dexterity, -2 Intelligent or Wisdom (0 RP)
- Humanoid: Kangu are humanoid with the Kangu subtype. (0 RP)
- Medium size: Kangu are medium so have no bonuses or penalties due to their size. (0 RP)
- Standard Speed: Kangu have a base speed of 30 feet (0 RP)
- Lowlight vision: Kangu can see twice as far as a race with normal vision in conditions of dim light. (1 RP)
- Keen Senses: A Kangu skittish heritage grants them Alertness as a racial feat (+4 Perception). (2 RP)
- Expert Leaper: When making jump checks, Kangu are always considered to have a running start. Also, when they deliberately fall, a DC 15 Acrobatics check allows them to ignore the first 20 feet fallen, instead of the first 10 feet. (2 RP)
- Tail Attack: Kangu have a long, muscular tail. This gives them the ability to give a painful slap for 1d6 + Strength modifier bludgeoning damage and gain the Weapon Focus feat with this Unarmed Attack. They gain no penalty by making this attack do subdual damage and are able to take trip attack as a feat. (3 RP)
- Thick Skin: Kangu have a thick hide, so gain a +1 Natural Armor bonus. (2 RP)
- Fleet Footed: Kangu receive Run as a bonus feat and a +2 racial bonus on initiative checks. (2 RP)
- Language Kangan and Common. Bonus: Elven, Gnome and Sylvan.(0 RP)
Alternate Racial Traits
- Feet of Fury (Ex) The large, powerful feet of a Kangu make effective weapons. All Kangu automatically receive the martial artist (unarmed attacks, 1d6) and weapon finesse (kick) feats and a +4 racial bonus to Jump checks. Replaces tail attack.
- Healthy: Kangu gain a +4 bonus on Fortitude saves against disease and poison, including magical diseases. Replaces thick skin.
- Sociable: When Kangu attempt to change a creature’s attitude with a Diplomacy check and fail by 5 or more, they can try to influence the creature a second time even if 24 hours have not passed. Replaces lowlight vision.
- Beguiling Liar: Kangu gain a +4 racial bonus on Bluff checks to convince an opponent that what they are saying is true when they tell a lie. Replaces fleet footed or healthy.
- Plains Runner: Kangu love to run, so gain a +4 to Constitution checks during a forced march. Replaces healthy.
Kangu live on Animus, mostly in valleys protected from most predators. They have a tribal society similar to the Aborigines of Australia. They Kangu are a humanoid kangaroo; they are cousins to the Lepi. They evolved in rainforests, but left their protection to begin a hunter-gatherer existence on the plains.
Kangu were once high-strung herbivores with a, “hair-trigger” fight or flight instinct that favored flight. They developed sensitive ears and sharp eyes to more easily escape predators. Whether it was from lack of food, population or predatory pressure, no one knows. They are now omnivores and excel in the martial arts. Because of their muscular legs similar to a kangaroo, they are great leapers and use them in their natural kick attacks.
Kangu fur comes mostly in shades of gray and brown, but other colors are known. They are very prolific, twins are common and have few enemies. They are marsupials, like kangaroos.