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Vulpine

Standing straight and with a look of mild disdain in their eyes, the fox-looking vulpines are not the most welcoming of people.

Extremely Secretive

The vulpine culture is one that is not widely known, mostly because of the near annihilation the race experienced at the hands of both elves and slavers. Due to this, much of their history has been lost, and the vulpines are not ready to forgive those who took their culture away from them. They have a great distaste towards elves, especially, but are unlikely to actively start trouble because of it. Vulpines are haughty, not stupid, and they know better than to start a fight if they think there is a chance of them losing. As a result, they prefer to keep everyone at arm’s length. This includes coming up with a fake name that they use in the presence of non-vulpine races. This distance to other people means it is much easier to continue to be angry with them.

Suspicious and Unwanted

Vulpines are generally disliked company in major cities, due to their notorious sour mood and nasty personality. They are likely to start trouble by simply staring daggers at some half-elf on the other side of the tavern bar, and then disappearing without a trace when the person in question has had enough.

They also usually make their living as spies and thieves, giving them yet another reason to be disliked. Vulpines seem to have embraced this expectation of their race, and have made it a point to take up undesirable work habits.

Vulpine Personality

Though they are arrogant, vulpines are also extremely loyal.

They are very clever creatures, and they rarely bond with anyone, even other vulpines. When they do connect to another person, vulpines are often reluctant to admit it, believing that the sense of familiarity they feel portrays weakness. They attempt to hide their true feelings behind sarcasm or insults, whichever comes more natural to the vulpine, but once they have bonded with someone they would do anything to protect them. Even if they don’t say it.

Vulpine Names. Vulpines are very secretive by nature and it is rare that they will tell anyone their real name. Instead, they pick a common name to use when among other races, and often present this 59 common name in a very sarcastic manner when asked to introduce themselves, almost as if they are mocking people for wanting to speak to them.

Their real names are often long and melodic, not unlike elven names.

Vulpine Female Names: Aylenthia, Eleshia, Isilyan, Miraris, Penelorie, Soranah

Vulpine Male Names: Ailmor, Eilanvohr, Leothern, Ruvyan, Vailyon, Zyllarihn

Common Names: Anna, Davie, Collin, Jack, Eva, Katherine, Linda, Mary, Tom, William

Vulpine Traits

As a vulpine, you have the following traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 2 and your Charisma score increases by 1.

Age. Vulpines are considered adult by age 15 and live a little longer than a century.

Alignment. Being intent on self-preservation, most vulpines tend towards chaotic alignments.

Size. Vulpines stand between 5 and 6 feet tall, and weigh between 100 and 150 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Devious. Having been disliked most of your life, you have become apt at hiding your emotions and reading the emotions of others. You are proficient in either the Deception or the Insight skill.

Keen Ears. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing.

Sharp Claws. Your claws are natural weapons. When you make an unarmed strike with your claws and hit with them, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier, instead of the bludgeoning damage normal for an unarmed strike.

Fox’s Cunning. You have a knack for recalling relevant information or finding kinks in the design of a hidden trap.

You can give yourself advantage one Intelligence check. Once you’ve used this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Vulpine, and one other language of your choice.

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Aaralyn’s Stolen Notes to Velea Copyright 2018 Anne Gregersen Author Anne Gregersen