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The Pooka

Your bloodline comes from the peculiar and wily Pooka. Although Pooka are well known for their love of meddling in human affairs, that rarely extends to siring children. Nonetheless, their dalliance in your lineage has left you with powers and inclinations that they would find very entertaining. Pooka sorcerers are flamboyant individuals who are constantly looking for ways to express the intense emotions that their bloodline has filled them with.

This can come in the form of flashy jewelry, hair, and clothing, or more often in the form of elaborate pranks and lies that they perpetuate solely for their own delight. While every Pooka sorcerer is different, they all find themselves drawn to amusement and whimsy and enjoy creating drama and turmoil only to step back and watch it play out. This behavior makes it incredibly difficult for a Pooka sorcerer to find a permanent place among a steady group of friends, so when they finally find a party of interesting characters who are willing to put up with their games and cons, they will stick to them with a relentless loyalty that most would assume is contrary to their nature.

Few Pooka are known by name on the Prime Material, or by their real names in any case. You have the distinct privilege of knowing the identity of your progenitor and you carry some of their characteristics with you. Roll on the below chart to determine the physical and mental traits that have emerged from your unique bloodline.

Pooka Heritage
d6 Heritage Traits
2 Uffish-Stag. You’ve inherited their long, sinewy build and flair for the dramatic.
4 Frumious-Canid. You’ve inherited their second set of cat-like ears and their ardent need to deceive.
6 Mimsy-Newt. You’ve inherited their black lips and nails and fear of children and child-sized humanoids.

Pooka’s Influence

Starting at 1st level, your Pooka bloodline grants you greater abilities of guile and obfuscation. You gain proficiency in the Deception and Persuasion skills.

Additionally, when you cast a spell from the enchantment or illusion schools the targets of your spell have disadvantage on their saving throws. You can use this feature a number of times equal to your proficiency bonus, and you regain all expended uses when you finish a long rest.

Unseelie Magics

Your bloodline connection to the Pooka affords you some of their magic. Each spell counts as a sorcerer spell for you, but it doesn’t count against the number of sorcerer spells you know. These spells can’t be replaced when you gain a level in this class.

Pooka Spells
Sorcerer Level Spells
3rd arcanist’s magic aura, enthrall
7th conjure woodland beings, hallucinatory terrain

Duplicitous Glee

Starting at 6th level, your hijinks and trickery literally give you life. Whenever a creature fails the saving throw of an enchantment or illusion spell that you cast, you may spend 1 sorcery point. If you do, you gain temporary hit points equal to your Charisma modifier plus the level of spell.

Child of Forms

At 14th level, you gain some of the Pooka’s ability to hide their true self. When you cast disguise self it becomes your true form for the duration of the spell. The spell will hold up to any and all physical inspection and creatures using truesight will perceive the results of your spell as your original form.

Lord of Chance

Starting at 18th level, you become able to partially manifest and control the luck of the fey.

As a bonus action, you create a 30-foot radius aura of luck around yourself for 1 minute. While in the aura, your allies’ critical success range expands to 20 minus your Charisma modifier and hostile creatures’ critical failure range expands to 1 plus your Charisma modifier. Allies within the aura can reroll any damage die resulting in 1 and hostile creatures must reroll any damage die that hit their maximum result.

Additionally, while this is in effect you may spend 1 sorcery point to allow yourself or force a target creature within the aura to reroll an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw.

Once you use this feature, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Sorcerous Origin: The Pooka Copyright 2019 Underground Oracle Publishing; authors Jess Pendley and Keith Pendley

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