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Antaean Homesteader

Large humanoid (antaean), neutral

Armor Class 13 (breastplate)
Hit Points 22 (3d10+6)
Speed 35 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
19 (+4) 8 (-1) 14 (+2) 12 (+1) 13 (+1) 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +6, Con +4
Skills Animal Handling +3, Perception +3
Tool Proficiencies Farmer’s Tools
Senses passive Perception 13
Languages Aigyptian, Giant
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

SPECIAL TRAITS

  • Child of the Earth. When in skin contact with earth, mud, stone, or sand, an Antaean receives a +2 bonus on all its saving throws. This can generally be assumed if the Antaean is barefoot on, or uses a bonus action to establish contact with, an appropriate surface.
  • Enhanced Strength. An Antaean has advantage on Strength ability checks and Strength saving throws.
  • Earth Magic. An Homesteader can cast the cantrip Druidcraft at will as a 3rd-level spellcaster. Its spell casting ability is Wisdom (spell save DC 11, +3 to hit with spell attacks).
  • Local Familiarity. An Homesteader has advantage on Insight, Perception, and Stealth skill checks made in or around the immediate vicinity of its farmstead or oasis and knows two secrets or obscure facts about it or the area around it.

ACTIONS

  • War Pick. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one creature. Hit: 9 (1d10+4) piercing damage.
  • Handaxe. Melee or Ranged Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft. or range 30/90 ft., one creature. Hit: 8 (1d8+4) slashing damage.
  • Sling. Ranged Weapon Attack: +1 to hit, range 45/180 ft., one creature. Hit: 7 (1d6+4) bludgeoning damage.

ABOUT

Antaeans are hulking, powerfully-built humanoids that tower seven to eight feet in height and which tend to have bronze or grey skin, dark hair, and bronze, silver, or copper eyes. They are descended from a legendary Giant who was slain by a somewhat more formidable demigod and have a reputation for being stoic and fearless.

Because of their Large size their weapons do greater base damage and have better range than those scaled for Human-sized people.

Antaeans Homesteaders are skilled at farming, employing a subtle earth magic to increase the fecundity of the land under their care, and are generally capable of dealing with the sorts of threats that can appear on the frontiers where they dwell. They tend to organize themselves into loose but orderly communities in which individuals strike a balance between autonomy and interaction with their neighbors, and where cooperation is exercised most profoundly in matters of survival (e.g., defense against attack).

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