Anutherite

Anutherite are beings from the Astral plane who have landed on Faerie. They have no society to speak of; each to their own, floating, riding, skipping, or drifting through the leadling heights and lowlands, hanging their capes where one happens to be.

Anutherites grow full grown from their Vanadium spring, which they bathe in for life to keep them functional. Their skin is fashioned of tiny, meshed links, fine as chain mail, of a metal that resembles silver, but which at the same time is iridescent and sparkling as glass. Yet the anutherites are alive and soft as flesh-and-bone. Their eyes are clear and yellow; their hair, a cascade of gossamer net. Anutherite garments, trim and shaped to their figure, are of some veil-like net.

On Anuther, beasts do not have the power of speech like in Oz, nor do they have the ability to even make sound. They must go soft and silently, according to the Law. Everything on Anuther is flat and grey (“greyling”). Anuther has zonitors; not trees, but tall shafts of metal to which they fasten nets when to sleep or rest. Underfoot they have network of various sizes and thicknesses with sprays of vanadium here and there. In their vanadium springs they freshen and renew themselves, and without bathing in them once a week, they stiffen and cease to move. Fortunately, vanadium is found in mineral water springs; anutherites who thrive in Faerie known the location of these springs, and often barter with other mineral-mining species (like middlings) to learn the locations of more. Anutherites who first come to Faerie are guided to where it rains vanadium, and later end up settling in Regalia, where the Queen has set up vanadium springs to accommodate their dependency. Anutherites speak the anutherite tongue, which has different words for similar concepts in Common. A “sonestor” is a week, an “earling” is morning, and a “ret” is rest. Anotherites call nice things “nite” and beautiful things “netiful.”

Traits

  • Ability Score Increase. Anutherites have a shimmering beauty that entrances and are surprisingly strong. Your Charisma score increases by 2 and your Strength increases by 1.
  • Age. Anutherites age at the same rate as humans.
  • Alignment. Anutherites are natural wanderers who find everything in Faerie quite interesting. They tend toward chaotic good.
  • Glow. You shed dim light in a 5 ft. radius. You can turn your glow on or off as a bonus action.
  • Languages. You can speak, read, and write Anutherite, Common, and Thundercolt.
  • Natural Armor. You have tough, chainmail-like skin. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC is 16 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield’s benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.
  • Size. Anutherite are the same size as humans. Your size is Medium.
  • Speed. Anutherite move just like a human does. You have a walking speed of 30 feet.
  • Vanadium Dependent. You don’t need to eat or drink, but must bathe in vanadium at least once a week. If you cannot find vanadium at the end of a week, you suffer exhaustion as if you were starving. Instead of dying at the 6th level of exhaustion, you become petrified instead.
  • Vanadium Scent. You can pinpoint, by scent, the location of vanadium within 300 feet.
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