Arboreals are trees that have been elevated to sentience by powerful nature forces to act as emissaries on the forest’s behalf. They are born from the oldest of trees, those that have weathered storm and wildfire, a reward for having stood the test of time. Though they speak for nature, they are eager to travel to new lands and experience environments where plant life is unable to flourish, gathering new knowledge to share with their creators.


Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Age. Arboreals emerge into the world as adults and live to be 600 or more.

Alignment. An arboreal acts in accord with the ideal that one treats others as oneself wishes to be treated. Therefore, arboreals are often kind and patient, tending to neutral good.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. An arboreal stands nearly 8 feet tall and weighs around 400 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Heritage (Plant). You are humanoid, but you are considered to be a plant creature when it is detrimental for you.

Mighty. Calculate your carrying capacity and the weight you can drag, push, and lift as if you were Large.

Natural Weapons. Your woody appendages strike like clubs, and so your unarmed strikes can deal ld4 bludgeoning damage. Your natural weapons have the light and finesse weapon properties, and you have proficiency with them.

Plant Person. You need not eat, provided you have daily access to soil, sunlight, and adequate water (which you can drink through your feet). Lacking soil or sunlight, you can survive on normal food.

Regrow. You regain 1 extra Hit Die per day. Each time you spend a Hit Die, you regain 1 extra hit point. If you lose a limb, it regrows when you regain all your hit points.

Speak with Trees. As part of a short rest, you can enter a trance to listen to the trees near you. While you do so, you are unconscious. Trees within 30 feet of you pass on information about creatures that have passed, weather and other events, and anything the trees conceal or feel among their roots.

Wood-like. At 1st level, your hit point maximum increases by 1, and it increases by 1 every time you gain a level thereafter. In addition, you have resistance to piercing damage and vulnerability to fire damage.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Sylvan.

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