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Faun

Fauns are a race of very social and friendly fey creatures that enjoy merriment, revelry, and games. Fauns are carefree and capricious, living hedonistic lives steeped in strong wine, gluttonous feasts, and wild debauchery. Fauns also protect the wild frontiers from malicious threats, exploitation, and invasion. They cooperate with humans and other fey in times of desperation, but otherwise rarely seek out assistance.

Wild and Bestial

Fawns are smaller than humans with lean, athletic bodies and tanned skin. A typical faun is around 6 feet tall and on average weighs 145 lbs. They are often confused for satyrs, as they look similar to their mischievous cousins. However, a faun’s horns are much smaller than a satyr’s, so small that they may be hidden under their curly hair. Fauns also have very human-like faces. The only thing that betrays their heritage is their legs, which are covered in thick goat hair and end in hooves. Fauns rarely wear anything more than a loin cloth, and they are rarely seen without their panpipes. Hunters usually carry a short bow or a spear. When dressed for war, fauns may wear armor and carry swords and shields.

Fauns are quick and light on their feet, like the winds that race through the open fields where they play. Frolicking and cavorting until the morning dawns, they thoroughly enjoy games, music, poetry, gossip, and freewheeling adventure.

Fauns can be unreliable, frivolous, and spontaneous. They enjoy ribald songs of misadventure and heart-felt eulogies for fallen heroes. Although they experience powerful emotions, these tumultuous feelings never last long.

Nomadic and Tribal

Fauns live in nomadic hunter/gatherer tribes that roam the wild lands of Thrace, Macedonia, and Scythia, roaming freely between hunting grounds, fishing holes, and groves of lush fruit trees, taking only what they need and spending most of their time relaxing and playing. They are very social and often visit with other fey as they travel. Their culture is rather lawless and disorganized, and their social structure has only a few specific roles. Bards and philosophers are common in most tribes, as are oracles and healers. A few fauns in each tribe consider themselves warriors or hunters, and there is usually a tribal leader. Most fauns, however, are nothing more than drunken revelers.

Every Day IS A New Adventure

Fauns are perhaps the most adventurous race, always looking for excitement and mischief. Their nomadic and free-spirited lifestyle often invites dramatic encounters. Easily bored, fauns are always happy to hunt chthonic beasts, explore new territory, or fend off barbaric invaders.

Faun Racial Traits

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

Age. Fauns mature much faster than humans, reaching adulthood after 15 years. On average, they live about 70 years.

Alignment. Fauns are usually chaotic in nature and more likely to be neutral or good than evil. They always worship the Olympian deities.

Size. Fauns average about five and a half feet tall and weigh about 145 pounds. Their size is Medium.

Speed. Fauns are very quick. Your base walking speed is 40 feet.

Enchanting Magic. You can cast the hideous laughter spell once with this trait and regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the sleep spell as a 2nd level spell once with this trait and regain the ability to do so when you finish a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Rapid Reflexes. You have advantage on all Dexterity saving throws against magic.

Talented Musician. Whenever you make a Charisma (performance) skill check to play music, you add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Sylvan and Koine Greek. Fauns rarely write anything down and most of them cannot read or write at all. (player characters can read and write, unless the GM decides otherwise). However, their culture has a rich oral tradition with countless epic poems, historical ballads, and wild drinking songs.

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