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Kamakiri are large sentient praying mantises. They are physical beings but live in both the Spirit and Mortal Planes. Though they are known for their peaceful ways, throughout history kamakiri have battled and survived some of worst evils.


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

Age. Kamakiri become adults after a decade. They can live several thousand years.

Alignment. Kamakiri seek peace and balance. Most are neutral good.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. Kamakiri stand 7 feet tall and weigh around 260 to 290 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness within the same range as if it were dim light. Absent even dim light, this vision is monochromatic.

Barbed Forearms. You have long barbed forearms, and so your unarmed strikes can deal ld4 piercing damage. This attack has the light and finesse weapon properties, and you have proficiency with it.

Carapace. Your chitin gives you additional protection from damage. At 1st level, your hit point maximum increases by 1, and it increases by 1 every time you gain a level thereafter.

Weak Wings. You have wings, but they aren’t yet strong enough to grant you full flight. Provided you have space double what you require (usually 10 feet), you can flap your wings to jump as if you had a 10-foot running start. If you can do so and have a 10-foot start, double the distance you jump. When you fall, provided you have double your space to open them, you can use your wings to slow your fall to 60 feet per round, taking no damage from falling. Also, for every 10 feet you fall, you can move 10 feet horizontally. Each foot you move horizontally this way counts as 1 foot of movement. You have access to the Improved Wings and Strong Wings feats (see Appendix A).

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

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