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Legionary Hobgoblin

Hobgoblins are frequently found as part of mercenary companies, usually individuals who have fled from battle and were unwilling to return to their commander to face punishment. Groups of these deserters may band together, but it is just as common for individuals to wander until they find work which suits them.

Hobgoblins are pragmatic and cold, with little in the way of the passions that rule other races. While most view them as surly and humorless, it is common for them to possess a dry, blunt wit, particularly in the face of battle, and they are stalwart allies to those who have earned their loyalty.

Legionary Hobgoblin Traits

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

Age. Hobgoblins have similar lifespans to humans, but become physically mature a little quicker, usually around the age of 14.

Alignment. Hobgoblins are almost exclusively lawful, having been born and bred to follow the commands of their superiors and expect unquestioned loyalty from their subordinates.

Size. Hobgoblins average five-and-a-half to six feet tall, and have a lean, athletic build, weighing around 175 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Darkvision. Coming from goblinoid stock, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Formation Fighting. You are trained to fight in close formations where each soldier is responsible for the defense of those around them. When you are wielding a melee weapon and aren’t incapacitated, allies within five feet of you gain a +1 bonus to their AC.

Hobgoblin Training. You have proficiency with light and medium armor, longswords, short swords, and spears.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Goblin and one other language of your choice. The hobgoblin dialect is short and sharp, but allows for more complexity than basic Goblin.

Many hobgoblins also speak Common in order to better give instruction to slaves and negotiate surrender with enemies.

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