Manos are a race of bizarre arachnotaur-like beings, covered in hands and supported by oversized fingers for legs. They are able to understand the fate of others by reading palms, though they can use different body parts if their subject lacks hands.


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

Age. Manos age as humans, reaching adulthood in their twenties. They live just under 200 years.

Alignment. Followers of the Invisible Hand of Fate, manos were meant to guide the Mortal Plane subtly and benevolently. They are neutral good.

Rarity. Mythical.

Size. Manos stand as tall as a centaur, around 7 feet but weighing less, at around 400 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 feet.

Good Grip. You can add your proficiency bonus to checks and saving throws against being grappled, shoved, or knocked prone. If you have proficiency in such a check or saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these purposes.

Handy Movement. You use only 5 feet of movement to stand up from prone, and you crawl at full speed. Moving through difficult terrain caused only by debris or low obstacles on the ground costs you no extra movement.

Heritage (Celestial). You are humanoid, but you are considered to be

Jumper. Double the distance you can jump.

Lend a Hand. You can use a bonus action to take the Help action to aid another creature with an ability check. If you take the Help action to distract a foe, you can grant two allies advantage on their attack rolls instead of one.

Palm Reader. Once you reach 7th level, you can cast divination without material components, and you can target another being, provided you are able to see the palm of that creature’s hand or a similar appendage. You regain the ability to cast divination each time you finish along rest.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Celestial. You also know how to Sign.

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