Mimic Folk

Most mimic folk accept the belief that their ancestors were the products of some kind of magical experimentation, but no one knows for sure.

However it occurred, mimic folk are descended from some magical fusion of humans and mimics the shapeshifting monstrosities. In their natural form, mimic folk are amorphous in shape, with unique properties. For example, their bodies can flow like a liquid but, when pressed upon, become solid. Their skin is gray or purple or green, sticky, and coarse.

Mimic folk rarely display their natural forms, however, reserving that for only their most intimate relationships. Instead, they adopt a humanoid appearance, much like other shapeshifters do, choosing whatever humanoid appearance they prefer.

Ancestral Traits

Characters of mimic folk ancestry have the following traits.

Age. Mimic folk reach adulthood in 20 years and live to about 100 years.

Size. Mimic folk can vary from 5 to 8 feet tall, but their weight does not change with their size, remaining between 100 and 150 pounds. No matter what form you adopt, your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Shapechanger. You can use your action to polymorph into an object, another humanoid, or back into you true, amorphous form. Your statistics are the same in each form. Any equipment you are wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. You revert to your true form if you die.

False Appearance (Object Form Only). While you remain motionless, you are indistinguishable from an ordinary object.

Sticky Texture. When in your natural form, your skin is sticky to the touch. You have advantage on checks to grapple a foe.

Cultural Traits

Although rare, a few mimic folk communities exist.

Such groups use their shapeshifting abilities both for hunting and for leisure, with adults exploring their abilities and children playing serious games of hide and seek. Such communities are open, tolerant places, embracing its members’ identities and choices regardless of ancestry, appearance, sexuality, and gender.

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

Alignment. Mimic folk culture reflects the flexibility that mimic folk experience as a part of their natures, so they lean strongly away from law, adopting a truly open and tolerant attitude.

Ambush Hunters. Mimic folk can hide better than most. You have proficiency in the Stealth skill.

Persona. Mimic folk and those who grow up around them value putting their best face forward. You have proficiency on either Charisma (Persuasion) or (Deception) checks, your choice.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

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