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Soulbound

The soulbound are a race of humans who manifest their spirits as an animal companions.

Standard Racial Traits

Age. Soulbound humans reach adulthood in their late teens and live less than a century. Their soul companions age at the same rate.

Alignment. Soulbound humans tend toward no particular alignment. Soul companions often share their bonded human’s alignment and even personality traits.

Size. Soulbound humans vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Regardless of your position in that range, your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common. You can also speak the language of beasts, allowing you to verbally communicate with them. The knowledge and awareness of many beasts is limited by their intelligence, but at minimum, beasts can give you information about nearby locations and monsters, including whatever they can perceive or have perceived within the past day.

Dreamsight. While you sleep, you can perceive through your soulbound companion’s senses.

Ability Score Increase. One ability score of your choice increases by 1, and all of your soul companion’s ability scores increase by 1.

Kinship. You are proficient in the Animal Handling skill and add double your proficiency bonus to the check when interacting with Medium or smaller creatures.

Soulbond. You are born with a manifestation of your soul in animal form that serves as a companion. You may choose the form it takes when you create your character. It may be any beast of CR 1/8 or lower.

This soulbound creature is unshakably loyal, obeys your telepathic commands, and is immune to being charmed. Your soulbound companion can magically communicate simple ideas, emotions, and images telepathically with you.

In combat, your soulbound companion takes its turn immediately after yours. It has resistance to all types of damage, but whenever it takes damage you take the same amount of damage. Its hit point maximum is increased by 5 x your level. If slain, your soulbound companion’s body dissipates as mist, leaving behind no physical form. During a short rest it reappears, reforming from mist.

As an action, you can see through your soulbound companion’s eyes and hear what it hears until the start of your next turn, gaining the benefits of any special senses that the companion has. During this time, you are deaf and blind with regard to your own senses.

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