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Squirrelfolk

Squirrelfolk are native to forests. They are nimble and athletic, spending their time in the branches above the forest floor. They love to hoard and stockpile food, using their cheek pouches to carry edibles as well as other items when they travel. Though they are mammals, they hatch from acorns laid by the females like eggs. They are easily startled, constantly afraid of natural predators. When adventuring, squirrelfolk are commonly assigned as scouts, if only to give their fellow adventurers a break from their energetic personalities.

Traits

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

Age. Squirrelfolk mature after about eight years. They rarely live more than three decades.

Alignment. Each squirrelfolk puts their personal feelings and concerns above those of others, but this selfishness manifests alongside a desire for fairness and a gentle spirit. Most squirrelfolk are chaotic good or chaotic neutral.

Rarity. Uncommon.

Size. Squirrelfolk stand about 3 1/2 feet tall and weigh around 40 pounds. Your size is Small.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Animal Mind. Although you are humanoid, you can add your proficiency bonus to saving throws against any effect that normally renders only humanoids charmed or frightened. If you have proficiency in such a saving throw, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these purposes.

Cheek Pouches. You have cheek pouches in which you can stow objects no larger than half a cubic foot and weighing no more than 1 pound. You can add your proficiency bonus to Dexterity (Sleight of Hand) checks to hide such an item in your cheek pouches. If you have proficiency in Sleight of Hand, your proficiency bonus is doubled for these purposes.

Tree Runner. You have proficiency in the Acrobatics and Athletics skills. When you attempt a check with either skill to balance, climb, or jump, you can roll ld4 and add the result to your total.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common.

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