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Storm Celestial

If not for their wings, most storm celestials would have the appearance of a slender human. No two storm celestials share the same pair of wings, as they can vary wildly from slender and sleek to plump and fluffy. Each takes considerable pride in their wings. To fly is to contribute to society. However, storm celestial society ranges from small villages to wandering the world in isolation. The moment a storm celestial loses the ability to fly is said to be a bad omen for anyone who witnesses the misfortune.

Fly with Us

Storm celestials are perhaps the oldest of all common folk, as stories of winged humanoids exist in ancient stories from across the land. Many fables and legends tell of the wise old celestial tricking a young hero into improving themselves through arduous work.

Rarely does a storm celestial seek out attention, as they would typically prefer to offer guidance or advice from afar. However, when a storm celestial does yearn for adventure, their steadfast sense of direction makes for a headstrong and capable companion.

Despite their nomadic tendencies, storm celestials are always fascinated by the advancements of civilization as well as watching others experience the joy of flight for the first time.

Names

Male: Cardinal, Cygnus, Kirk, Venturius

Female: Aisaka, Apus, Tomoe

Storm Celestial Traits

Your storm celestial character has certain traits in common with all other storm celestials.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2.
  • Age. Storm celestials have no concept of childhood or adulthood, as they expect anyone with the ability to fly to be able to contribute to society. Hatchlings typically fly after a few years and storm celestials generally live up to a century.
  • Alignment. Storm celestials are most often good, with the belief that common folk are always born good and only turn to evil due to the forces of nature. Those who tend toward chaos typically reject society in pursuit of self-exploration, and those who tend toward law prefer a communal lifestyle where everyone works toward the betterment of the community.
  • Size. Storm celestials stand between 5 and 6 feet tall with wings that can extend farther. They are typically lightweight as they rarely weigh over 100 pounds to ease their flight. Your size is medium.
  • Speed. Your gait is slow and elegant. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
  • Flight. You have a fly speed of 30 feet. To use this speed, you can’t be wearing medium or heavy armor.
  • Languages. You can speak Common and Celestial. Storm celestials are not known for their ability to read or write, as they pass on their traditions and culture through song and spoken poems. They speak in a haughty manner and are known for their excessive use of adjectives and for using fancy words any chance they can squeeze one into a conversation.
  • Meteorosensitive. You can accurately predict the weather up to 24 hours in the future in an area up 10 miles away.
  • Conditional Form. Storm celestials are deeply tied to the world’s weather patterns, and their traits can change with the climate. Typically, tendencies are linked to the type of wings they display: gray or white. While some prefer to stay in small tightly-knit communities where they can observe an area changing over time, many choose to wander by themselves while chasing interesting storms. You start as either a gray-winged or white-winged celestial, and gain those traits. Whenever the weather changes, you can choose to molt your wings over the course of a long rest. If you do so, you can choose to lose the traits of your current form and gain the traits of the other.

Gray-Winged

As a gray-winged celestial, you have the blessing of the moon and are drawn to the power of storms.

You are more inclined to push your physical limits and stretch your wings to the edge of their abilities. Others may find your actions strange, as you feel a sense of inner peace when flying through a tempest.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.
  • Storm Rider. You can use your flying speed while wearing medium armor, but each foot you fly costs 2 feet of movement. You also gain resistance to lightning damage.
  • Bird’s Eye View (Gray). A gray-winged celestial has the keen senses needed to navigate through heavy clouds. You can see through heavily obscured areas created by non-magical fog, mists, and smoke as though they were lightly obscured and lightly obscured areas as though they were clear.

White-Winged

As a white-winged celestial you have the blessing of the sun and have a connection to days with clear weather and blue skies. The calm air lets you soar with great speed and perform deft aerial maneuvers. The openness of the skies calls you to push your mind to the limit and your soul is restless on an evening in which you did not learn something new.

  • Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
  • Invigorating Radiance. While in sunlight, you are considered proficient in the Investigation skill, and the time it takes to find gossip or research lore is halved.
  • Bird’s Eye View (White). A white-winged celestial has impeccable hand-eye coordination in the air. While you are flying, enemies cannot benefit from half or three-quarters cover against your ranged attacks.
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Galder’s Gazetteer Author(s) Matt Click, Gabe Hicks, Jess Ross