Thark are tall, four-armed bipedal alien beings native to Barsoom, the red moon of Genesis. Natural shapeshifters, thark were once the most populous race on Barsoom until a series of invasions and political turmoil disrupted their society.


Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score and your Constitution score each increase by 1.

Age. After being hatched, thark reach adulthood around age 4 or 5. They live around 70 years.

Alignment. Thark follow their religious and societal traditions, trying to stay hidden from the other warring races of the red moon Barsoom. They are typically lawful neutral.

Rarity. Rare.

Size. Thark stand between 7 and 8 feet tall with a slender frame. They weigh between 300 and 340 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Alter Self. You can cast the alter self spell. You regain the ability to cast this spell each time you finish a short or long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for it.

Four Arms. You have four arms and hands, and you can hold a corresponding number of items at the ready. Although these extra limbs allow you to wield more weapons, they don’t allow you to make more attacks than you might while wielding only two weapons.

Survivalist. You have proficiency in the Survival skill.

Warrior Training. You have proficiency with one weapon and with light armor.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Alien, as well as the unique Thark language.

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