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Wolf Folk, Arctic

Wolf folk have dwelled on the hills and plains and in the forests and mountains of the land for as long as records exist. Their origin is a mystery, though some say the wolf folk themselves descend from a god who has either hidden his or her own existence, or been locked away by the other gods.

Wolf Folk Ancestral Traits

Wolf folk are humanoid wolves, with black, gray, brown, or white fur. The walk upright and have humanoid limbs, but a distinctively lupine head. Most wolf folk have a growling undertone to their voices, though it need not sound menacing.

Most wolf folk share certain traits due to this ancestry.

Age. Wolf folk mature at the same rate as humans and live for about as long.

Size. Wolf folk are about the same size as humans. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Keen Hearing and Smell. Wolf folk retain the keen senses of their lupine ancestors. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing or smell.

Bite. Wolf folk also retain the strong jaws and sharp canine teeth of wolves, which you can use to make unarmed strikes. On a hit, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.

Arctic Wolf Folk Cultural Traits

Wolf folk communities, or packs, can take a variety of forms. In the arctic, these communities can usually be found in the valley forests, from which the village hunters make days-long forays out into the surrounding landscape to find food or to trade for goods. These communities value taking care of yourself and your kin.

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

Alignment. Wolf folk culture focuses on the pack above all else, which tends its members toward law.

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

Pack Tactics. You have advantage on an attack roll against a creature if at least one other wolf folk ally is within 5 feet of the creature and the ally isn’t incapacitated.

Arctic Survivalist. Arctic wolf folk communities teach their young how to survive in the harsh arctic climes. You have proficiency in Survival. Furthermore, whenever you make a check to find food or to protect yourself from the cold, you add double your proficiency bonus to the check, instead of your normal proficiency bonus.

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