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Azer

Originating from the elemental plane of fire, azers are humanoid in shape and rough appearance only.

Azers are beings of elemental fire with heated metallic bodies. Fire roils within their metallic forms and spills out from their joints, eyes, and mouths, illuminating the area around them and keeping their metallic bodies burning hot to the touch.

Ancestral Traits

Your azer character has several distinctive features due to this planar ancestry.

Age. Azer are born as adults, formed of primordial steel from the elemental plane of fire. Their lifespans can span many centuries, until their metallic forms break down and their inner flames rejoin the fiery plane.

Size. Azers are shorter than humans and stockier, and weigh a good deal more due to their hollow metallic bodies, with an average weight of 500 lbs. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Metal Militia. Your body is made of ever-burning, shining metal, granting you an incredibly tough exterior. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC is 13 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use this score to determine your AC if worn armor would leave you with a lower score. You may benefit from a shield as normal.

Jump in the Fire. You are a fiery being encased in hot metal. You are immune to fire damage.

Fade to Black. Your inner flame burns constantly, casting bright light in a 10-foot radius and dim light for an additional 10 feet. When you die, this inner fire fades to darkness.

Fight Fire with Fire. A creature that touches you or hits you with a melee attack while within 5 feet of it takes 1d4 fire damage.

Cultural Traits

Azer communities on the material plane are exceedingly rare, given that they hail from the elemental plane of fire. Still, there are a few such communities, even ones that welcome those of ancestries other than azer into their number. The cultures of these communities are nevertheless deeply connected to the azer ancestry, taking ubiquitous fire and light for granted and revering the art of blacksmithing above all else. Indeed, most culturally azer communities produce weapons and armor for trade with others as their primary means of survival.

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

Alignment. Azers respect the discipline of a skilled smith, but feel the chaotic energies of fire within them. Still, the rigid exteriors that those of azer ancestry possess contains the conflagration.

Perhaps it is for this reason that azer culture tends toward the lawful end of the spectrum.

Seek & Destroy. Everyone who spends sufficient time among azers eventually receives azer weapon training. You have proficiency with the mace, warhammer, war pick, and shield.

Damage Inc.. Azer culture values smithing ability above almost everything else. You have proficiency with Smith’s Tools.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Ignan.

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