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Devan

Devans are humanoids descended from celestials known as devas. These divine forebears were often tasked with spending time among mortals, disguised as one of them. In rare cases, such devas fell in love with mortals and had offspring with them, resulting in small communities of those who descend from such unions.

Ancestral Traits

Those of devan ancestry can vary in their appearance as widely as other humans, though their skin and eyes glow faintly with an otherworldly luster. This glow is not quite enough to cast light in the darkness, but it is noticeable to others.

Age. Devans mature at the same rate as humans, but live for somewhat longer, often to 150.

Size. Devans are human in size and shape. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Senses. Darkvision. Perhaps because of their lightborn heritage, devans can see despite the darkness. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Inner Radiance. Like their eyes and skin, devan blood also glows faintly, a sign that their bodies are replete with radiant energies. You have resistance to radiant damage. What’s more, when you take slashing or piercing damage from a creature you can see within 60 feet, you can use your Reaction to cast the hellish rebuke spell once with this trait, but the spell does radiant damage instead. You regain the ability to do so when you finish a short or long rest.

Cultural Traits

Devan communities most often celebrate their celestial heritage. As such, they feature temples to lawful good deities and have practices that celebrate the sunrise and spring. Such communities often have a strong clergy, even among those who live in these communities who are not of devan ancestry. Above all, these communities are known for taking in refugees and those who suffer.

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

Alignment. Devan communities usually pride themselves on their celestial heritage; as such, they more often lean toward law and goodness. There are notable exceptions, however, and individuals within these communities span all moralities.

Celestial Magic. Devan communities teach their young certain magics that hold a special place in their cultural heritage. You know the light cantrip and can cast it without its material component. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the cure wounds spell once with this trait. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the alter self spell once with this trait. You regain the ability to cast these spells with this trait when you finish a long rest. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Languages. You speak, read, and write Common and Celestial.

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