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Earthborn

Like the djinn-blessed and efreeti-touched, the earthborn ancestry originates in the congress of humanoids and genies, in this case, genies of elemental earth. The earth genies are not usually on good terms with mortal folk, but it does happen, occasionally, that one dallies with a human or elf for a time, perhaps out of love, or perhaps for some more selfish reason, such as greed, for earth genies tend to be greedy hoarders of wealth. The earthborn are therefore the descendants of these unions and carry aspects of earth genies to this day.

Ancestral Traits

Those born of the earth appear humanoid.

Their skin and hair feature earthen tones, with hues of tan, brown, or gray, matching the colors of sand, soil, or stone. They are most often broad-shouldered, solid people. Your earthborn character has several distinctive features due to this ancestry.

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

Size. Earthborn are human in size and shape, though tend to be short and strong. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Senses. Darkvision. Because their earth genie ancestors spent much time beneath the ground, earthborn can see in 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.

Steadfast. Earthborn are denser and heavier than most other creatures of their size, making them more difficult to knock down. You have advantage on Strength or Dexterity rolls to resist being knocked prone.

Stoneborn. Because their ancestors were creatures of elemental earth, earthborn are not vulnerable to petrification. You are immune to the petrified condition.

Cultural Traits

Earthborn communities are most often found in the mountains or beneath the earth in caverns. These communities are often dour places, with a tendency to resist change; indeed, a kind of inertia settles over most folks who dwell in these communities. This can lead to some conflict with visitors, or their own young people, who might wish for things to change more quickly than they do in such places. Whereas a young member of an earthborn community might complain about the intransigent nature of their community, an earthborn elder most often would praise this same conservatism, calling it wisdom.

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

Alignment. Earthborn communities are conservative, structured, and slow to change. As such, their communities tend toward law.

Elemental Magic. Earthborn communities feel a duty to pass along the magical traditions that their earthborn ancestral members learned from their forebears. You know the resistance cantrip and can cast it without its material component. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the grease spell once with this trait, without its material component. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the silence spell once with this trait. You regain the ability to cast these spells with this trait when you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

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

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