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Erinyesi

Erinyesi are humanoids descended from a human or elf and an erinyes, a devilish fiend of the Hells. Sometimes these relations come about through infernal pacts, with the humanoid selling their soul in exchange for power, a trade that corrupts their bloodline for generations to come. Other times, the offspring is the result of fiendish corruption of a more direct and carnal sort. Erinyesi are those humanoids that result from one or the other of these interactions.

Ancestral Traits

Erinyesi appear human or perhaps elven, but they usually have deep red or black hair and eyes. Most striking are their deep red or black wings, which match their other coloring.

Their skin can be a variety of hues but is always pristine and healthy. They sometimes features horns and tails, but just as often do not. Erinyesi tend to have certain traits.

Age. Erinyesi mature at the same rate as humans, but live substantially longer, upwards to three hundred years.

Size. Erinyesi are the same size and weight of humans. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Infernal Heritage. Fiendish blood runs in your veins, giving you devilish familiarity with fire. You are resistant to fire damage.

Devilish Wings. Erinyesi are born with feathery wings that resemble an angel’s, or rather, one that has fallen from grace. You have a flying speed equal to your current speed, though only for short distances. You may remain aloft for up to 1 hour per day, all at once or in several shorter flights. You regain the hour of flying time when you complete a long rest.

Cultural Traits

Erinyesi communities are rare, but several exist near major cities, where they interact with tieflings, treating them as cousins. Their communities pride themselves on their selfsufficiency and the ability to defend their territory, often adopting a martial atmosphere. Indeed, erinyesi community members drill long hours throughout their youth and adulthood, learning the ways of battle, how to tend to armor, and more. Whether this militaristic culture is inherited from their fiendish forebears or a product of some past oppression or experience is unknown. Those raised in erinyesi communities share the following traits.

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

Alignment. Erinyesi communities feel like military encampments to outsiders, with strict and orderly behaviors, compete with a morning reveille. These communities are lawful.

Erinyesi Troop Training. Erinyesi communities pride themselves on their discipline and training. You have proficiency with the longsword and longbow, as well as with medium and heavy armor.

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

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