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Fox Folk

Fox folk are humanoid foxes that usually have red fur, large pointed ears, long, thin snouts, and a bushy tail.

Some fox folk have gray or even white fur, however. They are smaller and usually more agile than humans.

Ancestral Traits

Your fox folk character has several distinctive traits, thanks to your vulpine ancestry.

Age. Fox folk reach maturity by age 12 and live roughly 50 years.

Size. Fox folk are shorter and lighter than humans, averaging 4 to 5 feet in height and weighing roughly 80 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Senses. Darkvision. The nocturnal ancestry of foxes provides fox folk superior vision in dark and dim conditions. 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.

Vulpine Agility. Fox folk are nimble by nature. You have proficiency in the Acrobatics skill.

Cultural Traits

Quick on their feet and quicker with a word, members of fox folk communities are known for being high energy and mischievous. Indeed, a favorite pastime of younger members of fox folk communities are trickery.

This may be in part because most fox folk communities revere Reynard, the fox god who tricked the old wolf Isengrim. Fox folk villages and neighborhoods are found in any environment and are always welcoming, though guests should be on the lookout for tricks.

Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increase by 2 and your Charisma score by 1.

Alignment. Fox folk communities rarely if ever really punish those who break the law, if they do it in order to pull off a good trick.

Obviously, they tend away from lawfulness.

Vulpine Trickster Magic. Whether learned from Reynard himself or developed over centuries, the fox folk have passed on some magical acumen. You know the mage hand cantrip. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the invisibility spell once with this trait, without requiring a material component. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the suggestion spell once with this trait, without requiring a material component. You regain the ability to cast these spells when you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Languages. You know Common and Sylvan.

Sly as a… Like Reynard, most members of fox folk communities are clever wordsmiths. You have proficiency with the Deception skill.

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