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Leòmainn

The leòmainn are humanoids that resemble moth people. They are roughly human in height, though with a more delicate frame, and covered in short, soft fur in a variety of patterns and colors. They have humanoid facial features, with large, faceted eyes and two short, fuzzy antennae that sprout from their foreheads. Their arms and legs are a hybrid between mammalian and insectile, with bony joints and only three fingers and opposable thumbs. From their backs extend thin, papery wings with complex spots and patterns upon them.

Ancestral Traits

All leòmainn characters have certain traits.

Age. Leòmainn infants spend the first five years of their lives crawling on all fours, wingless. Then, for a year, they enter into a pupa, emerging as a young adult that stands upright and extend their wings for the first time. They reach adulthood in 15 years and live to about 60 years.

Size. Leòmainns are roughly human in height but weigh much less, probably around 80 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. You have a speed of 30 feet.

Delicate Wings. In addition, you have a flying speed equal to your current speed, but only if you are not wearing medium or heavy armor. At 1st level, you fall if you end your turn in the air with nothing holding you aloft. When you reach 5th level, you may remain aloft for up to 2 hours per day, all at once or in several shorter flights. You regain one hour of flying time when you complete a long rest.

Senses. Darkvision. Because their ancestors were likely nocturnal creatures, leòmainn have 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.

Lightwielders. Leòmainn have the ability to generate a warm and gentle light from their antennae. You can cast the light cantrip on your antennae.

Cultural Traits

Leòmainn communities often establish themselves in wooded areas. Their culture centers around a pastoral life of gathering vegetarian foods from the nearby terrain. In addition, they embrace the arts, with performances in which dancers twirl lights in patterns that engross their audiences. Members of leòmainn communities often decorate their fur with rings and spots, usually for cosmetic reasons, but the skill also lends itself to excellent camouflage. Citizens of leòmainn communities therefore tend to have certain traits.

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

Alignment. Leòmainn communities tend to be gentle spaces and their people natural peacemakers. They tend toward goodness.

Living off the Land. Because of their natural gathering diets, leòmainn excel at finding food and their way in the wild. You have proficiency in the Survival skill.

Masters of Disguise. Leòmainn villages regularly utilize make-up for cosmetic and other purposes. You have proficiency in Disguise Kit.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

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