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Owlbear Kin

Owlbear kin are the product of an errant wish spell that transformed an entire village into humanoid owlbears. A young sorcerer was on a quest to protect his village from an impending army’s advance when he discovered a wish scroll. On his journey back to his village to announce his success, he learned that the army had attacked and his village was desperately fighting to survive. In a panic, the foolish young man wished that his people were as strong and fierce as the land’s greatest predator, able to protect themselves for all time. As it happened, the fiercest predator in that area was the owlbear. And so, with a cataclysmic explosion of magic that forever rendered the sorcerer unable to cast such powerful magics again, the owlbear kin were born.

Ancestral Traits

Owlbear kin are human in shape and size, but their bodies are covered in fur and feathers. Their bodies resemble a feathered bear, while their faces resemble that of a furry owl, beak and all. Because of this unique ancestry, you have certain traits.

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

Size. Owlbear kin are hulking humanoids of impressive size, but they are still roughly humanoid in shape and size. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Senses. Darkvision. As part of their magical owlbear inheritance, owlbear kin can see well 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.

Keen Senses. Like the owlbear, owlbear kin have the sharp senses of a predator. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight and smell.

Beak and Claw. Owlbear kin have heavy claws and a tough, sharp beak. You can bite or scratch as an unarmed strike. On a hit, you deal piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.

Cultural Traits

Owlbear kin primarily reside in just a few communities, though which one is the original village has been lost to history. Those villages that form around owlbear kin tend to display the influences of those of owlbear kin ancestry, especially their predatory habits.

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

Alignment. Owlbear kin communities do not lean in any particular direction, but tend to favor the seasonal rhythms of nature. As such, they tend toward neutrality.

Predation. Owlbear kin communities practice wild game hunting. You are proficient in Perception and Survival.

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

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