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Oxenfolk

Oxenfolk resemble humans with an ox head, complete with horns. Tales among those of oxenfolk ancestry relate that the oxenfolk descend from a mythical warrior king, though historians debate the veracity of this story. Indeed, one myth claims that the founder of the oxenfolk ancestry is an immortal guardian, standing at the entrance to the land of the dead.

Ancestral Traits

Your oxenfolk character has several distinctive traits.

Age. Oxenfolk live longer lives than humans, reaching adulthood at age 30 and living up to two centuries.

Size. Oxenfolk are somewhat taller and broadershouldered than humans. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Horns. You have ox horns on your head, which you can use as weapons to make unarmed strikes. On a hit, you deal piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.

Strong Back. When determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift, you count as one size larger. You also have advantage on rolls against gaining a level of exhaustion.

Cultural Traits

Oxenfolk communities are scattered, though history reports this was not always so. Most oxenfolk villages nowadays celebrate a history of military expertise and political independence.

Many oxenfolk communities also value the craft of the smith, as well as magics useful in battle.

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

Alignment. Oxenfolk culture values prowess in battle, but also independence of mind, so many of its people tend toward neutrality.

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

Combat Magic. Oxenfolk communities teach their young adults magics to aid in battle. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the fog cloud and shield spells once each with this trait. When you reach 5th level, you can cast the magic weapon spell once with this trait. You regain the ability to cast these spells when you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Weapon Mastery. You gain proficiency with smith’s tools gain proficiency with the battleaxe, glaive, longsword, and spear.

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