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Raptor Folk

Raptor folk are humanoids that resemble bipedal dinosaurs. They are roughly the size of human beings, though much more slender, with narrow torsos and long bony limbs. They have three fingers tipped with a talon on each hand. Covering their bodies are hard, metallic carapaces, which come to spiky points at their joints and the backs of their heads, though these head spikes are more prominent in males than females. Around their mouths are more bony plates that form mandibles of sorts as well, though they are not powerful enough to use as weapons.

Ancestral Traits

All raptor folk share certain traits due to this ancestry.

Age. Raptor folk have lifespans similar to humans.

Size. Raptor folk are about the same height as humans, though often a few inches taller, and their hard carapaces make up for their slender frames in terms of weight. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Metallic Carapace. Raptor folk bodies are covered in natural plates of metallic, bony armor. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC is 13 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use this score to determine your AC if worn armor would leave you with a lower score. You may benefit from a shield as normal.

Talons. You have sharp claws at the ends of your three fingers which you can use to make unarmed strikes. The talons deal 1d4 slashing damage plus your Strength modifier.

Cultural Traits

Raptor folk communities tend to focus on discipline, hierarchy, order, and military acumen. The members of these communities tend to adopt a strong sense of duty to their community, often causing them to put their duty before themselves. Indeed, most members of raptor folk communities serve in their armed forces at one point or another. If your character grew up in a raptor folk community, they would have the following traits.

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

Alignment. Raptor Folk culture is exceptionally hierarchical and militaristic, with a strong emphasis on lawfulness.

Raptor Folk Legion Training. Most raptor folk serve in their community’s military. You are proficient in the heavy crossbow, glaive, flail, and shield.

Battle Paint. Members of raptor folk communities often paint patterns onto the bony plates on their faces.

These patterns represent their clans and positions in raptor folk society. They also impress their enemies. You have proficiency in the Intimidation skill.

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

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