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Salamandrite

Salamandrites are humanoids who share an ancestry with salamanders, the fiery snakelike creatures from the elemental plane of fire.

How the salamandrites originally came to be is unknown. All that the salamandrites themselves know is that they came from the City of Brass with a legion of salamanders a century ago, during the incursion of an elemental lord. When the fire lord fell in battle, the salamandrites alone surrendered and were allowed to remain, no doubt in part due to their humanoid nature.

Ancestral Traits

Salamandrites are humanoids with scaly red skin and serpentine faces, with red, flaring spines around their faces, in ridges down the back of their heads, and along the sides of their arms and legs. Their skin is so hot that, in cold weather, it steams, and their eyes smolder like hot coals. Because of this fiery ancestry, you have certain traits.

Age. Salamandrites hatch from an egg in a clutch and mature to adulthood in ten years, living roughly fifty.

Size. Salamandrites are tall, slender humanoids. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Senses. Darkvision. As part of your fiery heritage, you 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.

Fiery Heritage. Salamandrites have a history on the elemental plane of fire. You have resistance to fire damage.

Heated Body. A creature that you choose that touches you or hits you with a melee attack while within 5 feet of you takes 3 (1d4) fire damage.

Cultural Traits

Salamandrite communities are most commonly encountered in hot environments, such as deserts or volcanically active mountainous regions. They pride themselves on their metal working, excelling in particular in the working of brass. This is most often the center of their trade, even leading many such communities to organize themselves around a brassworkers guild.

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

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

Salamandrite Weapon and Smith Training. Salamandrite communities have retained the weapons training they received in the elemental legions a century ago. You have proficiency with the spear and glaive, as well as with Smithing Tools.

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

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