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Sobekite

Sobekites are crocodilian humanoids that resemble anthropomorphic crocodiles. Scholars disagree about the origins of sobekites.

Some say they arrived from the elemental planes, originating in an unending swamp where the plane of water intersects with the plane of earth. The sobekites themselves say they were created as avatars of a primordial crocodilian deity name Sobek, a fierce warrior god who protected his worshippers, who dwelt in swamps and along great rivers.

Ancestral Traits

Sobekites resemble humanoids with crocodile heads, tails, and scales. Their arms and legs are humanoid in shape, though they are nevertheless covered in thick green scales like a crocodile’s. They are excellent swimmers and can hold their breath for extended periods of time, like their crocodile cousins. They also feature the strong and menacing jaws of the crocodile as well. Sobekites tend to have certain traits.

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

Size. Sobekites are as tall as humans and often muscular. You size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Hard Scales. Thick scales cover a sobekite’s body. 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.

Riverborn. Sobekites are at home in swamps and rivers. They are strong swimmers and share the powerful lungs of their animal kin. You can hold your breath for 15 minutes and have a swim speed equal to your speed.

Powerful Jaws. Sobekites has strong bites that can rend and grapple. You can bite as an unarmed strike. On a hit, you deal slashing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier. When you hit with a bite, you can attempt to grapple the foe as a bonus action.

Cultural Traits

Sobekite communities are most often found in swamps or along large rivers and deltas. These communities value martial prowess and see themselves are protectors of their territory.

Despite this, sobekite communities are relaxed places, where members often spend warm days lounging by the water and chatting casually. When they gather to hunt, however, they tend to be deadly serious. Those who grow up in sobekite communities have certain traits.

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

Alignment. Sobekite communities are orderly but relaxed. They lean toward neutrality.

Riverside Hunters. Sobekite communities practice ambush hunting and are especially good at such activities around and in water. You have proficiency in Stealth and roll with advantage when ambushing a foe in or around water.

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

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