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Vinefolk

Vinefolk are humanoid plants that resemble a human-shaped mass of tightly-wound vines. Some say an ancient circle of druids created the vinefolk when they awakened an entire swamp. Others say that the vinefolk rose up from the swamp as defenders of all plantlife in the land. Still others speculate that vinefolk are in fact descended from vine blights that have gained freedom from the wicked forces that once controlled them.

Ancestral Traits

Vinefolk are humanoid in size and shape, but their bodies are made of living vegetative matter, like vines wound around mossy tree branches. Despite their plant nature, vinefolk have functioning hands, mouths, and vocal cords, and eat and drink as other humanoids do. Because of this unique ancestry, you have certain traits.

Age. Vinefolk sprout from a seed that two vine folk have fertilized. The seedling grows to adulthood in about five years and lives for about fifty years.

Size. Vinefolk are human sized. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

False Appearance. While the vinefolk remains motionless, it is indistinguishable from a tangle of vines.

Plant Nature. Vinefolk are living, sentient plant matter. Your creature type is Plant.

Tangled Vines. Vinefolk limbs are tangles of tough vines. When you attempt to grapple a target, you make the roll with advantage.

Cultural Traits

Vinefolk communities are usually found in swamps, where their members dwell in harmony with the environment around them. They are welcoming of any who share their values, warning those who would harm the environment not to bring their evil here. Often, vinefolk communities are led by a circle of swamp druids.

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

Alignment. Vinefolk communities tend to eschew divine magics, following druidic traditions that lean toward neutrality.

Plant Swamp Naturalists. Members of vinefolk communities make their homes in swamps and know them intimately. You have proficiency in Nature and Survival. You have advantage on such checks that concern the swamps.

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

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