5e SRD >Races >3rd Party Publisher Races >Arcanist Press LLP >

Vulcanen

Vulcanen are hairless humanoids with blue skin. Despite their love of knowledge and reputation as scholars, they do not know the story of their own origin, a fact which irritates many a vulcanen. Some speculate they were servants of a god of knowledge, while others believe they were created by a primordial culture of alchemists to assist with their experiments and research.

Ancestral Traits

Vulcanen are humanoid in size and shape, though they tend to be taller and thinner than the average human. They lack hair entirely on the bodies and their skin is a shade of blue, though the shade can range from light to dark. Their eyes are light crystal silvery blue and their ears are pointed. Because of this unique ancestry, you have certain traits.

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

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

Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.

Beings of Reason. Vulcanen are unusually stoic by birth, feeling emotions as much as anyone, but expressing them much less often, and more subtly, than others. You have advantage on Wisdom, Intelligence, and Charisma saving throws.

Cultural Traits

Vulcanen communities are intellectual refuges.

Children are educated in formal classrooms until well into adulthood, studying a dizzying array of topics. Social events often include disputations, formally structured intellectual engagements in which individuals take up different sides of an argument and make their case before the attending community members.

The only prize is social capital, but vulcanen see knowledge as an end in itself and relish the opportunity to learn. Even so, they express this excitement in the most muted way possible, preferring dispassionate and factual descriptions over emotional language and expression.

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

Alignment. Vulcanen communities value reason and knowledge above all else, leading them to favor law.

Intellectual. Members of vulcanen communities grow up studying a stunningly wide range of topics, leading them to know something about almost everything. Whenever you make a skill check that uses Intelligence, you may add half of your proficiency bonus, rounded down, to the result of the roll.

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

Section 15: Copyright Notice

More Ancestries & Cultures, Copyright 2020, Arcanist Press LLP.