For a typical humanoid, the metaphorical book of her life is punctuated with a beginning, her birth, and an ending, her death. For a everborn, however, birth and death are but the opening and closing paragraphs of individual chapters in life, each chapter its own lifetime. Each everborn knows that her present life is but one of many incarnations. She has lived before as someone different, and will live again as someone new when her time in this life has ended. Across the ages of their many lives, everborn strive to attain spiritual enlightenment so that their souls might make one final journey, after which they no longer reincarnate.
Everborn have the following racial traits.
Increased Ability Score. Everborn have an insight into many different professions and experiences that others would not expect. Your Intelligence score increases by 2.
Age. Everborn mature as quickly as humans but typically spend many years in a profession or trade. While a everborn sees all the humans around her grow old, she barely ages a day. Everborn typically begin adventuring around 60 and can live to be 500 years old.
Alignment. Everborn tend towards a lawful good alignment since many try to seek harmony with the world around them. However, everborn that are disenchanted with the endless cycle of reincarnation tend towards the chaotic or evil alignments.
Size. Everborn typically stand between 5 and 6 feet tall. You are Medium size.
Speed. Your base speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. Everborn are at home in the dark. Within 60 feet of you, treat dim light as if it were bright light and darkness as dim light. When in darkness, you see only shades of gray without any color.
Lifebound. You have an advantage on saving throws against necrotic damage and resistance against necrotic damage.
Languages. You can read, write, and speak Common and Everborn.
Subraces. Exactly how a everborn connects to her past lives divides the race into subraces. The two most common are companion everborn and dreaming everborn. Choose one of these subraces.
Your past lives manifest as a voice in your head that you can talk to.
Increased Ability Score. Speaking with generations past gives companion everborn unique insight. Your Wisdom score increases by 2.
Tool Memory. For one check per day, you are proficient with any one set of artisan’s tools.
Words of the Past. Words that are otherwise meaningless to others are perfectly understandable to you. You can cast comprehend languages as a ritual.
As dreaming everborn, you have clear, if ephemeral, memories of your past lives. You might not remember anything specific but a sense of deja vu can strike you at any moment, leading you to avoid dangers that would otherwise be impossible to recognize.
Increased Ability Score. Dreaming everborn recognize the sign of danger, seeing previous incarnations deal with them every night. Your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Weapon Proficiency. You are proficient with one weapon of your choice.
Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1. © 2015, Jon Brazer Enterprises