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Arimaspos

The average arimaspos is a brute with a single eye in the center of its forehead. Arimaspoi were born of the union of Poseidon and a nymph named Thoosa.

Narrow View, Narrow Thought

Arimaspoi are extremely self-centered and narrow-minded, perhaps a result of their monocular vision. They are prone to fits of violence and the first to whine about the unfairness of their plight should they be wounded.

Arimaspoi are an uncivilized people whose society consists solely of hunters and herders. They live in caverns, with no crafts, laws, or general society to speak of. Arimaspoi are fond of human flesh however, a necessity given their lack of farming skills. When they are not gobbling down humans, Arimaspoi tend goats.

Poseidon first birthed Arimaspoi, so they worship him on occasion, but only when the thought strikes them to worship anybody at all.

Always Hungry

Arimaspoi have poor relations with just about everyone, given their cannibalistic habits. Arimaspoi respect strength and can appreciate any creature larger than then they.

Conversely, they have difficulty understanding the pastoral life and gravitate towards barbarian tribes that emphasize warfare over farming. They have been known to fall in love with nymphs.

Arimaspoi will occasionally leave their island to seek adventure. It is most likely hunger drives them off the island in search of food, which eventually finds them in other, less primitive lands. If the arimaspoi survives his first encounter, he is likely to join a military organization where his prodigious strength can be put to good use.

Traits

Your arimaspos heritage manifests in a variety of traits you share with your kin.

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

Age. Centaurs mature at 15 and age at about the same rate as humans.

Alignment. Arimaspoi tend towards chaotic behavior and neutral ethos, both stemming from their complete lack of laws and their narrow perspective on life.

Size. The typical arimaspos weighs around 350 pounds. Most arimaspoi stand eight feet tall, but there are rumors of massive arimaspoi that are even larger. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Keen Smell. Although arimaspoi have poor binocular vision, they make up with it with their keen sense of smell. You have advantage on Wisdom (Perception), Wisdom (Survival), and Intelligence (Investigation) checks that involve smell.

Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.

Natural Armor. You have thick, leathery skin. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC is 12 + your Constitution modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield’s benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.

Arimaspos Weapon Training. You are proficient with the warhammer.

Tool Proficiency. You gain proficiency with the artisan’s tools of your choice: smith’s tools or mason’s tools.

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

Section 15: Copyright Notice

5E RPG: Ancient Adventures. Copyright 2020, Mal and Tal, LLC; Author Michael Tresca.