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Siren

Sirens are winged female humanoids with bird-like claws for legs and a pair of feathery wings jutting from their backs. They are the daughters of Thaumas and the oceanid Electra.

The Center of Attention

Sirens enjoy the company of men and actively court their attention. They are intrigued by those immune to their magical charms. They tend to be self-absorbed but crave attention.

Sirens like to entrance hapless travelers with their magical songs and lead them to unspeakable torments.

Only when a siren has finished playing with its new “toys” will it release them from suffering by killing and consuming them.

Sirens rely almost exclusively on their magical abilities and are thus a parasitic society, using scores of slaves to do their bidding. They are unaccustomed to having to work for a living and they regularly consume weaker slaves who are no longer of any value.

An Unfinished Task

Sirens worship Poseidon as the father of the sea, an area with which they are intimately accustomed in their role as tempters of sailors.

Sirens were originally tasked with the return of Persephone, and some still wander the lands in search of her. They seek to accumulate knowledge of entering Hades and enough power to defeat any guardians found within.

Traits

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

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 2 and your Dexterity score increases by 1.

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

Alignment. Sirens are selfish and shrill and thus tend towards neutral evil alignment.

Size. Sirens are lightly boned and tend towards a thin body type. They range from 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 feet tall and typically weigh from 95 to 135 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.

Darkvision. You have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Flight. You have a flying speed of 30 feet. You can’t use your flying speed while you wear medium or heavy armor. (If your campaign uses the variant rule for encumbrance, you can’t use your flying speed if you are encumbered.) Siren’s Song. You know the friends cantrip and can cast it without material components.

Siren Lore. You have proficiency with the Charisma (Performance) skill.

Talons. You are proficient with your unarmed strikes, which deal 1d4 slashing damage on a hit.

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

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