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[PF] Liberati, 'the Redeemed Ones'
Hey guys, this is my first creation for on this board. This will be used in my custom world, but mostly I just want insight to see if its fairly balanced or not. Let's jump into it...
Fluff (some of this won't make sense, since it refers to some gods and events)
SpoilerDuring the years of The God Wars, Xaphan (CE warmonger god) summoned forth many species of demons from the Abyss in order to rival the angels. One particular breed had an unrestrained desire for blood and hunted mortals for their fluid. One day, that breed of demons assaulted a weakly defended human village. Most of the mortals were slain before a wave of angels came to their rescue. However, some of the injured acquired a mutated version of the demonís blood thirst, and they transformed into the first vampires, hunting their own kind and becoming immortal.
Tanit (NG god of angels and peace) believed that it was his fault that this new race of monstrosities came to be, which were spreading fast and increasing in number daily. The vampires were at their peak, with several thousands in number. One day Tanit appeared in front of the vampires and offered a way to break their curse and make them mortals again. Most were unwilling to lose their immortality and their supernatural powers, and mocked this idea. However a small handful accepted their only way of getting out of this murderous stage, and Tanit removed their undeath and they were atoned. These were the first of the Liberati, and although most of the effects of vampirism were gone, some remained, and now the Liberati must make a path for themselves in a world that distrusts and fear themÖ
Physical Description: Liberati are very similar in anatomy with humans, with a few notable features. Their skin is generally in the same tones as humans, although a lot more pale, occasionally being to the point of seeing their veins all over their body. They have fangs, though there are not particularly large and serve very little purpose, as Liberati donít normally need to drink blood to survive and will eat normally, but however most will enter a sort of frenzy when around blood, with heightened senses being a common symptom. Their eyes are odd shades of colors, with red, black, purple and yellow being common.
Society: Liberati donít have settlements or culture of their own, usually being nomadic or staying in human settlements. While they donít usually fit in very well due to their vampiric nature, the longer a Liberati lives in a settlement, the more it will be accepted. As a result, most Liberati are self-dependant and and rarely trust anyone that isnít a close friend. They get along well with half-breeds that are in similar conditions, such as half-orcs.
Relations: Liberati donít usually get along particularly well with other races, as their scary features remind them too much of a Ďrealí vampire. Liberati tend to be solitary, defensive or stoic to avoid or supress the social dilemma. However, if given a chance to open their heart to a good friend, they can become surprisingly loyal, and if a Liberati makes a true friend, he will likely fight to the death to save her.
Alignment and Religion: Usually treated as outcasts while in settlements, Liberati need to work hard and scrounge just for survival. It is understandable if some Liberati become evil from jealousy and bitterness. Most are neutral, knowing that a concept such as law and chaos only ends up badly for them. Although Tanit created this race, most do not seem beholden to him, or any other deity, and prefer to believe in oneself rather than an outsider force.
Adventurers: Most Liberati are adventurers, either for survival, a chance to prove their worth, or to discover a place which they might call home. Usually Liberati use oneís own skill in battle, becoming fighters, rogues, rangers, or sorcerers.
SpoilerLiberati Racial Traits
+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, -2 Wisdom: Liberati have vampiric grace and unearthly beauty, but their lust for blood makes them rash and unrestrained.
Medium: Liberati are medium creatures and have no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Base Speed: 30 feet.
Darkvision: Liberati can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Agile: Liberati receive a +1 racial bonus on Acrobatics and Stealth skill checks.
Cornered Fury: Whenever a Liberati is reduced to half its hit points or fewer and has no conscious ally within 30 feet, it gains a +2 racial bonus on melee attack rolls and to Armor Class.
Hatred: Liberati receive a +1 racial bonus on attack rolls against undead creatures due to special training against these hated foes.
Light and Dark : Liberati gain the following supernatural ability: Once per day as an immediate action, a member of this race can treat positive and negative energies as if it were an undead creature, taking damage from positive energy and healing damage from negative energy. This ability lasts for 1 minute once activated.
Undead Resistance: Liberati gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against disease and mind-affecting effects.
Languages: Liberati begin play speaking Common. Liberati with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want (except secret languages, such as Druidic).
PEACH, either Fluff or Crunch, the help is appreciated.
Last edited by mad_brewer; 2012-10-27 at 03:54 PM.Developing the Games of Divinity setting: http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=291305
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