Mortal Races - The Esheru

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The Esheru

The Esheru are a race of canine humanoids. Although the main race developed from wolves, other sub-races resembling other canines also appeared. The Esheru inhabited the large continent of Aelia, which was completely destroyed during the Apocalypse. Only very few Esheru survived and settled in human cities, too weak and too few to create new own settlements. On Tsunami, the Hakken are a sub-race of Esheru that returned from exile. Today (150 RB), there exist small countries inhabited mainly by Esheru. There are four sub-species of Esheru, each with different traits. Somehow, Esheru are able to mate with elves and half-elves. Esheru-Elf cross breeds are either Esheru with some elven abilities or half-elves with some esheru traits, at the discretion of the DM.

[True Esheru] [Wolven] [Vulpians] [Fennec] [Age, Height and Weight]

True Esheru (Lupins) and Hakken

The Lupins are noble beings, civilized and art loving. They are also cunning wizards and fiery warriors. The Hakken were one of the two original races natives to Tsunami, although hakken were found also on other lands. Fur coloration varies from white to black. The Hakken were specially blessed by the Gods to carry out their orders and teach their knowledge. True Esheru have following traits:

  • +1 Str, +1 Con, -1 Int, -1 Cha.
  • Low Light Vision.
  • Scent (Ex).
  • Tracking: add +6 to any tracking attempt.
  • +4 racial bonus to Spot and Search.
  • +6 racial bonus to Listen.
  • -2 racial penalty to saves vs. sound- and odor-based attacks.
  • Size: medium.
  • Speed: 30.
  • Natural Weapon: Bite, 1d6.
  • Favoured class: Fighter.
  • Automatic Language: Esheru (3), Regional Language. Hakken also get Tsunami (4)
  • Bonus Language: Ikkuru (3), Wood Elven.

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Wolven

Wolven are the most wild sub-race of Esheru. They live in the wilderness and prey on living game. Their fur may be gray to brown, varying with the region. They are barbaric and fiery and don't convive well with other Esheru. They look more like upright walking wolves than humanoid wolves. Wolven traits are:

  • +1 Str, +2 Con, -1 Int, -1 Wis, -1 Cha
  • Low Light Vision
  • Scent (Ex)
  • Tracking: add +3 to any tracking attempt
  • +2 racial bonus to Spot and Search
  • +3 racial bonus to Listen
  • -1 racial penalty to saves vs. sound- and odor-based attacks.
  • Size: medium
  • Speed: 30
  • Natural Weapon: Bite, 1d6
  • Favoured class: Barbarian
  • Automatic Language: Wolven (2, no written form)
  • Bonus Language: Escheru (3, illiterate)

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Vulpians

These friendly and joyful Esheru resemble humanoid foxes. Their fur is typically red-orange, but there are also other variations. Unlike the Kitsune of Tsunami, Vulpians are not shapechangers. Vulpian can be found in large cities, because they don't like the wilderness. They are shorter than humans but larger than dwarves. Vulpian traits are:

  • -1 Str, +2 Dex, -2 Con, +1 Wis, +1 Cha.
  • Darkvision
  • Scent (Ex).
  • Tracking: add +3 to any tracking attempt.
  • +2 racial bonus to Spot and Search.
  • +3 racial bonus to Listen.
  • -1 racial penalty to saves vs. sound- and odor-based attacks.
  • Size: medium.
  • Speed: 30.
  • Natural Weapon: Bite, 1d4.
  • Favoured class: Rogue.
  • Automatic Language: Esheru (3), Local Language.

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Fennec

These little fellows are humanoid desert foxes, or fennec. They are normally only found in Muhlram and other desertic places. Fennec traits are:

  • -2 Str, +2 Dex.
  • Low Light Vision.
  • Scent (Ex).
  • Tracking: add +3 to any tracking attempt.
  • +2 racial bonus to Spot and Search.
  • +3 racial bonus to Listen.
  • -1 racial penalty to saves vs. sound- and odor-based attacks.
  • Size: small.
  • Speed: 20.
  • Natural Weapon: Bite, 1d3.
  • Favoured class: Rogue.
  • Automatic Language: Esheru (3), Fennec (2)
  • Bonus Language: Regional Language.

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Age, height and weight

Table 1: Aging Effects

Race MaturityMiddle AgeOldVenerableMaximum Age
True Esheru15 35 53 70 2d10
Wolven 10 25 40 55 1d20
Vulpian 10 25 40 55 1d20
Fennec 10 25 40 50 2d8

Table 2: Height and Weight

Race Base HeightModifierBase WeightModifier
True Esheru, male 150 cm 5d10 60 Kg x1.2
True Esheru, female145 cm 5d10 55 Kg x1.2
Wolven, male 140 cm 6d10 60 Kg x1.5
Wolven, female 135 cm 6d10 65 Kg x1.5
Vulpian, male 100 cm 5d10 30 Kg x1.0
Vulpian, female 95 cm 5d10 28 Kg x1.0
Fennec, male 70 cm 3d10 12 Kg x0.8
Fennec, female 67 cm 3d10 10 Kg x0.8

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