Unbound Dryad Jul 20, 2015 6:28:48 GMT
Post by shogungari on Jul 20, 2015 6:28:48 GMT
In the forests of the world live strange fey with the shape of a young woman but the properties of a tree. Dryad, the caretakers of the forest, are normally bound to a great tree from which they were birthed. If they stray too far they become sick and eventually wither away.
Some dryad, however, are born unbound and capable of leaving the tree's side with no penalties. These unbound dryad are less in tune with nature and thus cannot speak with plants naturally. Because of their unbinding, these dryad are generally cast out from their community as defective and forced to live in exile among the other species of the world.
There are various subspecies of dryad, unbound or otherwise, that relate to the region the dryad came from. Generally speaking, all dryad take the appearance of a young woman with large eyes of solid color. Their skin for the most part is humanoid, but take on a leafy appearance in the extremities. They grow leaves from their waist and chest, creating a pair of makeshift clothing. Although the leaves can be cut for convenience, there is a maximum length the plants are capable of growing.
Unbound dryads do not live as long as the trees they were birthed from, but still have a relatively long life. Most live to be 150 years old, with some reaching even 200 years. Their height varies based on the plant they were birthed from, but generally stand between 5 and 8 feet in height.
Type: Fey (2 RP) Although they are born from the forest, they are closer to pixies than plants.
Size: Medium (0 RP)
Speed: Normal (0 RP)
Stats: Flexible (2 RP): No longer bound to the forest by their heritage, Unbound dryad are a very versatile race capable of excelling in whatever combat style they wish. The race gains +2 in two attributes of their choice.
Language: Standard (0 RP). Unbound dryad begin play knowing common and Sylvan.
Static Bonus Feat (2 RP): Dryad are fortified by their wooden ancestry to stave off disease. Unbound dryad are no different, and begin the game with Great Fortitude as a bonus feat.
Terrain Stride (1 RP): Unbound dryad are still capable of moving through their natural terrain with great ease. Choose a ranger favored terrain type. Unbound dryad can move through natural difficult terrain at their normal speed while within the chosen terrain. Magically altered terrain affects them normally.
Treeborn (1 RP): Unbound dryad are not technically human, and thus gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against disease, ingested poisons, and becoming nauseated or sickened.
Fertile Soil (2 RP): Although ties with their home forest have been lost, unbound dryad still have some connection with plantlife. Sorcerer unbound dryads with the verdant bloodline treat their Charisma score as 2 points higher for all sorcerer spells and class abilities. Cleric unbound dryad with the Plant domain use their domain powers and spells at +1 caster level. This trait does not give unbound dryad early access to level-based powers; it only affects powers that they could already use without this trait.