Forest Gnome

Forest Gnome woman

They make their homes under the roots of great old trees, in woods you and i are like to get lost in. You wont see them unless they choose to reveal themselves, and only a gentle hart can persuade them. A few are drawn to wander, seeking adventure. If not for these singular few, the world save for the elves of the woods would never know of thiese noble and free spirits.           -Batuha the wanderer. Bürkhüül adventurer.

Basic Information

Anatomy & Morphology

Physical stats. They gain a +2 to their initial dexterity score and the corresponding stat limit increases to a maximum of 22. They get a -2 to strength and cannot raise their strength score above 16 by natural means.

Biological Traits

Living in tune with the forest, a Forest gnome needs be a lot more aware of their surroundings, and they take delight in new discoveries and the music of the wind through the leaves. The average Forest gnome is weaker than a human. Their small and nimble nature leaves them lacking in raw strength, but gives them an edge in dexterity.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Keen hearing. Forest Gnomes have advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on hearing.   Gnome Cunning. They have advantage on all Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma saving throws against magic.   Mental stats. They gain a +2 to their initial wisdom score and the corresponding stat limit increases to a maximum of 22.   Nightvision. Forest Gnomes can see in dim light as if it was daylight, although the light they perceive is mostly gray.   Natural Illusionist. All Forest gnomes know the minor illusion cantrip. Wisdom is their spellcasting ability for it.   Speak with Small Beasts. Through sounds and gestures, you can communicate simple ideas with Small or smaller beasts. Forest gnomes love animals and often keep squirrels, badgers, rabbits, moles, woodpeckers, and other creatures as beloved pets.

Genetic Ancestor(s)
Scientific Name
Faeling
Origin/Ancestry
Forest Gnomes trace their origin back to the Spirit realm.
Lifespan
350 - 500 years
Average Height
0.9 to 1.1 meters tall

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