Allurane

Zashier looked around at the human city he had lived in for 50 years. Since he had come to this city it had grown a lot, and many of the friends he met back then were now leading the city towards a new era. He was proud of everything he had witnessed, and planned on doing more to help them.   Allurane are a plant based humanoid created by the Goddess of Nature, Lora. In the wild, they protect entire areas of forests, grasslands, oasis's, and other areas where plants flourish. Some wander around and find civilization, and sometimes civilization finds them. They get along with other races quite well, especially humans, elves, and gnomes.  

Curiosity of their Surroundings

Allurane are naturally curious and seek to learn about everything they can around them. This often leads them explore around their little area of the woods. Despite this, Allurane almost never encounter other races, and live their entire lives without ever having met another intelligent being. However, when they do meet humanoids, they are driven to learn whatever they can about them and live among them. Humans often enjoy the fellowship of something so rare, and learning from them as well. Wood elves are the moot common race they find, and integrate very well into their society. Gnomes who live in the forests are also very curious about this strange new humanoid they have come across.  

Hermaphrodites

Allurane are hermaphrodites, being born as both male and female, and capable of reproducing asexually or even with other races. This almost always leads to more children of the other race. Being in this unique position, Allurane in the wild often don't look like either gender, but in civilization they almost always choose to become one gender. over a period of roughly a month, Allurane go through a slow metamorphosis that changes them physically into a certain gender.  

Guardians of Nature

Having been born from it, and with a strong influence from Lora, almost every Allurane has a love for nature. They rarely do harm to it, and if they must its often for the betterment of nature. Allurane who come into contact with civilization can teach them about the importance of not disturbing nature too much, and that it can heal very quickly. Take what you need from it, and give back what you can.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Allurane are plants given a humanoid form, mimicking humans.

Biological Traits

Often an allurane's look will reflect whatever environment they call home. If they live in a jungle, they will be big and vibrant, but if they live in plains, they will often take the color of the grasses they live near.

Genetics and Reproduction

Allurane are asexual and can often reproduce by themselves, but they are capable of mating with other races, always resulting in a baby of the other race.

Ecology and Habitats

Most allurane can only exist above the earth, and as such almost never go underground. There is rumor of underdark species of allurane however.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Allurne are capable of making their own food by absorbing sunlight and water, creating their own energy. Without sunlight, an allurane can eat other foods to sustain themselves, especially enjoying sweet, sugary foods like deserts or fruits. Allurane who don't live near civilization will often take nutrients from their surrounding plants, and in exchange they give protection to their area of plants.

Biological Cycle

Allurane tend to mimic plants when it comes to the passing of seasons. In spring, they are green with few brown spots, and the flowers on their body are budding or blooming. In summer, the flowers are in full bloom, and they are as bright as ever. In fall, they begin to grow brown spots that spread, as their flowers begin to wither. By winter, they are entirely brown with no flowers.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Allurane who make their way to civilizations will often fit in as the lovable and curious oddball, especially in Human and Wood Elven cultures. They learn the structure of whatever village or city they find and find a place to fit in there.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Allurane only live in areas where they can find other plants.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Allurane take the naming customs of whatever race they encounter, but often don't have names in the wild.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

Every allurane knows Sylvan, as this is the language the plants speak.
Lifespan
300 years.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Nearly all allurane are some shade of green, but not all are.

Allurane

Ability Score Increase Your Wisdom score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1
Size Medium
Speed Your base walking speed is 30ft

Chlorophyll. As long as you have access to the open sky, fresh air and fresh water, you do not need to eat. You can absorb air through your skin, allowing you to hold your breath for up to 30 minutes. You do not bleed blood like other races, rather you bleed green water, a mixture of water and chlorophyll.   Mask of Nature. You can attempt to hide even only lightly obscured by foliage.   Plant Connections. You can cast speak with plants once, regaining the ability to use it with this trait after finishing a long rest. At 3rd level, you learn the thorn whip cantrip, and can cast with with no material components. At 5th level, you can cast plant growth once using this trait, and regain the ability to do so after finishing a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting modifier for these spells.   Resident of Nature. Thanks to living in nature for a lot of your life, you have proficiency in the Nature skill.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Sylvan, and one other language of your choice. Sylvan is the language of nature and the fey, often used when speaking with plants. Allurane also tend to learn the languages they need to get by in whatever culture they live in.


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7 Apr, 2021 20:24

Nice concept for a humanoid race. I also like how you included the stats so others can use it :) I still have a few question though. Do they look exactly like other humanoids but with other skin or are there certain defining features that sets them apart? Also kan an allurane that moves to a new habitat change its form to adapt to the new habitat?   Starting an article with a little story section is nice but you can use the quote BBcode to make this standout. You could also use bigger headers in the first section of the text so that it matches the later sections. In all nice read :)

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8 Apr, 2021 09:40

Nice article! Great prose at the beginning, it helps set the tone very well :) I also enjoy the inclusion of stats - as a GM myself for DnD this is quite useful. I might even inspire myself from them for my own plants - if this is ok with you of course ^^!

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8 Apr, 2021 22:24

This is an interesting species, nice article!   Here are a few notes I took while reading:   " Wood elves are the moot common race they find" you have a typo at "most"   " This almost always leads to more children of the other race." I'm not sure what you mean here. That mixed couples have more children together than members of the other race typically have? Or that most of the children are not mix but completely of the other race? – Ah I see that you clarify that later in the reproduction section. However, I think you can also make this sentence clearer too.   " They rarely do harm to it, and if they must its often for the betterment of nature." Could you add a concrete example of that? You can even use a quote for that and write about an in-world event.   You talk about the Allurane's relationships with other civilisation but not about their own society. Do they live together in group? Live separately but occasionally meet? Not meet at all? What is their society like?   I'm also wondering if the other races know about Alluranes at all before meeting them? OR would people be confused about what they are?

12 Apr, 2021 23:18

I second the curiosity about Allurane society. And these sound like a nice playable race!

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14 Apr, 2021 14:43

Hey LinkMasterTime! Nice creation of a playable race, and I appreciate the inclusion of some stats to work with. I really wish there was an art piece showing the different appearances the Allurane based on their biome (I just think it'd be cool haha). One thing you may want to consider, especially if you're planning on writing a one shot for adventure April, is how to use Wizard's of the Coast Open Gaming License so you can legally use 5e rulesets, spell descriptions, etc. while making your own content. I've included a couple links below for you fit that's something you want to look into. Great work!   https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd https://www.thearcanelibrary.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-open-game-license

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