Batura (bat-ur-uh)


The vampiric Blessedfolk of Caligus.

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Batura for D&D 5e

Night Predator
You have proficiency in the Stealth skill.
Spider Climb
You have a climbing speed equal to your walking speed. In addition, at 3rd level, you can move up, down, and across vertical surfaces and upside down along ceilings, while leaving your hands free.
Blood Thirst
Baturans survive not off of food but the blood of living creatures. While you cannot starve, the longer you go without drinking blood the more monstrous you become.
Under a week
You are able to hide most of your more monstrous traits when required.
After 1 Week
Hunger begins to gnaw at you and your Baturan nature is obvious. Your Charisma is reduced by 2.
After 2 Weeks
You can only think of blood. Both your Charisma and Intelligence is reduced by 2 but your Strength and Dexterity is increased by 2.
After 3 Weeks
Starvation has driven you to the brink of savagery. There are no ways to hide your true nature and you crawl about on all fours as a savage beast. Charisma and Intelligence is reduced by 4 but your Strength and Dexterity is increased by 4. Your base walking speed is now 40.
After 4 Weeks
You are no longer in control of your own body, the Grove has reclaimed you in hunger. The GM now controls your character.
Of the Grove
Made of Ancient Bark and fueled by blood, you are extremely flammable but incapable of decay. You are vulnerable to Fire damage but resistant to Necrotic, Poison, and Acid damage.
Elite Darkvision
Accustomed to the dark forests of Udarvech, you have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. You can see in dim light within 120 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Sunlight Sensitivity
You have disadvantage on attack rolls and on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight when you, the target of your attack, or whatever you are trying to perceive is in direct sunlight.

Batura Stats

Ability Scores
+2 Dexterity and +1 to Strength or Wisdom
30 ft., climb 30 ft.
Batura can live for as long as they continue to feed upon the blood of sophonts.

Evanescent Hunter

You have the ability to hide yourself in the shadows even from creatures that reside within them. Nothing is more thrilling than the hunt of other predators.
As an action, you can turn yourself invisible for up to a minute. This invisibility ends when you make an attack or cast a spell. While you remain invisible from this ability, your steps are completely muffled and you cannot be detected through magic.
Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you finish a short or long rest.

Cover image: by Logo by Garret Grace Lewis, edited by Oneriwien.


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