Cleotheran (3.5e Race)

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Author: Leziad (talk)
Date Created: 12th Mai 2018
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A long time ago, the desert nation of Cleothera was besieged by a horrible plague and famine. their Gods had left them to rot and their great civilization was quickly eroding. After all recovery efforts failed, the necromancers who watched over their Great Necropolis hatched a plan. They took young men and women, killed them, trapped their souls in thinaun-laced wrappings and imbued their body in a pool of eldritch liquid for mummification. The bodies were moved to dry tombs, carefully stored and preserved until time was right. While most ritual of the sort aim to create Mummy, those who had undergone this one were due for a more living resurrection. Indeed thousand of years after their civilization fell, they began to wake.

The beings now known as Cleotheran are immortal beings who are between living and undead, being able to regenerate bodies like they had in their life but their life essence is trapped inside their wrappings. They are not quite living and not quite undead as they have undergone a special mummification process. The time spent in tomb unconcious has been harsh, leading to many forgetting partially or entirely about their old life, but most remember their old civilization and some even want to rebuild it.

A cleotheran look like a human, usually of a dark complexion given the region they are created in. They are usually beautiful and fit, however a features or two may betray their otherwise living appearance. All cleotheran wear mummy wrappings around themselves, since it where their lifeforce and soul is actually trapped, usually disguised by stylistically using it alongside whatever outfit they have or hiding it beneath armor.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • -2 Dexterity, +2 Constitution, +2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma: A cleotheran is still stiff from thousand of years of stillness, however only the healthiest and brightest are selected for the process.
  • Humanoid (Human) 
  • Medium: As a Medium creature, a cleotheran has no special bonuses or penalties due to its size.
  • Cleotheran base land speed is 30 feet.  
  • Darkvision: A cleotheran can see in the dark up to 30 feet. Darkvision is black and white only, but it is otherwise like normal sight, and a cleotheran can function just fine with no light at all. 
  • A cleotheran receive Tomb Tainted SoulLbM as a bonus feat. 
  • Desertborn (Ex): A cleotheran's life was in the scorching desert and her body has been made even more enduring after death. They do not suffer from any penalties when under hot weather as if they were under the effect of endure elements (hot only). Their partially living body are also highly resistant to desiccation, gaining Energy Hindrance 50% to Desiccation damage. 
  • Partially Living (Ex): The body of a cleotheran look like a living, breathing human, however they are not quite. A cleotheran do not need to breath and roll Fortitude save which do not affect twice, taking the better result. Their body do not age, thus they not accrue any aging bonus or penalties. They do not need to eat, sleep and drink to survive, however they feel the need to do so and take -2 morale penalty on all d20 rolls when her needs are not fulfilled. They may be turned or rebuked as undead, instead of the normal effect they become staggered for 1 round. If they are destroyed or controlled she take 1d6 damage per hit dice she has in the former and become controlled for 1 round in the later. 
  • Wrappings of Essence (Ex): A Cleotheran is wrapped in mummy wrapping which cannot be completely removed form their body as long as they are alive, although it can be rearranged or partially pulled. They have control over their wrappings just like if they were hands, allowing them to do any tasks they could do with their hand from 10 feet away, with the exception of wielding weapons or activating magic items. They may even deliver unarmed strike, deliver touch attacks or combat maneuvers with their wrapping, however they cannot take attack of opportunity with them. The wrappings can be enhanced as a weapon, they always count as being masterwork.
If a Cleotheran is slain, her body immediately fall into dust. She is unable to be raised through the raise dead spell. However her wrappings may be collected and used as the part of the body for a resurrection or stronger spell.

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Cleotheran Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 4’ 10” +2d10 120 lb. × (2d4) lb.
Female 4’ 5” +2d10 85 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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AuthorLeziad +
Effective Character Level2 +
Favored ClassCleric +
Identifier3.5e Race +
Level Adjustment1 +
Racial Ability Adjustments-2 Dexterity +, +2 Constitution +, +2 Wisdom + and +2 Charisma +
RatingUndiscussed +
SizeMedium +
SubtypeHuman +
SummaryA race of resurrected mummies, partially living with some undead traits. +
TitleCleotheran +
TypeHumanoid +