Nipits of Astilan

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APPEARANCE: Nipits can be mistaken for Elves given just a casual glance. They have both slender bodies and pointed ears. They both tend to have pale skin and light colored hair and eyes. A closer look reveals that a Nipit’s ears are even longer, and bigger than an Elf’s, usually extending to the top of the head at their point. While their bodies are thin, their fingers are not as long and subtle as an Elf’s. Their skin is naturally pale, and when it is exposed to the sun for long periods, it turns brown. Nipits that live in arctic regions have skin that gets even paler and almost too white in winter months. The hair on their head grows very quickly, while facial hair grows very slowly. Most Nipits have either light or dark brown hair, with rare occasions of red or blonde. Much like their skin, Nipits’ hair will noticeably change in color when the elements become extreme, growing white in the arctic and black in the desert. Their eyes are always blue of some shade.

As it has been noted by every race that knows the Nipits, there are never any that are taller than 5 ½ ft. or shorter than 4 ½ ft. There are never any obese Nipits, nor any that look unhealthily thin. Their average weight is about 125 lbs.

The dress of the Nipits has become known throughout the world. They wear elegant dresses and beautifully made shirts. Their boots are always comfortable. Different colors are often used in all outfits, but bright colors are uncommon, as most Nipits do not what to stick out. Jewelry is common, but no Nipit pierces his or her skin.

Females are roughly the same as males in coloring, weight, and height. They tend to have curly hair as opposed to the straight hair of the males.

ALIGNMENT: Although Nipits are predominantly neutral and good in nature, there are Nipits of every alignment.

RELIGION: Habastly is seen as the giver of life and is worshiped for his role as the overseer of all life. Tommimao is seen as the travelers’ friend and the defiant hero, a role most Nipit heroes of legend take. The cult of Hemator also has a strong Nipit following, as many see her as a caretaker of all races.


Nipits all share the same traits as noted below.

• Nipits are medium-sized

• Nipits have a base speed of 30ft.

• Nipits have darkvision

• Nipits have very sensitive hearing and receive proficiency to all Perception (Listening) checks. If they already have proficiency in Perception, then they double the bonus for Perception (Listening) checks.

• For that same reason, Nipits have disadvantage on all saving throws against sonic-based attacks

• Nipits receive a +1 bonus to Dexterity skill checks

• When Nipits are hiding in their natural environment (defined as where they have lived for a year or more), they have advantage on Stealth checks.

• Nipits are natural linquists and start knowing Nipeete and four other languages.

• Nipits are able to cast Detect Magic at will. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for this spell.

• Nipits may not be Berserkers

• Nipits receive a +2 bonus to Dexterity and a +1 bonus to Charisma and a –1 penalty to Strength and a –1 penalty to Constitution