View Full Version : Viking sea otters! (3.5 race, PEACH)

2011-11-07, 06:54 PM
Working on a new setting and came up with these guys. They have no land holdings at all; they live entirely in their fleets operating out of massive floating city-ships. As the thread title says, think sea otter Vikings. Thoughts?

A cavisek swashbuckler (credit to Mongoose_Inklings (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2726256/))


Medium Monstrous Humanoid
+2 Dexterity, +2 Constitution, -2 Wisdom
A cavisek's base land speed is 30 feet when bipedal, or 40 feet quadrupedal. While on all fours they cannot carry a weapon or shield in their paws.
Caviseks have a swim speed of 40 feet.
Low-Light Vision
Bite attack (1d6 + Strength modifier)
Hold Breath: A cavisek can hold its breath for 8 times its Constitution score before beginning to suffocate or drown.
+8 racial modifier on Swim checks. A cavisek can take 10 on Swim checks at all times, and may take the run action while swimming.
+2 racial modifier on Escape Artist, Use Rope, Balance, and Tumble checks.
Bonus Feat: Flying Fish Leap (Stormwrack)
Benefit: When leaping out of the water with a high jump, you ignore the penalty on the Jump check. In addition, you can fling yourself over the surface of the water when you make a high jump, leaping laterally just as far as you leap vertically. Use the result of your high jump check to determine the distance traveled with a long jump.
Automatic languages: Mustelid, Common. Bonus languages: Aquan, Elven, Draconic, Gnoll, Goblin, Orc
Favored class: Swashbuckler or Rogue

New martial weapon
Weapon |
Cost |
Dmg (s) |
Dmg (m) |
Critical |
Range increment |
Weight |

Seaspear |
20 gp |
1d4 |
1d6 |
19-20 (x2) |
20 ft |
2 lbs |
Piercing [/table]
Seaspear: a well-balanced spear designed for quick attacks and underwater combat, often used by cavisek raiders. Seaspears may be used in melee underwater at no penalty and may be used in conjunction with the Weapon Finesse feat.

2011-11-07, 07:23 PM
should have a hold breath ability. also, for a level adjustment race, you should be gaining more stats than you're losing. maybe add a +2 to constitution, as well.

2011-11-07, 07:48 PM
There's nothing on this that really requires level adjustment, I'd give them a hold breath option as lunar suggested and change the LA to +0(+1 in a primarily aquatic campaign) or something to that effect.

2011-11-07, 07:51 PM
Gah, meant to give them hold breath but forgot to actually type it. Edited.

2011-11-07, 07:56 PM
I'm for lowering the LA to 0 as well.

2011-11-07, 08:06 PM
Alright, lowering the LA to 0. Also added a new martial weapon.