Lashunta (11 RP)

Racial Traits

  • +2 Intelligence: Lashunta are almost universally intelligent and eager to learn.
  • Sexual Dimorphism: Male and female lashunta have very different body and personality types, more so than most humanoid species. Male lashunta are muscular (+2 Strength) and often brash and unobservant (-2 Wisdom). Female lashunta, though beautiful and commanding (+2 Charisma), lack the males' rugged builds (-2 Constitution).
  • Lashunta Magic(5 RP): A lashunta possessing an Intelligence score of 11 or higher gains the following spell-like abilities: At will—daze, mage hand; 1/day—detect thoughts. The caster level for these effects is equal to the lashunta's class levels.
  • Knowledgeable: A lashunta gains a +2 racial bonus to any one Knowledge skill.
  • Limited Telepathy (3 RP): A lashunta is able to mentally communicate with any creature within 30 feet with whom she shares a language. Otherwise this ability is identical to the telepathy ability.
  • Languages: Lashunta begin play speaking Lashunta and Elven. Lashunta with high Intelligence scores can choose any languages they want (except Druidic and other secret languages).

The lashunta are race of humanoids that exhibit a curious sexual dimorphism. The most obvious similarity the two sexes have is a pair of thin, twitching antennae that sprout from just below their hairlines. Beyond that, male lashunta are compact, muscular, and hirsute, whereas female lashunta are tall, lithe, and majestic. Their personalities also differ somewhat; females are generally charismatic and commanding, and males are brusque and war-like. However, both sexes are equally intelligent, civilized, and competent on the battlefield. Most lashunta prize magical, mental, and psychic potential over common physical prowess.

Lashunta society has a long and proud matriarchal tradition—women are often expected to take up leadership roles when the need arises. While lashunta men may seem more obviously suited to (and enjoy engaging in) brawling, both sexes regularly become warriors and adventurers, in part because their telepathy makes groups of lashunta more effective combatants. Yet fighting is ultimately a secondary concern to most lashunta, who instead highly value scholarship and the thirst for knowledge, particularly lauding the arcane classes for the high degree of intellectual stamina they require.

Female lashunta are typically 6 feet tall and weigh 140 pounds. The males of the race are usually 5 feet tall and weigh 200 pounds.

Lashunta are defined by their class levels–they do not have racial Hit Dice. They have the following racial traits.

FAVORED CLASS OPTIONS

The following options are available to all lashunta who have the listed favored class, and unless otherwise stated, the bonus applies each time you select the favored class reward.