Rokugan: Return of the Jade Raven
Centuries ago, giants and ogres roamed what would become the Empire of Rokugan. Conquerors and tyrants, they slaughtered or enslaved nearly everyone they came across. From this brutal expansion came many illicit unions between these giants and humans. As a result, many kyojin – “giant children” – were born with the stature and presence of their sires. Over the years, kyojin have been assimilated back into human society and bloodlines. Even still, there are many hulking men and women who carry on the lineage. While some clans consider kyojin an embarrassing stain on otherwise “pure” humanity, the majority have accepted them as their own.
Kyojin look essentially like tall, muscular humans. Other than the fact that they are taller than nearly everyone, they rarely stand out as being inhuman. On rare occasions, such as those descended from Shadowlands ogres, kyojin may have dark or ashen skin, sharp teeth, red eyes, or some other manifestation of their giant ancestry. Among the more notable differences are their voices, which tend to be booming and guttural.
Kyojin share a number of traits in common with each other.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.
Age. Kyojin have lifespans comparable to humans. They enter adulthood in their late teens and usually live less than a century.
Honor. Kyojin are treated as humans, and have the starting Honor of their family clan.
Size. Kyojin are between 7 and 8 feet tall and weigh between 280 and 340 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Inner Strength, Outer Strength. You have proficient in either Athletics or Intimidation, at your choice.
Stone Flesh. You can focus yourself to occasionally shrug off injury. When you take damage, you can use your reaction to roll a d12. Add your Constitution modifier to the number rolled, and reduce the damage by that total. After you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest.
Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Relentless Endurance. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can’t use this feature again until you finish a short or long rest.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Giant and Rokugani.