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Ameena (it is both singular and plural) are humanoids resembling large caterpillars. Upon reaching adulthood, they more closely resemble butterflies.

Personality: Ameenan society is diverse. Ameena don't have a particular home, per se, having chosen instead to spread out over all of Marranarch. That being said, there is a large percentage of the total Ameenan population in Penryn.

Physical Description: Prepubescent Ameena appear to be caterpillars the size of large dogs. They have six limbs attached to their tubelike body, four feet and two hands. Two vestigal antennae rise out of the tops of their heads. Their hands have prehensile thumbs and are usable like a humans' hands. The rear four limbs, however, are short and have small feet. Ameena are striped, and their leathery skin usually is a variety of grays, browns, and greens.

Upon reaching adulthood, an Ameena will enter a cocoon and emerge some time later, fully matured. When matured, the Ameena has two large butterfly-like wings that tend to be in a variety of colors, ranging from light blues to dark reds. Ameena are also noticeably skinnier after their metamorphosis.

Alignment: Ameena tend towards good and neutrality, though Ameena of all kinds exist.

Ameena Lands: Ameena claim no territory as a race, though a large number do live in Penryn

Religion: Most Ameena worship nature deities.

Language: Ameena speak Common and Auran.

Player Character Ameena

  • Constitution -2, Wisdom +2
  • Small: As Small creatures, Ameena gain a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks, but they must use smaller weapons than humans use, and their lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of Medium-size characters.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: As monstrous humanoids, Ameena are immune to spells and effects that specifically target humanoids.
  • Speed: Ameena base land speed is 20 feet.
  • Compound Eyes: Ameena have compound eyes, which give an Ameena a +2 racial bonus on Awareness checks. In addition, these compound eyes grant an Ameena darkvision out to 60'.
  • Inborn Psionics: An ameena has a small pool of psionic charges they may tap into daily. An ammena has one charge per three class levels, minimum one. A charge may be spent to activate one of the following psi-like abilities or to power a feat with the [Ameena] descriptor:entangling ectoplasm. The manifester level is equal to the ameena's class level.
Ameena are natural web-spinners, their ancestors having done so before evolving to their current form. Though they now only have vestigial spinnerets, they are capable of creating a similar substance through sheer force of will.
  • Metamorphosis: Upon reaching their fifth Hit Die, Ameena must retire to a cocoon of their own making for no less than a week, during which they go through a metamorphosis and become full adults. Creating the cocoon takes three days and requires the use of the Ameena's psi-like ability each day. In this instance (and this instance only) does the ectoplasm created through its use last longer than 5 rounds. Upon emerging from the cocoon, they have large butterfly-like wings that grant them a fly speed of 20' at Average maneuverability. In addition, their Charisma increases 2 points. Ameena with heavier encumbrance than light cannot fly, and an Ameena cannot fly for more than four hours each day.
  • Automatic languages: Common, Auran. Bonus Languages: Elven, Gnomish, Halfling, Sylvan.
  • Favored Class: Ranger.
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