Friday, October 24, 2014

Rabbit Folk in 5e

Art by Jerome Jacinto
The Hara or Rabbit Folk have their own subkingdom within the Country of Yanth, though wandering swords-rabbits and minstrels of their kind may be encountered all over Azurth.

The Rabbit Folk live in underground warrens they call commots, where the peace is kept by knights led by a reeve. All the warrens are ruled by a king, currently one Lapin XXII who spends his days at leisure in the opulent burrow he shares with his harem.

Rabbit Folk balladeers tell of the tragic fall of a sister Hara kingdom whose warrens were invaded by a giant rattlesnake. In the tales, the undying king, maimed by the snake's vemon, roams the land in disguise, searching for a noble Hara (or any other hero, really) to restore his kingdom.

Hara are shorter than humans and thinner of limb, but sometimes plump in body. Their fur may be any color from white to black, with some shade of brown being the most common.

Art by Tony DiTerlizzi

Hara Traits
Ability Score Increase. Dexterity increased by 2 and Charisma by 1.
Age. Rabbit Folk live shorter lifespans than humans on average with only a few living beyond their 70. They are mature by their early teens.
Alignment. Hara tend toward good but can lean toward Law or Chaos.
Size. Hara are between 3 and 4 feet tall. Small.
Speed. Rabbit Folk are fleet of foot and have a base walking speed of 30 feet, despite their size.
Leaper. Rabbit Folk can make a running high jump or long jump after moving only 5 feet on foot.
Lucky. A Hara can reroll a 1 on an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw.
Nimbleness. A Hara can move through the space of any creature of larger size.
Languages. Rabbit Folk can speak and read Common. They also speak their on tongue, which they write in the standard Azurthite script.


Anonymous said...

Delightful. Animal-kin races always interest and amuse me.

Jon Bupp said...

Hmmmm. I think I know where in my world I could put the hara.

Chris C. said...

It's funny, in my poetry class right now I'm teaching La Fontaine. Between that and this post, I feel the sudden temptation to come up with world with nothing but animal races in it.

faoladh said...

Excellent! My Middle Sea world has bunnyfolk, too, called Koni. I'm going to save this one, though, and hope that someday I'll get to play one in someone else's game.

Trey said...

Thanks guys!

@Chris - If I was going to straight up reskin, I think you could easily do dwarves as badgers, halflings as rabbits, forest gnomes as raccoons, and elves and foxes, with only the barest mechanical tweaks.