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5e Race: Froschling

D&D is full of evil little frog guys. But little frog guys don't have to be evil, right?

Heinrich Kley
Froschlings are anthropomorphic frogs, standing between three and four feet tall. They typically have green skin with black mottling, although skin colors ranging from blue to brown are known. They have distinct round typanums behind their eyes, with which they hear. They usually do not wear clothing for any practical function, but may adopt a few flashy accouterments, such as a plumed hat or a brocaded sash.

They are a proud, flamboyant people, and every Froschling—no matter their station—has a long name, an aristocratic title, a storied lineage, and an elaborate network of alliances, feuds, and intrigues with seemingly every other Froschling.  

In early adulthood, they are eager explorers, passionate lovers, and ready skirmishers. A good life for froschling-kind is one in which much glory and recountable incident has been gathered early, so that in middle age they might settle down and enjoy life’s luxuries.

Froschlings claim to have descended from the moon, where they lived in open palaces of silver filigree. They do not mourn for or scheme to reclaim their lunar estates, but rather presume that they will be restored to their appropriate glory any day now.

Froschlings have three sexes (male, female, and neuter) and can transition between them. This can make for complicated affairs of the heart, which is how the forschlings like it.

Heinrich Kley
Froschling Names
Froschlings acquire names throughout their lives on important occasions, such as birth, matriculation, marriage, transition, and public acknowledgement of notable accomplishments. They retain their previous names, listing and using the most recent first. Froschlings accrue titles with even greater profligacy. They eagerly await opportunities to declare their full name and titles.

Froschling Names (Male): Ambrosius, Beauchamp, Bertram, Clerebald, Farimond, Humphrey, Ingelrandus, Lysander, Montague, Odibrand, Philibert, Raimbaut, Rainaldus, Riquebourc, Tristam, Willoughby

Froschling Names (Female): Ahelissa, Allegra, Antoinette, Aurelia, Catarina, Donatella, Edelinne, Esclairmonde, Fiorella, Francesca, Gaunliena, Giovanna, Helevisa, Lilliana, Merielle, Ophelia, Roheisia, Sweetene, Vivienne, Yvainne

Froschling Names (Neuter): Amaury, Aubrey, Baratran, Boniface, Cymbeline, Dominique, Ellery, Emeloth, Evrardin, Gervesin, Gilow, Hameline, Hendereye, Hermesent, Lambeline, Maugier, Millesendis, Oudinet, Tamerlaine, Tibaut, Valentine, Vespertine, Wymon

Froschling Traits
Ability Score Increases
DEX +1, CON +2

Froschlings are recognized as adults at age 12. The typical adventuring froschling settles down around 30, and often lives to 60.

Most froschlings are Lawful Good or Lawful Neutral. They believe strongly in codes of conduct. 

Froschlings average 3.5” in height. They are small creatures.

Base walking speed: 25”
Swimming speed: 40”

Ranine Form
Frog Legs: 15’ long jump and 10’ high jump from a standing position
Sticky Tongue: DEX+Proficiency check to snatch objects within 10’

Froschlings love languages, and can read, write, and speak Common, one language of their choice, and High Froschlarian (there is no Low Froschlarian). Other races can learn High Froschlarian, but most have trouble pronouncing its deep croaks and burbles.


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