Alerian
Alerian
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(Creature)
CR: By Class
Type: Humanoid (Human)
Environment: Aleris
Alignment: Any

Appearance

Alerians generally have long, flowing brown hair, though they are known to have wider range in colors mostly blondes and browns. They tend to have naturally pale to bronze skin. Their eyes tend to be small but expressive, with green, gray, and sometimes more exotic amber coloration. Alerian males tend to grow thin mustaches and beards, that are well groomed. The Alerian females tend to have a slender build, delicate features. Alerians have a stocky and solid build that shows off their heritage and position.

History

See Aleris

Culture

Alerians justify their legendary arrogance as deserved pride. They point to their scholarly successes, their noted intellectuals, their breathtaking art, their historical conquests, their natural physical beauty, and their unparalleled martial skills as evidence that, far from inflated pomposity, their cultural arrogance is simply appreciation of their obvious worth to humanity. Anyone who has seen Alerian men strutting along a city boulevard, stroking their carefully groomed beards and speaking loudly of last night’s “territorial conquest,” or Alerian, women in a gaggle, their elaborate wigs adorned with ribbons and jewels, giggling about “that poor woman whose tailor must be either blind or a Caranian.”

Not every Alerian fits the cultural stereotype, of course, but most exhibit some degree of their iconic pride. For some, this pride manifests as a compulsion to point out anything inspired or influenced by Alerian culture. Others may habitually drop companions who seem “boring,” a practice especially common among Alerian women who have been conditioned to see males as attachments, meant to be entertaining and pleasing to the eye. Some take great pride in the fact that they are not prideful and exclusionary like most Alerians, and constantly point out how much they enjoy associating with other races and less wealthy and talented people. Alerians are in fact far from a useless race. Their pride could not sustain itself for so many generations without some basis in reality, and in truth, they are an impressive people.

Alerian men are strong and agile and train rigorously with different weapons in their adolescence. Alerian women often receive weapons training as part of their upbringing as well, but those of high society—and those who seek to emulate them—are generally expected not to enter any sort of dangerous occupation where they might require such training.

In addition to their natural gifts, Alerians have a strong sense of responsibility toward less fortunate individuals. While Alerians might looks down on other races and cultures as “inferior,” a single destitute individual can move them to great acts of charity. Deserving Alerians obviously receive more charity than deserving people of other races and cultures, but Alerians are generous nonetheless— sometimes to a fault, as hedonism and a desire to live in the moment can lead many into debt. Alerians are generous with their money when building temples, and stuff their places of worship full with paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and murals elevating their chosen gods—and themselves by association.

Traits

The following Traits are available for Alerian

Aspiring Bard (Alerian): You spent countless hours listening to wonderful musicians and singers and daydreaming of your life as a bard. You gain a +1 trait bonus to one category of Perform checks and a +2 trait bonus to any Knowledge (local) checks that deal with the Opera music scene.

Artistic Dilettante: (Alerian) You come from money, and because of this can quickly discern objects’ value. You gain a +1 trait bonus on Appraise checks, and on checks for one Craft skill of your choice.

Blade Bravado (Alerian): You grew up fighting in one of the many dueling academies and have honed your skills with one-handed weapons. When wielding a one-handed weapon and nothing in your off hand, you gain a +1 trait bonus on Acrobatics and Bluff checks.

Destined Pioneer (Alerian): Your forebears served in an Army of Exploration, and you retain that expansionist spirit. Select a terrain from the ranger’s list of favored terrains Once selected, this choice cannot be changed. Once per day while in the selected terrain, you may move across non-magical difficult terrain as though it were not difficult terrain until the end of your turn.

Generous: (Alerian) Your neighbors gained your respect with their generosity, and you emulate their example. Whenever you give to a creature a gift or service worth at least 25 gold pieces × the creature’s CR, you gain a +2 trait bonus on Bluff and Diplomacy checks against that creature for the next 24 hours.

My Word Is My Bond: (Alerian) Your reliability is a core part of your self-image. Once per day, you can gain a +1 trait bonus on an attack roll, saving throw, or skill check if success on that check is directly relevant to fulfilling a verbal or written agreement you have made. You must choose to use this trait before rolling, and this ability does not work if you initiated the agreement for the purpose of activating this ability.

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Gender Height Weight
Male 4'10 - 6'6 130 -230 lbs.
Female 4'5 - 6'1 95 -185 lbs.
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