Trollkin Traits

Your trollkin character has certain characteristics in common with all other trollkin.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2.

Age. Trollkin reach maturity by the age of 15, and live 50 to 60 years.

Size. Trollkin stand over 6 feet tall and are more solidly built than humans, weighing around 200 pounds. Your size is Medium.

Alignment. Trollkin tend toward neutrality of one kind or another.

Speed. Trollkin have a base speed of 30 feet.

Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can’t discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.

Natural Weapons. Trollkin grow large fangs, and have sharp claws instead of finger- and toenails. You are proficient with your claws and fangs and can use them to make unarmed melee attacks. Claws deal 1d4 slashing damage, and bites deal 1d4 piercing damage.

Inhuman Vigor. You concentrate regenerative power in your blood to swiftly recover from wounds. Once per day as a bonus action, you can expend one hit die to regain hit points as if you finished a short rest. The number of hit dice you can expend increases by one when you reach 6th level (2 hit dice), 12th level (3 hit dice), and 18th level (4 hit dice). If you suffer acid or fire damage, you lose access to this ability until you finish a short or long rest.

Legacy of Fear. You have proficiency in the Intimidation skill.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Northern Tongue.

Subrace. Trollkin bear different traits depending on the type of creatures in their lineage. The two most common types of trollkin are night whispers and stonehides. Choose one of these subraces.

Night Whisper Trollkin

Night whisper trollkin trace their ancestry to enigmatic fey creatures from the Shadow Realm. Because of their natural connection to the realm of spirits, many night whisper trollkin become shamans, seers, and priests. Night whispers tend to have darker skin tones and slighter builds than their cousins.

Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Spirit Whispers. The spirits of your tribe’s ancestors whisper secrets from beyond the veil of death. Before making an ability check or saving throw, you can heed the wisdom of the spirits to gain advantage on the roll. You cannot use this feature again until you finish a long rest.

Stonehide Trollkin

Some trollkin are the result of unions between humans and monstrous brutes, such as ogres, trolls, or even stranger fey creatures of bloody disposition. Stonehides have larger frames and more muscle than other trollkin. Their skin is brighter in color but also has a rough, stone-like texture.

Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 1.

Thick Hide. Your skin is knobby, thick, and tough, granting you a +1 bonus to Armor Class.