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Friday, June 10, 2016

Kharagosi Race

by Adam Frank and Tim Wallace

Illustration by Etbaal and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-
Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. (original image)

Humanoid rabbits, the kharagosi people are very insular. They thrive best in large open areas such as the plains or high deserts. Seen as flighty and insecure, the kharagosi are simple. Despite living where they do, the kharagosi are a non-nomadic people, often living in underground warrens that house an entire clan.
Physical Description: The most striking features on the small kharagosi is its ears. Often adding a foot or more to their height, the ears of these rabbit-like people are constantly moving and twitching to catch the faintest sound. With their eyes that look like black marbles and sandy colored coats ranging from a light tan to mottled browns, the kharagosi see loud or gauche colors in clothing choices as tantamount to a sin. The primary goal of almost every kharagosi is to stay out of sight and away from the notice of strangers.
Society: Very little is known about kharagosi clans due to their seclusion from other races and people. It is known that they live in clans with a structured hierarchy with a chief at the top, always a female, under the chief is the six most elder mothers, and then the rest of the warren. They harvest and eat mostly fungi they grow underground or grasses they can plant near a burrow. The clan sees itself as a large family and they all live together in large underground runs that sometimes stretch for miles.
Relations: No one gets along well with the kharagosi as they are not social creatures. While they aren't actively disliked, since they are loathe to socialize with other people they aren't particularly well liked. A popular saying among the kharagosi is, “To stay well away from trouble, self-sustain and keep your ears moving. Curious eyes and still ears bring naught but still hearts.”
Alignment and Religion: The kharagosi will only ever follow a goddess, most commonly Padmavati, the goddess of temperance and understanding, as they believe the male gods to be too adventurous or warlike. They are a people who don't need much and try to stay out of the affairs of others; as such they tend to gravitate to the lawful and neutral alignments.
Adventurers: Another saying is “A rabbit away from the burrow is no rabbit at all.” Simply put the kharagosi don't adventure. The few that do venture out are seen as foolish, crazy, and suicidal. Even those tend towards the classes that steer clear of the front lines of combat; wizards, priests, and bards tend to suit them best.

Kharagosi Racial Traits (16 RP)
+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma (2 RP): Kharagosi are quick and charming.
Humanoid (kharagosi): Kharagosi are humanoids with the kharagosi subtype.
Fast Speed (1 RP): Kharagosi have a base speed of 40 feet.
Burrow (3 RP): Kharagosi have a burrow speed of 20 feet.
Low-Light Vision (1 RP): Kharagosi can see twice as far as a race with normal vision in conditions of dim light.
Envoy (1 RP): Kharagosi with an Intelligence score of 11 or higher gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—comprehend languages, detect magic, detect poisonread magic. The caster level for these effects is equal to the kharagosi's character level.
Quick Reactions (2 RP): Kharagosi receive Improved Initiative as a bonus feat.
Sprightly (2 RP): Kharagosi receive a +2 racial bonus on Acrobatics checks.
Vigilant (4 RP): Kharagosi gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception and Survival checks.
Languages: Kharagosi begin play speaking Common and Sylvan. Kharagosi with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Catfolk, Elven, Gnome, Goblin, and Halfling.