Borutavs (3.5e Race)

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They are outgoing guys that love to travel and explore and enjoy new experiences. Very optimistic, even when the place or people they meet are not that good. Their mindset is "the next one will be better", and then they go back to the road. They don't ask for riches. To them ownership is a heavy luggage, and all the Borutavs like to travel light. Because they know their fame is not that good, they rather to introduce themselves as halflings, a culture they have learned to love.

Physical Description[edit]

They look a lot like halflings,just a little bit tanned from their time under the sun. They have a pair of small wood horns growing on the top of their heads as a proof of their connection with some weird magic. Their origins are obscure but some legends say that the first Borutav was the son of a god and a halfling, another legend says that they became like that because of a curse from an evil fey.


Some communities believe that the Borutavs were made by evil savage gods of dark forests; some others communities think that the Borutavs are mythical beings that know about treasures maps, or ancient temples. Because of that Borutavs "disguise" themselves as halflings, wearing caps that hide their horns.


Usually chaotic neutral


Generally they live among the halflings but travel across forests and mountains in seek of adventure and chaos.


They revere deities of nature and traveling, but may sometimes follow deities of chaos.


They speak Common and Halfling. Borutavs learn languages of the towns they visit, so they don't need to develop one of their own.


They use halfling names and among Borutavs and close friends, they usually add to their halfling's name. They would add name of their ancestors with the suffix "-ic" or "-vich".

Racial Traits[edit]

  • +2 Charisma, -2 Strength: The essence of nature imbues their bodies with the gift of persuasiveness.
  • Fey: Borutavs legends link their origins to a strange, odd god of nature that is no longer in this realm.
  • Small: As a Small creature, a borutav gains a +1 size bonus to Armor Class, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, and a +4 size bonus on Hide checks, but he uses smaller weapons than humans use, and his lifting and carrying limits are three-quarters of those of a Medium character.
  • Borutav base land speed is 20 feet
  • +2 racial bonus on Listen checks : Borutavs have halfling like ears
  • +2 racial bonus on Handle Animal checks : Borutavs have some kind of trick that makes their whispers really enjoyable to animals.
  • Spell-Like Ability: 3/day— Detect Magic . Caster level equals to his Charisma Modifier.
  • can spend his detect magic uses to cast Guidance or Speak with Animals.
  • Can't use Speak with Animals more times a day than his number of class levels.
  • Automatic Languages:Common and Halfling.Bonus Languages: Any.
  • Favored Class: Bard.

Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Borutavs Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
20 years +2d4 +3d6 +4d6
Table: Borutavs Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
50 years 75 years 100 years +5d20 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Borutavs Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 2' 8" +2d4 30 lb. × 1 lb.
Female 2' 6" +2d4 25 lb. × 1 lb.

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