Bush Dog (4e Race)
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They were created by the Shaurlocha, and have now taken on the role of her personal guards.
|Average Height: 7'8" - 10'11"|
|Average Weight: 700 - 950 lbs.|
|Ability Scores: +2 Strength, +2 Constitution|
|Speed: 5 squares|
|Languages: Common, Elven|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Nature, +2 Perception|
|Natural weapons.: You cannot wield weapons. Your arms are great branches that can be used to make slam attacks. Your arms are jointly treated as a two-handed weapon in the mace group, with which you are proficient. It deals 1d10 damage and has a +2 proficiency bonus. It can be enchanted and disenchanted, and does not turn to dust when disenchanted.|
|Dark Eye: You have an aura 2. Creatures in the aura take a -2 penalty to Bluff checks.|
|Animated Plant: You do not need to eat, and you cannot drown, but all other conditions affect you normally. You are considered to be a plant for the purpose of effects relating to that keyword.|
|Tremorsense: You have tremorsense within 5 squares.|
|Telepathy: You can communicate with creatures within 10 squares of you that have a language. This allows for two-way communication.|
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Bush Dogs were created to roam the forests and destroy any evil that dare defile the natural world. After a few hundred years, they thought they should give something back to their goddess, for giving them the life. They decided to vow themselves to be her guards for as long as they lived, they would not let any harm come to their creator.
Play a Bush Dog if you want to...
- Be more like an animal than a person
- Be made of wood
- Guard and protect the forest
- To be a member of a race that favors the Barbarian class.
They walk on all fours, with knobbly hands and feet. They are made of wood, and have moss growing on themselves, sometimes they even have small saplings and grasses growing on their back; moths and other small creatures sometimes live in here. Other than a large crack running down their face, with a glowing eye inside, they have no facial features. Depending on the environment they were created in, they may be different shades of wood, or one from a jungle might have vines growing on it.
Playing a Bush Dog
They often worship Shaurlocha, for she is the one who created them. Most feel reluctant to leave her side, but she insists that they must not waste their lives tending to her, she wnats them to go and live their lives. They become adventurers if she tells them to, but often the just wander around until they(After thousands of years) die. This is why there are so few adventurers of this race, not much is known about them.
Bush Dog Characteristics: Brave, Loyal, Strong, Shy, Kind, Caring, Elementary
Male Names: Byri, Dasi, Tiki, Pomtecelly, Ziggs
Female Names: Sava, Nonee, Dink, Citcar, Tiki
Bush Dog Adventurers
A sample Bush Dog adventurer is described below.
Byri lives in the Fey wild, here he fights monsters of evil and darkness. He tried to live with some pixies, but he was only shunned away, not because they thought he was evil, but he was too big, he was constantly breaking things. And, well, he wasn't really shunned, but one time, he actually hurt one of his friends, since then, he has been in a self imposed exile.