Ci Corrach (3.5e Race)

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Ci Corrach/Futh Gazaathu/ Hound Dwarves[edit]

Corgi-like humanoids that enjoy simple lives. Called Ci Corrach in Sylvan and by elves, Futh Gazaath in Orkish, and Hound Dwarves in Common.

Personality[edit]

Hound Dwarves are wise and proud, kindly and stalwart, and decently intelligent. It is their preference to live as farmers or herders when they can afford the peace, and in times of crisis they will turn to religious paths to find strength.

Physical Description[edit]

Most Hound Dwarves stand about two feet tall and generally weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. They have a vague resemblance, overall, to stout-limbed golden foxes. Being cold weather canines, they are covered in medium to long length fur, which is typically gold and white, and sometimes black. Their white fur creates a path from snout down along the belly to the underside of their tails with the rest of their coats being gold. The occasional black patches that they can develop will form from the middle of their back and can stay only there as a small "saddle" or grow to cover the tops of their heads and tails as well, creating a "cowl." Occasionally, this "cowl" will cover all of their golden fur, or most of it with some patches showing through. Their eyes will either be a cool shade of blue or a gold-brown colour. They have short, upwards-curling tails that tend to have the longest hair on their body. They have small hands that are functionally similar to human hands, but their thumbs are positioned more centrally than those on human hands.

Relations[edit]

Hound Dwarves prefer to live with other smaller creatures like halflings, dwarves, gnomes, and small fae. It is probable that this is because they dislike being looked down on. Among larger races, they get along best with fae and similar creatures, like elves. They are also fond of horses and horse-like beings such as centaurs and most other hoofed creatures.

Alignment[edit]

Hound Dwarves are most commonly good aligned and occasionally neutral. They are never evil unless truly extenuating circumstances exist, and even then they tend to be somewhat honorable.

Lands[edit]

Hound Dwarves like cool, wet regions, but survive fine in warmer climates with a haircut. Generally, they live near hills or farmland, or both.

Religion[edit]

Hound Dwarves will worship alignment appropriate gods, most commonly ones that have portfolios related to comfort, protection, agriculture, the sun, or knowledge.

Language[edit]

Hound Dwarves know common and can generally communicate with most animals in a primal way.

Names[edit]

Hound Dwarves prefer to take names similar to those of the nearest population of another race, but when living alone they tend to take names that refer to their trade and stories they enjoy. Sometimes they have proper last names, and sometimes they have simple titles. Examples would be Edgar Churchguard, Margot Tiller, or Emil the Digger.

Racial Traits[edit]

  • +1 Intelligence, +2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma, -1 Constitution: Hound Dwarves are quick learners, possess sturdy concepts of self and morals, and are darn cute. However, they are not solidly built.
  • Monstrous Humanoid: Hound Dwarves are, essentially, small dogs that have begun to walk on two legs and whose paws have become more suited to standard methods of tool manipulation
  • Small
  • Hound Dwarf base land speed is 20 feet: They can, however, lower themselves to run on all fours to move at twice their land speed, although they find it slightly unsightly to do around taller creatures.
  • Scent (Ex)
  • Low-Light Vision (Ex): A standard Hound Dwarf can see twice as far as a human in starlight, moonlight, torchlight, and similar conditions of poor illumination. He retains the ability to distinguish color and detail under these conditions.
  • + 5 Racial Bonus to Listen checks
  • Automatic Languages: Common. Bonus Languages: Any non-secret languages.
  • Favored Class: Cleric or Paladin, chosen at creation.


Vital Statistics[edit]

Table: Hound Dwarf Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
10 years +1d6 +1d10 +1d10
Table: Hound Dwarf Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
30 years 45 years 55 years +1d20 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: Hound Dwarf Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 1'10" +2d4 20 lb. × (2d4) lb.
Female 2'0" +1d4 18 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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