Hylian, Variant (5e Race)

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This is a race built for casual play of D&D no affiliation with the Hyrule (5e Campaign Setting). For more information about said campaign setting and the proper races used for it, please click the following link: Hyrule (5e Campaign Setting).

Physical Description[edit]

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The Hylians are a race of humans from the countries of Skyloft, Hyrule and the latter's flooded counterpart, the Great Sea. While it is unlikely that the people of Termina, a parallel world to the Kingdom of Hyrule, are also known as Hylians, they are their parallels. Descended from the people who lived among the goddess Hylia long prior to the establishment of Hyrule as a kingdom, they are a magic race with pointed ears who have inherited the blood, powers, and abilities of their ancient ancestors. The most famous Hylians are the many heroes and princesses that share the same name as one another, the latter being of blood relation and naming tradition.

Hylians were the first race to establish organized civilization in ancient Hyrule many years after the events of Skyward Sword upon the world formerly known only as of the Surface. In Twilight Princess, the Oocca are said to have aided them. Unlike several other races in the series, Hylians tend to live in highly populated towns or villages such as Hyrule Castle Town, Kakariko Village and Village of the Blue Maiden. MORE INFO


The most prominent and major home of the Hylians is the iconic Kingdom of Hyrule, formerly the nameless Surface. It is where the ancestors of the Hylians, the people who lived among the goddess Hylia, resided during the Era of the Goddess Hylia. Living among Her Grace in the unnamed land, they had magical powers that passed down to their descendants. When a massive war broke out across the Surface and the goddess took up battle with the demon king Demise, she sent the human survivors into the sky on the outcrop of earth that became known as Skyloft. It is not until after they rediscover the Surface thousands of years later that the Kingdom of Hyrule is established by Hylia's descendants and becomes the home of the Hylian race once more. Hyrule faces several subsequent invasions, namely at the hands of Ganon, an incarnation of Demise's hatred. The Hylians are able to suppress these attacks through their military; their legendary hero, Link; and, occasionally, divine intervention. However, the events of The Wind Waker spell an end to Hyrule in the Adult Timeline. Sunk beneath the Great Sea, ancient Hyrule is lost forevermore in that branch of the timeline. Following its destruction, Tetra and the Hero of Winds travel to another continent and establish New Hyrule. MORE INFO

Hylian Names[edit]

The following are examples of names of the Hylian, of course, these are just examples and you are free to name them anything. Want more variety? Click here.

Male: Eran, Ebon, Imank, Zikoh, Buzoh, Etam, Niku, Link, Daphnes

Female: Mafeth, Soles, Sisa, Asa, Mela, Ohi, Zelda

Hylian Traits[edit]

A race of humans from the countries of Skyloft, Hyrule and the latter's flooded counterpart, the Great Sea
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma increases by 2 and Strength increases by 1.
Age. Hylian reach adulthood around the same age as Humans but live much longer, as they can live all the way up to 200 years of age.
Alignment. Hylian tend towards lawful good as they are mostly lovers that worship the Goddess Hylia. However not every Hylian is of such a good nature, the best come from this race.
Size. Hylian vary widely in height and build, from barely 5 feet to well over 6 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Keen Senses. You gain proficiency in Wisdom (Perception).
Hylia's Blessing. You gain one cantrip from the Wizard spell list, your spellcasting ability for this is Charisma.
Hylian weapon training. You gain proficiency in the longsword, shortsword, longbow, and shortbow.
Valor. When you are reduced to 0 hit points but not killed outright, you can drop to 1 hit point instead. You can't use this trait again until you finish a long rest.
Goddess's Protection. You have resistance against radiant damage.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Elvish, and one extra language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 7" +2d10 140 lb. × (2d4) lb.

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