Kokiri (4e Race)
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Tiny but ancient children of the forest.
|Average Height: 3'4" - 4'9”|
|Average Weight: 55 – 70|
|Ability Scores: +2 Wisdom, +2 Charisma or +2 Dexterity|
|Speed: 6 squares|
|Languages: Common, Elven|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 Nature, +2 Stealth|
|Children of the Forest: While shifting, you ignore difficult terrain, as long as that terrain is caused by trees, underbrush, or other plants.|
|Fey Origin: You are considered a fey creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin.|
|Faerie Companion: You are accompanied by a Faerie Companion, a tiny glowing faerie with gossamer wings, who helps you on your quests. This grants you the Arcane Familiar feat for free, regardless of class prerequisites. Your Faerie Companion uses the mechanics of the Deku Faerie Familiar, noted below. You may take other Familiar feats to improve your Fairy Companion, even if you do not meet arcane class prerequisites|
|Faerie Guidance: You have the Faerie Guidance power.|
|A tiny globe of light glows beside you. Deep within, you can barely make out a beautiful humanoid shape with gossamer wings. "Hey!" She calls to you. "Listen!"
Senses: Low-Light Vision
|You gain a +2 bonus to Monster Knowledge checks. In addition, you may attempt to make Monster Knowledge checks untrained.|
You can read & speak Hylian, if this language is used in your game.
|Fairy Speech: A Deku Fairy can speak any language you know, and it can converse with other creatures. When it speaks, you hear everything it says and hear everything spoken to it. You can dictate its answers if you so choose.|
|Faerie Guidance||Kokiri Racial Power|
|Your fairy companion hovers by the enemy, pointing out weaknesses in its defenses.|
|Minor Action||Close Burst 1|
|Requirement: Your Faerie Companion must be in active mode, and the origin square of the burst is the Faerie Companion’s square.|
|Target: One enemy within burst.|
|Effect: You and all allies gain a +2 power bonus to attack the enemy until the end of your next turn. Also, your next attack against the enemy before the end of your next turn deals an extra +1d6 damage.|
|11th: +2d6 damage.|
21st: +3d6 damage.
Play a Kokiri if you want...
- to be shy and retiring with those you don’t know, but childlike and friendly with those you do.
- to travel with a Faerie companion that can aid the attacks of you and your allies.
- to be a member of a race that favors the bard, monk, ranger, and cleric classes.
Kokiri have the appearance of small children of human, half-elven, elven, or Hylian stock. Their skin ranges in color from very pale to darkly tanned, with some Kokiri showing a greenish tint to their skin. Their hair is most often straight, and may be blonde, light brown, red, or even green. Much like elves and Hylians, Kokiri have long, pointed ears. Eyes can be green, blue or brown, with some Kokiri having eyes so dark they appear black. Kokiri can’t grow facial hair and have little body hair.
Kokiri do not reproduce as other races do, instead appearing as babies in hollows at the base of the village’s sacred tree. Young Kokiri reach full physical maturity by twelve years of age. Kokiri who have reached full physical maturity do not age, and can live for centuries or even millenia unless killed. Kokiri do not die of old age, instead fading back into the forests from which they came.
Playing a Kokiri
Kokiri gather in isolated villages throughout the Feywild and the natural world. These villages most often appear in remote, unspoiled forests where the shy Kokiri can remain untroubled by intruders. Many Kokiri spend their whole lives within the forests without meeting members of another race.
Each Kokiri village is based around a Treant, which the Kokiri see as an avatar or descendant of the Great Deku Tree (the creator and patron deity of their race). These sacred Treants only rarely move, and usually serve as rulers, advisors, and guides to the childlike Kokiri in times of crisis. On most matters, the Kokiri tend to themselves, often governing themselves with a small council or a single “boss.”
Items of Kokiri craftsmanship are rarely made of metal; instead, the Kokiri prefer to work with natural materials such as wood, leather, wool, and plant fibers in order to create their goods. These items sometimes seem to be roughly made, but there is always a simple, rustic beauty, even to the roughest work.
Kokiri are, as a whole, a shy and secretive race. Few of them leave their forest villages, and many believe that doing so will cause them to fade away before their time. Many Kokiri are frightened and distrustful of the world outside their village, and even Kokiri from other villages are sometimes shunned or ostracized for the differences between them. Members of other races rarely find Kokiri villages, and those who do are usually driven away by the use of clever tricks. Despite these tendencies, Kokiri are essentially kind-hearted, and it’s not unheard of for a village to take pity on a wounded traveler, leaving food where he can find it and salving his wounds while he sleeps.
Kokiri Characteristics: Headstrong, nervous, clever, childlike, kind-hearted, contemplative
Male Names: Mido, Fado, Solmi, Tido, Rēmi, Domi, Fasol, Misol, Laso
Female Names: Saria, Tila, Doti, Sola, Mifa, Lati, Fami, Mirē, Dorē, Dofa
Three sample Kokiri adventurers are described below.
Farē is a Kokiri Bard. She was wandering through her home forest when she heard the wonderful lyre music of a passing human minstrel. Captivated by the sound, she followed the human to the nearest town and introduced herself, asking to learn the song. Since then, she has wandered the world, learning the music of the various races she encounters. She's starting to grow homesick, and wonders how her old village will react to the beautiful music she's learned.
Soldo is a Kokiri Ranger. He was helping protect his village from Moblin invaders when he was direly injured. A band of adventurers, who had been hunting the moblins themselves, rescued him and, once he was healed, adopted him as one of their own. Soldo helped them drive off the moblin warband, and then stayed, feeling a strong bond with these strange new friends. Together, they work to make the land between the nearby villages safe for travelers.
Mila is a Kokiri Cleric of Farore. She left her home forest when she received a vision of great evil from her goddess - a vision which led her to the nearby settlement of Kakariko. She joined forces with several others who had been given such visions, and together they work to learn the source of this terrible evil. More and more, their search leads them East, toward the Gerudo Desert.
|Blessed Faerie||Even when your Faerie cannot help your allies defeat the enemy, it channels your deity to help them stay on their feet.|
|Chosen of the Forest||You move through the underbrush like a natural|
|Distracting Faerie||Your Faerie companion flits in your enemies' faces, making openings rather than simply pointing them out.|
|Expert Guidance||Your Faerie cleverly points out places to deal real damage.|
|Eyes of the Forest||You're so used to peering through underbrush that it no longer impedes your sight.|
|Faerie Hunter||Your Faerie cleverly points out places to deal real damage.|
|Imposing Faerie||Your Faerie is unusually large for its kind, and it makes clear that you're not to be trifled with.|
|Kokiri Weapon Training||You're trained in the traditional weapons of the Kokiri.|
|Sylvan Nimbleness||You can use forested undergrowth in your favor, swinging around branches and ducking through brambles to avoid your enemies' pitfalls|