Lekgolo (5e Race)
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"We have total domination.”
|A Mgalekgolo wielding an assault cannon.|
The Lekgolo are small eels roughly 4 feet in length and 3 inches in girth. They exude a translucent slime, and their smooth skin takes shades of orange and brown. They have no central nervous system or traditional innards. When in direct contact with other individual Lekgolo, the pheromones in their slime forms an intelligence which becomes more advanced with size. Colonies can stretch for an indefinite distance, though in order to form a consciousness equal to a humanoid race, a colony must be around 12 feet tall. They can be categorized into 2 sub-species, Mgalekolo and Sbaolekgolo.
The Lekgolo maintained a primal lifestyle on their home world of Te, where they survived by burrowing through the ground. When the Covenant discovered the planet, and the Forerunner stations spread across it, they immediately sent search parties. The San’Shyuum, having learned of the destruction of numerous Forerunner artifacts, declared war on the Lekgolo in a war that would later be known as the Taming of the Lekgolo. As the name implies, the Covenant won in an overwhelming victory, though the Lekgolo won most ground engagements. Any colonies found to have destroyed Forerunner artifacts were annihilated, while those who did not were accepted into the Covenant. Though they stayed loyal throughout multiple wars, when the Great Schism occurred, the vast majority of Lekgolo sided with the separatists rather than the Covenant, revealing a deeply held grudge.
Due to their hive mind, conflict among Lekgolo is rare, if not unheard of. Before the Covenant, Lekgolo societies had not advanced far enough to create even basic armor, though language had been created. In Covenant strike groups, Lekgolo act in pairs known as “bond brothers”. They are shown to highly value camaraderie, falling into a directed rage should their bond brother fall.
Lekgolo colonies are given three part names that denote their origin. Beyond the scope of other Lekgolo, they are often referred to by names of groups.
Names: Ogada Nosa Fasu, Igido Nosa Hurru, Colony, Cacophony, Junta
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2.
Age. A single Lekgolo can live for roughly 5 years. However, given the numbers found in colonies and the rate at which they breed, a colony has the appearance of never aging.
Alignment. Lekgolo follow their societal law to the letter but care little for morality. They tend to be lawful neutral.
Size. Most Lekgolo colonies are larger than any man, but not by much. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Bond Of Brothers. If your Bond Brother is killed (Or you don't have one yet), whenever you roll a 1 on an attack roll, ability check, you can reroll the die and must use the new roll. If your Bond Brother is alive and you can see them, you can't be frightened.
Weak Spot. If an attack roll against you has advantage, you take an additional 1d4 damage.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common, Deep Speech, and Lekgolo. The Lekgolo language is made of various grunts, roars, and echo-like sighs.
Mgalekgolo are Lekgolo colonies that take the form of a hulking humanoid figure with two luminescent green “eyes.”
Living Tank. When you aren't wearing armor, your Armor Class is equal to 13 + your Constitution modifier.
Powerful Build. You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Sbaolekgolo are Lekgolo colonies organized to control vehicles as a kind of living engine.
Vehicular Propensity. You are proficient in land, sea, and air vehicles.
Vehicle Meld. When determining the maximum capacity of a vehicle you do not count as a passenger. This does not apply to other vehicle functions, such as a gunner or pilot’s position. Only one Sbaolekgolo can benefit from this trait per vehicle.
Random Height and Weight
|7′ 6″||+3d8||600 lb.||× (4d4) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier