Paths of the Planetouched
The irda (“high ogres”) retain the grace and amazing beauty originally bestowed upon the ogres as one of the first races of creation. Reclusive and solitary by nature, they wear magical disguises when forced to walk among the other races.
Personality: Irda prefer to spend their time alone. They do not particularly care for the company of others, even their own kind. Deeply introspective, they seek only to be left alone, living in quiet solitude. This solitary nature would have led to the irda’s extinction if not for the Valin (Time of Mating) in which an irda female bonds with the first man who looks into her eyes. Irda appear cold and aloof to other races, even the elvs, for the irda keep tight control of their emotions to stave off the evil urges they inherit with their ogre blood.
Physical Description: Irda are tall and slender, both males and females averaging six feet in height, with some individuals growing taller. Their skin color varies from midnight blue to deep, sea green. Their hair is generally black, though sometimes white or silver. The irda keep their hair trimmed and combed. All irda are extraordinarily beautiful by the standards of humans and elves, with faces as cold and lovely as sculpted marble. Irda eyes are usually silver, but may sometimes be deep blue or emerald green. They have drooping eyelids, which often gives others the false impression that irda are bored or sleepy.
Irda dress in simple clothing, often linen smocks or silken gowns. Their clothes are accented by handcrafted jewelry of simple, elegant design. Irda do not wear leather, wool, or anything taken from an animal. All irda are vegetarians, rejecting the ways of their ogre ancestors.
Height: 5’4" (64") + 2d10"
Weight: 120 + 3d10 lbs
Names: Irda are given names shortly after birth. Such child names are rarely used once they reach adulthood. Some irda names reflect important roles, such as the Decider (the closest thing the irda have to a leader) or Protector (one who watches over the island). These irda abandon their birth-names and are simply addressed by their titles.
Male Names: Bahari, Igraine, Keryl, Mirni, Ronlyn, Tyrel
Female Names: Amberyl, Chanan, Dara, Nishan, Usha, Zuela
Ability Scores: +2 Intelligence, +1 Charisma
Adult Age: 150
Average Lifespan: 500
Alignment: Usually Lawful or Neutral Good
Speed: 30 ft (6 sq)
Change Shape: You can use your action to polymorph into a Small or Medium humanoid you have seen, or back into your true form. Your statistics, other than your size, are the same in each form. Any equipment you are wearing or carrying isn’t transformed. You revert to your true form if you die.
Ancient Magic: You known the dancing lights cantrip. When you reach 3rd level, you can cast the faerie fire spell once per day. When you reach 5th level, you can also cast the light spell once per day. Charisma is your spellcasting ability for these spells.
Shapechanger: You are a shapechanger; you can alter your appearance. As such, you are subject to effects and conditions that affect shapechangers.
Languages: You can speak, read, and write Common, High Ogre (aka Irda), and one extra language of your choice.