Oscielis

Basic Species Description

The oscielis are a species native to kardas, a windswept moon of the gas giant Ostherrim. The majority are of the of the medium size, though some are smaller or larger. Overall, they appear to be humanoid birds, though their wings also service as their arms, having claws at the end of both their feet and hands, having decent grip for assorted purposes. They were evolved from a species very similar to epidendrosaurus, and of the other species on kardas, they tend to prefer dealing with goblins, who have more similarity to them in appearance than the other species. They primarily build in protected valleys and craters with sufficient tree density and in floating cities above the cloud lines, some of which are mobile and shared with the rhigaro. They are ominivores, but mostly eat seeds, insects and fruit, but will also eat assorted small animals when having a mood for it.

History of the Species

Oscielis evolved in secluded valleys, most remaining in floating ships above the clouds, but some still live in tribal cultures on the surface.

Base Species Genetics

The genetics for a oscielis are as follows:

(D6) Winged flight: Ability to glide and fly at +1 MP.

(D5) Quick Sonic Blast: +2 MP, Those with this trait have the 'Sonic Blast' ability.

(D4) Observant Accuracy: +2 to Observation Checks, and +1 to Accuracy Checks.

(R5) Accurate Charisma: +1 to Accuracy Checks, and +2 to Charisma Checks.

(R3) Steady Claws: +1 on Bare-Handed Attacks, +1 on Grip Checks.

Sonic Blast Rank I:
(Direction, Cone, None)
(Standard, Halved, None)
(Natural, 95% Stability, EP Blowback)
(Breath [Redirection])
(4 FP, 3 Attempts, Accuracy Check)
This ability allows the user to take a strong intake of air and expulsion of it to create a sonic blast, dealing Rank + Dice Pool + Accuracy Check Damage.
Prerequisites: Oscielis species 'Quick Sonic Blast' gene.

Ethnicities

The aldago oscielis are large white and grey oscielis with black tips on their chest, crest and ends of their broad wings, light grey or pale blue feathery short plumage hair, and black or blue eyes. Their mouths are mostly long bills.

(E-4) Diving Speed: +1 MP, and +2 to Swimming/Diving Checks. [Aldago Oscielis]
(E-4) Fishers: +2 to Fishing Checks and +2 to Filleting/Skinning Checks. [Aldago Oscielis]
(E-4) Calm Floating: +2 to Calm Checks, and +2 to Floating Checks. [Aldago Oscielis]

The blamaphen rhigaro are modest blue and green oscielis with red and yellow tips on their chest, crest and ends of their wings, light orange or lilac feathery short plumage hair, and yellow or orange eyes. Their mouths are mostly hookbills.

(E-4) Mimicking Speed: +1 MP, and +2 to Mimicking Checks. [Blamaphen Oscielis]
(E-4) Auditory Ventriloquism: +2 to Auditory Checks, and +2 to Ventriloquism Checks. [Blamaphen Oscielis]
(E-4) Charmingly Beautiful: +2 to Charming Checks, and +2 to Beauty Checks. [Blamaphen Oscielis]

The costravax oscielis are medium black oscielis with dark grey and blood red tips on their chest, crest and ends of their wings, light grey or pale blue feathery short plumage hair, and black or red eyes. Their mouths are mostly sharp versatile beaks.

(E-4) Stealthy Speed: +1 MP, and +2 to Stealth Checks. [Costravax Oscielis]
(E-4) Cunning Improvisation: +2 to Cunning Checks, and +2 to Improvise Checks. [Costravax Oscielis]
(E-4) Concealed Sabotage: +2 to Conceal Checks, and +2 to Sabotage Checks. [Costravax Oscielis]

The flasalvan oscielis are medium pink oscielis with bright red and white tips on their chest, crest and ends of their wings, blood red or black feathery short plumage hair, and violet or blue eyes. Their mouths are mostly bent beaks.

(E-4) Feinted Speed: +1 MP, and +2 to feint Checks. [Flasalvan Oscielis]
(E-4) Cultural Adaption: +2 to Culuture Checks, and +2 to Charisma Checks. [Flasalvan Oscielis]
(E-4) Careful Body Language: +2 to Gesture Checks, and +2 to Bluff Checks. [Flasalvan Oscielis]

Generally oscielis utilize a language unique to their ethnicity, but many also know the language of the nearest other oscielis populations, as well that of the nearest market's chief language. This is not to say that some do not speak others rather than those particular languages, or in addition to it, merely that they are the most likely languages for them to speak. While oscielis are usually considered of middle, merchant, and upper class, some are of lower classes as they diverge back toward their tribal ancestry.

Sexes

Over all, the different genders of oscielis are largely alike, with males being 15 cm shorter for their age on average and more charismatic, and females having being more speedy.

(m1) Those with this sex gene have +1 HP, and +2 on Charisma Checks. [Oscielis]

(m2) Those with this sex gene have +1 EP, +1 on Grip Checks, and +1 Breath Domain Adaption. [Oscielis]

(f1) Those with this sex gene have +2 MP. [Oscielis]

(f2) Those with this sex gene have +1 MA, +1 on Navigation Checks, and +1 Breath Domain Adaption. [Oscielis]

(n1) Those with this sex gene have +1 FP and +2 on Navigation Checks. [Oscielis]

(n2) Those with this sex gene have +1 SP, +1d10/2 FP Recovery Rate Advantage, and +1 Breath Domain Adaption. [Oscielis]

For the sake of this playtest, the rules for food and drink that are optional are not being utilized, and respiration is utilizing the two-fail check mechanic for reducing from one level of respiration to another, rather than the more advanced mechanic.

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