The Leonin are a proud people that tend towards isolationism, roaming the shining lands of Oreskos – the golden plain where even deities seldomly travel. While they call this land home, many Leonin wonder what lies beyond the Oreskos’ mountains and seek to test themselves in the world beyond.
Leonin prides tend to be matriarchal, operating under the advice of the Pride’s Elders, especially the Speaker, a female Leonin elected by her pride to represent them. Occasionally, Leonin prides gather to share stories and information that they have learned, expanding the general knowledge of all Leonin.
Leonin Features and Stats
Ability Score Increase: Your Constitution and Strength are both increased by 2
Age: The Leonin age and have a similar lifespan to humans.
Alignment: Leonin tend toward good alignments, and those who are focused on their pride lean toward lawful good.
Size: Leonin typically stand over 6 feet tall, though some reach a stature over 7 feet tall. Your size is medium.
Speed: Your base walking speed is 35 feet.
Darkvision: You have the ability to see in a dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light. You can also see in the darkness within 60 feet as if it were dim light; however, you are not able to discern color in the darkness and can only see in shades of gray.
Claws: Your claws are natural weapons, allowing you to easily make the unarmed strikes. When striking with your claws, you deal slashing the damage equal to 1d4 + your Strength modifier.
Hunter’s Instincts: You can choose proficiency in one of the following skills: Athletics, Intimidation, Perception, or Survival.
Daunting Roar: As a bonus action, you can let out an especially menacing roar. Creatures of your choice within 10 feet of you that can hear you must succeed on a Wisdom saving throw or become frightened of you until the end of your next turn.
The DC of the save equals 8 + your proficiency bonus + your Constitution modifier. Once you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a short or long rest. Players who start with a 20 in Constitution will gain the full benefit of Daunting Roar from the first level, and the only way it will scale is with their Proficiency Bonus. After using Daunting Roar, you must take a short or long rest before being able to use this trait again.
Languages: You can speak, read, and write Common and Leonin.
Leonin DnD 5E Names
Each Leonin has a personal name followed by the name of their pride and usually includes the preposition “of the”. For example, a member of the Ironmane pride named Doxia would introduce herself as “Doxia of the Ironmane”.
Female Names: Aletha, Atagone, Demne, Doxia, Ecate, Eriz, Gragonde, ladma, Koila, Oramne, Seza, Ziore
Male Names: Apto, Athoz, Baragon, Bryguz, Eremoz, Gorioz, Grexes, Oriz, Pyxathor, Teoz, Xemnon, Xior
Pride Names: Embereye, Flintclaw, Goldenfield, Ironmane, Starfeller, Sunguides