Skip to main content

Open-Air Ascetic

Small groups of air elementaari are often drawn to wide open spaces such as plains, buttes, and mountaintops, relishing the freedom from worldly concerns they offer. Such settlements value mental and physical discipline paired with simple living. They also claim a special connection to creatures of the air, such as birds, griffins, hippogriffs, and, most especially, rocs. In the spirit of this kinship, most settlements of this culture practice sky burial—a tradition where the bodies of the deceased are placed on mountain crags or other open areas to be eaten by such creatures.

Characters raised in the open-air ascetic culture share a variety of traits in common with one another.

Mind Over Flesh. Your austere way of life enables you to push your body’s limits. Choose one of the following:

Trained Fortitude: Your training enables you to temporarily ignore your hunger. You can go a number of days equal to your Constitution modifier without suffering any fatigue from lack of Supply . Afterwards you require twice as much Supply for as many days as you went without.

Trance: You don’t need to sleep. Instead, you meditate deeply, remaining conscious. While meditating, you can dream after a fashion. When you take a long rest , you spend 4 hours in your trance state (instead of sleeping for 6 hours). During the trance you suffer no penalty to passive Perception. A long rest remains 8 hours for you as normal, and the remainder of the time must be filled only with light activity.

Mobility Training. You gain proficiency in Athletics. Additionally, you add 5 feet to the distance or height you can jump with a running start. Finally, on your turn you can double your speed without using the Dash action. You can’t use this feature again until you have spent at least one turn without expending movement.

Tranquil Artistry. You have cultivated skills to focus and calm your mind. You are proficient with one musical instrument and one set of artisan’s tools.

Languages. You can speak, read, write, and sign Common, Auran, and two other languages of your choice.