Tortle

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Tortle Traits

  • Ability Score Increase.+2 Str, +1 Wis
  • Age. Weirdly, tortles die within a year of mating, so only those tortles who abstain from mating live to particularly great ages and children are mostly reared by their aunts and uncles, related or adoptive. Exactly why this is so, nobody frigging knows. 5e changed it so that instead tortles don't mate until in the final years of their lives - without any particular reason as to why this is the case. So, yeah, equally stupid.
  • Alignment.Any
  • Size. Medium
  • Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
  • Darkvision. No
  • Languages. Aquan and Common

Abilities

Claws

You can choose to inflict 1d4 + Str modifier slashing damage with your unarmed strikes.

Hold Breath

You can hold your breath for 1 hour.

Natural Armor

Your heavy shell gives you a base AC of 17, but its peculiar shape prevents you from using any armor, except shields.

Shell Defense

You can use an action to withdraw into your shell, gaining +4 AC and Advantage on Str and Con saving throws, at the cost of being Prone, having Speed 0, Disadvantage on Dex saving throws and the inability to take reactions until you exit your shell. Indeed, you can't use any action, save for a bonus action to emerge from your shell, so long as you are using Shell Defense.
Survival Instinct: Proficiency in the Survival skill.

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