The largest of the Avian races, the Swan-kin can reach heights of 5 feet tall and 120 lbs. They are generally white, with smoke colored accent feathers, but rarely a completely black-colored swan is born, a sign of future prosperity and luck for the village he or she is born to.

Swan-kin speak a soft and beautiful language known as Birdsong. It’s a deeply melodic and harmonized language, perfect for song and poetry. Birdsong, particularly the Swan-kin’s particular dialect is multitonal, meaning that the same word can mean completely different things depending on how high or low a sound is used to express it. While creating a delightful language to listen to, it can cause problems in understanding for hybrids without good hearing.

Swan-kin are omnivores and enjoy a mixed diet of vegetation (they prefer aquatic plants), fish, and insects. Many Swan-kin villages will build small fishing shacks on the surface below their homes and will go fishing in their spare time as both a hobby and a way to vary their diet.

Swan-kin Traits

  • Ability Score Modifiers: +2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, -2 Wisdom: Swan-kin are graceful and friendly, but tend to lack wisdom.
  • Type: Swan-kin are Humanoids with the Avian subtype.
  • Size: Swan-kin are Medium creatures and receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
  • Speed: Swan-kin have a base speed of 20 feet.
  • Welkin’s Chosen (Su): Only those selected by Welkin himself deserve to roam the skies. Swan-kin have a fly speed of 30 feet, with average maneuverability. This benefit applies only when they are wearing no armor, light armor, or medium armor, and not carrying a heavy load
  • Glide: Swan-kin have a swim speed of 20 feet, but only on top of water.
  • Keen Senses: Swan-kin have excellent hearing and vision, and receive a +2 to Perception checks.
  • Hollow Bones: The ability to fly means that Swan-kin are born with hollow, brittle bones. They receive a -1 penalty to Natural armor.
  • Natural Performer: Swan-kin love all types of artistic performance-theatre, music, dance, singing-and have a natural knack for them. A swan receives a +2 bonus to Perform checks.
  • Weapon Familiarity: Swan-kin are proficient with any weapon with the word “Swan-kin” in its name.
  • Languages: Swan-kin begin the game knowing Common and Birdsong. Swan-kin with a high Intelligence may also learn the following languages: Yipyap, Esparatu, High Cavy, Meowori

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