Æsir Demigod Race Details

The Æsir demigods are powerful beings of honor, war, and nobility, known greatly for their prowess in battle. They are said to be the mortal descendants of certain northern gods, with different individuals possessing different powers. They often hate giants with a fiery passion.

Æsir Demigod Traits

Æsir demigods share certain racial traits as a result of their godly descent.

Ability Score Increase

Your Strength and Charisma scores both increase by 1.

Age

Æsir demigods mature at a similar rate as humans but can live to be thousands of years old, when not killed in honorable battle, that is.

Alignment

Æsir demigods are often lawful good, due to their affinity with honor.

Size

Æsir demigods are often larger than most humans. Your size is Medium.

Speed

Your base walking speed is 30 feet.

Divine Weapon Training

You have proficiency with the longsword, shortsword, light hammer, and spear.

Jötunn's Bane

You have significant experience studying, tracking, hunting, and even talking to giants.

You have advantage on Wisdom (Survival) checks to track them, as well as on Intelligence checks to recall information about them.

Giants tower over humans and their kind. They are humanlike in shape, though some have multiple heads (ettins) or deformities (fomorians). The six varieties of true giant are hill giants, stone giants, frost giants, fire giants, cloud giants, and storm giants. Besides these, creatures such as ogres and trolls are giants.

Languages

You can speak, read, and write Common, Celestial, and Giant.

Aldaföðr

Aldaföðr Æsir demigods are natural born leaders and commanders, often known to lead legions of men like a father would his sons. 

Ability Score Increase

Your Charisma score increases by 1.

Ansuz ᚨ

You are a natural born leader, able to rouse those beneath you to battle. You you gain the Inspiring Leader feat.

Baldrson

Baldrson Æsir demigods are resilient tanks with tough skin. They are often kind and beautiful, but they are so durable that some say they cannot be touched by anything.

Ability Score Increase

Your Constitution score increases by 1.

Jera ᛃ

Your skin is as hard as iron. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC is 13 + your Dexterity modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield’s benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.

Seidr Prophet

Seidr Prophet Æsir demigods practice the ancient art of seidr magic, old magic concerned with discerning and altering the course of destiny by re-weaving or looking into part of destiny’s web.

Ability Score Increase

Your Wisdom score increases by 1.

Perdhro ᛈ

You are an expert in divination. Starting at 3rd level, you can cast the augury. Beginning at 7th level, you can cast the divination spell. You do not require material components for these spells. Once you cast a spell with this trait, you can’t cast that spell with it again until you finish a long rest. Wisdom is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

Stormborn

Stormborn Æsir demigods are mighty powerhouses. When they rush into battle, they bring with them the fury of tempests and storms.

Ability Score Increase

Your Strength score increases by 1.

Thurisaz ᚦ

Your attacks bring storm clouds with them. When you make a melee weapon attack, you can choose to spend your bonus action to deal an additional 1d10 damage on top of the normal weapon damage. The damage is either lightning or thunder damage, you choose which each time you use this trait.

Once you use this trait, you can’t use it again until you finish a long rest.

Trickery Mage

Trickery Mage Æsir demigods are those that love mischief and pranks. They love creating magical displays to befuddle or confuse opponents.

Ability Score Increase

Your Intelligence score increases by 1.

Kaun ᚲ

Your arcane trickery knows no bounds. You know the control flamesminor illusion, and thaumaturgy cantrips. Intelligence is your spellcasting ability for these spells.

War's Law

War's Law Æsir demigods are those who know the rules of war and peace the best. Most strive to end war, though some see war as a means to an end.

Ability Score Increase

Your Dexterity score increases by 1.

Teiwaz ᛏ

You are a natural born tactician with the reflexes of a god. If you miss an attack roll with a weapon, you can choose to swiftly react, adjusting your aim in a spit second and gaining a bonus to your roll equal to your Dexterity modifier (minimum 1). Once you use this trait, you can't use it again until you complete a short or long rest.

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