Parent Race: Aarakocra
Dwelling on low rocky hills with strangely tall trees, living inside large wooden domes, these thick feathered long necked flightless birds are distant cousins of the Aarakocra.
After the first Aarakocra arrived in the material plane, a small group splintered off, settled down and evolved into this wildly different yet similar race.
They are characterized by their semi-nomadic life style, humanoid-like shape and an ancient alien past to boot; Aepyornis are often foragers, hunters, adventures (rarely), traders, explorers or craftsmen.
Ability Score Increase
Your Dexterity increases by 2 while your strength by 1.
Aepyornis reach maturity by age 6. They don’t usually live longer than 35 years.
Most Aepyornis are communal village dwellers; typically neutral good and like to stick to their own kind but do help out others if need be and always love to trade. The adventures and explorers among them may range to lawful or chaotic good.
Due to the combination of their necks and moderate body size, Aepyornis are around 7 feet tall. They have broad, medium-weight bodies that weigh between 130 and 180 pounds.
These birds may have lost flight but did gain leg power, your base walking speed is 40
You have evolved natural sharp claws, these deal 1d6 slashing damage on a hit.
You can snap at an enemy with your beak within 2ft of yourself (even when bound or grappled). +12 to hit
the enemy rolls a dex save, if they fail the save, roll a D4.
1: Frightened 2: Knocked Prone 3: Stunned 4: 3D4 Piercing Damage
You have practised with your neck to hastily spot things around corners/edges or inside holes/gaps without detection. Your head-size is around 20-25 centimeters and your neck half that.
Succeed on a stealth & dex roll to accomplish these tasks.
You have advantage on stealth for any of those actions
You can speak, read, and write Common and Aarakocra