Giff Race Details
"No objections. Your orders are crystal clear as a Crystal Sphere, sir!"
—Sergeant Ernest "Thunder" Pakka, accepting orders from Major Argus Krux on the Rock of Bral.
A giff’s name is big and pompous, just like the being who bears it. Most giff have a given name and a surname, just like most human beings, also possess a rank and nickname. Giff are assigned the rank of trainee at birth, and are promoted to the rank of ensign upon reaching adulthood. Most giff rise through the ranks as they age, and they are conditioned from birth to defer unerringly to all giff of higher rank. A giff’s nickname is assigned by their peers during their service, and can be a term of endearment, derision, respect, or fear. Most giff amass a hoard of nicknames over their lifetimes, and use them variably depending on the occasion.
Male Names: Alford, Algernon, Alpheus, Alphonse, Bertram, Benedict, Cornelius, Delmer, Ebenezer, Ernest, Eustace, Gideon, Hibbard, Jack, Jeremiah, Methuselah, Theodore, Percival, Rhys, Rufus, Zebulon
Female Names: Abagail, Adelaide, Brigid, Charlotte, Clarinda, Elizabeth, Elmira, Fredonia, Esther, Gertrude, Guinevere, Hermione, Margaret, Martha, Sophronia, Tabitha, Winifred
Surnames: Ainesly, Brownrigg, Byron, Cholmondeley, Cromwell, Cumberbatch, Darcy, Eastaughffe, Finlayson, Gladstone, Grenville, Harding, Leicester, Osborne, Pickering, Pinkerton, Quince, Schuyler
Giff TraitsYour giff character has the following racial traits.
Ability Score Increase
Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Giff mature slightly faster than humans, becoming adults at age 14. Most elderly giff pass away around 70 years old, but most giff die in the line of duty or blow themselves up long before then.
Most giff are lawful neutral, adhering strictly to the orders of their commanders with little concern for the morality of their actions, as long as it gives them an excuse to deploy excessively heavy ordinance.
Giff stand between 7 and 8 feet tall, and weigh easily 500 pounds, not counting their hefty military dress uniforms. Your size is Medium.
You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Giff Weapon Training
You have been trained to wield firearms since birth. You have proficiency with muskets and pistols, and can ignore their loading property.
If you move at least 20 feet straight toward a target and then hit it with a melee weapon attack on the same turn, that creature must succeed on a Strength saving throw with a DC equal to 8 + your Strength modifier + your proficiency bonus, or take 7 (2d6) bludgeoning damage and be knocked prone.
The damage increases to 3d6 at 11th level, and 4d6 at 16th level.
You have thick, leathery skin. When you aren’t wearing armor, your AC is 12 + your Constitution 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.
You can speak, read, and write Common.