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Formian

Formian Worker

Formians (sometimes known as ant-centaurs) are an ant-like mortal race noted for their ability to survive in virtually any land-based environment.

DescriptionEdit

Formians resemble giant ants who have humanoid torsos rising from their thoraxes. Their compound eyes have poor eyesight, but that is more than made up for by their antenae's amazing sense of smell. While they are amazing climbers, the body weight of a formian prevents it from clambering vertical surfaces with the same ease as a standard ant. They have two-fingered hands with opposable thumbs.

Formians have an inborn caste system, with queens at the top, followed by soldiers, and finally the workers at the bottom. Workers range from 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 feet tall, have large hands, and possess an intellect comperable to a chimpanzee. Soldiers stand between 6 1/2 - 7 feet tall, have small abdomins, and large mandibles. Queens can vary in size from anywhere between 10 - 20 feet, and have large swollen abdomins as wide around as they stand tall. Male formians are winged and are always worker caste, although they do not participate in building or foraging activities.

HistoryEdit

A single hive of formians were created from regular ants by Kol'Gar in order to aid in his search of Vion and Vasa. The hive organized a searching party and began to sweep The Woods in the direction urged by their creator.

Important SettlementsEdit

There is currently a single tribe of formians located in The Woods.

SocietyEdit

Formians currently live in nomadic tribal hives. They have early stone-aged technology, able to wield objects as bludgeons, and chisel basic tools.

NamesEdit

Formian names are hard to pronounce for other mortal races, and often contain clicking sounds. Common names for soldier and worker caste formians include Ryt'thkril, Ngl!chuik, Thrir'Ma!kt, and Krykt. Queens are known by their titles alone.

StatsEdit

Only the soldier caste is appropriate for use as a Player Character.

Average Height: 6 1/2 - 7 feet tall

Average Weight: 200-230 pounds

4th Edition Ability Scores: +2 Str, +2 Wis

2nd Edition Ability Score Requirement (Before Racial Modifiers): 13-18 Str; 3-18 Dex; 8-18 Con; 4-18 Int; 3-18 Wis; 3-16 Cha

2nd Edition Ability Scores: +2 Str, -1 Int, -1 Dex

Size (4th/2nd): Medium/Man-Sized

Speed (4th/2nd): 7/18

Vision: Normal vision

Languages: Formian

Skill Bonuses (4th): +2 Athletics, +2 Endurance

Abilities: (Work in Progress)

Classes Allowed and Level Limit (2nd Edition): Fighter 15; Ranger 12

Sample MemberEdit

(Work in Progress)