Thane

Racial Traits

Average Height: 5' 10" - 6' 5"
Average Weight: 120 - 200 lbs.

Ability Scores: +2 Charisma, +2 Intelligence
Size: Medium
Speed: 6
Vision: Darkvision

Languages: Thanlingua, Old House
Skill Bonuses: +2 Arcana, +2 Dungeoneering
The Twitch: As a racial bonus, you have +2 to your initiative and +1 to your Reflex defense.
Shadowy Mind: You gain +2 on saving throws against charm or illusion effects.
Impossible Counterpoise: You can use Impossible Counterpoise as an at-will power.

Impossible Counterpoise Thane Racial Power
At-Will
Immediate Reaction Personal
Trigger: You are missed by a melee attack that has no effect on a miss.
Effect: You shift 1 square.

Physical Qualities

The Thane are, in a word, creepy. As a race they are tall and spindly, with skin in tones of whites, greys and blues. Their flesh is tightly stretched across their bones and muscle and no healthy fat ever seems to build on them. They often have noble, refined faces as if to counter their body's unwholesome qualities, with deep set eyes like glittering onyx. They wear long straight hair in light tones, though men sometimes go bald like the monks of old.

Their posture is of particular interest, each and every Thane stands perfectly straight, with nary a slouch or knot in their back. This is very important, as the Thane naturally crouch slow to the ground, all 4 spidery limbs able to skitter them about like insects. The entire Thane culture is built around suppressing the, as they see it, low and shameful insectile features the planet has granted them for survival. They often have chitinous points on their elbows and knees as a sign of this heritage. The Thane's stature and posture, though impressive, is in truth a painful forced act. Most Thanes' charismatic natures arise as a way of hiding their discomfort, for showing it in their society is considered crass and low.

Playing the Thane

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