Legend of Zelda: An RPG to the Past
One of the Human races, the Gerudo are an ancient race of desert-dwelling women known for their skills in archery and the taming and riding of wild horses. While the Gerudo are nomadic in terms of searching the desert for food, they carve homes and temples in desert rock. Few outsiders have ever seen the inside of a Gerudo home, as they scarcely allow them into these walled encampments. With a natural need for trade, many of the Gerudo set out into the world to trade or set up shop, hoping to secure themselves a decent meal or suitor.
Since the Gerudo are primarily female, they look to other races to keep their lineage alive. The child of such a union will always have Gerudo traits, but they may retain traits from their other parent such as pointed ears or innate magical talent. It is said that once every hundred years a male Gerudo is be born and destined to be King of their tribe.
Gerudo are recognizable for their large nose, dark skin, golden eyes, and fiery red hair. As a Gerudo ages, their skin becomes darker in color, in some cases taking on an almost green hue.
Gerudo Racial Traits
- +2 to Two Ability Scores: Due to their harsh and varied life-styles, Gerudo get +2 to 2 ability scores of their choice.
- Medium: Gerudo receive no penalties or bonuses due to their size.
- Normal Speed: Gerudo have a base speed of 30 feet.
- Desert Runner: Gerudo receive a +4 racial bonus to Constitution checks and Fortitude saves to avoid fatigue and exhaustion, as well as endure the elements.
- Fearless: Gerudo receive a +2 racial bonus on all saving throws to resist fear.
- Scavenger: Gerudo gain a +2 racial bonus to Appraise and Perception checks to find hidden objects, determine if a food is spoiled, and detect poison by taste.
- Stalker: As a Gerudo, you always have Perception and Stealth as class skills.
- Languages: Gerudo begin play speaking Common and Gerudo. Gerudo with High Intelligence scores can learn any language (except for secret languages like Druidic or Sheikan)
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