Vienna

"No fantasy universe is complete without a species of anthropomorphic cats, if anything is indisputable about story telling that's definitely the one thing I'm going with." - Creator of All.... repeatedly.

Description

The Vienna, as the name suggests, represent the forest people, the agile characters, and the humble servants all at once. Ranging in size from 3 feet all the way up to 8 feet, Vienna are further divided into the "domestic" and the "wild", although any self respecting Vienna prefers the terms "Class" and "Brave" respectively (yes I know that translates horribly to british-english).

The Vienna of the Wilds are much larger than their human-loving counterparts, and focus on Strength where the others focus on Speed. They live amongst the trees in treehouses, forming groups up to a hundred strong in the style of a tribe. Very large tribes often split into two to keep their impact on the environment low.

The Vienna of Class tend to be smaller, since they rely less on strength and more on agility and their wits to keep them fit for service under their master. Depending on the people involved, Class Vienna can serve a role as a house pet, simply providing companionship for some rich family's child, but they are capable in many fields, including those of magic. Vienna are a popular familiar choice amongst Brewers, warlocks, and witches, and sometimes serve as "interns" for sorcerers and wizards not currently apprenticing some student to do their dirty work. In poorer areas, a small group of 2-5 Vienna often "serve" as pets for towns and villages who couldn't afford them individually.

The ethical side of being a "pet" is often a point of contention between the factions of Vienna, where the Brave Vienna find it demoralizing. The Class Vienna ignore the complaints mostly, continuing their lazy days getting food and homes in exchange for constant support.

Vienna fur is soft and sought after, usually (hopefully) by a willing Vienna getting paid heartily for their full body shave. The colors can range anywhere between black, white and red, but plenty a Vienna chooses to dye their fur (especially in settings where hair/fur dues are cheap, in fantasy/medieval settings dyes furs are usually for leaders).


Vienna:

3-8 feet tall.



Class Vienna:

3-5.5 feet tall.

Prioritizes Speed, Intellect, Charisma

Traits:


Brave Vienna

5-8 feet tall.

Prioritizes Speed, Strength, Charisma

Traits:


Racial Bonuses

Traits:

Nimble: On any speed check, you may reroll 1 die for 3 energy.

Purr: Nearby characters receive 40% hp, mp, or ep recovered per hour if they can hear you purring.

Class Vienna

Bulk

  • HP: 13 + d12. (14 - 26)
  • Mana: 9 + d12. (10 - 21)
  • Energy: 6 + d6. (7 - 12)

Base Stats

  • +1 Strength
  • +4 Speed
  • +1 Vitality
    • 0 Natural Armor
  • +1 Intellect
  • +2 Wisdom
    • 1 Natural Resistance
  • +1 Marksmanship
  • +2 Charisma
  • +2 Talent
  • +3 Awareness

Traits

Attachment: You have a special person who you can always seem to understand. If you can see their face, you know how they are feeling.

Brave Vienna

Bulk

  • HP: 26 + d6. (27 - 32)
  • Mana: d6. (1 - 6)
  • Energy: 6 + d6. (7 - 12)

Base Stats

  • +3 Strength
  • +3 Speed
  • +2 Vitality
    • 0 Natural Armor
  • +1 Intellect
  • +2 Wisdom
    • 1 Natural Resistance
  • +1 Marksmanship
  • +1 Charisma
  • +1 Talent
  • +3 Awareness

Traits

Hunter: You deal an extra 50% damage (added in alongside critical bonuses) to wildlife. (Wildlife counts as any enemy that drops food, does not count if you decide to eat monster flesh.)