The mahomanay (pronounced mah-hoo-mahn-ay) are a race of fair-skinned nature spirits almost indistinguishable from humans by appearance. As one of the younger nonhuman races of Suwarnabumi, they are endlessly curious and often wander the lands in search of new pleasures and rare experience. Indigenous to the island of Sangha, mahomanay prefer to live amongst themselves, in harmony with nature. They fought together with the Kaliyatra against the Langanese during the War in Langa. Normally, they do not produce anything or engage in trade with human communities. For some reason, mahomanay seem to understand animals better than humans. Most have one or more animal companions, which seem to have an almost supernatural connection with each other.

A typical mahomanay has fair complexion, white hair and eyes that can be any shade of blue. Most have unkempt and mossy hair, giving them a somewhat wild and fierce look that sets them apart from humans. They wear loincloths around their waists.

Unlike many humans and nonhumans, the mahomanay worship nature itself. They believe that the mountains, forest, rocks, rivers and lakes, have spirits that mus be appeased. Death-speakers and shamans perform daily rites with incense and animal sacrifices to protect them from harm. These magicians use different types of snake venom to enter a trance-like state in order to commune with the spirits.The mahomanay enjoy dancing, singing, and storytelling. Because they have no written language, the mahomanay have developed a strong oral tradition, with rich stories and epics. Some of these retell important events of historical significance, while others tell about heroic men and women that dared face hardship and oppression. The mahomanay diet consists of mostly fish and meat, especially steamed fish. They prefer to drink tea and milk.

Mahomanay are generally shorter and of slighter build than humans, standing about 4 1/2-5 feet tall and weigh approximately 100 pounds. They speak their own secret language, and usually adopt a few human and nonhuman languages.

Game Information

MAHOMANAY (1st-level warrior)

Type: 1st Level Humanoid (Mahomanay)
Size: Medium
Speed: 30 ft.
Abilities: Str +1, Dex +0, Con +1, Int +0, Wis -2, Cha +0
Skills: Bluff 4 (+4), Diplomacy 4 (+6), Handle Animal 0 (+2), Jump 4 (+5), Notice 4 (+2)
Feats: Animal EmpathyB, Improved Disarm, Improved Feint, Improved InitiativeB, Parry Focus, Talented (Diplomacy and Handle Animal)B, Weapon Training
Traits: Mahomanay Background Traits
Combat: Attack +1 (+1 base, +0 Dex), Damage +4 (klewang, crit 20/+4) or +2 (dart, crit 20/+2), Defence Dodge/Parry +1/+3 (+1 base, +1 Dex/+1 Str, +1 feat), Initiative +4
Saving Throws: Toughness +1 (+1 Con), Fortitude +3 (+2 base, +1 Con), Reflex +0, Will -2 (+0 base, -2 Wis)

The mahaomanay warrior presented here had the following ability scores before racial adjustments: Str +1, Dex +0, Con +1, Int +0, Wis -1, Cha -1.

Mahomanay Background Traits: Mahomanay possess the following backgrounds traits.
—Ability Adjustments: +1 Charisma, -1 Wisdom
—Bonus Feats: Animal Empathy, Improved Initiative, Talented (Diplomacy and Handle Animal)
—Favoured Feats: Familiar, Inspire

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