Dromites are a race of small, psionic monstrous humanoids resembling halflings with compound eyes and chitinous skin that dwell underground. They are known to primarily reside in various locations under the continent of Sarlona.
Dromites appear to be small androgynous buglike humanoids. Apart from their Grand Queen and Elected Consort they do not have gender or sexual characteristics.
Dromites are often impatient, and may not be the best at judging a situation before diving in headfirst
Dromite society is entirely without sex and gender save for their Grand Queens and Elected Consorts. These two individuals are selected every year from prominent dromites within the city-hive to form a single breeding pair and populate the new generation of dromites. The Grand Queen and Elected Consort for each city-hive are often consumed by the need to keep the race populous, and rarely issues proclamations as other rulers would.
Dromites form bonds with one another called “life bonds.” These life bonds often include more than two dromites. Life bonds cycle in new members as the older dromites age and die. These life bonds bear some resemblance to parents in a family, and will raise young dromites and have them adopt the life bond name. Life bonds include members across the different castes of dromite society.
Dromite society is divided among four distinct castes, as connected to the type of energy they are resistant to and manifest through their energy ray psionic ability.
Members of the Fire Caste have strong emotions and big hearts.
Members of the Ice Caste are methodical and precise to a fault.
Members of the Voice Caste are performers above all else and love to sing.
Members of the Glimmer Caste are restless and tireless chasers of their goals
Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma increases by 2. Your Constitution increases by 1.
Age. Dromites reach maturity around 13 years, and can live almost a century.
Alignment. Dromites are so independent minded that they have no set alignment
Size. Dromites are Small creatures
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25ft.
Chitin. Your hard, chitinous skin provides light protection from harm. While unarmored, your Armor Class becomes 11 + your Dexterity modifier.
Compound Eyes. You gain proficiency in Perception.
Scent. You have Advantage on Survival checks made to track creatures by scent, using your antennae to detect minute traces of odor. You automatically detect sources of strong or overpowering odors within 30 feet of you, and you may target invisible or unseen enemies within 5 feet without Disadvantage so long as their odor is strong or overpowering.
Dromite Caste. As a Dromite you belong to one of four castes. Choose which caste you belong to as given on the Table below. Whichever caste you choose determines your Energy Resistance and Energy Blast abilities.
Energy Blast. You learn the Eldritch Blast cantrip, and cast it as a Psionic Power. This cantrip’s damage type changes to match your caste damage type. You may instead use Force damage with this cantrip if you are allowed to select it again from another source, such as a feat or levels in a spellcasting class with this cantrip on their spell list.
Energy Resistance. You gain Resistance to the damage type of your caste.