Hadozee Ranger

 "So far we've charted a new island in the Spice Archipelago, fished four dragon turtles, visited the Pearl Citadel of the sea-elves, and escaped from pirates no less than seven times. And this voyage isn't over yet. What fun!"

--Bansh Midnightchild

Hadozee Deckhand

A race of simianlike humanoids, hadozee are often referred to as "winged deck apes." It's easy to see where they would come by such a moniker: They are covered in light brown fur, with a slightly stooped posture, a shaggy mane, and a fanged muzzle. And they have flaps of skin that hang beneath their arms that enable gliding, if not true flight. Because they're also good climbers and balancers, hadozee are particularly suited for life aboard a ship sailing the seas of adventure. Hadozee stand at about 5-1/2 to 6 feet tall, though they always seem slightly shorter due to their natural stooped posture. They tend to weigh between 200 and 150 pounds, most of that weight being solid muscle. Their eyes are black and glitter brightly, and their fur can range in color from a light tawny golden brown to a deep chocolate. Hadozee do not really need clothing due to their fur covering, though many who work aboard ships wear harnesses and belts for their tools and weapons. Hadozee generally have about the same lifespan as humans, though they are considered adults a little earlier.

Most fascinating of all however is a hadozee's patagial flaps--flaps of skin between lets and arms, similar to those of a flying squirrel. With these patagia, the hadozee can launch herself into the air and glide for significant distances. It is not uncommon for Hadozee in the rigging of ships not to bother climing down, but simply throw themselves into the air and glide to another part of the ship.

Hadozee Racial Traits

  • +2 Dexterity, -2 Charisma
  • Medium: As a Medium creature, a Hadozee has no special bonuses or penalties due to her size.
  • Hadozee base land speed is 30 feet
  • Gliding: Hadozee can use their arm-flaps to glide, negating damage from a fall of any height and allowing them to travel 20 feet horizontally for every 5 feet of descent. A Hadozee flides at a speed of 40 feet (average maneuverability).
  • +4 racial bonus on Balance and Cimb checks. Hadozee are natural climbers and have no fear of narrow pathways. A hadozee does not lose her dexterity bonus to AC while climbing and can climb unimpeded while holding something in one hand
  • Automatic Languages: Common, Hadozee. Bonus Languages: Aquan, Elven, Halfling.
  • Favored Class: Rogue

Hadozee Characters

Hadozee is the race for you if you want to play a character eager to see the world from the deck of a heavily customized ship.

Adventuring Hadozee

As a hadozee, you have a natural wanderlust, and you're always eager to sail beyond the horizon. You regard your life as well lived if you see and experience as much as you possibly can.

For some hadozee, this wanderlust is of a more focused sort. You might travel the world seeking out arcane secrets, the lost lore of ancient empires, or vast piles of pirate treasure.

Hadozee adventurers are hardly out of the ordinary among their people; after all, most hadozee feel the call to the high seas at some point in their lives. Certainly, those hadozee who choose to go adventuring away from the ocean are looked upon oddly by their fellows, but "to each their own," the hadozee say.

Character Development

You have a natural takent for Balance and Climb. If you spend ranks on these skills, you'll quickly be able to engage in accelerated climbing and balancing, and you'll able to go places your enemies can't follow.

Character Names

Hadozee take great pride in ships that they serve aboard, and will often incorporate part of that ship's name into their own. Thus Garsh, who has served aboard the Dream of the Night, might call himself Garsh Nightdream. This "ship-name" often binds hadozee together in ways that family or clan names do for other races--a hadozee who meets another hadozee who has served aboard the same ship feels more of a bond with that hadozee than with herown blood kin.

Male Names: Bansh, Darsh, Falth, Garsh, Grath, Groh, Harth, Krath, Marn, Polth

Female Names:  Bahasha, Bannithi, Dashi, Kalla, Kasha, Mara, Risha, Yasha, Yetha.

Ship-Names: The following names are examples of some ship-names known among hadozee, including (in parenthesis) the name of the ship they served aboard to get that name. When the name of the ship includes a term that denotes a woman, hadozee ship-names replace it with the form of "son" or "child" or "daughter," indicating that they can feel some kinship to the ship, as a child might to a mother. Hadozee don't change their name for every ship they serve aboard--the captain, crew, or adventure must be of such a quality as to inspire such a name change.

Dawnwarrior (The Dawn Warrior), Mightnghtchild (The Midnight Lady), Nightdream (The Dream of the Night), Pearldaughter (The Lady of the Pearl), Swiftson (The Swift Lady), Swordstorm (The Sword in the Storm), Wavedancer (The Wave Dancer).

Roleplaying a Hadozee

If the darfellan PC is a tragic character forced to wander then the hadozee PC is a cheerful traveler, propelled by curiosity and wanderlust into strange places and often dangerous situations.


Hadozee tend to be very active and curious. Even in dire straits, your more likely to crack a joke than despair, although your humor can be black and acerbic if the situation warrants it.

Roleplaying Application: You could roleplay a hadozee as a sunny optimist who tries to find the bright side to the many traps, terrors and malicious foes that the typical group of adventurers faces. Then when you and your comrades triumph over many adversities, you can say, "I told you so!"


Hadosee are known as very intense, prone to expressing themselves exuberantly--when a hadozee is injoying herself, she is likely to chuckle or even whoop aloud; when angry, she bares her fangs and snarls. In general, though, they are a very peaceable folk who fight only when they must. Hadozee enjoy working aboard ships and do not consider their shipboard chores as inconveniences, often actually llooking forward to them. Some unscrupulous captains take undue advantage of this trait, but for the most part, hadozee are well thought of  and highly sought after as crew by the majority of the captains.


The Hadozee tongue is composed primarily of hoots, barks, and low vocalizations, with minimal and easily learned body language. Hadozee are capable linguists, however and delight in learning new languages, though they react positively when they meet nonhadozee who have learned their tongue.

Hadozee Society






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