The Iseti are a savage, tusked subrace of Oski. Iseti are diurnal and omnivorous. They also display sexual dimorphism where females are slightly smaller than males on average. Females tend to be between 8’ to 12’ tall while males tend toward 10’ to 14’ tall. They weight between 500 and 2,000 pounds.
They reproduce like most mammals. Females are fertile year-round, bearing one or two cubs after a one-year gestation period.
The iseti were once a group of Oski who had been exiled for their dishonor: killing innocents and the unarmed. Forced out, they pleaded to Selavane for greater power to destroy the people who had cast them out. He obliged, granting them great tusks and greater physical strength. While the iseti were physically powerful, they were still no match for the oski and the two races remained bitter rivals. Eventually, the awakening of the Ymir by the iseti drove the oski out. Once the oski were gone, the ymir turned on the iseti who were themselves driven into the lowlands.
Iseti warlords savaged the lands of the Veri in the Third Age.
The Iseti abandoned much of their honor-bound cousins’ ways when they were transformed by Selavane. They organize themselves around the strongest of their lot (whether man or woman). Pillage, scavenge, hunt or take whatever you can from others. Kleptocracy rules the day. What you can keep is yours. While a few Iseti have since been converted to the worship of the other gods, their lives are doomed to be nasty, brutish and short.
ISETI (14 RP)
+6 Str, -2 Dex, -2 Int, -2 Wis, -2 Cha (1 RP): Iseti are powerful, but their large size and clawed hands hamper their grace. Likewise, their ancestors sacrificed their mental acuity for destructive power.
Type (0 RP): Iseti are humanoids with the Giant subtype.
Large Size (7 RP): Iseti take a –1 size penalty to their AC, a –1 size penalty on attack rolls, a +1 bonus on combat maneuver checks and to their CMD, and a –4 size penalty on Stealth checks. A Large creature takes up a space that is 10 feet by 10 feet and has a reach of 5 feet.
Normal Speed (0 RP): Iseti have a land speed of 30 feet.
Languages (0 RP): Iseti speak Oskaia.
- Claws (2 RP): Iseti have unretractable, but powerful claws which allow them to make two primary natural attack dealing 1d6 Bashing and Slashing damage.
- Gore (1 RP): Iseti have large tusks which allow them to make a primary natural attack as they gore their foes for 1d8 points of Piercing damage.
- Powerful Charge (2 RP): Whenever an iseti charges, it deals an extra 1d8 points of damage with his gore attack plus 1-1/2 times its Strength bonus.
- Heightened Sense of Smell (1 RP): Iseti have a natural ability to sniff out carrion. This functions like the scent ability, but only for corpses and badly wounded creatures (creatures with 25% or fewer hit points).