Some races have taken on the culture of another race by chance
or by design. It is the natural progression of things that influence
occurs. The Nipits are what happens when that natural progression is
tampered with. As legend has it, the Elves once attempted to bridge the
gap between humanity and themselves. They were trying to understand
Humans in order to better deal with them. Their experiment led to the
creation of the Nipits. For millennia, the Elves denied this and tried to
eliminate all Nipits, so that the truth would never be known. The Nipits
endured and survived long enough to be at first acknowledged by the other
races, and eventually accepted by some nations. Their struggle has become
one not against genocide, but a struggle for understanding of their own
nature and place in the world.
Nipits are a contemplative race. They are often found seeking
answers to great mysteries and puzzles. They are curious, but recognize
that precaution is a key to staying alive. They will travel to any place
necessary in order to accomplish a quest, but always remember from where
they came. For most Nipits, war and bloodshed are not glorious, but
sometimes necessary to defend oneself. The goals that most Nipits are
taught is to become self-aware, to become in tune with the world around,
and to live in harmony with the other races.
Through all of those ideals, the Nipits have found precious
few places that they can comfortably call home. The Great Plateau had
traditionally been the home for most, but that ended when the War of
Technology almost destroyed that land. They have their own nation with
the Sakor’akais, in whom they have found an ally, which lies south of the
Great Plateau and north of Intoria. It is located in the Hiding Forest,
so named because of the difficulty of finding anyone or anything in it.
Elsewhere, they have founded some small communities, where they attempt to
live in peace with the other races.
APPEARANCE: Nipits can
be mistaken for Elves given just a casual glance. They have both slender
bodies and pointed ears. They both tend to have pale skin and light
colored hair and eyes. A closer look reveals that a Nipit’s ears are even
longer, and bigger than an Elf’s, usually extending to the top of the head
at their point. While their bodies are thin, their fingers are not as
long and subtle as an Elf’s. Their skin is naturally pale, and when it is
exposed to the sun for long periods, it turns brown. Nipits that live in
arctic regions have skin that gets even paler and almost too white in
winter months. The hair on their head grows very quickly, while facial
hair grows very slowly. Most Nipits have either light or dark brown hair,
with rare occasions of red or blonde. Much like their skin, Nipits’ hair
will noticeably change in color when the elements become extreme, growing
white in the arctic and black in the desert. Their eyes are always blue
of some shade.
As it has been noted by every race that knows the Nipits,
there are never any that are taller than 5 ½ ft. or shorter than 4 ½ ft.
There are never any obese Nipits, nor any that look unhealthily thin.
Their average weight is about 125 lbs.
The dress of the Nipits has become known throughout the
world. They wear elegant dresses and beautifully made shirts. Their
boots are always comfortable. Different colors are often used in all
outfits, but bright colors are uncommon, as most Nipits do not what to
stick out. Jewelry is common, but no Nipit pierces his or her skin.
Females are roughly the same as males in coloring, weight, and
height. They tend to have curly hair as opposed to the straight hair of
Although Nipits are predominantly neutral and good in nature, there are
Nipits of every alignment.
Habastly is seen as the giver of life and is worshipped for his role as
the overseer of all life. Tommimao is seen as the travelers’ friend and
the defiant hero, a role most Nipit heroes of legend take. The cult of
Hemator also has a strong Nipit following, as many see her as a caretaker
of all races.
The Nipits are one of the least populous and least physically
diverse races on Habololy. All Nipits are therefore very similar.
Nipits are medium-sized
Nipits have a base speed of 30ft.
Nipits have low-light vision
Nipits have very sensitive hearing and receive one rank of the Listen
skill for free, and regardless of class, they have Listen as a class
For that same reason, Nipits receive a –2 penalty on all saving throws
against sonic-based attacks
Nipits receive a +2 bonus on all Balance, Open Locks, and Sleight of Hand
Nipits receive a –2 penalty on all Diplomacy and Intimidate skill checks
A Nipit in the terrain that he commonly lives receives a +4 bonus to
all Hide skill checks
Nipits may not be Berserkers
The favored class of a Nipit may be: Bard, Psion, Rogue, Ranger, or
Nipits receive a +2 bonus to Dexterity and a +1 bonus to Charisma and a
–1 penalty to Strength and a –2 penalty to Constitution
Nipits may select from the following racial feats: Blend, Natural Linguist,
Naturally Quiet, Magic Sense
Nipeete – “Beauty
makes the good eye squint.”
Nipeete – “Though
the gnome has nothing to say, he never talks slowly”