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Pronunciation: Sylph (silf)
Pronunciation, Plural: Sylphen (SILF-en)
Homeworld: None
Empire: None

The Sylphen are a species of small, winged humanoids with a strong connection to nature. They live exclusively in the forests and other hospitable natural environments. As with the Neridae, they are revered as spirits of nature by some cultures, and are commonly found cohabiting planets with the Neridae

Physical description

Sylphen Hydromancer Slyphen have small, slight builds that are similar to a human, though much smaller. Both genders have feminine, delicate features, and can be difficult for other species to distinguish between them, leading to the common belief that male Sylphen do not exist

The Sylphen have several distinct differences from humans. Their heads are proportionally larger than a human's. Their irises are arranged vertically and pinholed like a gecko's. Their ears are slightly pointed at the tips. Their tongues are slightly forked. Their canine teeth average a half centimeter longer than in humans

Sylphen wings are similar to butterfly wings in shape, color, and pattern. Though unproven, most Sylphen believe that every Sylphen's coloration and patter is unique to them. The colors found in their wings is not limited. Rarely, Sylphen can also have diaphanous wings. In these cases, the cross-veins are brightly with distinct patterns. Bio-luminescence is also common in both wing types

Sylphen have excellent hearing and can hear sounds outside the normal audible spectrum of most humanoids


Despite their extreme reclusive nature, the Sylphen have good relations with most of the galaxy. They are typically seen as friendly to other species, though slightly feral. Some cultures believe that they are spirits of nature, though all species know that Sylphen are best left alone. The exception to this rule are the Neridae, with whom the Sylphen enjoy a close relationship. Many Neridae consider the Sylphen a sister species, and vice versa


While most of the Sylphen are happy to live in the wild lands on their home planets, some are stricken with a wanderlust. Even those with this desire to explore the stars tend to dislike populated areas. Their timid, alert behavior in public places lends to their feral reputation

Species traits

Hit Point Formula: Res + 2d6 + 2
Feral Power: +1 Strength, +1 Dexterity, +2 Resolve
Small: +1 size bonus to BDB when you are the target of the attack, 1d6 size bonus to Stealth
Movement Speed: Sylphen have a base movement speed of 30 feet
Narrow Ki: Sylphen are unable to use Petramancy and Pyromancy
Forest Walker: Gain Wilderness Survival as a Skill Focus, advantage on Perception skill checks
Flight: Sylphen have a flight speed of 40 feet, minimum 10 feet
Darkvision: Sylphen can see in low light conditions, up to 30 feet

Physical characteristics

Life Exp.350-800 years
Adulthood30 years
DietPlants, Water, Dairy, Meat
SexesF, M
Eye colorsPale Green, Blue, Grey, Rose, Lavender
Hair ColorBlack, Brown, Blond, Red, White
Skin ColorPale to dark flesh tones
Wing ColorDiaphanous, Patterned colors in a myriad of combinations
Wingspan7' 2” - 10' 10”
Height Range (adult)3' 9” - 4' 5”
Weight Range (adult)40-80 lbs
Size CategorySmall
Base Movement Speed30 ft
Swim Speed20 ft
Burrow Speed (if applicable)20 ft

A headshot of a Sylph

Randomly generating characteristics

You may wish to randomly generate the physical characteristics of your character. To do so, you may use the following formulas.

Age30d6 years
Height2d6 + 43 inches
Weight(4d6 x 2) + 35 lbs
WingspanDetermine from where weight falls in the spectrum
GenderRoll 1d6. Evens are female, odds male

Eye Color: Roll 3d6 and use the table below

Dice ValueEye color
3-7Pale Green

Hair Color: Roll 2d6 and use the table below

Dice ValueHair color

Wing Coloration: Roll 1d6 and use the table below to determine the wing characteristics

Dice ValueWing type
3Butterfly and bio-luminescent
6Diaphanous and bio-luminescent

Then roll 1d6 or 2d6 to determine how many colors your wings will have. Once the number of colors are determined, roll 5d6 to determine each color using the table below. Keep repeating colors as an indicator of a higher ratio of that color

Dice ValueColorDice ValueColorDice ValueColor
1Dark Red11Bright Red21Reddish-Orange
2Dark Orange12Bright Orange22Orangish-Yellow
3Dark Yellow13Bright Yellow23Greenish-Yellow
4Dark Green14Bright Green24Turquoise
5Dark Blue15Bright Blue25Maroon
6Dark Purple16Bright Purple26Lavender
7Dark Grey17Light Grey27Grey
8Brown18Light Brown28Tan

Skin Color: Roll 3d6 and use the table below

Dice ValueSkin color
3-4Very pale skin
5Pale skin
6Pale skin with freckles
7-8Light skin
9Light skin with freckles
10-11Medium skin
12Medium skin with freckles
13-14Dark skin
15Dark skin with freckles
16-18Very dark skin

Art by Dayle Domingo

wiki/sylph.txt · Last modified: 2020/04/30 13:19 by caleymccready