Sea of Dreams
Ability Score Increase: Str +2
Age: Aquala age at the same rate as humans
Alignment: The Aquala grow up with the chaos of the open seas, but their culture does accept the ordered nature of the tides and the discipline required for ship-board life. As a result, they tend toward neutrality, and accept either extreme as simply being part of the natural order.
Speed: 30, Swim 20
Semi-Aquatic: Aquala are just as comfortable in the water as on land, and as such can hold their breath twice as long as other races in addition to their swim speed.
Natural Athletes: proficient in athletics and advantage on athletics checks made for swimming in hazardous conditions.
Languages: Aqualish and Common
Freshwater Aquala: Freshwater Aquala live in the vast swamps and freshwater lakes of Aquala. They tend to have dark thick hair and short powerful builds. They are more stationary than their seagoing cousins.
Ability Score Increase: con +1
Weapon training: prof with short spear, net
Swamp-lights: At will use of dancing lights and faerie fire
Saltwater Aquala: Saltwater Aquala live on the open seas and on the many island chains that dot their homeworld. Saltwater Aquala lead mostly nomadic lives, following the migrations of the various aquatic life of their world. They tend to have short silvery hair and thin lean bodies.
Ability Score Increase: Cha +1
Skill versatility: Gain training in two skills of your choice
Weapon training: Rapier, longsword, longbow
Freshwater Aquala spend most of their lives in their home pools, whether that is a river, swamp or lake. As a result of their stationary lifestyle their cities have become vast constructions of canals and waterways. As a result there are several “nations” of freshwater Aquala based on the water source and tributaries, etc. A single river system will span a large area and that area falls under one tribe’s banner. Occasionally during flood cycles, etc conflict breaks out as rivers reroute and lakes/swamps are formed or drained.
Saltwater Aquala, however, are a nomadic culture. They do not have national boundaries, though they DO have home ports in the many island chains of their world. They often function as diplomats between Freshwater tribes, and are traditionally responsible for the carrying of international commerce. However, this also led to many Saltwater Aquala turning to a life of piracy and even privateering when they would hire their services out to specific Freshwater tribes during conflict.