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Kenku are a fictional race of bird-like, humanoid creatures in the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game. They have appeared in multiple editions in the. Benefit: You gain a +3 to attack rolls while flanking instead of +2, or you grant a + 3 bonus to attack rolls or skill checks when aiding another instead of the normal. So I signed up for D&Di to play with the character builder and noticed that Kenku is playable race. After reading a little bit about them online.

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Views Read Edit View history. The answer is always death. Hamadryad – Pixie – Satyr. This page was last modified on 27 Decemberat As for casting the spell, remember that the Spellcasting rules specify that magic words aren’t the power source of the Verbal components. As before they have powers based on the number of hit dice they have, though their society gets an interesting expanded detail. It might come out sounding like one of those early text-to-speech computer programs, but I’d say they’d be able to do it, since it doesn’t involve any original thought on their part.

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Kenku Lineage (4e Feat)

Gradine gave XP for this post. The kenku most recently appears in the fifth edition in the Monster Manual[12] the Dungeon Master’s Guide[13] and as a playable race in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. Which takes us into 5th Edition.

And what exactly does that mean anyway? The kenku next appeared in the second edition’s Monstrous Compendium Volume Two[8] and were reprinted in the Monstrous Manual You fear it more than the strike of a viper, the ravages of disease, the ire of a lover. They are mischievous, magical beings who have many innate abilities that they develop as they age; alongside random spell-like abilities, they develop the ability to shape-change into a human form, turn invisible, and call lightning.


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In their Ecology article, it’s said that kenkus began their existence as giant ravens who fell afoul of a plague, and took to stealing from humanoid races, for which they were hunted almost to extinction. So it seems to be a significant art rework every two editions or so. It is a long road, on one side is a high mountain, on the other a steep fall.

The Secrets of Skyhorn Lighthouse Check kejku my homebrew: It’s mostly just like playing a flightless Aarakocra with cool mimicry powers. They gather in flocks, they steal ideas and baubles dnr others, and endure.

Marukeru Kenku is not easy to rp. They have appeared in multiple editions in the game’s history [2] [3] [4] and became an official playable race in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. My DM has said that if anyone plays a kenku, he’s decided that the Raven Queen he’s definitely a fan of her has given them all the ability to speak.

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Finally, an article called “Winning Races: Ironically, this cuthroat environment actually builds a very strong sense of loyalty in kenku; the constant competition for survival makes it integral to find allies who you can trust to stand by you. Also, some classes that gain spells innately like sorcerers develop their magic in a very personal way, and spell casters that get their spells from another being say, clerics, warlocks, and such probably have their spells granted to the in a manner that takes keniu account the caster’s language and ability to communicate.

My son is playing a Kenku and he is a creepy weird character It was also mentioned that some humanoids kidnap kenku hatchlings and bring them up as slaves. This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat And it would seem the Kenku in his world don’t quite have the course madness to them.


The Kenku of 2nd Edition get an artwork upgrade, coming at you in glorious technicolor.

Dbd kenku have struggled to survive as urban scavengers ever since. After all this, feel like each race should have it’s own forum section, like classes do mods? They were updated to 2nd edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two, and subsequently reprinted in the Monstrous Manual; they were basically identical to their Fiend Folio depiction, but more cut-down.

They’re just copying what someone else has written, after all.

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Kenkus speak Common and their own language, Kenku. How have to found ways around the tougher RP aspects? Playing a Kenku 4e self. This also marks the first time that Kenku are offered as an official player race. But yes, I am actually intimidate to play one because I don’t think I could due it justice or otherwise figure out how to communicate with the group. In these editions, Kenku clerics usually venerated Vecna. As in 3rd edition, here Kenku are official player races once again. As for roleplaying such a creature: They first appeared in the 3rd Monster Manual, and then received an “Ecology of the Kenku” article in Dragon Magazinewith a kenku-focused adventure appearing in Dungeon Magazine Errors The following errors occurred with your submission.

I’m so glad I found this thread! A kenku can perfectly mimic familiar sounds, voices, and accents.