Mists of Salamira
The avian race
The avian are two sub-races of intelligent birds that are closely connected to the kata of air and thus able to obtain a hybrid, feather-covered, winged humanoid form with a beak instead of their mouth and nose. They travel as free merchants in flocks with their caravans they tow over the skies. They are instinctively drawn to shiny things and thus the rogue profession.
Age. Avian reach maturity at 12 months. The exact length of their lifespan varies but records show that the oldest to date was over 150 years old.
Alignment. Avian tend to be chaotic due to their wild nature. Whether they are Evil or Good depends on the individual avian.
Change Form. You can transform to your Animal Form. You can use this feature once. At 3rd level, you may use it twice, and at 6th level you may use it three times, regaining the uses after a short or long rest. After transformation, you still retain your own hit points and Hit Dice.
While in your animal form you can't cast spells, and your ability to speak or take any action that re-quires hands is limited to the capabilities of your beast form. Transforming doesn't break your concentration on a spell you've already cast, however, or prevent you from taking actions that are part of a spell, such as Call Lightning, that you've already cast. Your game statistics are replaced by the statistics of a vulture or magpie, but you retain your alignment, personality, and Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma scores.
Your Hybrid Form is considered your "true" form in which you have a humanoid body but the face and wings of your animal, i.e. a vulture or a magpie. You can revert to your true form at will. While in your hybrid form, you may speak normally and cast spells.
Each form has a set appearance based on the individual (an avian cannot choose to take the shape or form of another person or animal in order to disguise himself).
Languages. Avian can speak Common and can communicate with birds.
Vulture avian traits
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2 and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Size. Your size is Medium in both hybrid and in animal form.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 20 feet, your flight speed is 25 feet in hybrid form.
Hybrid Luck. In your hybrid form you can make one ally re-roll a single failed attack or saving throw. This ability refreshes after a short/long rest.
Magpie avian traits
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Wisdom score increases by 1.
Size. Your size is Small in hybrid form and Tiny in animal form.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 15 feet, your flight speed is 30 feet in hybrid form.
Hybrid Mimicry. In your hybrid form you can mimic simple sounds you have heard, such as a person whispering, a baby crying, or an animal chirping. A creature that hears the sounds can tell they are imitations with a successful DC 10 Wisdom (Insight) check. This ability refreshes after a short/long rest.