Mesiterra: Birth of the Daemons
You feel the subterranean cold dance across the bare skin of your torso and sink into the hard chitin of your arachnid abdomen. You shiver as you feel enchantments swirling around your bloodstream, hinting at a dark origin. You skitter out of your cave on eight spindly legs and squint against the sunlight, and suddenly feel the urge to cover your bare torso, a feeling drawing you towards the nearest city.
Driders are terrifying aberrations created by the dark ceremonies of the drow, but the driderkin are considerably more benign. Like driders, driderkin have a humanoid upper body and the lower body of a spider, but this is where the resemblance ends. Driderkin are smaller than their aberrant cousins, and they are more varied than driders, not only resembling drow, but also occassionally looking like elves, half-elves, or humans.
Driderkin are highly sexually dimorphic. Female driderkin are often slender and fair-featured, with lower bodies resembling orb spiders such as black widows. Males have lower bodies resembling tarantulas and upper bodies that are stocky and muscular, with dark, coarse hair. Both sexes stand between 4’ 5” and 6’ tall, depending on the race they are hybridized with.
Driderkin Racial Traits
+2 Con, +2 Wis, -2 Cha: Driderkin are tough and perceptive, but can be off-putting.
Medium: Driderkin are medium creatures, with no penalties or bonuses based on size.
Fast Speed: Driderkin have a base speed of 40 ft. They also have a climb speed of 20 ft.
Darkvision: Driderkin can see up to 60 ft. in total darkness.
Eight legs: Driderkin have 8 legs and 2 arms, they gain a +12 to CMD against trip attempts.
Natural Armor: Driderkin gain a +2 racial bonus to armor class thanks to their hard, chitinous legs and abdomen.