Homeless

Homeless

The Homeless are the rank-and-file members of the Underworld population. They are the most common of the Breeds, and, unlike many of the others, they can be found in the World Above almost as often as the World Below. They are the only visible part of the Underworld in the daily lives of the Upworlders…although they are most often ignored, outside of the occasional guilt-ridden offer of a few spare coins or a scrap of food. They are derided as bums or vagrants by the World Above, which remains unaware of the true majesty of their subterranean domain.

The common bond of the Homeless is that they have collectively turned their backs upon the Upworld society. Certainly, most of the Homeless did not choose to become what they are – but without exception, all of the members of this Breed chose to remain as they are. These are not the helpless alcoholics or overflow from the mental wards that do, unfortunately, make up a percentage of the topside homeless population. The Homeless who make up the Breed that bears their name have discovered the wonder of the Underworld, and have simply ‘jumped ship’ to another way of life. They have seen behind the facade of ‘reality’ as it is defined above ground, and have chosen to no longer participate.

Their unique nature, straddling the two worlds, makes them the primary source of news and materials from the surface. As such, many Homeless are members of the Traders Guild. Even those who are not Traders, however, maintain some ties with the world of the surface, usually old friends from their previous lives above ground.

Below ground, the Homeless make up the bulk of the citizenship of the Underworld, and a good percentage of the ruling class as well. The name of the Breed is a misnomer, in fact, since they do have homes – just not any that the upworlders can see. Some find the moniker ‘Homeless’ an insulting hold-over from the stigma placed upon them by the surface society, preferring instead to call themselves ‘Folk’. However, most Homeless wear their names as a badge of honor, an outward sign of their abandonment of the Upworld culture.
Breed Traits
Size: Medium
Ability Modifiers: None
Base Speed: 30ft.
Saving Throw Bonuses: Homeless gain a +1 species bonus on all saving throws.
Bonus Feat: Homeless receive a bonus feat at 1st level.

Homeless

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