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Guromescai (3.5e Race)

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Pronunciation: \'gü-rō-"mes-kī\,\'gə-rō-"mes-kī\

Guromescai are the result of a rare breeding between a merfolk and a malaquian. A great majority of guromescai are female (around 90%). Of these pairings, the mother is typically a malaquian, and thus raised in malaquian society.

A guromescai can breed with merfolk to have a 50% chance of having either merfolk or guromescai offspring. If they breed with malaquians, there is only a 25% chance a child will be carried to term, of which it is always a guromescai.


While often seen as freaks or monsters, guromescai are typically warm and kindly toward others, though, they use their charm as a front to hide their true feelings and rarely open up to others. Because of this, they often tend to appear as "putting on a show" for those around them, only relaxing and being themselves around their closest friends or when alone.

Physical Description

Guromescai are smaller than their parental races, being roughly human in size and weight, albeit slightly lighter and thinner built. Their heads bear a great resemblance to that of a fish, but their jaw structure is mostly human. They have wide brightly colored eyes, which are typically bright golds, greens, blues and purples. A large fin protrudes from the back of their striped head and runs to the base of their neck. Another small fin appears midway down their spine. A fishlike tail protrudes from their hips and hangs down nearly to the ground. Their smooth skin is typically a shade of green with bluish or aqua stripes that run from their forehead down to the tip of their tail. The rest of their body is humanoid, with gentle hands and feet and trim and lean arms and legs.

Female guromescai, being the most common, overshadow the less seen male guromescai, who's coloration is a bit duller. Male guromescai rarely appear rugged or manly, often looking like young adults well into middle age. Guromescai in general age in appearance very gracefully, with the only sign of aging being a gentle fading of their color to a silvery tone.


Guromescai get along with most gentler races. Since they are so few in number, they are typically seen as strange curiosities.


Guromescai have no known predisposed alignment, though most are goodly aligned.


Guromescai live within the lands of other civilized cultures, most often those of their parent races, but also among other welcoming lands, and typically those that border large bodies of water and waterways. Guromescai loathe dry and cold climates.


Guromescai often follow those deities to whatever society they were raised within. As adults, they may stray and worship whatever deity they please, but those deities with the Water domain are most common.


Guromescai speak Common and Ayawii. Though the Ayawii language is mainly spoken, components of it involve a few gestures, which are widely accepted among other cultures as well.

Interestingly, the term "guromescai" in Ayawii roughly translates to "fish, not newt".


Guromescai often use malaquian names or merfolk names.

  • Male Names: Aleyuo, Aureu, Beureu, Boyuo, Reuyu, Tanuren, Umeten, Uneo, Vastenen
  • Female Names: Alielie, Awabanya, Binooa, Caidea, Esaya, Lyroni, Maimai, Uleyo, Usima

Racial Traits

Vital Statistics

Table: Guromescai Random Starting Ages
Adulthood Simple Moderate Complex
12 years +1d3 +1d4 +2d4
Table: Guromescai Aging Effects
Middle Age1 Old2 Venerable3 Maximum Age
35 years 53 years 70 years +2d20 years
  1. At middle age, −1 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  2. At old age, −2 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
  3. At venerable age, −3 to Str, Dex, and Con; +1 to Int, Wis, and Cha.
Table: Guromescai Random Height and Weight
Gender Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
Male 5' 4" +2d6 110 lb. × (2d6) lb.
Female 5' 0" +2d6 90 lb. × (2d6) lb.

Races of Rom


The races from Rom:

  • Guromescai

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