Quick Stats:

Creature Type: Humanoid
Size: Medium (with Large advantages)
Speed: 30ft Walking, 20ft Swimming
Language: Common and Aquan
Abilities: Strength +2, Choice +1
Proficiencies: Nature and Religion
Advantages: Intimidation and Athletics
Disadvantages: Acrobatics, Stealth, Sleight of Hand, and Dexterity Saving Throws
Saving Throw: Strength Advantage
Special: Not So Fast (Level 6)

Whale Folk

Catecea are a race of large (Medium size), majestic humanoids resembling whales. They have a massive, baleen-lined mouth and a large, streamlined body covered in thick blubber, which provides excellent insulation and protection in the cold ocean depths. Despite their large size, Catecea are graceful swimmers and can move quickly through the water.

Catecea are wise and patient creatures, with a deep understanding of the ways of the ocean and its creatures. They are often sought after as wise advisers and trusted allies in aquatic adventures. Despite their peaceful nature, Catecea are formidable in combat.

Ability Score Increases

When determining your character’s ability scores, Strength score increased by 2 and another score increased by 1.


Common and Aquan.

Creature Type

You are considered a Humanoid.

Life Span

The typical life span of a Whale Folk is roughly 250 years.

Height and Weight

Depending on breed, height ranges from 8ft - 12ft. Weight ranges from 800lbs - 1200lbs.

Catecea (Whale Folk) Traits

As a Whale Folk, you have the following racial traits.

Creature Type

You are a Humanoid.


Your size is Medium, except when determining your carrying weight, size related to others, or special effects. For example, if a spell or feature requires the effect to occur on a medium or smaller creature, this does not take effect on you. For these purposes you are considered large. Additionally, no one can physically pass through your space, including allies, and anyone behind you gains the use of cover, to the DM's discretion.


Due to your large size, you have a walking speed of 30 and swimming speed of 20.

Water Breathing

Catecea can breathe both air and water.

Spiritual Connection

Catecea have a deep spiritual connection to the ocean and its denizens, granting them proficiency in the Nature and Religion skills.

Size Advantage

You have advantage on Intimidation, Athletics, and Strength Saving Throws.

Size Disadvantage

You have disadvantage on Acrobatics, Stealth, Sleight of Hand, and Dexterity Saving Throws.

Not So Fast

Starting at level 6, when a creature smaller than you attempts to pass through or leave your area of attack, you may immediately use your reaction to make a contested grapple check, at advantage.