Quick Stats:

Creature Type: Monstrosity
Size: Medium or Small
Speed: 30ft Walking, 20ft Flying, 20ft Climbing
Language: Telepathy
AC: 14 + Dexterity Modifier (Unarmored)
Sense: Darkvision
Abilities: Choice +1 & +2 or Choice +1, +1, +1
Special: Secondary arms and sleepless

Ladybug Folk

Culture and Society: Ladybug society revolves around a deep connection with nature and the balance of the natural order. They are known for their joyful and carefree nature, often engaging in whimsical dances and celebrations amidst the forest groves. Ladybugs have a strong affinity for plants and animals, acting as guardians of the natural world and preserving the delicate ecosystems they inhabit.

Their society is built on cooperation, harmony, and a sense of shared responsibility. They live in tightly-knit communities known as "Dotlands," where each member has a specific role to play, be it as a caretaker of the flora, a healer, or a protector of their realm. Ladybugs are known for their love of storytelling, passing down tales of mythical creatures and ancient folklore that instill a sense of wonder and wisdom.

Abilities and Traits: Ladybugs possess a range of abilities that aid them in their role as guardians and stewards of the natural world. They are incredibly agile, able to flutter through the air with ease and land gracefully on even the tiniest of surfaces. Their wings provide them with the ability to hover, granting them a unique vantage point and allowing them to navigate dense forests and intricate environments effortlessly.

Ladybugs possess a symbiotic bond with nature, granting them the innate ability to communicate with plants and small animals. They can understand the language of animals such as birds, squirrels, and insects, fostering a network of cooperation and understanding within their ecosystem.

Playing a Ladybug Character: Playing as a Ladybug character offers a unique opportunity to embrace a whimsical and harmonious persona. Due to their diminutive size, they often excel in roles that require agility, stealth, and nature-related skills, such as druids, rangers, or bards. Their innate connection with nature can be woven into roleplaying interactions, enabling communication and cooperation with flora and fauna.

Ladybug characters can embody a joyful and carefree spirit, radiating a sense of wonder and curiosity. They bring an element of enchantment to any adventuring party, emphasizing the importance of harmony, balance, and respect for the natural world.


Lacedae (Ladybug Folk) Traits

As a Ladybird player character, you have the following traits.

Ability Score Increases

When determining your character’s ability scores, increase one of those scores by 2 and increase a different score by 1, or increase three different scores by 1. Follow this rule regardless of the method you use to determine the scores, such as rolling or point buy.

The “Quick Build” section for your character’s class offers suggestions on which scores to increase. You’re free to follow those suggestions or to ignore them. Whichever scores you decide to increase, none of the scores can be raised above 20.


Your character can speak, read, and write Common and one other language that you and your DM agree is appropriate for the character. The Player’s Handbook offers a list of widespread languages to choose from. The DM is free to add or remove languages from that list for a particular campaign.

Creature Type

You are a Monstrosity.


You are Medium or Small. You choose the size when you select this race.


Your walking speed is 30 ft, your climbing and flying speed are both 20.

Thick Carapace

While you aren’t wearing armor, your carapace gives you a base Armor Class of 14 + your Dexterity modifier.


You can see in dim light within 60 feet of yourself as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You discern colors in that darkness only as shades of gray.

Secondary Arms

You have two slightly smaller secondary arms below your primary pair of arms. The secondary arms can manipulate an object, open or close a door or container, pick up or set down a Tiny object, or wield a weapon that has the light property.


You do not require sleep and can remain conscious during a long rest, though you must still refrain from strenuous activity to gain the benefit of the rest.

Insect Telepathy

Without the assistance of magic, you can’t speak the non-inectoid languages you know. Instead you use telepathy to convey your thoughts. You have the magical ability to transmit your thoughts mentally to willing creatures within 120 feet of yourself. A contacted creature doesn’t need to share a language with you to understand your thoughts, but it must be able to understand at least one language. Your telepathic link to a creature is broken if you and the creature move more than 120 feet apart, if either of you is incapacitated, or if either of you mentally breaks the contact (no action required).