One of the Human races, the Gerudo are an ancient race of desert-dwelling women known for their skills in archery and the taming and riding of wild horses. While the Gerudo are nomadic in terms of searching the desert for food, they carve homes and temples in desert rock. Few outsiders have ever seen the inside of a Gerudo home, as they scarcely allow them into these walled encampments. With a natural need for trade, many of the Gerudo set out into the world to trade or set up shop, hoping to secure themselves a decent meal or suitor.

Since the Gerudo are primarily female, they look to other races to keep their lineage alive. The child of such a union will always have Gerudo traits, but they may retain traits from their other parent such as pointed ears or innate magical talent. It is said that once every hundred years a male Gerudo is be born and destined to be King of their tribe.

Gerudo are recognizable for their large nose, dark skin, golden eyes, and fiery red hair. As a Gerudo ages, their skin becomes darker in color, in some cases taking on an almost green hue.


Rugged and adaptable, Gerudo share the following traits.

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1, and one other ability score of your choice increases by 2.
Age. Gerudo mature at the same rate as humans, and live about as long – typically between 80 and 100 years.
Alignment. Like humans, gerudo comes in all alignments and walks of life.
Size. Gerudo are between 5 feet and 6’ 6" tall, and run the gamut between thin and heavy-set. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Desert Runner. You have advantage on Constitution saves to avoid fatigue and exhaustion. You’re also
naturally adapted to hot climates, as described in chapter 5 of the Dungeon Master’s Guide.
Fearless. You have advantage on saves to resist fear.
Stalker. You are proficient in Perception and Stealth.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Hylian and Gerudo.


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