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“Dhinnabarrada”  © Andrew Davenport. Accessed at his ArtStation here

This woman appears as a lean human warrior from the waist up, but her legs and feet are those of a giant bird.

Taken from the Creature Codex

Dhinnabarrada are nomadic peoples of the driest wastes that combine the features of humans and flightless birds. Dhinnabarrada are typically very inquisitive and travel great distances in search of new experiences and peoples. Their unusual appearance often makes them distrusted by humans that share their desert homes; many tribes believe that the dhinnabarrada’s legs are the result of a divine curse and that their form is contagious. In truth, however, dhinnabarrada are a true-breeding people with no ability to transform others.

Omnivores, dhinnabarrada prefer the taste of seeds, roots and insects to other food. Their bodies are finely adapted to life in the desert; they can survive for long periods on only a few sips of water and a handful of seeds. Although dhinnabarrada often train with weapons, their greatest defense is their speed. As such, dhinnabarrada view heavy armor as foolish, and few dhinnabarrada wear more than a leather strap for carrying tools. Dhinnabarrada societies are dynastic in structure; leadership positions are inherited and sons and daughters are typically expected to fill the same roles as their parents in a tribe. Literacy is highly valued among dhinnabarrada. Many spellcasting dhinnabarrada are wizards, reading their spells off of long sheets of bark or carved walking sticks.

Dhinnabarrada CR ½
XP 200

Dhinnabarrada barbarian 1
N Medium humanoid (dhinnabarrada)
+3; Senses Perception +6
15, touch 13, flat-footed 12 (+3 Dex, +2 shield)
14 (1d12+2)
Fort +4, Ref +3, Will +0; +2 vs. fire and heat effects
50 ft.
Melee battleaxe +2 (1d8+1)
Ranged boomerang +4 (1d6+1)
Special Attacks 
rage (6 rounds/day)
Str 13, Dex 16, Con 15, Int 12, Wis10, Cha 8
+1; CMB +2; CMD 15
Quick Draw
Acrobatics +7 (+15 jumping), Craft (woodworking) +5, Handle Animal +3, Knowledge (nature) +5, Perception +6, Survival +6; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception, +2 Survival
warm desert
Organization solitary, pair, band (3-6 plus 1 champion of 3rd level) or tribe (4-40 plus 50% noncombatants, 1 champion of 3rd level for every five individuals, 1 subchief of 5th level for every 15 individuals and 1 chief of 7th-9th level)
standard (heavy wooden shield, battleaxe, three boomerangs, other treasure)

Dhinnabarrada as Characters

Dhinnabarrada are defined by their class levels; they do not possess racial Hit Dice. A dhinnabarrada character has the following racial traits.
-2 Str, +2 Dex, +2 Con Dhinnabarrada are lean and tough, but their muscles favor speed over brute strength
Base speed 40 ft.
Dhinnabarrada gain a +2 racial bonus on all saving throws made against heat dangers, as well as against any fire-based attacks.
Forager’s Eye: Dhinnabarrada gain a +2 racial bonus on all Perception and Survival checks.
Weapon Familiarity
: Dhinnabarrada treat boomerangs as a martial weapon.

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