Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Class: The Wudu-Wasa (5th Public Conversion Project)

(Diregrizzlybear suggested OSRfying 5e subclasses over on their blog. Lacking drive for any other posts, this is precisely what the chirugeon ordered.)


Class: Wudu-Wasa

HD: d10 
Saves: as Cleric
Starting Equipment: Staff, sturdy clothing (as gambeson), medicine bag, oral tradition

You are one of the forest folk, specifically one of those tasked with maintaining your people's relationships with the outside world. You wander between deep country villages both as doctor and shaman - setting bones, stitching wounds and delivering babies, but also dealing with troublesome spirits, tending to the shrines, and making sure that the great and delicate order of things is upheld. 

Class Abilities

The Big Picture: You have a deep knowledge of the environmental cycles and systems of your homeland, and can identify any living things within it. 

Medicine Bag: You have at any given time (and know where to look for more), herbs for alertness, for sleep, for pain reduction, for disinfecting wounds, and for birth control. See Fungi of the Far Realms for other things you can add to your bag while tramping through the woods.

You may also use the contents of your bag to perform Cure Light Wounds, but will need to dedicate time to replenish your supplies after each usage.

Broad of Shoulder - You have item slots equal to twice your Constitution.
Wood-Arts - You have an innate sensitivity to dedicated ground, the presence of spirits, enchantments, and the aftereffects of worked magic cast since the last sunrise or nightfall.
To Go Unseen - You make make yourself  not invisible but easily overlooked in when in a forested area, tall grass, and with some effort a city or crowd. This ability does not make you invisible or prevent detection, but it will make typical passersby look past and ignore you. The effect will be broken with speech or sudden movements (attacking, running).
Green Speech - You can be understood by animals and plants, though they cannot make themselves understood to you. 

Spirit-Work - You can perform the summonings (calling forth) exorcisms (driving out), propitiations (appeasing), and channellings (inviting in) of spirits, according to the table below (stolen from Donn Stroud's The Lesser Key to the Celestial Legion)

When attempting to perform any of these works, roll 1d20 + your current level. (No rolls are needed for a propitiation if you have the correct offering - you only need to roll if you are trying something else.)
Any given spirit has (as per Arnold K) a sensory premonition, a manifestation, and a unique propitiation.
  • Ghost - The lingering spirit of a dead being.
    • Minor / Typical (DC 13), Major (DC 15)
  • Nature Spirit - Spirit of and bound to a place, ranging from geographic features to individual trees, stones, streams.
    •  Minor (DC 13) Typical (DC 15), Major (DC 17)
  • Demon - A chaotic unbound spirit.
    • Minor (DC 15), Typical (17) Major (18)
  • Herald - A spirit directed by the authority of a divinity
    • All (18)
Using 1 unit of holy water or incense will give +1/+2/+3 to the roll, depending on quality. Knowing the spirit's true name grants an additional +3


  1. This is actually based on how I am playing my firbolg druid in a 5e game I am in. Decided to go with a (old English) variant of woodwose for the name, as I think it fits better with the archetype.

  2. This is the genre of content I'm here for.

  3. Love a firbolg druid! I played a 5e Firbolg druid a while back! This is super cool!