Akara: Lands of Chaos
The deva is a specific type of celestial that has been bound to a mortal body. Some believe that these angelic beings angered their god in some way and were thrust from the heavens and forced to live in the mortal realm. While the body of a deva is mortal, their soul is divine and can never be truly killed, save by the Wish spell.
When a deva is killed their soul is reincarnated into a new body. When a deva is reincarnated, the one that perished is lost. The new being has new skills, goals, and personality. However the memories of past lives lingers in the subconscious mind of the deva and can sometimes be accessed.
Most people find the deva haughty and insufferable. Many deva, due to their immortality and divine nature, consider themselves superior to other humanoids and do not hesitate to boast about their grand nature.
The sinister secret of the deva: It is not common knowledge that when a deva is reincarnated lives must be paid to fuel this divine energy. Each time a deva is reincarnated a number of humanoids die equal to the number of times a deva’s spirit has reformed.
Ability Score Increase: +1 Wisdom, +2 Intelligence
Age: Deva mature at the same rate as humans, but live decades longer.
Alignment: Due to their celestial heritage, deva are often good. However, some reject their heritage and fall into evil.
Size: Deva are built like well-proportioned humans. Your size is Medium.
Speed: Your base walking speed is 30 ft.
Celestial Resistance: You are resistant to necrotic damage and radiant damage.
Celestial Legacy: You know the guidance cantrip. Once you reach 5th level, you can cast the levitate spell once with this trait. You regain the ability to cast again after a long rest. Your spellcasting ability for these spells is Wisdom.
Memory of a Thousand Lives: The dreamlike memories of your previous lives lend insight to aid you. You gain advantage once on one ability or skill check of your choice. You can use this ability again after a long rest.