Coastal Aumaua is a Subrace in Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. There is great ethnic diversity between Aumaua in different regions of the world. In Pillars of Eternity II Subraces of Aumaua appear, namely Island Aumaua and Coastal Aumaua.
Viewed by many in the Old Empires and Eastern Reach as a warlike race, the coastal aumaua are dominantly from the northern nation of Rauatai. Though they originated in the Deadfire Archipelago thousands of years ago, time and distance have divorced them from their distant Huana kin. Coastal aumaua are less intimately connected to the sea than island aumaua and are distinguished by their cool skin tones.
The aumaua are a race of large, semiaquatic humanoids with a diverse array of skin patterns, elongated heads, and semi-webbed hands and feet. Aumaua originated and typically live and work in warm oceanic climates. Though they are not the most widely traveled racial group in the world (that distinction belongs to Calabandran humans), they have been some of the earliest long-range coastal explorers in the world, exploring and settling continuously for the longest period of time, over 20,000 years. During that time they had a lot of contact with other races.
The aumaua-dominated cultures to the (far) north and (slightly closer) south are about as technologically-advanced as the Aedyr Empire. Including Rauatai. Aumaua are a minority in all of the "core" nations/cultures around the Dyrwood. Aumaua living near the Dyrwood have stylistic visual elements taken from Japanese and various Polynesian cultures, but their cultures themselves are not based on Japan, Samoa, Maori etc.
They are physically distinct from other races due to their towering size, “inverted triangle” physique, odd skin and hair coloration and textures, and head shape. Aumaua natural lifespans are typically between 70 and 115 years.
Coastal Aumaua Race Bonuses
- Aumaua are known for their "great strength" and gain a +2 bonus to Might.
- Towering Physique: Resistance to Might Afflictions which means it downgrades the effect by one tier against Might Afflictions, which means they cannot be Stunned and Stunned will always be downgraded to Dazed, Dazed to Staggered, and Staggered to none.
Aumaua Tips & Notes