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Metallic Dragonkin

Descendants of Metallic Dragons

Scattered amongst shimmering scales and colored cloths, these people find their purpose, studying, crafting, and making magic, all things that make them productive members of the societies in which they live. Their dark and shimmery scales grant them a life free of the stigma that their more colorful kin face, allowing them a life unhindered, much like their ancestors that shapeshift and walk amongst the mortals.   Metallic Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Metallic Dragon. Their unique heritage allows them to walk amongst all manner of people and creatures, bringing with it their drive to find a purpose and aid those around them. Their scales bring notoriety, and safety as one of the few Dragonkin who are not the spawn of the evil Chromatic Dragons. For those of their colors, opportunity awaits them at every juncture.   Currently, Metallic Dragonkin can be found living throughout the world and are integrated into many societies, but a large population can be found on one of the Zóni called Ullindar. You will most often find these people in large cities, hidden in academies, and as travelers throughout the world but outside of their home country, it is rare to find gatherings larger than maybe fifteen. The largest city on the island of Ullindar is called Fearsome Maw and it is a curious city that shows a highly segregated aspect of their culture where each variety of Dragonkin, not just the Metallic varieties, has their own sector of the city and their own gate that is used without exception.

Basic Information


Dragonkin are best known for their unique physical traits that confirm their lineage to be that of Dragons, with the only thing left of the other half of their ancestry being their height.   The Draconic heritage of a Dragonkin helps determine their unique physical traits including the color of their scales, the type of damage their scales have developed a resistance to, and what type of weapon they will be able to breathe. Dragonkin also inherit claws, the protectiveness of their scales, and tails from their Draconic ancestors.   Metallic Dragonkin have many defining features, but these features are often not as sharp as the Chromatic Dragonkin. Their prowess lies in magic and their impressive spellcasting abilities, as well as their political affinity, which often allows them to join with other races and integrate into societies easily without any type of stigma.

Additional Information

Social Structure

Dragonkin can be found scattered throughout Isekai, but outside of their homeland on Ullindar, these people are often scattered and tend to choose to live amongst other races. Small groups of Dragonkin may appear, but these small groups, considered tribes, rarely number more than fifteen or twenty. They prefer areas where they can mingle with people of the Elder Races, partaking in parts of their heritage that are often masked by the more Draconic traits.   Metallic Dragonkin tend to care little about color, but instead, choose to mingle with groups that have purpose and that they can become a productive member of. It is said that this is one trait inherited from their Metallic Dragon parents, as Metallic Dragons often meddle and aid in the affairs of other races. Metallic Dragonkin would live with Dragonkin of any color, but Chromatic Dragonkin will not allow this.   Culturally, the various colors of Metallic Dragonkin vary greatly, much like Dragons do, in the ways they live and socialize. That being said, all colors of Dragonkin, Metallic and Chromatic, can be found on Ullindar, even though they often have dedicated areas per color. It is the safety of this area that brings them together at the Fearsome Maw.
Draconic Ancestry
120 years
Average Height
4 - 7 feet tall
Related Ethnicities

Perception & Sensory Capabilities

Metallic Dragonkin have inherited a number of physical traits from their Metallic Dragon ancestors that grant them special capabilities. This includes an increased vision in certain circumstances, increased hearing to that of a well-trained predator, and other abilities that are quite obviously those of a creature that is meant to be an apex predator.   It is also possible for these people to gain traits from the other half of their ancestry, but Draconic ancestry often takes precedence when it comes to perception and sensory traits.

Metallic Dragonkin

Adamantine Dragonkin

Descended from the fearless Adamantine Dragon, they have incredible strength and are well adapted for life in Káto.  

Brass Dragonkin

Descended from the talkative Brass Dragon, they have strong bodies and a love of socializing whether it be for sport or business.  

Bronze Dragonkin

Descended from the sea-faring Bronze Dragon, they have bodies well suited for the rigors of ocean life and can keep up with other aquatic races while underwater.  

Cobalt Dragonkin

Descended from the inquisitive Cobalt Dragon, they have natural hardiness that allows them to live out long winters and a keen mind that broadens their understanding of the world.  

Copper Dragonkin

Descended from the sociable Copper Dragon, they have a love for entertaining other creatures and a breath weapon that can melt any situation that their words cannot.  

Gold Dragonkin

Descended from the illustrious Gold Dragon, they have good judgment and can root out those with evil or underhanded intentions quicker than most.  

Iron Dragonkin

Descended from the strong Iron Dragon, they have one of the strongest bodies and are well suited to stand toe to toe with powerful foes or guard items of great importance.  

Mercury Dragonkin

Descended from the clever Mercury Dragon, they have a keen mind and a potent poison that can render an enemy inert before they realize what has happened.  

Mithril Dragonkin

Descended from the wise Mithril Dragon, they have mastered mystical traits that allow them to pursue enlightenment and recover their strength quicker than others.  

Orium Dragonkin

Descended from the memorious Orium Dragon, they have a memory that captures almost every detail and a passion that allows them to recall stories from all over the world that they have only heard in passing.  

Silver Dragonkin

Descended from the strategic Silver Dragon, they have a breath weapon that is pure ice and an understanding of magical objects.  

Steel Dragonkin

Descended from the wandering Steel Dragon, they have a breath weapon that is pure magical energy and the ability to pass themselves off as a creature of a completely different origin.
Metallic Dragonkin

Articles under Metallic Dragonkin

Adamantine Dragonkin
Species | Jul 12, 2023

Adamantine Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Adamantine Dragon. They have the incredible strength & fearlessness of the Adamantine Dragons, but their personalities can be much softer as they use their strength & claws to serve.

Brass Dragonkin
Species | Jan 30, 2023

Brass Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Brass Dragon. They have incredible charisma and the talkative nature of the Brass Dragons, drawing people to them through their words and actions.

Bronze Dragonkin
Species | Jan 30, 2023

Bronze Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Bronze Dragon. Much like their ancestors, these people are seafarers, loving the sea and the freedom it brings. Their bodies are attuned to the raging waves and changing temperatures.

Cobalt Dragonkin
Species | Jan 30, 2023

Cobalt Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Cobalt Dragon. They have inquisitive minds and are built to survive the long winters of the coldest places in the world, but they often choose to live where academies are.

Copper Dragonkin
Species | Jan 30, 2023

Copper Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Copper Dragon. Much like the Pink Dragonkin, they are charismatic and outspoken, but instead of just entertaining, their side shows are meant to be a platform for change and happiness.

Gold Dragonkin
Species | Jan 30, 2023

Gold Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Gold Dragon. They have the uncanny ability to root out evil and those with nefarious purposes which has led to them often being thought of as divine.

Iron Dragonkin
Species | Jan 30, 2023

Iron Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and an Iron Dragon. They have incredible strength & powerful bodies that allow them to stand up to the nastiest of foes. Their abilities allow them to protect, from the smallest to the largest.

Mercury Dragonkin
Species | Mar 13, 2023

Mercury Dragonkin are the descendants of one of the Elder Races and a Mercury Dragon. They have the cunning and cleverness of the Mercury Dragons, but their personalities can be much softer as they use their brilliance to serve.

This species has multiple parents, only the first is displayed below.
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2 Dec, 2022 14:58

Again, I really love the short sharp descriptions of each dragonkin to give a little insight into what they are like. :) I think Mercury are my favourite.

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
5 Dec, 2022 20:13

Great read! It is nice to get more information on all of the types of dragonkind and there are also some quite original ones there such as the orium dragon.

Feel free to check out my Orena 'Raitin Bane' page and my new world Terra Occidentalis if you want to see what I am up to!
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