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Dragonborn

Dragonborn

 

Born of Dragons,as their name proclaims,the Dragonborn walk proudly through a world that greets them with fearful incomprehension.Shaped by draconic gods or the Dragons themselves,Dragonborn originally hatched from Dragon eggs as a unique race,combining the best attributes of Dragons and Humanoids.Some Dragonborn are faithful servants to true Dragons,others form the ranks of soldiers in great wars,and still others find themselves adrift,with no clear calling in life.

   

Proud Dragon Kin

Dragonborn look very much like Dragons standing erect in Humanoid form,though they lack wings,some have tails,not all do.The first Dragonborn had scales of vibrant hues matching the colours of their Dragon kin,but generations of interbreeding have created a more uniform appearance.Their small,fine scales are usually brass or bronze in colour,sometimes ranging to scarlet,rust,gold,or copper-green.They are tall and strongly built,often standing close to 6ft 6" tall and weighing 300 pounds or more.Their hands and feet are strong,talonlike claws with three fingers and a thumb on each hand

 

The blood of a particular type of Dragon runs very strong through some Dragonborn Clans.These Dragoborn often boast scales that more closely match those of their Dragon ancestor-bright red,green,blue,or white,lustrous black,or gleaming metallic gold,silver,brass,copper,or bronze.

 

Self-Sufficient Clans

 

To any Dragonborn,the Clan is more important than life itself.Dragonborn owe their devotion and respect to their Clan above all else,even the gods.Each Dragonborn's conduct reflects on the honour of his or her Clan,and bringing dishonour to the Clan can result in expulsion and exile.Each Dragonborn knows his or her station and duties within the Clan,and honour demands maintaining the bounds of that position.

 

A continual drive for self-improvement reflects the self-sufficiency of the race as a whole.Dragonborn value skill and excellence in all endeavors.They hate to fail,and they push themselves to extreme efforts before they give up on something.A Dragonborn holds mastery of a particular skill as a lifetime goal.Members of other races who share the same commitment find it easy to earn the respect of a Dragonborn.

 

Though all Dragonborn strive to be self-sufficient,they recognize that help is sometimes needed in difficult situations.But the best source for such help is the Clan,and when a Clan needs help,it turns to another Dragonborn Clan before seeking aid from other races-or even from the gods.

 

Alignment:

  Dragonborn tend to extremes,making a conscious choice for one side or the other in the Cosmic War between Good and Evil (Represented by the Dragon Deities Bahamut and Tiamat,respectively).Most Dragonborn are good but those who side with Tiamat can be terrible Villains.      

Draconic Ancestry:

  You have Draconic Ancestry.Choose one type of Dragon from the Draconic Ancestry Table below.Your Breath Weapon and Damage Resistance are determined by the Dragon type.    

Breath Weapon:

  You can use your Action to exhale Destructive Energy.Your Draconic Ancestry determines the Size,Shape and Damage type of the Exhalation. When you use your Breath Weapon,each creature in the area of the Exhalation must make a Saving Throw,the type of which is determined by your Draconic Ancestry.The DC for this Saving Throw equals 8+ Your CONSTITUTION MODIFIER + Your PROFIENCY BONUS.A creature takes 2D6 Damage on a Failed Save,and Half as much Damage on a Successful one.The Damage Increases to 3D6 at 4th Level,4D6 at 8th Level,5D6 at 12th Level,and 6D6 AT 16th Level.  

Damage Resistance:

  You have Resistance to the Damage type associated with your Draconic Ancestry.      

DRACONIC ANCESTRY:

BLACK DRAGON:DAMAGE- ACID,BREATH 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX.SAVE)

   

BLUE DRAGON:DAMAGE- LIGHTNING,BREATH 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX.SAVE)

   

BRASS DRAGON:DAMAGE- FIRE,BREATH- 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX.SAVE)

   

BRONZE DRAGON:DAMAGE- LIGHTNING,BREATH- 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX.SAVE)

   

COPPER DRAGON:DAMAGE- ACID,BREATH- 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX.SAVE)

   

GOLD DRAGON:DAMAGE- FIRE,BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX.SAVE)

   

GREEN DRAGON:DAMAGE- POISON,BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX.SAVE)

   

RED DRAGON:DAMAGE- FIRE,BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX.SAVE)

   

SILVER DRAGON:DAMAGE- COLD,BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX.SAVE)

   

WHITE DRAGON:DAMAGE- COLD,BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX.SAVE)

Basic Information

Anatomy

Humanoid & Draconic:Head,Torso,Two Arms ending in three fingered hands,and Legs ending with clawed feet.Each Dragonborn has a colour matching its Draconic Ancestry.

Growth Rate & Stages

Young Dragonborn grow quickly.They walk hours after hatching,Attain the size and development of a 10-Year old Human child,by the age of 3,and reach Adulthood by 15.They live to be around 200-300 Years Old.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Omnivore

Additional Information

Social Structure

Dragonborn are very Clan dependent:

 

To any Dragonborn,The Clan is more important than life itself.Dragonborn owe their Devotion and Respect to their Clan above all else,even the Gods.Each Dragonborn’s conduct reflects on the Honour of his or her Clan and bringing Dishonour to the Clan can result in Expulsion and Exile.Each Dragonborn knows his or her station and duties within the Clan,and Honour demands maintaining the bounds of that position.

Facial characteristics

All Dragonborn have Draconic features of scaled faces with horns,deep set eyes and a snout (nose),and a mouth with powerful sharp teeth.

Civilization and Culture

Naming Traditions

Dragonborn have personal names given at birth,but they put their Clan names first as a mark of Honour.A childhood name or nickname is often used among Clutchmates as a descriptive term or a term of endearment. The name might recall an event or center on a habit.

   

Male:

Adrex,Balasar,Bharash,Donaar,Fax,Gargax,Ghesh,Hirrathak,Ildrex,Kaladan,Mreksh,

Mugrunden,Nykkan,Pandjed,Rhogar,Rivaan,Sethrekar,Trynnicus,Tuhva,

Valorean,Vrondiss,and Zedaar.

 

Female:

 

Antrara,Arava,Biri,Chassath,Daar,Eggren,Farideh,Findex,Gilkass,Harann,Havilar,

Kadana,Kava,Kitara,Mijira,Mishann,Nala,Nuthra,Perra,Quespa,Raiann,Rezena,

Savaran,Sora,Surina,Thava,Uadjit,Vezera,and Zykroff.

   

Childhood Names:

 

Biter,Climber,Earbender,Leaper,Pious,Roughneck,Shieldbiter,Wildclaw,and Zealous.

Major Language Groups and Dialects

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White Dragonborn by Neijah Kerr
Origin/Ancestry
Draconic (Dragons)
Lifespan
200-300 Years Old (Averaging 150)
Average Height
6ft to 8ft Tall (7ft Average)
Average Weight
250lbs-350lbs (Averaging 300lbs)
Average Physique
Heavy,Bulky builds,much heavier than Humans
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Dragonborn have a Draconic ancestry,depending on which species of Dragon they evolved from,this determines their colouring.
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Loremaster Aemon by artbreeder
   

The Dragonborn in the World of Kelios

           
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Dragonborn Warrior by Artstation

Known Clans and There Dragon Ancestry

Clan Argenthrixus: Gold Dragonborn

 

Baharooshii Clan: Green Dragonborn

 

Clan Clethtinthiallor: Silver Dragonborn

 

Clan Daardendrixus: Blue Dragonborn

 

Clan Dhyrktelonis: Black Dragonborn

 

Clan Drachedandion: Blue Dragonborn

 

Clan Esstyrlynn: Brass Dragonborn

 

Clan Ghaallixirn: White Dragonborn

 

Clan Imbixtellrhyst: Bronze Dragonborn

 

Clan Jharthraxyn: White Dragonborn

 

Kepeshkmolik Clan: Green Dragonborn

 

Clan Kerrhylon: Copper Dragonborn

 

Clan Kimbatuul: Copper Dragonborn

 

Myastan Clan: Silver Dragonborn

 

Clan Nemmonis: Red Dragonborn

 

Clan Norixius: Green Dragonborn

 

Clan Phrahdrandan: Black Dragonborn

 

Clan Prexijandilin: Red Dragonborn

 

Clan Pyraxtallinost: Gold Dragonborn

 

Clan Raghtroknaar: Red Dragonborn

 

Shestendeliath Clan: Blue Dragonborn

 

Clan Tiammanthyllish: Black Dragonborn

 

Clan Turnuroth: Red Dragonborn

 

Clan Umbyrphrael: Black Dragonborn

 

Wystongjiir Clan: Brass Dragonborn

 

Clan Xephyrbahnor: Red Dragonborn

 

Clan Yarjeritosh: Bronze Dragonborn

 

Clan Zzzxaaxthroth: Blue Dragonborn

   
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Dragonborn Paladin by Tomasz Christowski

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Cover image: White Dragonborn by Neijah Kerr

Dragonborn

Ability Score Increase STRENGTH +2 and CHARISMA +1
Size Medium
Speed 30ft

BREATH WEAPON:

  YOU CAN USE YOUR ACTION TO EXHALE DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY.YOUR DRACONIC ANCESTRY DETERMINES THE SIZE, SHAPE AND DAMAGE TYPE OF THE EXHALATION. WHEN YOU USE YOUR BREATH WEAPON, EACH CREATURE IN THE AREA OF THE EXHALATION MUST MAKE A SAVING THROW, THE TYPE OF WHICH IS DETERMINED BY YOUR DRACONIC ANCESTRY. THE DC FOR THIS SAVING THROW EQUALS 8+ YOUR CONSTITUTION MODIFIER + YOUR PROFIENCY BONUS. A CREATURE TAKES 2D6 DAMAGE ON A FAILED SAVE, AND HALF AS MUCH DAMAGE ON A SUCCESSFUL ONE.THE DAMAGE INCREASES TO 3D6 AT 4TH LEVEL, 4D6 AT 8TH LEVEL, 5D6 AT 12TH LEVEL, AND 6D6 AT 16TH LEVEL.  

DAMAGE RESISTANCE:

  YOU HAVE RESISTANCE TO THE DAMAGE TYPE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR DRACONIC ANCESTRY.  

DRACONIC ANCESTRY:

 
YOU HAVE DRACONIC ANCESTRY.CHOOSE ONE TYPE OF DRAGON FROM THE DRACONIC ANCESTRY TABLE BELOW.YOUR BREATH WEAPON AND DAMAGE RESISTANCE ARE DETERMINED BY THE DRAGON TYPE.  

DRACONIC ANCESTRY:

 

BLACK DRAGON:

DAMAGE- ACID, BREATH 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX. SAVE)  

BLUE DRAGON:

DAMAGE- LIGHTNING, BREATH 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX. SAVE)  

BRASS DRAGON:

DAMAGE- FIRE, BREATH- 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX. SAVE)  

BRONZE DRAGON:

DAMAGE- LIGHTNING, BREATH- 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX. SAVE)  

COPPER DRAGON:

DAMAGE- ACID, BREATH- 5 BY 30FT LINE (DEX. SAVE)

GOLD DRAGON:

DAMAGE- FIRE, BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX. SAVE)  

GREEN DRAGON:

DAMAGE- POISON, BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX. SAVE)  

RED DRAGON:

DAMAGE- FIRE, BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX. SAVE)  

SILVER DRAGON:

DAMAGE- COLD, BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX. SAVE)  

WHITE DRAGON:

DAMAGE- COLD, BREATH- 15FT CONE (DEX. SAVE)

Languages. Draconic and Kelldorian (Common)

Comments

Author's Notes

Original Article written for D&D Player’s Handbook 5e by Wizards of the Coast (WotC)


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