Tieldracen varies differently between their heritages types. Males of the species tend to be taller and heavier than that of the females. A child of a dragon or tieldracen and another humanoid will usually take on the same heritage as their parent, however if both parents are tieldracen, the child will inherit the ancestry of one parent but in rare cases has been known to inherit a different ancestry through one of the parent's lineage. A Tieldracon child looks very similar to their mortal parents, except for horns, elongated ears, and partial scales that cover their body, as well as their draconic legs and long tails. As a young tieldracen grows, their scale continues to spread and horns continue to grow until they reach adulthood. By adulthood, the partial scaling covers nearly half their body. Each ancestry also inherits traits from their color dragon they are related to as well as a breath weapon of the same type. A young tieldracen breath weapon isn't active until they have reached their coming-of-age based on their mortal parent's race. Not much is understood why, but tieldracen born of a mortal parent, regardless of race, tend to develop as half-dragon/half-human hybrid.
Genetics and Reproduction
Growth Rate & Stages
Tieldracen mature at the same rate as their mortal parent's race but they live for hundreds of years, up to a thousand years old. A few however are lucky enough to transcend their mortal forms into full dragonhood bestowing upon them immortality. This makes dragonhood a highly sought after evolution, but no less difficult to achieve.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Omnivores, but primarily carnivorous.
The Tieldracen are known to form very tight-knit and protective communities. Their society is very much based on the family and they tend to live among large familial groups. The Tieldracen are known for their high fertility rate and family can be quite large among their community. Mothers are very protective of the family and are more likely to be found minding the home and protecting the children while the father dedicates their time to providing for the family and teaching the young to survive. Adventurers are very numerous within the Tieldracen community as many go out attempting to reach their dreams of dragonhood as well as make a living to support their families. If a mother choices to become an adventurer, the children are left in the care of the grandparents to be taught and raised. Due to the female's duties to family, society leans more matriarchal in its leadership.
Every Tieldracen has a set of two to six horns that grows from various points on their upper forehead to the area behind the ears. Horns grow in the direction towards the back of the head and tend to be either colored the same as the dragon of their ancestry however the whole horn may not be the same color. Scales tend to develop around the temple area as well as along the sides of the head and forehead. All tieldracen have elongated ears of varying sizes.
Geographic Origin and Distribution
Tieldracen tends to settle in communities of their own kind. Cities of Tieldracen can be found dotted around the entirety of Rinas, excluding Kiyoka.
Civilization and Culture
Tieldracen names are usually based on the language of the mortal parents, as draconic names are typically much harder to pronounce. Clan names are derived from the draconic language and carry through the lineage of the family. Children are more often given nicknames until they reach their coming of age.Male Names: Arjhan, Balasar, Bharash, Donaar, Ghesh, Heskan, Kriv, Medrash, Mehen, Nadarr, Pandjed, Patrin, Rhogar, Shamash, Shedinn, Tarhun, Torinn
Female Names: Akra, Biri, Daar, Farideh, Harann, Havilar, Jheri, Kava, Korinn, Mishann, Nala, Perra, Raiann, Sora, Surina, Thava, Uadjit
Childhood Names: Climber, Earbender, Leaper, Pious, Shieldbiter, Zealous
Clan Names: Clethtinthiallor, Daardendrian, Delmirev, Drachedandion, Fenkenkabradon, Kepeshkmolik, Kerrhylon, Kimbatuul, Linxakasendalor, Myastan, Nemmonis, Norixius, Ophinshtalajiir, Prexijandilin, Shestendeliath, Turnuroth, Verthisathurgiesh, Yarjerit
Major Language Groups and Dialects
The Tieldracen main language is Tyaelic, with many knowing Common as well. Some have also studied and are fluent in Draconic.
Interspecies Relations and Assumptions
The Tieldracen have a relatively amicable relationship with nearly every race outside of the Kiyokans. The draconic nature however can be an intimidating presence for some folks. The Tieldracen despise the Raionwaru as they are responsible for a massacre that drove out the remaining Tieldracen from Kiyoka.