Dragonborn (also known as Dracnik in Draconic) are a race of draconic creatures originating from Ebbir. The dragonborn first emigrate to Edora in 714 following the scriptures of the Drakonica Exodia. Out of the hundreds of dragonborn clans, each with a unique color and features, only 8 managed to cross into Edora, most of them settling in Amadel Mountains in an area that is now known as the Dragon Lands.
Standing on average around 6 feet and 2 inches to 6 feet and 8 inches (1.9 to 2 meters), dragonborn are impressively tall with a heavy weight to match, commonly possessing a weight of 220 to 320 pounds (100 to 150 kilograms). Dragonborn feet end with three strong talon-like claws with a fourth claw in the back, while their hands are similar with three claws and a thumb replacing the rear claw. Their heads feature a blunt snout, a strong brow, and reptilian frills on the cheeks and ears. On the back of the head, a crest of hornlike scales forms what resembles a mess of ropy hair. Dragonborns exhibit many draconic features, including a scales, muscular bodies, and resistance to the same elemental energy of their breath, depending on their subrace. This is attributed to their draconic heritage although it is unknown if dragonborn are true descendants of dragon or merely their creation. While dragonborn hatch without wings or tails, some may grow those body part during their lifetime, even as adults.
Growth Rate & Stages
Newly hatched dragonborn grow at an impressively rapid rate, much faster than most other races, reaching the equivalent maturity of a human child of 10 by age 3. Dragonborn are born toothless and remain such for several months before teeth begin grow, by the time they are 4 months old they have a sharp and dangerous set of jaws that will serve them for their entire life. Draonborn's body reaches maturity both in height and appearance between the ages 12 and 14, this is also when most dragonborn can finally make a proper use of their breath. At the age of 15 dragonborn are considered adults and must take a role in their society.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Dragonborn diet is based mostly around meat, and they consume almost double the amount eaten by other races. When dragonborn do not have access to meat they will instead go for other food sources such as nuts and berries, but will never depend on them to sustain themselves for long. Foragers and hunters in dragonborn clans are viewed as some of the most vital roles and they enjoy great respect among their peers.
Civilization and Culture
Origins and AncestryThe origin of the dragonborn race is unknown, uncertain and shrouded in myth. Most scholars agree that the dragonborn are not related to dragons, at least not in the biological sense. Dragonborn scripture is vague on their creation and very little of their history survived their exodus through their former plane to Edora. Some dragons claim their counterparts in Ebbir created the dragonborn to be used as their servants and soldiers, and while there is evidence to them being enslaved by dragons once, this is only aforementioned in some religious texts variations.
Hobgoblin RaidsOn Edora, the dragonborn have been battling several foes ever since their arrival. At first they had to fend off Hobgoblin raids made by the Hegemony of Xesian. The hobgoblins' mastery of war was so alien that they managed to kidnap and enslave thousands of them during the first years of their arrival. Only when Clan Rysirei finally crossed over the dragonborn where finally able to witsand the hobgoblins' attacks and even push back. Eventually clan Rysirei claimed a sizable portion of the Central Amadels formed the kingdom of Neo Drakonia.
The Dwarven SkirmishesUnknown to the dragonborn, the land they settled in are located on top of lost dwarven settlements from before the Second Sun . When the ruins where found they where promptly converted and used as infrastructure for the young kingdom and it's surrounding clans, destroying much of it in the process. The dwarves viewed this transgression as an insult to their ancestors' memory. While there was no official declaration of war, both the dwarven kingdoms and the various dragonborn clans regularly send war parties to disrupt the other's control over the Amadel Mountains.
Current Date: 25th of Erlsum 1572
6'2" - 6'8 feet (1.9 - 2 meters)
220 - 320 lbs (100 - 150 kilograms)