Reufel Draconian (DnD Race)
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Reufel Draconians are best described as 'rough around the edges'. They are the texas rangers of draconian society, tough, mean, surly, rude, and unpleasant, to anybody and everybody. They know right from wrong, and it pisses them off when other people don't, or worse yet, don't care. From a reufel's body language, you might think he believes that might makes right, but he'll act the tough guy even around monsters much bigger and stronger than him, if they're doing something he disapproves of. Reufels are advocates of frontier justice, with a strong tendency to step away from their team and handle personally the problems they notice along the way, often taking the law into their own clawed hands without a second thought. Despite their domineering and bullying tendencies, though, their show of force is almost invariably made on behalf of some unfortunate who would otherwise be victimized unfairly. Reufels are notorious for raising hell when they see an innocent man convicted by law, or single-handedly fighting against heavily stacked odds and killing their assailants with gusto, rather than bringing them to trial.
The reufel draconian varies from tall to very tall, and is usually brawny and heavyset with muscle. They generally rival minotaurs in size, and can occasionally be even taller. Like minotaurs, they have horns, snouts, and sharp teeth, but as draconians, these features are those of a dragon. Their skin is of crimson scales, and their eyes are metallic gold, while their fingers and toes are tipped in sturdy claws, and their back features draconic wings and tail. Females do not have breasts, any more than a female dragon would, and no draconian has hair, eyelashes, nipples, or a belly button. Draconians do have lips, which are flexible enough to approximate humanoid speech. Some reufel draconians have fangs protruding past their lips, which can somewhat slur their speech, but the harsh tones in which they often speak tends to disguise this impediment.
Elves: "F*^#ing pointy-eared nancies. It's in defense of your sorry carcasses that we're in this godsdamned war, and you got the brass to look down your noses at us? If I was half the monster I see mirrored in your big stupid doe eyes, I'd break your f*^#ing sissy-@$$ legs so you'd stay put in here where I can protect you. Seein' as how I ain't, though, I don't think it's too much to ask that you siddown, shuddup, and let me do what I'm here for. I'll leave when the siege is broken, and not before."
Humans: "Yeah. I'm a monster. But I'm a monster you don't wanna fight, and I'm a monster you don't hafta fight. I ain't gonna eat your children. I ain't gonna rampage through your city. I'm gonna whup the @$$ of any monster that tries doin' that. So you twerps? You can put down your pathetic little torches and pitchforks, and go home now."
Ogres: "Oh, this should be good. You want trouble, big guy? Let's do this."
Dwarves: "You're alright, shortstack. Y'know that? Pass me some more o' those dwarf spirits. Hey, can I get in on this gambling action? ...what? Don't lookit me like that. I said I like you folks. Fine, the hell with you then."
Gnomes: "Aw, holy hell, can I get a new assignment? Please?"
Kender: "Okay, looks like I'm gonna be stationed with you kids for awhile, so let's get a few things straight before we - hey! Get your filthy hands outta there! Aw, come on, don't gimme those puppy eyes. Do I look like some kinda milktoast babysitter to you? ....damn, is it too late to go back to guarding the gnomes?"
Goblins: "Step outta line, little creep. I dare ya. Just for one second, and see what happens."
Minotaurs: "Ya know? I been all over this worn out ol' continent, but here with you lot, I'm finally startin' to feel a little like I belong. Ain't gonna stop me from makin' waves if someone needs to be fed his own cowbell, but ...yeah. I think I could be happy here."
Metallic Dragons: "Well, hello High and Mighty One. What emergency spurred you off your venerable dragon @$$hole to flap down here and share your snooty wisdom with us lowly footsoldiers?"
Chromatic Dragons: "Yeah, what? Do I make you mad? Does my very existence piss you the hell off? Welcome to my world, motherf*^#er! Oh hell yeah, $#*%'s gonna fly tonight!"
Baaz Draconians: "I eat guys like you for breakfast. Today, I'm thinkin' medium well."
Kapak Draconians: "Cowardly skulking little goons, you think you can get close enough to use your poisons on me? You're goin' down so fast you won't know the ground when it hits you."
Bozak Draconians: "Alright, this one should be fun! Come on, guys, make it interesting for me!"
Sivak Draconians: "It don't matter whose face you're wearin'. Step outta line, and your jaw will break just the same. And that fire thing you do when I kill you? Yeah, I'd say don't bother, but you can't help it. Sucks to be you, huh?"
Aurak Draconians: "Huh. I'd say we got us a problem, here. Maybe you'll even kill me. But I'm takin' you down with me, make no mistake."
Viridan Draconians: "They tell me you're the smart guy. You make the plans, tell us how to win. Don't reckon I'm gonna need any help with that. Lemme give you some advice, instead - whatever plan you make, figure in me kickin' some serious @$$. Because that's what I'm gonna be doin'."
Binel Draconians: "Yeah, they think I ain't bright, too. Don't pay any attention. Just look at it like I do. You know what you're good at, so get out there and do it. It'll work out well in the end."
Nigel Draconians: "Slinking, hiding, sneaking, scum-sucking cowards, I swear some days you're as bad as kapaks. Yeah, yeah, I know you're on my side. Stow it, alright? I'll cover you. Just pull through with the backup sorcery. I'll make the room if you'll make the runes."
Cærel Draconians: "Look, I respect you. I'll follow you. You can count on me. But you don't own me. Stop tellin' me what I can and can't do. Just trust me, alright? I got yer back."
Almost invariably Chaotic Good. New reufel should be assumed CG by default, unless and until sufficiently drastic life experience changes their outlook.
Reufel Draconians prefer mountainous, rocky terrain. Desert mesas and exposed escarpments are also popular with their hard-as-nails attitude. If found in a human or dwarf settlement, they'll either be just passing through in search of good deeds that need being done, or settled in with a good sturdy stone house, built to be readily defended, likely with a big fireplace or a blacksmithy forge. During times of war, they'll often take in any unarmed people they find and use their own home as a fortress to protect their new charges.
As the alienated children of Takhisis's evil dragons, reufel draconians often feel no connection to either the good or the evil gods of Krynn. It is very rare to see any reufel take any interest in worship. Some of them have a healthy respect for Kiri-Jolith, though, and may even be glad to carry out any task his priests ask of them.
Draconians naturally know how to speak the tongue of dragons, and they are taught Common by the wizards who created them. Depending on the race and background of that wizard, they may also teach their draconian some other language. This is largely irrelevant to the color of the draconian.
A draconian might be named by its wizard creator, or it might choose its own name at a later time. Draconians do not know their dragon parents, and would fight to the death if they ever met.