Anime Dragonborn (5e Race)
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The anime dragonborn when compared to their Forgotten Realms brethren differ greatly in some regards. Though shaped by draconic gods or the dragons themselves, just as the dragonborn were, they tend to be more varied in ability depending on their draconic heritage as it affects their bodies to a greater degree than other dragonborn.
Their draconic heritage has left a clear mark on the way they look. Their teeth are sharply pointed, and their eyes are reptilian with colors ranging in black, red, white, silver, or gold, as well as the full range of human coloration.
Their skin tones cover the full range of draconic coloration and depending on their heritage, their skin can be made of fine scales, a thick leathery hide similar to that of a rhino or some combination of the two. They tend to have horns that take a variety of shapes: some have curling horns like a ram, others have straight and tall horns like a gazelle’s, and some spiral upward like an antelopes’ horns.
They have dexterous medium-sized tails usually between five to six feet long, they tend to keep it lashed or coil around their legs or waists to prevent them from getting caught in doors or being trampled on while in busy city streets; their tails are dexterous and strong enough to support their full body weight on its own. Anime dragonborn don't have hair but either thrills or spines that trail from their forehead all the way to the tip of their tail. Their ears are pointed just like an elf's ears but smaller.
Like most draconic races, their heritage can play a role in their personality and how they interact with the world around them, although this is not always the case. For example, those with a red dragon heritage can tend to be quick to anger, whereas those with a brass heritage tend to be bold and loud.
To an anime dragonborn, being self-sufficient is important and personal responsibility is ingrained into them from birth. They believe that if you're going to do anything you must give it your all. This often leads them to be tenacious to a fault. They also believe that mastering a skill is one of the highest displays of respect you can give to either the teacher or the nation as a whole.
Additional draconic heritage appearance and personality
This section is meant as an optional extra to give you an idea of how you want your dragonborn to look and how they might act depending on their draconian heritage.
Light dragons tend to be bright white with brightly colored patterns covering their bodies that give off a slightly radiant glow. Light dragons tend to be somewhat reclusive often preferring to find far off territories, Though they do keep amiable connections with their own kin.
Wasteland dragons tend to be varied shades of earthy, clay and sandy colors to help them blend in to the sands of their home lands. Due to their environment and lack of resources wasteland dragons tend to be highly territorial, especially when dealing with spellcasters. They are also very predatory, being ferocious carnivorous hunters.
Shadow dragons tend to be dark in appearance giving of a Smokey residue, with piercing hollow glowing light blue eyes. Corrupted by the evil of shadow fell, shadow dragons are consumed with a never ending desire to spread darkness and disappear.
Astral dragons tend to have a more black toned scales with a pearlescent silver sheen to them. Astral Dragons tend towards spending most of their time travelling between plains in the timeless void, they really have any invested interest in the events of material plain making them truly neutral towards most of existence.
Eldritch dragons tend to have purple toned scales with a pearlescent green sheen to them. Little is know about eldritch dragons as they tend to exist outside of mortal understanding, powerful and mysterious there true motivations are unknown, though they have been known to be the source of a warlocks power.
Ethereal dragons tend to have blue toned scales with a pearlescent gold sheen to them. Ethereal dragons tend to be highly spiritual in nature, with a deep connection to the souls that shear theirs realms. Though neutral they can become incredibly dangerous and something to be feared if slighted.
Platinum dragons tend to have metallic platinum scales and give off a slightly radiant glow. Following in the footsteps of their metallic cousin, platinum are generally good natured towards the other races of the material plains. They have a fondness for treasures and if satisfied with gifts or tributes are willing to grant their wisdom and protection.
The Anime dragonborn historical home is that of mix of large and small islands to the west of the main continent. their early history is a long one filled wars between larger clans, and for over a 1000 years these wars were common place.
these clans ruled by Dragon chieftains and were usually over slighted honour or land grabs. If they weren't fighting amongst them selves they were usually fighting off invaders from the main lands who were foolish enough to even try, usually an outside invader meant the clans would have to put aside their differences and make tentative alliances in order to stand a chance.
eventually one such invasion from a great empire from the mainland spread through and decimated their home land to the extent that only a few clans to the north and west were left; now under the control of the invaders the clans were united under the banner on the new lords and for 500 years their culture gradually changed and in stead on seeing them selves as clans they saw themselves as a nation.
After the collapse of the great empire from the main land rather than splitting in to clans again the Dragonborn chose to make their strongest the royal family, to determine who the strongest was they had a grate battle royal of the strongest warriors.
generations passed with the royal family every now then attempting to take over the remaining clans and fighting off more invaders, each with varying degrees of success.
Eventually a pact was made with the remaining clans to finally unite the islands; The pact states that the clans can rule their lands under the banner and influence of the crown in exchange for support and protection from the crown the clans can even have influence on how the crown rules its lands. This pact has been in effect for several generations and is still in effect event to this day, there is still some individuals carry animosity between different regions of the islands.
Every now and then there are those in the clans that agitate for independence, more often than not this is just bluster and ego that usually goes nowhere.
The anime dragonborn society is a lot like that of the British empire during the Victorian era, they tend to heavy focus on self sufficiency, individuality and personal responsibility. They are proud of their history and although there is still some individuals carry animosity in some between the certain island regions most dragonborn have little desire to return to constant clan fighting.
Anime dragonborn Names
Anime dragonborn have personal names given at birth, they use their clan names as titles as a mark of respect to the community that raised them.
If you ever come accross an anime dragonborn without a clan name they have usually been exiled for a serious crime committed against the clan.
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
Clan Names: Clethtinthiallor, Daardendrian, Delmirev, Drachedandion, Fenkenkabradon, Kepeshkmolik, Kerrhylon, Kimbatuul, Linxakasendalor, Myastan, Nemmonis, Norixius, Ophinshtalajiir, Prexijandilin, Shestendeliath, Turnuroth, Verthisathurgiesh, Yarjerit.
Anime Dragonborn Traits
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1 or your ability score increases can depend on your draconic heritage.
Age. Young Anime 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 live to be 750 years old.
Alignment. Ainme Dragonborn tend to extremes, making a conscious choice for one side or the other in the cosmic war between good and evil. Most dragonborn are good, but those who side with evil can be terrible villains.
Size. Anime Dragonborn are about the Same height as most humans, standing between 5 to 6 feet tall and averaging almost 195 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Draconic skin. You have tough skin. When you aren't wearing armor, your AC is 13 plus your Constitution modifier plus your Dexterity modifier. You can use your natural armor to determine your AC if the armor you wear would leave you with a lower AC. A shield's benefits apply as normal while you use your natural armor.
Keen Senses. You have proficiency in the Perception skill.
Breath Weapon. You can use your bonus 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 proficiency 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 5th level, 4d6 at 11th level, and 5d6 at 18th level.
Damage Resistance. You have resistance to the damage type associated with your draconic ancestry.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Draconic. Draconic is thought to be one of the oldest languages and is often used in the study of magic. The language sounds harsh to most other creatures and includes numerous hard consonants and sibilants.
Subrace. You have draconic ancestry. Choose one type of dragon from the Draconic Ancestry table. Your breath weapon and damage resistance are determined by the dragon type, you can also use the additional draconic Ancestry options for more variety as shown in the tables Below.
|Dragon||Damage Type||Breath Weapon||Ability Score Increase.|
|Black||Acid||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.|
|Blue||Lightning||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Strength score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.|
|Brass||Fire||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Charisma score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|Bronze||Lightning||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Strength score increases by 2, and your Constitution score increases by 1.|
|Copper||Acid||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Charisma score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|Gold||Fire||15 ft. cone (Dex. save)||Wisdom score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.|
|Green||Poison||15 ft. cone (Con. save)||Charisma score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.|
|Red||Fire||15 ft. cone (Dex. save)||Strength score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.|
|Silver||Cold||15 ft. cone (Con. save)||Intelligence score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|White||Cold||15 ft. cone (Con. save)||Constitution score increases by 2, and your Strength score increases by 1.|
|Light||Radiant||15 ft. cone (Dex. save)||Charisma score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|Wasteland||Force||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Constitution score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.|
|Shadow||Necrotic||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Intelligence score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|Astral||Thunder||10 ft. sphere (Con. save)||Dexterity score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|Eldritch||Force||5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)||Charisma score increases by 2, and your Wisdom score increases by 1.|
|Ethereal||Psychic||10 ft. sphere (Con. save)||Wisdom score increases by 2, and your Charisma score increases by 1.|
|Platinum||Radiant||15 ft. cone (Dex. save)||Charisma score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.|
Random Height and Weight
|5′ 7″||+2d8||195 lb.||× (1d6) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier