Draco-Elf (4e Race)
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The result of a trace of dragon in an elf's blood.
|Average Height: 5'9"-6'8"|
|Average Weight: 150-320 lb.|
|Ability Scores: +2 Charisma, +2 Dexterity or +2 Strength|
|Speed: 7 squares|
|Languages: Common, Draconic, Elven|
|Skill Bonuses: +2 History, +2 Acrobatics or Arcana|
|Group Awareness: You grant non-elf allies within 5 squares of you a +1 racial bonus to Perception checks.|
|Fey Origin: Your ancestors were native to the Feywild, so you are considered a fey creature for the purpose of effects that relate to creature origin.|
|Wild Step: Ignore difficult terrain when you shift (even if you have a power that allows you to shift multiple squares).|
|Dual Heritage: You can take feats that have either elf or dragonborn as a prerequisite (as well as those specifically for draco-elves), as long as you meet any other requirements.|
|Dragon Breath: You can use Dragon Breath as an encounter power.|
Born to one parent being an elf and the other being half elf and half dragon, these creatures are great in a hand-to-hand fight and with magic. Only now coming into being as a race, they fit in better than their half-dragon counterparts
Play a Draco-Elf if you want...
- To be lithe like elf with the toughness of a dragon.
- To have elemental power at the tip of your tongue
- To be a member of a race that favors the fighter, ranger, rogue, warlord, sorcerer and warlock classes.
Draco-elves vary wildly in form, with most appearing more like elves with minor dragon-like features. Draco-elves are often considered to be 2/3rd's elf and 1/3rd dragon, although their ancestry can be much more varied than this, with Draco-elves frequently appearing randomly throughout the general elf population with only a small percentage of Dragon ancestry. Some appear almost as if elves that are larger with brighter skin, taking on more auburn or autumn colors, particularly orange, red or yellow, while others possess more distinct traits of dragons, such as horns, wings, tails, and scaly or leathery skin. Most have leathery skin with no scales at all, with scales being rare among Draco-elves, and long, tough nails, although full sized claws are also quite rare. Draco-elves have the potential to be able to tap into the ancient power of their bloodline to assume a look more like their dragon ancestors, although how this develops over time depends on a myriad of factors. There have even been tales of Draco-elves with the ability to fly, although such instances are infrequent. In addition, virtually all Draco Elves still retain the ability to breathe fire and other elements, manifesting the magical nature of their dragon kin, who produce these abilities via inherent arcane abilities rather than due to biological functions. Draco elves also vary wildly in size, either being small and wirey, or extremely tall and large, like their Dragonborn cousins, with the appearance of an elf. Those with more dragon-like features are almost always taller and larger than standard elves, while those with more elf-like features tend to be much smaller. Dragon-like females are almost always as tall as males, but much smaller, and male Dragon-like Draco-elves tend to be very muscular and physically fit, with immense strength in comparison to ordinary elves.
Draco-elves vary wildly in features, but still tend to possess a few base similarities. Draco-elves tend to have elf-like faces and bodies, with few scales and five fingered hands with no talons, with minor dragon-like features. They could be considered 2/3rd's elf, 1/3rd Dragonborn, although Draco-elfs can occur in a society with more or less Dragonborn and elf blood than this, and almost always occur with a direct Dragonborn and Elf parent. Draco-elves mature quickly as children, walking within hours of being born, and reach physical maturity by the age of 15, a feature which often startles their parents. This is usually the first indication they are part Dragonborn, if their physical appearance does not give them away. As a recessive trait, it often manifests itself among elf society at random, thus allowing for two elf parents to produce a Drac-elf offspring (and rarely from two Dragonborn parents), but almost always occurs when a Dragonborn and Elf interbreed. Draco-elves live about as long as dragonborn, to approximately 75-100 years old, but generally stay vibrant and physically fit during this time, largely experiencing the effects of age a few years before their death. Given their different aging levels and appearance, Draco-elves tend to be somewhat outcasts in elf society, and often find themselves becoming adventurers because of this. Their natural strength and agility, combined with their drive for honor like most dragonborn, makes them well suited for this endeavor. While most live shorter lives than elves, some have been known to live just as long, but often find themselves becoming frail over time.
Playing a Draco-Elf
A pursuit of honor and tradition has a tendency to manifest itself among the Draco-elf population, with Draco-elves more commonly taking on a temperament closer to a Dragonborn than an Elf in most circumstances. Defending their families and friends, they form close connections to people and are extremely loyal, despite often being outcasts in their society. Their wilder temperament tends to differentiate them from elves, who tend to act with more grace and poise. Draco-elves tend to find themselves at home with Dragonborn, who are often more accepting of their personalities, and live to approximately the same ages, making interactions with their society much easier. Draco-elves often have rough childhoods given they are already mature at younger ages than most elves and thus have trouble going through school or dealing with other children of their age. Similarly, Draco-elves have trouble fitting in with elves of their same maturity level, as they have a lower education and more care-free attitude. Parents of Draco-elves are often flustered by their hyperactivity, as they abound with energy and curiosity, and have strong compulsions towards fighting and combat. Their ability to breathe fire often startles elf kin, and can cause accidents to become common, further adding to the concern of their children. Despite this Draco-elves tend to be empathetic, compassionate and kind, often times dedicating themselves to helping total strangers or a society with views them with fear or revulsion, given their strong honor-oriented view of the world. As a result, they make natural adventurers.
Draco-Elf Characteristics: Strong and brave, loyal to a fault and avengers. Fast and nimble but powerful in a fight.
Male Names: Elf or Dragonborn names
Female Names: Elf or Dragonborn names
Three sample Draco-Elves adventurers are described below.
Vladimeir is a draco-elf Warlord and devout worshiper of Tiamat, god of evil dragon-kind. When a swarm of orcs came and decimated his village, Vladimeir vowed vengeance. Thus started the Orcen-wars.
Balasar, Fighter of legend. Bards sing tales of this avenger. His blade is made from the sternum of his grandmother and his armor is made from the scales of the copper great wyrm known as Ugilanistorda.
Salren, the ascendant wizard; once meant nothing to anyone, now uses his power to spread well-being amongst townsfolk. When first found, he was passed out on a desert dune, had it not been for his Draconic part, he would surely have died of heat stroke.
|Draconic Flight||Gain a speed of Fly 6 (clumsy)|
|Beauty of the Elves|