Dragon Trained (5e Background)

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Dragon Trained[edit]

Throughout your life you may have wanted to have knowledge, power, or maybe a reason to do anything, well here it is you at some point in your early life had met a dragon, be it chromatic or metallic and convinced it to train you in the ways of the Dragons. These dragons could have many different reasons to actually train you, maybe they liked you, maybe they wanted you out of their hair, or maybe they even considered you a possible rival or pawn in the future, but regardless of the reason they agreed to train you and that they did. But for whatever reason you chose to leave that area you trained in and got used to, maybe the dragon left, or was killed, or many other possibilities but for whatever reason those has increased your ambition and you leave to accomplish said task. .

Skill Proficiencies: Choose two from: History, Intimidation, Nature, Perception, or Survival

Tool Proficiencies: Choose 1 of any

Languages: Draconic, or if you already know it choose another one of your choice.

Equipment: Clothing set based on your stature in society, and a belt pouch containing 50 gold


Roll or pick one that suits your character.

d6 Social Class
1 Born of noble birth.
2 Was raised by the dragon who taught me.
3 I was born a commoner who wanted more.
4 I never knew my parents, nor did I ever want to, I raised myself.
5 I bounced around from place to place so I never really fit into a class.
6 Born of the middle class, I had all I wanted.

Feature: Dragon Like[edit]

You gain resistance to your Dragon trainer damage. You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. Your draconic trainer 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 trainer (look at the Dragonborn ancestor table). The DC for this saving throw equals 8 +your Primary Class stat + your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 3d6 damage on a failed save, and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increases to 4d6 at 6th level. 5d6 at 11th level, and 6d6 at 16th level. You can use this ability up to 2 + (Constitution bonus) times. Your breath weapon recharges on a 5-6 on a d6.

Alternate Feature: Dragon Intimidation[edit]

When Interacting with Dragons or other dragon-like creatures you can use "Dragon Intimidation" to reveal who trained you in hopes of intimidating them to give you what you want..

Alternative Feature: Dragon Fame[edit]

When interacting with Dragons or other dragon like creatures you can use "Dragon Fame" to open special interactions making them possibly like you or hate you based on the dragon who trained you and your relationship with him/her.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

Dragon trained are usually uneasy around their own kind, having spent years or even their whole lives in the company of dragons. The alignments of dragon trained usually depend on the dragon that raised them, i.e. most Gold Dragons influence their humanoid peers to be lawful good, most Red Dragons teach their humanoid peers to be chaotic evil. Becuase of this, a dragon trained's goals and morals reflect that or their draconic parent and/or guardian.

d8 Personality
1 I know the history of the Dragons and other old civilizations and want to learn more
2 If you betray me, I will burn you
3 I often challenge people because of my love to fight
4 I enjoy the company of others and I'm very social
5 I was exiled from my town because people were jealous of my power
6 I don't care about anyone, I just wanna have fun
7 I trust no one and that will stay
8 I enjoy spreading my dragon training as it makes me feel superior
d6 Ideal's
1 Power. I must become more powerful at all costs. (chaotic)
2 Conquest. The world will be mine. (Evil)
3 Order. I must bring balance to the world. (lawful)
4 Knowledge. I will seek knowledge at any cost. (Any)
5 People. I'm loyal to my friends and family, no need for any one else. (Neutral)
6 Honor. I must fight to help the weak and the defenseless. (Good)
d6 Bond
1 Caring for people just makes you weak.
2 I care for my family and friends but they just hold me back.
3 I only have one family, the dragon who raised me.
4 I care for anyone who is weak.
5 I am loyal to dragons first, people come next.
6 I will use the power I have attained to spread my family name.
d6 Flaw
1 I am very knowledgeable and sometimes clash because I think I know better.
2 I am Arrogant/Prideful and can't back down from a challenge of any kind.
3 I get emotionally attached too easily which makes it harder when I lose those close to me.
4 I have a lust for women/men beyond reasonable thought.
5 I find it hard to trust people of strong religious faith.
6 I am prone to acts of anger and often regret them.

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