Drarctis (5e Race)

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Do you feel the cold and ice? I do not.

Physical Description[edit]

The drarctis are draconic beings associated commonly with the cold, where they are known to dwell. Unlike the typical ice dragons or dragonborn, drarctis are not usually white in scales. in fact, they have more fur visible than scales. Most of their body is covered with wooly brown hair which ranges in length, being longer and shaggier for females. unlike dragonborn, they also have horns, usually made of a tough, metallic material. Their scales are more visible on their elongated snouts or hands, and it is common for them to shave to show off their reptilian scales. Another thing to note is that the tip of their snout's upper lip is usually a hard piece of bone that acts as their front tooth. It is believed to help when chipping at ice or frozen meat.

Drarctis clothing, even where they live, is usually free-flowing. As the cold does not bother them, they do not like to wear a lot of clothes.


Drarctis are believed to have come from the colder regions of Kara-Tur. Their chimerical nature hearkens to that of the qilin and eastern serpent dragons, which usually have hair as well as scales. Some believe they have even some mammoth heritage. There was an icy bridge at a time which allowed to migrate elsewhere from their original continent. As they were hunters, they likely followed the migration patterns of their prey over. They inhabit some of the colder areas in the world still, but not in places that they are so isolated.


Drarctis are treated often as though they are dragonborn, despite the difference in opinion. They usually live in small communities where snow piles by forests and mountains in the arctic. These tend to be small traveler resting spots, as the drarctis are rather friendly towards strangers. As they do not share the same tortured history as dragonborn, they do not despise dragons. This is a bit naive on their part, as the difference between dragons on the two continents is vast.

Drarctis can be pragmatic in nature, and are very practical and sparse about their living. To hone their powers of cold, they usually discipline themselves from youth. However, they are also spiritual and a bit idealists at times.

Dracial Names[edit]

Most of their names denote their draconic nature, but with a sprinkling of Wa-an or Shou.

Male: Gora Kiryu, Era Issu, Zero Dunpit, Worashi Doriloth

Female: Sugisa Ghrillir, Assa Ramjul, Sunora Kuleru, QiXi Shun

Drarctis Traits[edit]

Draconic beings from the frigid plains of Kara-Tur
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and one other score of your choice increases by 1.
Age. Drarctis mature relatively quick, becoming adults around 15-18 years of age. They live a bit longer than humans, averaging at about 150 years of age.
Alignment. Naive and friendly as they are, they try to do right when they can, being neutral good often.
Size. They have lither, lighter bodies than dragonborn. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 25 feet.
Snow Vision. When in light obscured areas caused by snow, rain, fog, or similar phenomena, you do not have disadvantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks.
Elemental Adaption. You are resistant to cold damage. Additionally, you ignore the effects of Extreme Cold as stated in page 110 of the DMG.
Cold Touch. As an action, you can touch and freeze a small body of water, with dimensions up to a 5-foot cube, within 5 feet of you. Additionally, your unarmed strikes deal 1d4 cold damage, instead of the normal bludgeoning damage.
Ice Step. When walking on surfaces like snow or ice, you ignore difficult terrain caused by those mediums. In addition, while walking on surfaces of snow or ice, your walking speed increases to 30 feet.
Dracial Magic. Rather than breath, drarctis make use of cold magic in their bloodline. You know and can cast the ray of frost cantrip. Starting at 5th level, you know and can cast the glacial pass spell once, without any components. You must finish a long rest to use this spell via this trait again.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Draconic.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

4′ 6″ +2d6 120 lb. × (1d10) lb.

*Height = base height + height modifier
**Weight = base weight + (height modifier × weight modifier)

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