Nightwings (5e Race)

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"All right. But please stop trying to scare me. You are not as terrifying as you think you are."
—Moonwatcher to Winter

Physical Description[edit]

Totally epic nightwing, by Joy Ang

Nightwings are generally black in color of scale, they have black, forked tongues, and tend to fly in the dead of night. Their wings are pretty interesting, though. They're black on the top with a night sky-like pattern on the bottom of the wings to make it look like the night sky while in flight.


Nightwings were told to be able to read minds and see the future, though for the last few centuries, no nightwing was able to do either. But this is only because no nightwing was under the influence of the moonlight, the source of their abilities. So, for the last few centuries, the nightwings would make up prophecies that they would then fight to make them come true, or just manipulate some poor, weak-minded dragon ruler to do their bidding. When the Dragonets of Destiny came in and broke up this false prophecy thing, the nightwings started to be born in the moonlight again, and thus regained their abilities.


Nightwings are normally very secretive, mostly out to learn more things about stuff that doesn't make much sense to anyone else, but the drive for information was always there with these dragons, and are annoyingly pretentious. And just when they'd think to themselves that it was enough to know, they'd find something new to learn, or MAKE something new to learn. In extreme circumstances, when no one paid attention to them anymore, they'd get together and make up prophecies.

Nightwing Names[edit]

Nightwing dragonets are named in a myriad of ways, and some even change their names sometimes. They tend to name themselves based on their powers, their physical attributes, and even their distinct skills. Because of these naming schemes, nightwing names can be an infinite number of things, written with any letter in the alphabet.

Nightwing Traits[edit]

Nightwings, nightmare dragons that attack from the shadows.
Ability Score Increase. Your Wisdom score increases by 2.
Age. Nightwings mature about the age of 14, and live until they are around 200, but you stop being a dragonet at around 50.
Alignment. Nightwings are normally all about knowledge and all that, so they tend towards the Lawful scale.
Size. Dragonnets are very small (to a dragon), only about 6 feet tall and 12 feet from the end of their tail to their nose. Your size is Medium.
Speed. You have a base walking speed of 30 feet and a flying speed of 20 feet. Nightwings don't tend to travel much, they prefer to be sitting, learning and writing.
Claws. You can make a melee attack with your claws, dealing 1d4 piercing damage on a hit instead of the normal bludgeoning.
Breath Weapon. Just like with a real dragon, you can breathe fire. As an action, you can expel flames in a 15 foot cone. Each creature within the cone muse succeed on a Dexterity saving throw with DC equal to 8 + your Constitution modifier + your proficiency bonus or take 2d6 Fire damage, or half as much on a successful save. Once you use this feature, you can't do so again until you finish a short or long rest.
Shadow Step. You are able to vanish into shadows, giving you an advantage on Stealth (Dexterity) checks that you make in darkness.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Draconic and one other language of your choice.
Subrace. Mind Reader, Seer

Mind Reader[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Charisma score increases by 1.
Mind Reading. You have the ability to read minds, giving you an advantage on Intimidation and Deception checks. You were born on a one moon full moon and were given this power by chance.


Ability Score Increase. Your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Future/Past Sight. You have the ability to see into the future, giving you and advantage on Investigation, and History checks. You were born on a one moon full moon and were given this power by chance.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

6′ 0″ +1d6 200 lb. × (1d4) lb.

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

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