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Demacian[edit]

There is only one truth, and you will find it at the point of my lance.

-- the "last words" of Jarvan IV at his failed execution

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Jarvan IV - The Exemplar of Demacia[1]

History[edit]

Demacia is a relatively new country, being only about two-hundred years old. Even so, the inhabitants are devoted to the point of raising phenomenal castles and government houses. "Demacian" was once a name given to a group of human nomads with remarkable efficiency. This race of nomads eventually decided to band together and form a government on the eastern coast of Valoran. Many heroes supported this cause, such as Orlon, and they did not regret it. Demacia is a great country and has been even from it's very beginnings. The government system is just and the people are, in a word, content.

Although this glorious land may seem to be one at peace, such is far from the case. Demacia and Noxus are at war and have been since the days of Jarvan I. Thanks to the institute of war, their battles no longer ravage the countryside as well as greatly irritate the people of Mt. Targon, urging them into the fray.

Fair and Fierce[edit]

The typical Demacian stands at about six feet of height and has excellent posture with an air of intellect about them. Most Demacians used their charm in war, often to rally troops under an inspiring leader who knows what he's doing, rather than employing it in everyday communication. Their skin tones are most often fair with a spare few exceptions and Demacian hair ranges all the way from golden blonde to luscious black but almost always complements their look. Demacians don't often have facial hair, preferring to be clean shaven, when they do have said hair, they prefer to keep it short.

Loyalty to Dying Breath[edit]

Demacians live about as long as the typical human, fully maturing at 20 and expiring around 80, they like to every minute clinging to something such as friendship, love, or bashing Noxian skulls. A traitorous Demacian is often an exile and not even considered a Demacian at all!

Demacian Names[edit]

Although commoners and rank-and-file foot soldiers' last names are for identification purposes only, those of wealthy Demacian families and royal birth vie for the favor of the highest position of Demacian government, the family Lightshield.

Male: Athas, Bor, Darrin, Derrick, Dorn, Flandin, Gillian, Grimm, Halm, Igan, Malarek, Stedd.

Female: Alethra, Alethren, Arvene, Esvele, Jessia, Kara, Katerli, Kerri, Mari, Natali, Tana.

Common Surnames: Allwell, Belland, Clelland, Cherdragon, Gaifroth, Greywood.

Royal Families: Buvelle, Crownguard, Laurent, Vayne, Lightshield.

Demacian Traits[edit]

Demacians often have great skill working in leading and following as one unit.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength score increases by 2 and your Constitution increases by 1.
Age. Demacians mature around 18 and live to be about 80
Alignment. Almost all self-respecting demacians are lawful and most tend towards good.
Size. Demacians range from 5 1/2 ft. to 6 1/2 ft. tall and weight around 150 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Bravery. You have advantage on saving throws against being frightened.
Freedom of Choice. All Demacians have a trade they like to specialize in, you may be proficient in 2 skills or 1 skill and 1 tool proficiency of your choice.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and one other language of your choice.

Random Height and Weight[edit]

Table: Demacian Random Height and Weight
Base Height Height Modifier Base Weight Weight Modifier
5′ 4″ +d12 120 lb. × (1d3 + 3) lb.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

When creating a Demacian character, you can use the following table of traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to help flesh out your character. Use these tables in addition to or in place of your background's characteristics.

d4 Personality Trait
1 I would sooner spend the night in the Shadow Isles than stop smiling.
2 My strict, grim personality could stop a charging crag beast.
3 I am always polite and respectful.
4 I'm gracious in defeat and humble in victory.
d4 Ideal
1 Mercy Even the most cruel are worthy of my mercy. (Good)
2 Hatred If it were up to me, not one Noxian would be left alive. (Evil)
3 Nation I am proud of Demacia, I would do anything for it. (Lawful)
4 Heroism I must be free to explore and rise to the title of a Demacian hero. (Chaotic)
d4 Bond
1 I would give anything from a favor to my life to my friends.
2 I lost a good friend in battle, I would die before losing another.
3 Back home in Demacia, I have a lover, they are the reason I get up in the morning.
4 Glory to my family, that is my reason to adventure.
d4 Flaw
1 I'm the picture of perfection... except concerning humility.
2 Most Demacians use their charm for good, not me.
3 Like my nation, I'm young, unlike it, I'm very naive.
4 I'm honest to a fault, I'd even tell a foe things I shouldn't.

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