Speed Dragonbeast (5e Race)
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|“||Did you just call me a kobold?! Do I LOOK like one of those fake dragon lizard things?!||”|
Considered one of the more bizarre dragonbeasts, these smaller sized dragonbeasts are largely considered a different race altogether. However, the name still applies, and they do share the general foundation for their race. These dragonbeasts appear much more reptilian, with only a small amount of mammalian furs on their brows and armpits, as the hairs impede their build for speed. They have opposable thumbs, can walk with a more upright position bipedally, and smaller snouts and eyes further embedded in their skulls. Unlike normal dragonbeasts, which could breathe flames, these dragonbeasts lack the organ and instead have venomous fangs.
All dragonbeasts in general are believed to be a result of a phenomena known as dracofication. Supposedly, following the waning power during the Time of Dragons and the rise of the Untheric empire, Tiamat was raising horrid spawn in her battles against Bahamut. Among these activities, her followers sought to keep their faith amid the apathy towards the draconic gods. They wanted to aid her in her battle, and so tried to replicate the spawning process. Their methods used other creatures as bases for draconification, which imbued powers and properties of dragons into them. What made this truly a horrible act was that the essence they imbued these creatures with was that of the chaotic Tiamat herself. Thus, many of these creatures could not live through the process and degenerated.
Most dragonbeasts that survived lost most of the qualities of their original form. Creatures too small to survive were overwhelmed by the methods and died, while others became chimeric beings. This makes the speed dragonbeast an anomaly since they are smaller than usual. Thus, it is believed by some that they may actually be related to kobolds.
Speed dragonbeasts like to travel in packs. They often are belittled due to size and therefore have distrust of larger creatures. Their size does leave some room for imagination, as they are incredibly fast and therefore often prone to stealing and playing pranks and hightailing out of sticky situations. The fastest in their society are called stingers and given special regard among their packs, similar to a chief. These dragonbeasts are heavily reliant on teamwork and footwork due to their size.
Speed Dragonbeast Names
Though they normally keep draconic names. Some refer to themselves by cool weapons. These names are androgynous.
Names: Dagger, Blade, Vaeros, Akan, Ilaerth
Speed Dragonbeast Traits
Speed, stealth, and venom, rolled into one terrible package.
Ability Score Increase. Your Dexterity score increases by 2 and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. Like most if not all draconic creatures they age slowly reaching maturity at 30, and live to 300.
Alignment. They typically tend to be evil, though when those that leave do, they can be good or neutral.
Size. Your are about 3-4 feet tall. Your size is Small.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision. You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Water Dash. Speed dragonbeasts are so fast that they can run over water. When you take the Dash action, you may run up to 20 feet over water. If you end your movement in water, you sink as usual.
Silent Running. Your size and swift feet barely raise any alarms. You are proficient in the Stealth skill.
Pack Coordination. While an ally is within 5 feet of you, you have advantage in Wisdom (Perception) checks.
Venomous. You have poisonous teeth as natural weapons which you can use for unarmed strikes. On hit, you deal 1d6 piercing damage plus poison damage equal to your Strength or Dexterity modifier.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Draconic.
Random Height and Weight
|3′ 5″||+1d8||60 lb.||× (1d6) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier