Two-Headed Dragonbeast (5e Race)
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|“||They performed those terrible experiments on baby ettin. It stunted their growth, but it also made a new kind of monster...||”|
The two-headed dragonbeast resembles a scaly humanoid, almost like a dragonborn, but with two necks and a head on each neck. Their scales are commonly green, but can also be blue, pink, or purple. They have flat bulbs lining their necks and tails which allow them to "zip" their necks and tails together to give the illusion of one neck and one tail. They have shorter arms than normal dragonbeasts and single jointed legs. Because of this rather normal anatomy, some confuse them for a two headed dragonborn.
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.
Tiamat's followers infected a variety of races with their ambition. Among them were young ettin that had yet to be giant sized, making them easier to capture and experiment on. The result was the two-headed dragonbeast.
The two heads of this dragonbeast are completely capable of individual thought. They sometimes have a dissonance where both heads forget they share the same body, and then subject themselves to harm to hurt to other. This is considered a rare mental ailment for two-headed dragonbeasts. There is no known settlement they call home, perhaps due to their rarity. Rarely would you have more than one in one place due to the dragonbeasts particular proud nature. They see themselves as complete beings, not needing another rival.
Two-Headed Dragonbeast Names
Due to the two heads having different thoughts and personalities, the heads typically have 2 different names that are simple and usually monosyllabic. But they are addressed in unison.
Male: Barf-Belch, Bork-Hork, Lars-Sars
Female: Whip-Lash, Mer-Ker, Bat-Dat
Two-Headed Dragonbeast Traits
Double trouble with dragon breath
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 2 and your Charisma score increases by 1.
Age. They mature around 20 and live to 200 years.
Alignment. Like most dragonbeasts, they are typically neutral
Size. You are typically around 7 feet tall. Your size is Medium.
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.
Two Brains. Two heads means double the vigilance. You have a +5 bonus to your passive Wisdom (Perception) score.
Gas Breath. One of your heads blows out an extremely dense fog that is also incredibly flammable. As an action, you can spew out a 30 foot cone of gas, making the area heavily obscured. You must finish a short or long rest after using this feature to use it again. When ignited, the fog explodes and all creatures within the fog's range take 3d6 fire damage. Objects in range not worn that are flammable are ignited. A moderate wind (at least 10 miles per hour) disperses the fog after 4 rounds. A strong wind (at least 20 miles per hour) disperses it after 1 round.
Flame Ignition. The second of your heads uses a small flame that is meant to ignite the other's gas breath. However, it has uses outside of battle as well. You know and can cast the produce flame cantrip. When you use this version of produce flame, the flame appears from your mouth instead of your hand, and is considered nonmagical for the purposes of magical detection and anti-magic zones.
Vigilance. When one of your heads is awake, the other can be asleep and vice versa.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Draconic.
Random Height and Weight
|7′ 3″||+1d12||180 lb.||× (1d6) lb.|
*Height = base height + height modifier