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Dragon[edit]

Design Note: The dragon is a composite character. You do not select a separate race, background, and class combination. You begin play with one level of the dragon class, which also includes all your racial features and background proficiencies. You cannot multiclass: when your level increases, you must take a level of the dragon class. This is because, as a monster, your unusual physiology is unsuitable for many features granted by other classes.

Physical Description[edit]

Dragons are winged reptilians of ancient lineage and terrifying powers. They are known and feared for their predatory behavior, cunning wit and greed. The oldest dragons are regarded as some of the most powerful creatures in the world. Dragons are magical creatures whose innate power gives them many preternatural abilities. Many creatures, including wyverns and dragon turtles, have draconic blood. However, true dragons are made up of two categories: chromatic and metallic dragons. Blue, white, black, green and red dragons are selfish, evil and feared by all. Bronze, copper, brass, gold, and silver are noble, benign and highly respected by the wise. Although their goals and ideals vary tremendously, all dragons covet riches and strive to accumulate piles of coins, gems, jewelry and magical items. Dragons with great mountains of treasure hate to leave them for a long time, venturing out of their dens to patrol and feed themselves. They can live for thousands of years. From that age on, their strength becomes incomprehensible and their treasure heaps can grow unimaginably large.

Chromatic Dragons[edit]

Black Dragons

Black dragons are the most vile-tempered and cruel of all chromatic dragons, apart from their love of bargaining. Black dragons are easily distinguished by their horns, which protrude from the sides of their heads and wrap around, projecting forward. A large frill adorns the upper part of their neck and they smell of rotting vegetation, foul water, or the powerful acid they can breathe.

Blue Dragons

Blue dragons have single, large horns protruding from their heads and large, frilled ears. Their tails are thick and bumpy and their wings are more pronounced than most other species. They smell like ozone or sand. They are more mocking and manipulative than outwardly cruel, and murderous to 'lesser' creatures, aided by their natural talents for hallucination. They trick desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way.

Green Dragons

Green dragons have a large, waving crest or fin that starts at their nose and runs the length of their body. They also have long, slender, forked tongues and smell like chlorine gas. They are highly adept at magic.

Red Dragons

Red dragons have two swept-back horns on their heads and smell of smoke and sulphur.

White Dragons

White dragons are the most feral of the classic chromatic dragons. Though dimmer than other dragons, they are still powerful enough to overwhelm most humans and have excellent memories. Their heads and necks blend seamlessly into one another, and their wings are frayed along the edges. They have a flap of skin (dewlap) lined with spines beneath their chin, and have a high crest atop a streamlined head and a crisp, vaguely chemical odor.

Metallic Dragons[edit]

Brass Dragons

Brass dragons have a strong mercenary streak and often agree to serve as guardians or battle champions for anyone willing to pay suitably well.

Bronze Dragons

Duty-bound and honorable to a fault, bronze dragons commit themselves to order and are among the greatest and most devout champions of that ideal. As order's sworn servants, bronze dragons can seem arrogant and haughty, with an inflated sense of self, a tendency that can put them at odds with those they meet. In rare cases, this self-righteousness grows into something far more sinister, and the bronze dragon takes over what it sees as lesser races, ruling as a cruel tyrant to its subjects. Bronze dragons claim coastlines, inlets, and islands as their own, constructing lairs in coastal caves that have access to the sea. More aggressive bronze dragons purposely choose lairs near shipping lanes so they can claim tribute from merchant vessels as those craft pass by. All bronze dragons share a deep and abiding hatred for blue dragons, and they are vigilant in protecting their homes from these interlopers.

Copper Dragons

Copper dragons are born tricksters and jokesters. They are quite devious and clever, but their intent is purely benign. They do not seek to harm 'lesser' creatures, but merely wish to impress them with superior intelligence and wit, and to fool them with clever pranks.

Gold Dragons

Gold dragons are the most dedicated to defeating evil. They spend the bulk of their lives in human form, seeking out evil and punishing wrongdoers to the best of its considerable abilities. Its typical mode of operation runs roughly along the lines of a sting operation: the dragon will listen for stories of dangerous or evil creatures or persons, then reveal its true form and mete out punishment. They prefer to turn villains over to law enforcement if available, but will ultimately take whatever actions they deem necessary in order to see justice served. They are best summarized as the paladins of the draconic world.

Silver Dragons

Silver dragons are true friends to all. The silver dragon enjoys the company of humans and elves so much that it will often take the form of a human or elf and live among them for the majority of its life. It should be noted that silvers, like all dragons, believe themselves the most superior creatures in the world. However, apart from the ability to fly, which they enjoy greatly, they tend to prefer the physical forms of humanoids for everyday life.

History[edit]

In the beginning, there were only six entities populating emptiness. These entities were the creators of worlds, called by the sages of Primal's days. Their names were Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Light, and Darkness. To facilitate their creative work, they gave existence to the beings we call Gods. Then the Gods created a new plan, and decided to populate it. While the Gods planned the building and settlement of the world, Io, the Dragon God, saw the still-glowing sphere that had been chosen to house the children of the Gods. He then took it for granted and flew to the plan he had built for himself, letting his peers work alone.

The creation followed, and Io was not rebuked for not being there to help, for the other Gods did not agree with his notion of beauty, preferring him to stay away and not to think. And, of course, they also feared rebuking him since he was the most powerful God among them. Too much had been created. The world was filled with the waters and its beauty, and it was also placed on the mainland and on it stones of many colors, and the air was made, and under and by the earth was placed the fire, as well as above the air, in the heavens, in the form of a sun.

When the Gods were satisfied in building the house of their most perfect children, they gathered to raise them, and returned it. Without listening to what the Gods had to say, and without knowing what had been created, he departed to the material plane, and was surprised by the beauty of everything he had seen. The world had been populated with new creations of the Goddess who had discovered life - these were simple but solid and powerful life forms designed to support the more complex creations of the Gods. Great quantities of Primal energy had been fused so that She would create the greatest variety of inanimate things and simple living beings whose energy would sustain any creatures that came to live there.

Io then flew over the world. He flew and observed everything that existed. And then, after carefully observing every aspect of what had been created, he breathed his breath upon the world. Filled with fury, the other Gods thought of starting a war against the Dragon God for trying to destroy everything they had created so far. But then the wisest of the Gods understood what had happened and stopped them. Io was raising his children. His breath served no purpose of destruction and death as the Gods had seen before, but he was instilling life from his own energy. In every thing she considered beautiful and imposing, Io breathed life, created from its own essence. The Dragon God might not be powerful enough to create entire worlds, but it was certainly to raise life from nothing, even if it was too complex and powerful.

And then his breath first touched a vein of gold, and his first sons won the heavens, the Golden Dragons. Then the breath of life continued, touching all kinds of metals and precious stones, creating the Metallic Dragons and the Dragons Gem. Then the breath went forth, touching pure manifestations of the primae elements, creating the caste of Elemental Dragons, although this did not occur as He had planned. Finally, Io decided to make use of his breath of life in the more complex basal creations that the Gods had realized, giving consciousness to his children with bodies made of whole places, like forests, volcanoes, deserts, seas, swamps ... God "Drag√£o usurped practically everything the other Gods had created without his presence, and said,

"In my children there is the strength of all that is in this sphere and the power of all that is in me. And unlike how you Gods will do, I will give them eternal life, and the potential to be all As well as the right to create inferior life to serve as servants and believers, as I had done with them, since, unlike you, Gods, I am not afraid of my creations, I know that I am omnipotent and unsurpassable, Sons and daughters may resemble me. "

Draconic Families

Io generated the bodies of his children from the energy of Primas already transformed and improved by the other Gods, in the creation of the material plane. His breath of life has animated all the beautiful and imposing things that have aroused his attention, and they can be grouped into 3 groups: precious metals, precious stones and landscapes. These are the bases of the three families: the Metallic Dragons, the Dragons Gem and the Chromatic Dragons, respectively.

The lords of the families of the Dragons aroused him: Tiamat, the Lady of the Chromatic; Bahamut, the Lord of Metals and Faluzure, the Lord of the Gems.

Among them, Faluzure was the most impetuous, and for having irritated Io, he had been disgraced. His flesh had rotted in his bones, and his name had been cursed forever, as an example of what would happen to others who disobeyed Io, the Father of the Dragons, and his name was erased from the minds of the younger ones by time.

As for the other lords, if Bahamut was the most thoughtful and wise, Tiamat was the most ruthless and chaotic. Both ruled their children with mastery, for they themselves were the perfect examples of everything they preached: Bahamut was wisdom, and Tiamat the force. Bahamut to calm, Tiamat the impetus. Bahamut was honor, and Tiamat pride.

Although each family was composed of different races, its members saw similarities among each other, since all metallic were weighted, adaptable and willing to change; The gems were beautiful, mysterious and instigating, and the chromatic ferocious, imposing and terrible. In the beginning, several races were part of each family, but over the years and the advent of the Council of Wyrms, only the five most powerful races remained as representatives, accounting for all the others of their entourage.

Society[edit]

Dragons tend to be solitary creatures, staying in their lairs and guarding their hordes. All dragons are feared by humans and generally cast out. However chromatic dragons and metallic dragons detest each other fiercely and fight whenever they meet.

Dragon Names[edit]

Male: Gahlmal, Dalagh, Othim, Bahor, Quirin, Tezar, Vorekag, Kholek, Mezar, Arag

Female: Galad, Othor, Palax, Othim, Alaerth, Angkar, Nyth, Zundae, Vaeros

Dragon Racial Traits[edit]

Large, winged, reptilian creatures with a lust for treasure.
Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1, your Strength score increases by 1, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. Dragons reach adulthood around 100, and are nearly ageless.
Alignment. Metallic dragons tend to be good and chromatic dragons tend to be evil.
Size. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 35 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.
Lair. Every dragon has a lair where, due to your accumulation of treasures, you take everything that has value. Sleeping in your lair and under your treasure reduces your rest time to half the time required. Anyone who approaches up to 60 feet from your lair alerts you to possible invaders, but does not give the exact location of them. The lair should typically be build in a terrain that fits your ancestry. Having a lair is not optional.
Dragon Body. Although you are a powerful dragon, being a dragon also has some detriments. You can not wield weapons or use armor unless it is specifically tailored to you, and must find creative ways to wear rings, hats, and other apparel.
Eye for Money. Whenever you make an Intelligence (Investigation) check related to gold, magical items, or gemstones, you are considered proficient in the Investigation skill and if you already have proficiency in it, your proficiency bonus is doubled for to the check.
Dragon Type. You may choose a dragon type. Your choice grants you resistance to the damage type associated with your Dragon Type and determines the damage type of your Dragon Breath.
Strange Background. Due to the unique nature of being a dragon, you don't choose a background.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common, Draconic, and one extra language of your choice.

Dragon Type
Dragon Damage Type Breath Weapon
Black Acid 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Blue Lightning 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Brass Fire 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Bronze Lightning 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Copper Acid 5 by 30 ft. line (Dex. save)
Gold Fire 15 ft. cone (Dex. save)
Green Poison 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
Red Fire 15 ft. cone (Dex. save)
Silver Cold 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
White Cold 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
Asgorath Choose any non-physical type 15 ft. cone (Con. save)
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