Dragonborn

Characteristics

Born to fight, dragonborn are a race of wandering mercenaries, soldiers, and adventurers. Long ago, their empire contended for worldwide dominion, but now only a few rootless clans of these honorable warriors remain to pass on their legends of ancient glory.

Physical Description

Dragonborn resemble humanoid dragons. They’re covered in scaly hide, but they don’t have tails. They are tall and strongly built, often standing close to 6½ feet in height and weighing 300 pounds or more. Their hands and feet are strong, talonlike claws with three fingers and a thumb on each hand. A dragon-born’s head features a blunt snout, a strong brow, and distinctive frills at the cheek and ear. Behind the brow, a crest of hornlike scales of various lengths resembles thick, ropy hair. Their eyes are shades of red or gold.

Young dragonborn grow faster than human children do. They walk hours after hatching, reach the

size and development of a 10-year-old human child by the age of 3 and reach adulthood by 15. They live about as long as humans do.

Personality

To a dragonborn, honor is more important than life itself. First and foremost, honor is tied to battlefield conduct. Adversaries should be treated with courtesy and respect, even if they are bitter enemies. Caution and discretion are key to a warrior’s survival, but fear is a disease and cowardice is a moral failing. The drive to behave honorably extends into the rest of a dragonborn’s life: Breaking an oath is the height of dishonor, and attention to honesty extends to every word. A commitment made must be carried out. Ultimately, a dragonborn takes responsibility for his or her actions and their consequences.

*+2 Strength, +2 Charisma, -2 Dexterity: Dragonborn are powerful and regal, but somewhat clumsy.

*Medium Size: Dragonborn medium sized creatures and have no special bonuses based on size.

*Normal Speed: Dragonborn have a base speed of 30 ft.

Breath Weapon: Dragonborn can use a breath weapon three times per day. The breath weapon is a line with a range of 10 feet plus 5 feet per Hit Die after the first, to a maximum of 100 feet. It inflicts 1d6 damage plus 1d6 per 3 HD the Dragonborn possesses. This damage may be acid, cold, electricity, or fire; the specific type is chosen at creation and cannot be changed afterward.

*Draconic Heratige: Dragonborn count as Dragons for the purposes of effects that target Type.

*Draconic Fury: When a dragonborn has taken damage equal to half its maximum hit points, it gains a +1 bonus to all attack rolls.

*Educated: Dragonborn get a +2 racial bonus to Knowledge (History) checks.

*Frightful Presence: Dragonborn get a +2 bonus to Intimidate checks.

Languages: Dragonborn begin play speaking Common and Draconic. Dragonborn with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following: Dwarven, Elven, Gnome, Halfling, and Orc.

Dragonborn

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