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DnD Races Dragonborn of Darkness (Onyxborn)

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Races – Dragonkind – Dragonborn of Darkness (Onyxborn)

NPC Only Race

Source: GM Created Content

They have no known territories. Their scales have a deep black and brass colour covered in onyx crustal and they are associate with the element of darkness.

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Dragonborn Traits:

  • Ability Score Increase: Strength +1
  • Age: Young Adult at 2, Adult at 5, lifespan is unknown
  • Size: 6 ft young adult, 7 ft adult, 250 pounds, Medium size
  • Speed: Your base walking speed is 30 ft
  • Servitor: You are tied to your clutch, you live while it lives, you die if it dies. You know its mood if you are within 24 miles, you know its direction within 8 miles and can hear its thoughts directed at the clutch within 1 mile.
  • Breath Weapon: You can use your action to exhale destructive energy. Your draconic ancestry determines the size, shape. and damage type of the exhalation. When you use your breath weapon, each creature in the area of the exhalation must make a saving throw. the type of which is determined by your draconic ancestry. The DC for this saving throw equals 8 + your Constitution modifier +your proficiency bonus. A creature takes 2d6 damage on a failed save. and half as much damage on a successful one. The damage increases to 3d6 at 6th level. 4d6 at 11th level, and 5d6 at 16th level. After you use your breath weapon, you can’t use it again until you complete a short or long rest
  • Languages: You can speak, read, write Common (Thyatian and  Alphatian) and Draconic
  • Evolutions: there are currently core evolutions of dragonborn, Guardian, Scout and Champion. There are two other dragonborn evolutions yet to be discovered, Sage and the last one is still to come.
    • Guardian (First Evolution) – Based on Players Handbook
      • Ability Score Increase: Strength +1, Charisma +1
      • Tailless: These dragonborn have no tail
      • Damage Resistance: you have resistance to non-magical slashing damage
      • Age: Oldest Guardian was born in AC 995
    • Scout (Second Evolution) – Tal’dori Campaign Sourcebook
      • Ability Score Increase: Constitution +1, Wisdom +1
      • Tails: These characters have a tail and as a bonus action can make a melee tail attack. They also gain 6″ of height.
      • Speed: Your base walking speed is 35 ft
      • Damage Resistance: you have resistance to non-magical slashing damage
      • Age: Oldest Scout was born in AC 998
    • Champion (Third Evolution) – GM Created
      • Ability Score Increase: Charisma +2
      • Winged: These dragonborn have wings. They also gain 6″ of height.
      • Flight: You gain a Flying speed equal to your walking speed.
      • Age: Oldest champion was born in AC 1000
    • Sage (Fourth Evolution) – GM Created
      • Ability Score Increase: Intelligence +2
      • Innate Magic: You learn three cantrips, and one first level spell from the dragonlogist list (or appropriate elemental list). The first level spell can be cast once per short rest.
      • Age: Oldest sage was born in AC 1005
    • Avatar (Fifth Evolution) – GM Created
      • Ability Score Increase – Wisdom +2
      • Resitance: You have resistance to your element type.
      • Elementalist: You can channel your element into your attacks as a bonus action. This adds 1d6 element damage per character tier.
      • Age: Oldest avatar was born in AC 1010

Onyxborn Nationalities

  • Great Salt Basin Clutch (Ylaruam)

Onyxborn Heritage

  • Height
  • Complexion
  • Colouration
  • Known Locations – Ylaruam
  • Traits – based on the dragons and meets any requirements requiring that race.

Onyxborn Traits

  • Ability Score Increase: Intelligence +1
  • Onyx Dragon Ancestry: You have the appearance of a humanoid version of the onyx dragon. Your scales are black with a metallic brass covered in onyx crystal. Your part of the Gemstone Evolution of Dragonkind, and under the domain of the immortal Opal as the third of the dragonkind evolutions.
  • Nature’s Balance: Once per long rest you can select to become resistant to Bludgeoning, Piercing or Slashing damage from non-magical weapons. You then select one of the remaining damage types to become a weakness.
  • Breath: Your damage type is Cold, your breath is a 15 ft cone with a Con save. If they fail the save by 5 or more then they also gain one level of exhaustion. If they fail the save by 10 or more they are also hit with a Chill Touch spell effect.
  • Secret Crafts: (Starting) Your choice of starting secret crafts include: Darkologist, Dragonologist
  • Dragon: Count as a Dragon of their type.
  • Evolution (3rd) – If you evolved from a Black or a Brass dragon, you also retain the traits.

All Onyxborn have the Darkness Aspected Traits.

  • Attributes – Darkness Aspected Traits
    • Ability Score Increase: Charisma +2
    • Touch of the Darkness: While taking a short rest in an enclosed space without light, you can spend 1 HD to roll two dice and take the results of both.
    • Power of Entropy: When using (or effected by) Necrotic or Psychic you add your proficiency bonus to the damage (or reduce damage taken) and cause your eyes to turn completely black till the start of your next turn
    • Danger of the Competing Elements: When hit by both Energy (fire or radiant) and Time (cold or force), or both Matter (acid or poison) and Thought (lighting or thunder) damage types in the same round you are considered to have weakness to the second energy type. If you are hit by both energy types of Energy, Matter, Thought or Time in the same round you take additional damage equal to your proficiency. If you use an energy type against those with the same aspect, you have your attack, damage and saving throw reduced by your proficiency instead of increased by it.
    • Dark Evolution: Counts as a Genasi for the purposes of using Darkness Genasi effects and magical items, but not as a Darkness Genasi. With every offspring there is a d20 roll to determine their elemental aspect:
      • 80% chance of an Darkness Aspected child (1 to 16)
      • 5% chance of an one of the other elements aspects. Air (17), Earth (18), Fire (19), Water (20)

Onyxborn Character Options

  • Locations: Ylaruam
  • Dragonorn Feats: Dragon Fear, Dragon Hide, Dragonborn Evolution, Dragonkind Evolution

Onyxborn Class Options

Onyxborn Campaign Examples

Onyxborn Dragonkind Racial Magical Items

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Items by Dragonkind Race: (C5/U8/R3/VR10/L7)

Common Dragonkind Items (5)

Common Item Value
Price: (1d6+1) x10 gp (20 to 70 gp) – 50% for consumable items
Base Price: 50 gp or 25 gp for expendable
Expendable Items can be attuned on use, at the cost of a random attuned item and slot.
Cursed Items auto attune on use and replace a random attuned item and slot.

Uncommon Dragonkind Items (8)

Uncommon Item Value
Price: (1d6) x100 gp (100 to 600 gp) – 50% for consumable items
Base Price: 400 gp or 200 gp for expendable
Expendable Items can be attuned on use, at the cost of a random attuned item and slot.
Cursed Items auto attune on use and replace a random attuned item and slot.

Rare Dragonkind Items (3)

Rare Item Value
Price: 2d10 x1,000 gp (2,000 to 20,000) – 50% for consumable items
Base Price: 12,000 gp or 6,000 gp for expendable
Expendable Items can be attuned on use, at the cost of a random attuned item and slot.
Cursed Items auto attune on use and replace a random attuned item and slot.

1 – Weapons: (1)

  1. Dragontooth Dagger

2 – Wondrous Item:

  1. Cube of Force
  2. Dimensional Shackles
Very Rare Dragonkind Items (10)

Very Rare Item Value
Price: (1d4+1) x10,000 gp (20,000 to 50,000 gp) – 50% for consumable items
Base Price: 30,000 gp or 15,000 gp for expendable
Expendable Items can be attuned on use, at the cost of a random attuned item and slot.
Cursed Items auto attune on use and replace a random attuned item and slot.

1 – Armours

  1. Dragon Scale Mail – Black
  2. Dragon Scale Mail – Blue
  3. Dragon Scale Mail – Brass
  4. Dragon Scale Mail – Bronze
  5. Dragon Scale Mail – Copper
  6. Dragon Scale Mail – Gold
  7. Dragon Scale Mail – Green
  8. Dragon Scale Mail – Red
  9. Dragon Scale Mail – Silver
  10. Dragon Scale Mail – White
Legendary Dragonkind Items (7)

Legendary Item Value
Price: (2d6) x25,000 gp (50,000 to 300,000 gp) – 50% for consumable items
Base Price: 100,000 gp or 50,000 gp for expendable
Expendable Items can be attuned on use, at the cost of a random attuned item and slot.
Cursed Items auto attune on use and replace a random attuned item and slot.

Designing the Onyxborn Dragonborn

These are based on the onyx dragonborn as a new racial group in the setting.

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