[WIP] Derkesthai

Ability Scores:+2 Cha, +1 Int. Derkesthai have the mind and force of personality of a dragon.

Speed. 30 feet.

Darkvision. Derkesthai have superior vision in dark and dim conditions. They can see in dim light within 60 feet as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. Color cannot be discerned in these conditions, only black and white.

Heightened Senses. You have proficiency with Perception checks.

Draconic Metabolism. You veins course with magic. You only need four hours of sleep each night to obtain a full night’s rest. You enjoy decadent foods and your scales always glimmer a little more after you’ve had a good meal.

Gold Lust. You have a keen eye for fine items, and you want them all the same. You have a strong desire for fancy, shiny, objects and will likely find yourself enticed by such demands–the peasant’s life isn’t quite your style. You have advantage when attempting to determine the value of an object. You have advantage on Persuasion and Deception checks when bartering.

Claws. You have a claw attack which deals 1d4 slashing damage.

Languages: Draconic, Common.

One Brood, One Hatchery, Many Children.

Half-dragons are the first generation of the mating of mortal and dragon. Dragonborn are the descendants of the great dragons of the past, some gifted by Tiamat herself they say, but most likely birthed of some other race from dragon eggs. Kobolds and Lizardfolk are but reptilian peoples, of the underdark and the swamps. The Dragonkin are believed to be distant cousins of the dragons. A draconic creature the spawn of some draconic union.

The intrigue of dragons has spawned many creatures–some to outcasts, some to their own race.

The Derkesthai are from the lineage of dragons; neither direct descendants, not a race of their own as the reptilian peoples, not even a cousin–the Derkesthai are the dragon-blooded. Those with the faintest traces of dragon blood may be found with sorcerous powers, but Derkesthai are the results of a fading quality of thick dragon blood. Some Derkesthai are born of magical experimentation or dark rituals, but their nature is because of their blood’s past. The very magical nature of dragons, not to mention their intermingling with mortal races and beasts of every kind, confounds the origins and variance of their children. So let it be no wonder that the Derkesthai should exist! They are more man than dragonborn, but more dragon than human. Perhaps best to describe them, is as a half-elf is to elf and man, so Derkesthai is to man and dragon.