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Draconic Race

The Draconic Races are a sape-like population of those descended from dragons, including dragons themselves. All draconics have horns which gradually darken and harden with age.



Drakelings, known as Kobolds in some parts of the world, are the smallest race, usually standing between two and four feet tall.

They have the least amount of draconic blood necessary to be considered draconic. Much less, and they’d be indistinguishable from a sape by appearance, although admittedly they would tend to be noticeably shorter than the average sape.

Despite their small stature, they live long lives, typically over 200 years.


Wyrmkin have strong, stout bodies, with tough scaled hides. They typically stand between four and five feet in height, but they typically weigh well over 300 pounds.

They often take up jobs requiring immense endurance and physical prowess, and they have appetites to match.


Draigfolk are roughly equal in size and form to sapes, and to my understanding, more than a few live on outside Feyndraig, passing themselves off as reptiles. Draigfolk often work as explorers, mercenaries, and merchants.

They are adaptable, hardy people, and they can survive in the wilderness between villages for months on end. They are sociable, entertaining people, and they tell engaging stories.


Alwyverns often work as scholars or fine artisans.

They are a slight-framed people, who typically stand between seven and eight feet in height, but who are rarely much heavier than Draigfolk. Instead of arms and hands, they have wings, and rely on telekinesis to manipulate objects, somewhat like serpentine sapes, although they do have legs.

They are somewhat fae-like in their demeanor, fond of rules and mystery. They enjoy riddles and puzzles.

They are also adept liars, fond of feigning ignorance to waste the time of others.


Speakers are those whose father is a dragon.

They range in form wildly, but you can tell a Speaker from any other draconic by the fact that they can shapeshift, they possess both wings and arms, and they possess a breath power like we true dragons do.

Speakers are usually incredibly powerful mages.

They live far away from the draconic villages, as they are more than capable of defending themselves, and they often resent full-blooded dragons.


Demiwyrms are those whose mother is a dragon, and they often have a similar appearance to full-blooded dragons, and a lifespan of thousands of years. However, unlike a true dragon, they cannot shapeshift, they lack wings, and they do not have a breath power like dragons.

They are nonetheless respected members of Feyndraigish society. Demiwyrms are far more common than dragons, but without a breath power or the magical ability of speakers, and the fact that they cannot shapeshift into a form which has hands like dragons can (which would allow them to wield weapons), they rely on villages for protection.

They often act as elders for a village, remembering the history of the village and making decisions on how the village ought to be managed to meet the needs of its patron dragon. As they are typically the strongest people living in each village, they are instrumental in finishing construction projects.


Dragons are the backbone of feyndraigish society.

The nation revolves around the movements and whims of dragons, entire villages will pack up and move when a dragon decides the view would be nicer elsewhere.

A great many abandoned villages across the countryside get that way because of a dragon’s wanderlust.

Not all dragons are scaled like a reptile. Some dragons have feathers or fur. Some dragons have gills like a fish. Some dragons have smooth skin, like a salamander.

Caste System

Castes (most authority to least):

  • Mind Dragon

The authority of the Mind Dragons are absolute. They may order anything of any 'lesser' race, up to and including death, for any reason including no reason. Their rule is by definition totalitarian. They do not meet with non-dragons.

  • Incarnate

Incarnates are the de-facto leaders of each tribe of dragons. Regardless of the specific caste to which an incarnate belongs, any incarnate is equivalent in status to any other incarnate. There are twenty incarnates of each tribe of dragons at any time.

  • Composite Dragon
  • Force Dragon
  • Elemental Dragon

Dragons always have absolute authority over non-dragons. Dragons in the same caste may and often do have power disputes, generally settled either by popular vote or by combat, depending on the individual.

  • Demiwyrm/Speaker

Demiwyrms, nominally, have authority exceeding that of Speakers. However, this may be disputed and in some cases, particularly those involving a powerful speaker,

  • Alwyvern

Alwyverns typically hold leadership positions in villages and are the highest rank among those with no dragon parent.

Below this line, authority is not absolute and is generally only observed as a formality. It is considered extremely rude for, say, a draigfolk to issue binding orders to a drakeling or sape.

  • Draigfolk
  • Wyrmkin
  • Drakeling

Opposite to the rest of the world, where Drakelings are treated as inferior primarily due to their small stature, in Feyndraig, Drakelings have authority over sapes.

  • Sape
  • Animal

Fae folk exist outside of this hierarchy, but always have supreme authority in their own domain.

draconic_race.txt · Last modified: 2024/04/26 16:32 by bearglyph