Ue'drahc

General

Classification:
Beast
Population:
Uncommon
Sacred:
No
Life Span:
Unknown, as few are still alive from the creation of the race
Origin:
Tviyr
Languages:
Common, Draconic
Stat Modifiers:
3 HP, 2 MP

Physical Features

Special Note:
The image here is a rough illustration of Ue'drahc appearance. The below description is more accurate. For example: this race has non-pointed ears like their Human counterpart.
Complexion:
Skin can be white, tan, red/brown, brown, or black, whereas scales can be any color
Hair:
Brown, black, red, blonde, white, or gray
Eyes:
Brown, black, blue, green, hazel, gray (rare), or red (rare)
Height:
Men: 6'5 to 7'8 feet, Women: 5'8 to 6'8 feet
Weight:
Men: 180 to 260 pounds, Women: 160 to 230 pounds
Other:
Arms (approximately to elbow), legs (approximately to above knee), and portions of the back are covered with scales. Hands and feet resemble a Dragon, complete with claws and talons. These appendages are slightly thicker and more muscular than a Humans, meaning the Ue'drahc can wear over-sized gloves or boots. Ue'drahc have horns (up to four inches) - curled or directed upwards - sprouting anywhere between the temple and behind ears. A set of small-spanned wings are upon their back and the race may or may not have scale-covered tails. Ue'drahc's often feel they should attempt to shroud their striking characteristics, but it can be a complicated and unreasonable ordeal.

Traits

Strengths:
Having a likeness to Dragons, the Ue'drahc use mighty arms to wield weapons or powerful legs to kick enemies over ten feet away. In fact, Ue'drahc prefer hand-to-hand combat over weaponry, pushing their enemies aside then springing back into them for an unexpected attack. Their nail and feet talons, although not as durable as a Dragons, are fatal and can slice open skin. Wings enable them to fly.
Weaknesses:
While scales are dotted and layered along parts of their bodies, areas such as the chest, stomach, and face are Human-like allowing blades access to fleshy tissue. An Ue'drahc's movement is slower than other races, though nowhere comparable to a Dragon.
Magical Aptitude:
The Ue'drahc have not retained their elemental breath magic from Dragons, but they are able to cast energies the same as any capable person. Since they can successfully hold weapons, staffs and wands are said to give them elevated control over magic.

History

Long after the Dragons resided in seclusion, the beasts sent the tiniest of their breed to seek out Humans that would be willing to teach them. Due to being blocked from society, learning was impaired and eventually as Human scholars arrived, this gap was filled. Though Elves (especially the Lumeacia) were prime retainers of knowledge, the Dragons selected Humans as their educators because they felt unlike most Khy'eras' races, Humans were average and by fabricated accounts, deemed unremarkable. Yet, Humans possessed things no races did because of their absence of features – such as will and survival instincts. In some ways, the Dragons could relate.

Dragons had never considered bringing another outside race into the group, but what about an inside member? A handful of Dragons wished to go exploring with their newfound knowledge, but travelling into a realm that contained people who shunned their existence and still blamed the race for troublesome, historical events, seemed like disastrous idea. What if the Dragons could utilize the Humans? Through combined efforts, Humans and Dragons read about "Hybridization", a science abandoned centuries ago.

With what was learned, Humans procured vials of their blood and with permission and encouragement of the Dragons, injected it into the beasts. At once, the Dragons transformed into half versions of their Human counterparts. This being had the face, torso, and waist of Humans, but their muscular lower arms and legs were layered with Dragon scales and contained deadly claws and talons. They kept a pair of wings (resized smaller) on their back and a crown of horns on their head framed by soft hair. When about fifty or so were constructed, they could breed with their own type (and even Humans) to further establish the race called "Ue'drahc".

The overall goal was for the Ue'drahc to join the Humans on their quest for knowledge, doubling the efforts of what the Dragons could learn about Khy'eras. When the Ue'drahc did wander from the safe haven of Dragons and were noticed by outsiders, they were killed on sight. Denizens of the realm were confused to see strange, reptilian Humans and spared no chance for explanation. Murder did not sway the Ue'drahc. They continued with their purpose to report back to their Dragon kin. When travelling into cities, certain Ue'drahc were cautious to completely cover their hands, feet, and head as best as they could, while others gambled with chance meetings. Unless a person attempts to make an Ue'drahc ally, the Ue'drahc only ever truly feels safe when in the presence of like kin, Human teachers and friends, or Dragons.

Playing As

  • Ue'drach do not reside in a particular place, but feel most comfortable hiding with Dragons or with Humans that live in areas far from cities.
  • It is not necessary for an Ue'drach character to camouflage themselves, and as mentioned above, it can be a daunting task depending on factors like height, wing size, or horn shape. However, the writer should keep in mind that people may not react kindly. The Ue'drach introduction to the world is still a very new thing.
  • They will only ever breed with their kin or Humans.
  • Like Dragons, female Ue'drachs will give birth to an egg that takes one to two years to hatch.
  • If the mother of a half-breed Ue'drach was Human, she carries the baby as Humans do. This is a risky event. An egg is not hatched, therefore, small horns or wings from the child could hurt the mother upon delivery and possibly endanger the mother's life.