The dryth race is the smallest of the larger races. Though they aren't by
any means very small. The average height of the race is somewhere between
seven and eight feet tall. They have the basic form of a human, with
powerful legs and strong arms. But they also have wings, tail and the
elongated face of a dragon. They all carry the same pale green skin that is
a good deal rougher than humans, which they get from the dragon side of their
Traits and Abilities:
The dryth race was originally created as a punishment to one specific group
of dragons many millenia ago, because of this the goddess responsible for
their creation punished them with the typical weakness to flattery that
dragon's are known for. Mental attacks are difficult to block for these
creatures. Because of their wings they of course have the ability to fly.
Their tough skin also offers them a good deal of resistance to bashing
attacks. All dryth's eventually learn to use their tail for balance and
attack, offering both good agility and a powerful extra weapon when possible.
Early in the first age of the world there were many breeds of dragons
scattered across the globe. The Ikta dragon was truly one of the darkest of
them all. Most dragons are territorial, but few killed or hunted outside
their lands. The Ikta never stayed in one place for long though, and would
often kill anything in their paths while they traveled.
One such day they came across a small village of humans. As usual, they
flew in and breathed their fiery breath and crushed with their sharp claws.
They didn't realize that the goddess Laurelin was among the people. Outraged
she called upon her power and stopped the violence raging around her. She
cast off her human disguise and spread her wings. The dragons glanced around
uneasily, looking for the caster of such a powerful spell. When their eyes
fell upon her they fell to the ground at once to kneel, afraid of being
struck down. Laurelin never enjoyed death and punishment though, so her mind
came up with a better plan.
With a word all fifteen of the great dragons vanished, in their place stood
ten humans. "You become what you hate, that is my decision" she said simply,
and vanished. To her surprise the females of the dragon group held a great
love of life as a human. To such an extent that they lived full lives
traveling from village to village. They could never stay long due to the
children each of the women bore. The half dragon, half human children were
outcasted. So they stayed close and wandered the lands as a group, over time
the group grew to great numbers.