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Base Race: Elf
Favored Class: Wizard
- Drangonari always have black hair and green skin regardless of the colors chosen in character generation.
- Drangonari can become Arcane Archers per avlis_main1_6 hak.
The Drangonari Elves are a cruel reptilian race allegedy created by Angadar soon after his ascension to godhood.
Drangonari Elves appear mostly elven in form, except they have scales much like a lizard in colors ranging from the darkest green to a bluish color. Their hair is always black, and their eyes contain slit pupils and range in color from gold to dark brown, with the occasional violets and greys. Also, they can spit fire.
According to legend, the drangonari were created according to Angadar's intentions. Rumor has it that in his mortal days, an avariel female once tried to assassinate Angadar, and nearly succeeded. This individual was a close friend of his then wife, Demetria, and Angadar was outraged by the betrayal. His anger lashed out against the avariel woman, consuming her, but it did not stop there. Angadar vowed revenge on the avariel race itself. This revenge was embodied in his race. When first created, the drangonari very much resembled a twisted form of avariel, complete with reptillian demon-like wings. The newly created race settled on the east coast of the main continent and began to build the multilayered city of Grantir in present-day Drotid.
Shortly after the time of the rescue of Angadar's daughter Jade from the Nine Hells (see timeline), a war occurred between Grantir and the nearby avariel city of Toostan. In that tumultuous battle, the dragons of good and evil sided with the avariel and drangonari respectively, and the skies were filled with them. In the end the city of Toostan was razed, and all avariel were thought to be extinct from Avlis. The drangonari did not suffer nearly as much loss as they did, though they did not remain unchanged either. Through some means unknown to this day, all but the oldest and most noble drangonari lost their wings. Some say it was an avariel spell thrown at them as a last ditch effort to make a stand. Others suspect it was punishment from the god Mikon for destroying a race. Many, will just not broach the subject at all. Whatever the cause, it is extremely uncommon to see a drangonari elf with wings in this age.
Drangonari Elves have an inborn hatred for the Avariel Elves. Also, they dislike Shaahesk, because their city Grantir is almost constantly under attack by Shaahesk armies.
Drangonari are often lawful, though there are of course exceptions.
The home city of the Drangonari is Grantir, as noted. As a race, the drangonari are at home in virtually any environment. Within the city of Grantir itself, there is a layer in the trees, on the ground, and below the ground as well. A drangonari can thrive just as easily below ground as they could in a treetop metropolis. This makes them extremely versatile and adaptable. Adding to their dangerous air, is their strong ability for organization and discipline.
Grantir is run largely as a theocratic triumvirate, loosely speaking. Angadar is the supreme head of the city and below him are his two demigod assistants Stephanus and Bobil. The mortal followers of these three gods form the government of the city, and they generally run the Church of Angadar itself, as well as guide the direction of the race as a whole.
The Drangonari elves speak Drangonari, and that is the same language as Faerun Elvish, which is similiar to Quenya, one of the elven languages created by Tolkien.
They speak this because their creator Angadar is an elf from Faerun, and taught his creations his language.
The name Sereg'wethrin, of the dark skinned and haired elves who were once a Nanshi special forces unit, is Drangonari, not Nanshilae. All different kinds of Sereg also have Drangonari names: For example, Nwal'maer means Tortured One.
Drangonari adventurers often favor wizardry, and talents for sorcery are not uncommon either.