A dragon may be of the same color as its father or its mother. There is a chance, however, that a shared recessive gene carried by both parents might produce a dragon of any other color.The philosophical temperaments of human religion are associated with colors according to the traditional nomenclature of draconic coloration. Rakasta, who do not see color in the same way that other races do, use an alternate naming scheme based on other precious materials.
Any dragon may be of any temperament, regardless of apparent color.
Innate Spellcasters: All Monvesian dragons have a chance of being innate spellcasters (as described on p. 86 of the Monster Manual).True dragons can be found in Prace and Henjal. They were unknown to humans and goliaths in Raviq.
- Assumed Temperament: Nihilist
- Innate Spellcasting Chance: 30%
- Otherwise treat as a Black Dragon from the Monster Manual
- Assumed Temperament: Idealist
- Innate Spellcasting Chance: 60%
- Otherwise treat as a Blue Dragon from the Monster Manual
- Assumed Temperament: Materialist
- Innate Spellcasting Chance: 15%
- Otherwise treat as a Gold Dragon from the Monster Manual
- Assumed Temperament: Dynamist
- Innate Spellcasting Chance: 45%
- Otherwise treat as a Green Dragon from the Monster Manual
- Assumed Temperament: Vitalist
- Innate Spellcasting Chance: 75%
- Otherwise treat as a Red Dragon from the Monster Manual
- Assumed Temperament: Altruist
- Innate Spellcasting Chance: 90%
- Otherwise treat as a White Dragon from the Monster Manual
The dragon-kin are to dragons as humanoids and homonids are to humans. Some are intelligent ("draconoids"), while others are animalistic ("draconids"). Monvesian dragon-kin from the Monster Manual are: dragon turtle, faerie dragon, hydra*, kraken*, pseudodragon, tarrasque*, and wyvern.
* These monsters are not classified as dragons in the Monster Manual, but are treated as such in Monvesia.
DrakesIn addition to these, Monvesia also has drakes--which are bestial, wingless dragons. The basic statistics for these creatures can be found in Volo's Guide to Monsters as the "guard drake." However, the drakes of Monvesia are not the result of a bizarre ritual; instead, they are a species that breeds following the same rules as true dragons--even demonstrating the same color variation.
Use the chromatic guard drake variation, with the following addition:
Gold [Guard] Drake. A gold guard drake has a burrow speed of 20 feet, a climbing speed of 30 feet, and resistance to fire damage.Drakes share the same breeding grounds as true dragons, and tend to be of the same color as the dragons hatched there. Scholars suspect that drakes are more closely related to true dragons than other dragon-kin. The nature of the close relationship between the two species is as of yet unexplained, however.
The drakes of Monvesia are simply known as drakes not "guard" drakes.
Edited August 17, 2015; August 31, 2015; September 9th, 2015; August 8, 2018; October 9, 2019.