Dracohar were humanoid creatures resembling humans with the heads of red dragons. They inhabited several mountains of West and interior Faerûn.[3]

Description[edit | edit source]

Considered somewhere between human and dragonborn, and sexually compatible with both, dracohar resembled humans with red-dragon heads.[4]

The blood of dracohar was valuable to alchemists, as it could be used as a component for a number of alchemical items.[5]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Most dracohar could breathe fire, though rumors circulated of those with different breath weapons.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Though their personalities were varied, pervading stereotypes about dracohar made them out to be patient, composed, and secretive.[1]

Society[edit | edit source]

Dracohar lived in mountain caves and fortifications, with clans consisting of up to eight families, competing primarily with orcs for territory. They supplemented their primarily hunter-gatherer lifestyle with herds of livestock kept in valleys and the cultivation of alpine plants and edible cave fungi.[1]

Wines and liqueurs were enjoyed by dracohar, though they were particularly resistant to the effects of inebriation, only becoming drunk at a point far beyond human tolerance.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

According to the Guide to the Peoples of Amn, a work by the sage Imbur Andrammath on what he considered non-pureblood humans living in Amn, the dracohar originated from the western Orsraun Mountains, where the wizard Kelkur the Mad was attempting to create a breed of servitor dragons. Considered to be one of his few successes, the dracohar were bound to the vale the reclusive Kelkur called home until the wizard's death, keeping the area clear of orcs and hobgoblins. Their creator performed many alchemical experiments on them, attempting to replicate their breath weapon for himself, but progress on this was cut short when Kelkur tried to extend his own life to have more time to work on his disparate projects, with the attempt claiming his life.[4]

With the dracohar no longer being bound to Kelkur's vale, they spread north and west from their point of origin, and by the 1430s DR they'd inhabited the mountains of central Faerûn for over a century.[4]

Notable Dracohar[edit | edit source]

Although he told his followers otherwise, the bandit leader known as the Dread Hood was believed to be a dracohar.[6]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ed Greenwood (September 2010). “Eye on the Realms: The Dracohar”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #182 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 68.
  2. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 162–163. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. Ed Greenwood (September 2010). “Eye on the Realms: The Dracohar”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #182 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 66–68.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Ed Greenwood (September 2010). “Eye on the Realms: The Dracohar”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #182 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 67.
  5. Ed Greenwood (September 2010). “Eye on the Realms: The Dracohar”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #182 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 67–68.
  6. Ed Greenwood (September 2010). “Eye on the Realms: The Dracohar”. In Steve Winter ed. Dungeon #182 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 66–67.
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