Andresin (5e Subrace)

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Andresin, Elf Subrace[edit]

There are many elves in the world. Not many can reliably claim they have dragon blood in their veins though, can they?

Physical Description[edit]

Andresin are cousins of elves. They can be distinguished by their pointy, even longer than usual ears which can range from 4 to 7 inches long. Andresin grow no hair other than on their head. This hair is usually in shades of blonde and white though rare fiery red and black have been found and are not uncommon. Andresin have eyes that vary in color from stormy grey to vibrant shades of blue and purple and even roiling red as a result of their dragon blood. They have some scales typically on their forearms and even a stub of a tail sometimes at the base of their spine. Some have small nubs of underdeveloped horns by their temples and sharper teeth.


Not much is known of their history. They once were a big thriving race that built cities on the mountains. After an unknown event, the majority of them disappeared, leaving crumbling ruins in their stead. From these ruins, it is surmised they were once prosperous and had very advanced societies of magic. Scholars found connections between andresin and dragons, believing them to either be worshippers or slayers who drank the blood of the dragons and took on their properties. Whatever the story is, the andresin seem to have only taken on some basic properties of dragons, lacking any wings or breath ability. They remain fierce fighters, however, and it seems to run through their history as well. Old andresin ruins show remarkable craft of pantheons for battle as well as dragon sacrificial altars and temples. These mountain cities tended to be rather near dragon territory. Andresin historically have kept a neutral affiliation with elves. Dragons, on the other hand, do not see any difference between the two.


Andresin are rare and usually you can't find a larger group of them than twelve. This is referred to as their coven, which usually revolves around a leader chosen of prowess in battle, mind, and magic. Much like other elves they share a variety of roles in everyday society in their covens. They prefer keeping to themselves in these small groups and divide a variety of tasks amongst themselves, rotating them frequently. Outside these covens, andresin can be very suspicious of outsiders and other races, even elves and dragonborns.

There are no existing andresin cities or towns on record. From the ruins of old andresin cities, it can be inferred they were much more communal when their numbers were not so low.

Andresin Names[edit]

Andresin names can vary as much as an elf's or humans.

Male: Elion, Orrian, and Ryul

Female: Anhaern, Ilyana, and Sidwin

Andresin Traits[edit]

Ability Score Increase. Your Constitution score increases by 1.
Dragon Ancestor. Your draconic ancestry makes you stronger and more resilient than other elves. While unarmored your Armor Class is equal to 12 + your Dexterity modifier.
Languages. You can speak, read and write Common, Elvish, and Draconic.

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