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III Era Toivoans
To their enemies they are Draphonies, but the inhabitants of Uutta Toivoa know they are true dragons. Created by an Eon – their Dragon mother Morea Erregina – these human-dragon hybrids have been created to bring back the dragon race from the brink of extinction. Specifically the Star Dragons that Morea represents. As a human child wouldn’t be able to contain the whole of dragon essence from a single dragon egg human triplets are selected for the bonding process. Every one of Morea’s eggs provides three dragonlings, one for each type of elemental power: Blaze, Tellurian, and Verdure.
They could be considered a young Firstborn race, as they share some similarities with other Firstborn races – they come from an Eon and they can’t interbreed with other races. Unlike them they are not immortal though, however the disease that shortens their lifespan to about 40 years can be likened to the Curse that plagues the other Firstborn races.
Notes from the ref sheet:
Children and Juveniles
Toivoan Dragons are always born in triplets and a group of human triplets is selected for the baby dragons to bond with. This is done through a cross like incision on the human host’s back where the dragonling can attach itself. The symbiotic relationship between the host and the dragonling is what grants a newborn Toivoan their elemental abilities. Once bonded children begin learning how to control their powers. Young Toivoans can be quite mischevious and playful.
The bonding isn’t a permanent attachment and the dragonling can be released to roam freely outside of their human host when the Toivoan wills it so. Because of this Toivoan clothing is designed with practicality in mind and the back is always left bare so as to allow the dragonling ease of entry/exit.
Toivoan Hybrids essensially have two separate yet interconnected sets of senses, which they learn to utilize as they mature. Young ones can sometimes treat the dragonling as a pet, but with time they learn to understand and treat is as an extension of themselves.
Toivoans don’t age in the same way as other races do. However from the moment they reach adulthood, a disease starts spreading through their bodies that eventually turns them into stone as they reach their forties. The calcification process isn’t painful and affects both the dragonling and the human. A special clay is rubbed all over their bodies to ease their final days.