Hero Abilities Package - Draconian, Baaz


Baaz Racial Package (Cost 52-30=22)

Conversion Notes: This package represents the minimum abilities of a baaz draconian from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.

Baaz draconians are the magically corrupted spawn of brass dragons. Draconians have short, stubby tails, lizard snouts, and scaly bodies. Their coloration serves as a dim reminder of the dragons from which they were spawned. Baaz scales have an unmistakably brassy coloration. Female draconians tend to be shorter and more finely built than males.

While baaz have wings, they cannot truly fly. Draconians move either by walking upright, gliding down from heights, or running on all fours while flapping their wings. This latter form of movement is their fastest, and it kicks up an intimidating dust cloud on the battlefield.

Draconians are drawn to dragons and revere them. They serve dragons willingly and eagerly, while only reluctantly serving leaders of other species.

Draconians have life spans that approach 1,000 years. All draconians love ale and spirits. They are immune to all diseases and need little food or water to survive.

Baaz occupy the bottom rung on the ladder of draconian social order. They are often abused and treated as slaves by other draconians. In the past, the baaz could do little to change this situation, so they remained aloof from others not of their kind. However, with the arrival of female baaz, this is beginning to change. Baaz females are organizers who work well in groups. They are working to change the status of baaz at large by refusing to cooperate with those who abuse them and encouraging the males to follow their lead.

Baaz are often encountered prowling through civilized lands in disguise. Their size and build is such that they can pass themselves off as human by wearing large hoods and masks and concealing their wings under robes. Baaz males serve as scouts and spies, while female baaz are rapidly becoming highly prized managers and low-ranking military commanders.

Baaz are the physically weakest and most plentiful of all draconians. Male baaz stand between 5 feet and 6 feet in height, with the majority of them being on the short side. Female baaz tend to be lighter in build than males.

When draconians die, the magical energies that are inherent in their bodies are released in a death throe with spectacular and catastrophic effects. Their body turns to stone. The baaz statue crumbles to dust after 1-4 minutes. Items carried by the baaz are unaffected by the petrification and subsequent dissolution.

Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - mathewignash@comcast.net.
Last Updated - January, 2004

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