The Miros Underground
Shaped by draconic gods or the dragons themselves, dragonborn originally hatched from dragon eggs in the islands of Damara as a unique race, combining the best attributes o f dragons and humanoids. Some dragonborn remain faithful servants to chromatic dragons, others form the ranks marauding armies and navies, and still others find themselves adrift, with no clear calling in life other than destruction.
Proud Dragon Kin
Dragonborn look very much like dragons standing erect in humanoid form, though they lack wings or a tail. Dragonborn have scales of vibrant hues matching the colors o f their dragon kin, their small, fine scales are usually red, white, blue, green, or black (though some uniquely colored dragonborn are known to exist). They are tall and strongly built, often standing close to 6 1/2 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds or more. Their hands and feet are strong, talonlike claws with three fingers and a thumb on each hand.
The Golden Horde
Dragonborn first arrived to Miros during the chaos of the Spellplague. Originally created by the dragons themselves and imbued with the spirit of Tiamat, Dragonborn proved to be a formidable fighting force. After the fall of the Confederacy of Damara and the destruction of the islands, Dragonborn were driven off into the wilds of the desert of Rezzia, where they encountered the Tieflings and the ruined Turmish empire. Working with their evil allies, the Dragonborn turned to slavery to build a fighting force. Over the past hundred years, the dragonborn have slowly marhced west, conquering and raiding. The looming invasion of Damara has led to the southern islands forming their own government., afraid that their northern leaders have no interest in their protection.
Great Feasts and Sacrifices
Dragonborn are omnivorous, but they have a taste for humanoid flesh. Prisoners are often taken back to their camps to become the centerpieces of great feasts and rites involving dancing, storytelling, and ritual combat. Victims are either cooked and eaten by the tribe, or are sacrificed to Tiamat, the Dragonborn goddess.
To any dragonborn, the clan is more important than life itself. Dragonborn owe their devotion and respect to their clan above all else, even the gods. Each dragonborn’s conduct reflects on the honor o f his or her clan, and bringing dishonor to the clan can result in expulsion, exile, or death. Each dragonborn knows his or her station and duties within the clan, and honor demands maintaining the bounds o f that position.
Dragonborn speak Draconic, which they are thought to have learned from dragons in ancient times. A tribe that wanders into the territory of a dragon will offer it tribute to win its favor. An evil dragon might exploit dragonborn for its own vile ends, using their skills as raiders and plunderers.