The Dawning Dream Setting
“The creators made us so that they can peacefully continue their studies. With them gone, it is our new duty to continue them in the image of the creators.” -an excerpt from the Elegy of Faelin
Born from the hands of their almighty creators, the lost Gnomes, Ironborn are technically living creatures albeit made almost entirely of wood and iron. Created originally as servants and a means to an end for war and bloodshed, the Gnomes of the past eventually grew to love and cherish their creations. A bond was formed, the Ironborn protected their beloved creators and the Gnomes ensured they kept functioning and developed new magical technologies to enhance them.
They complimented eachother, and together the combined races were invulnerable. That is, until the favored creators vanished without a trace. Around fifty years after the Elder Ones left Dreatas, the Gnomes felt it to be their greatest curiosity to seek where they left to. Thousands of Gnomes spent years of studying and experimenting and then suddenly gone from this world was their entire race. This event, later known as The Vanishing, left the Ironborn in a terrible and cold state of grief and solitude. They went dormant for hundreds of years until a lone adventurer discovered them and mysteriously brought their people back to the world.
Since their awakening, the Ironborn have continued the Gnomish technological advances, but shun any sort of step towards where they might have gone. Most will declare that their period of grieving is over and they have accepted their creators as dead though they still revere them. Still mostly alone on their Gnomish burial ground of an island however, most of the other races dare not tread “where the iron men rule”.
Male Names: Uridon-V, Calros, Ronziver, Bilver-X, Sinros.
Female Names: Saxi, Orlin, Elxis-IIV, Votina, Ariwyn.
Ability Score Increase. Your Strength and Constitution scores increase by 1.
Size. Ironborn are generally broader and heavier than humans. Your size is Medium.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Runic Resilience. Your runic incantations inscribed on your outer plating grant you advantage on all saving throws against magic. You are unable to control these resistances and because of this healing spells only restore half the normal amount of health points. Also, these resistances inhibit your ability to cast any sort of magic.
Composite Plating. Your construction incorporates wood and metal, granting you a +1 bonus to Armor Class.
Living Construct. Even though you were constructed, you are a living creature. You are immune to disease. You do not need to eat or breathe, but you can ingest food and drink if you wish.
Instead of sleeping, you enter an inactive state for 4 hours each day. You do not dream in this state; you are fully aware of your surroundings and notice approaching enemies and other events as normal.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and Gnomish.