The Yarjerit Archives
Played in "Horde of the Dragon Queen"
Race: Dragonborn (bronze)
Archetype: Way of the Four Elements
Background: Outsider (pilgrim)
Alignment: Lawful Good
Languages: Common, Draconic, Dwarvish
Weight: 250 lbs.
Strong Traits: Dex, Int, Wis
Weak Traits: Str, Con
Skills: Acrobatics, Insight, Perception, Survival
Weapon of Choice: Quarterstaff, Unarmed strikes
Yarjerit Balasar was once a great gold dragon who served Bahamut, the good dragon god. But, Balasar was too proud and vain, to the point that Bahamut decided to teach him a lesson. Before he knew it, Balasar found himself lying face up in a forest clearing, trapped in a young, weak, dragonborn body. Though the memories of his former life had become dim, one memory was retained with perfect clarity: Bahamut’s command to go into the world and prove true devotion to the cause of good. Balasar knew that if he proved himself worthy, he could return to Bahamut’s side in his true gold dragon form once his mortal life ended.
In his new life, Balasar was accepted by a dragonborn couple from a portion of the Yarjerit clan that was migrating to a new mountain home. This clan had been scattered for decades, and soon after he reached maturity, he was separated from his clan (orc raid). In a vision, Balasar saw Bahamut lead him to a nearby monastery that taught the ways of energy and the harnessing of that energy for manipulating the four elements. This soon became Balasar’s life, and he soon felt ready to embark on his first adventure. He left the monastery with a singular purpose: to find his clan again and to bring honor to the Yarjerit clan through his good deeds, for this was what Bahamut had sent him to do.
Balasar proved his worth and his integrity in many adventures over the years, even ones involving Tiamat, the evil five-headed dragon goddess. As he got older, Balasar settled down with a female dragonborn from the Yarjerit clan and had a son, whom they named Tinntinabulaar.
Balasar later found meaning in raising his son and continuing his good deeds by collecting documents and books on draconic lore and history. He passed away peacefully after amounting a modest collection and leaving it to his son. Bahamut, incredibly pleased, welcomed Balasar back to his presence, and Balasar was granted his original, majestic, golden dragon form.