Eden - Age of Asura
The Dragon Descended are those of direct Draconic origin. They are divided into two primary groups: Half Dragon, and Draconic Scion.
Half Dragons are those born of a True Dragon and one of the mortal races, typically Human. However, there are very few left who can claim a True Dragon parent. When Half Dragons mate with one another, they almost always produce Half Dragon offspring, so this is where the majority of their population comes from.However, because their blood is essentially “diluted”, the chances of producing Draconic Scion offspring, rather than true Half Dragon are increased over generations.
Physically, Half Dragons vary greatly in both appearance and natural abilities, often based on their True Dragon lineage. Basically, some are more “Dragon” than others, though it is still obvious enough that a Half Dragon would almost never be able to pass for anything other than Half Dragon, without magical aid.
Half Dragons are at the highest level in terms of social status; they are, in effect, the rulers over much of Eden. Because they claim a direct tie to their True Dragon progenitors, they hold a large amount of power. Because so called “Blood Purity” is so important to the ruling class of Half Dragons, they are very careful in who they choose as mates; marriages are often arranged for political and societal reasons and rarely out of love.
Draconic Scions are those individuals who have Dragon blood in their ancestry, though to a much lesser degree than their Half Dragon cousins. Most often they are born to Half Dragon parents who are several generations removed from their original Dragon/Humanoid ancestors. Like Half-Dragons, some Draconic Scions may have more Dragon-like features than others, but most can pass as Human. However, Draconic Scions never develop abilities based on their Dragon ancestors, as the Half Dragons do; instead, they typically show their heritage in personality. For instance, those whose ancestor was a Brass dragon are typically more chatty and natural conversationalists, while those of Gold dragon ancestry tend to be patient and wise.
Those who most strongly resemble Half Dragons are the most accepted in society;most Draconic Scions have a difficult time fitting in to the general Dragon Descended society, and many choose to follow the path of the Priest or Priestess; it is in this way that they earn status for themselves and their families and maintain their families honor. While Draconic Scions CAN have children, it is typically very taboo and frowned upon among traditionalists (the majority of Dragon Descended society) who believe in keeping the bloodlines as pure as possible.