Dragonmark Rules

Druids and Dragonmarks

While the mercantile mindset of the dragonmarked houses does not produce many druids, members of House Vadalis sometimes feel the call of the wild, while heirs of House Lyrandar feel a deeper bond with wind and water. And in the end, any character could choose the path of the druid. So how does the dragonmark interact with the abilities of the druid?

A druid keeps his dragonmark while using wild shape. The mark actually remains visible as a pattern on the druid’s fur or hide, and the druid can make full use of its abilities. However, the mark is not viable: a dragonmarked druid who assumes the shape of a stallion cannot sire a line of dragonmarked horses. Recognizing a dragonmark pattern on an animal requires a Spot check; this has a base DC of 15, plus modifiers based on the size of the creature and size of the mark:

Creature Size: Tiny +8, Small +4, Medium +0, Large -4, Huge -8

Mark Size: Least +8, Lesser +4, Greater +0, Siberys -4

Elemental Form: DC +8. While the mark remains even in elemental form, it is especially hard to make out: it is a vague pattern etched in air or fire.

As such, spotting a least mark on a Tiny creature would take a Spot check with a DC of 31.

A dragonmarked druid can use the thousand faces ability to conceal his mark, just as if using alter self.

Reincarnation and Dragonmarks

Reincarnation in Eberron

Powerful druids possess the ability to reincarnate those who fall in battle. This power is not often called into play; many druids respect the natural cycle of life, and furthermore, with their general lack of interest in material possessions, few druids have immediate access to the rare and expensive oils and unguents that are required to perform the ritual. However, if a champion dies a truly unjust death or falls while performing a great service to the wild, a druid may choose to call his spirit back to the world of the living.

The following table includes changelings and shifters, along with shifted weights reflecting the roles of races in Eberron — such as the strong druidic ties of the orcs. You cannot be reincarnated as a warforged, although a warforged can be reincarnated as a member of another race. Kalashtar are not on the list, but if this table generates a result of "human" when used on a kalashtar spirit, the character will instead return as a kalashtar. A kalashtar who returns as any other creature loses her bond to her quori spirit, which can be a terribly traumatic experience.
d% Incarnation Str Dex Con
01-03 Bugbear +4 +2 +2
04-08 Changeling +0 +0 +0
09-15 Dwarf +0 +0 +2
16-22 Elf +0 +2 -2
23-24 Gnoll +4 +0 +2
25-31 Gnome -2 +0 +2
32-37 Goblin -2 +2 +0
38-42 Half-elf +0 +0 +0
43-49 Half-orc 2 +0 +0
50-56 Halfling -2 +2 +0
57-61 Hobgoblin +0 +2 +2
62-71 Human +0 +0 +0
72-73 Kobold -4 +2 -2
74-78 Lizardfolk 2 +0 +2
79-88 Orc +4 +0 +0
89-98 Shifter +0 +2 +0
99 Troglodyte +0 -2 +4
100 Other ? ?

A character who possesses a dragonmark will keep his dragonmark even in his new form. However, he cannot pass the dragonmark to his descendants. So reincarnation makes it possible to find an orc with the Mark of Storm, but this will not produce an entire dynasty of dragonmarked orcs.

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