Draconic (Script)

Draconic script, also known as Iokharic, is used by the Draconic language and some human languages. It consists of runic characters equivalent to letters and number in modern human scripts.

Writing

Alphabet

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Punctuation

To give emphasis to important concepts, Iokharic employs a special character consisting of five lines radiating outwards, similar to a star or an asterisk (*), or the five heads of Tiamat. When this character is written, the word is spoken with both the first and last syllables stressed.

History

It is said that Dragons believe Iokharic was created by the dragon god Asgorath so his creations could record their impressions of the world he hoped they would inherit. Non-dragon scholars believe Iokharic was likely created long after its spoken form was standardized, as dragons had little need to write like other races. The script is believed to have been influenced by the dwarven runes, but dragons themselves supposedly dismiss such a connection.

Elven scholars theorize that kobolds, rather than dwarves, were the ones who actually created Iokharic, as it is widely believed that the earliest kobolds served dragons, learning dragon ways. The oldest historical records of kobold history began with paintings, then pictograms, and gradually developed into the Iokharic script.

Languages

The following languages use Iokharic script for their written forms:
Chultan
Draconic
Halruaan
Lantanese
Netherese
Nexalan
Shou

Draconic (Script)

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