Dragonmarks are physical manifestations of the Draconic Prophecy. They have appeared on seven of Khorvaire’s common races. They are more intricate than a birthmark and more distinct than a tattoo. There are twelve families of dragonmarks; originally there were thirteen, but no living creature on Eberron possesses the destroyed mark of House Vol. In addition to being a status symbol in Khorvaire, the dragonmarks provide the bearer with magical talents.
Dragonmarks typically appear in the bearer’s adolescence as they pass through puberty, however this is not exclusively the case. There are three distinct manifestations of each dragonmark that correlate in size, intricacy and power. As the dragonmark gains power (from least to greater) it will expand in size and complexity rather than forming a different mark. Often the mark will manifest first as a least mark and through study and focus the bearer increases his power and with this increase the dragonmark also increases granting additional abilities. However there are some who will manifest lesser mark or even greater mark without explanation. House members who manifest even a least dragonmark however can expect at least some change in their lifestyle as they find new and better employment opportunities within their house guilds as well as new social avenues to explore.
Much rarer are the so called Heirs of Siberys who possess the Siberys Mark, marks that cover much, if not all, of their body. A dragonmarked individual might labor all of their life and never manifest the Siberys Mark, while an unmarked member of a house bloodline might suddenly manifest the mark overnight. It is unpredictable and unexplained despite steady research by top minds across Khorvaire. The Siberys Mark grants the bearer extraordinary power based upon which houses mark he manifests. These Siberys dragonmarks can lead to otherwise unknown or undiscovered members of a house to suddenly rise in importance within their own ranks and those who were formerly unmarked may have a hard time adjusting to this new fame.
- Mark of Detection (House Medani)
- Mark of Finding (House Tharashk)
- Mark of Handling (House Vadalis)
- Mark of Healing (House Jorasco)
- Mark of Hospitality (House Ghallanda)
- Mark of Making (House Cannith)
- Mark of Passage (House Orien)
- Mark of Scribing (House Sivis)
- Mark of Sentinel (House Deneith)
- Mark of Shadow (House Phiarlan and House Thuranni)
- Mark of Storm (House Lyrandar)
- Mark of Warding (House Kundarak)
- Mark of Death (House Vol) (currently “lost”)
- Aberrant Dragonmark (House Tarkanan)