Argonians (in their native tongue of Jel they call themselves the Saxhleel, or People of the Root) are the reptilian natives of Black Marsh, a vast swampland province in southeastern Tamriel. The other races often prefer to refer to them as ‘lizards’ or the ‘Lizard Folk’ instead, especially when meaning to be derogative. They are known as the foremost experts in guerrilla warfare throughout the Starry Heart, a reputation brought upon them by defending their borders from enemies for countless centuries. Argonians have a lifespan similar to that of humans. According to the First Era Scholar Brendan the Persistent “the Argonian people have, throughout Tamrielic history, been perhaps the most misunderstood, vilified, and reviled of all the sentient races. Yet, those who have taken the time to experience Argonian culture have gained a greater appreciation for this noble and beautiful people". However, it should be noted that he himself went missing in his final expedition into the deeper swamps of their homeland.
Argonians share certain racial traits as a result of their reptilian decent.
Attribute Score Increase. Your Agility score increases by 2, and your Intelligence score increases by 1.
Age. An argonians life is usually met with hardship and because of this, their lifespan is typically shorter than it should be. On average they live to 75 years, but living to 200 isn't unattainable.
Alignment. Most argonians are neutral good. They often see themselves as protectors and guardians.
Size. Argonians are slightly taller than humans, ranging from 6 to 6 ½ feet tall.
Speed. Your base walking speed is 30 feet. As an Argonian, you are a naturally gifted swimmer which grants you a swimming speed of 40 feet.
Appearance. Argonians have a wide variety of cranial features such as fins, feathers, ridges, spines, spikes, or horns. Females have been known to pierce their cranial features.
Argonian Resilience. Your Argonian bloodline grants you advantage against saving throws to resist disease.
Bite. Argonians have very sharp reptilian teeth lining their mouths which you can use to make unarmed strikes. If you hit with this attack, you deal piercing damage equal to 1d6 + your Strength modifier.
Histskin. You can invoke the power of the Hist to quickly recover your injuries. When your current hit points are less than half your hit point maximum, you can use an action to immediately expend any number of your Hit Dice and regain hit points equal to the result.
Once you use this trait, you must complete a long rest before you are able to use it again.
Water-breathing. Argonians are able to breath underwater indefinitely.
Tool Proficiency. You gain proficiency with the Alchemist's Supplies artisan's tools.
Argonian Combat Proficiency. You have proficiency with Short Blades and Spears.
Protective Scales. Your thick hide provides a natural armor. When you are unarmored, your AC is equal to 12 + your Agility modifier.
Languages. You can speak, read, and write Tamrielic and Jel.