Recently, I have been studying the dhampir's description in Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, and the other legacy races (reborn and Hexblood) (having tried to create something similar before it was published). However, I am finding the Ancestral Legacy trait a little hard to understand:
If you replace a race with this lineage, you can keep the following elements of that race: any skill proficiencies you gained from it and any climbing, flying, or swimming speed you gained from it.
If you don't keep any of those elements or you choose this lineage at character creation, you gain proficiency in two skills of your choice.
Does this mean that dhampirs will lose most of what makes a character race unique?
(Edited) For instance, would a changeling no longer assume other races, would a bugbear's arms shorten and his muscles weaken (long limbed/powerful build), Would a triton no longer breath underwater (amphibious trait that would affect the hexblood), etc...