They're dragons wearing crafted armor.
(EDIT: Previously titled Dragons In Shining Armor) Pursuant to a discussion in TRS - Dragons that wear armor. This might seem a bit redundant, considering that dragons are already scaled and at the very least Made of Iron because of it. However, it looks really cool. Beyond that, it may serve a practical benefit. Perhaps the dragon has a weak spot in their scales that they'd want to cover. Perhaps the scales aren't as tough as they look. Maybe it's just a variant of heraldry for them. More common if a Dragon Rider is involved, as the dragon is treated as a fantastic version of a cavalry animal.
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