How Different Are Your Dragons?:
edited 13th Nov '11 12:46:21 AM by feotakahari
edited 12th Nov '11 6:43:48 PM by risingdreams
edited 12th Nov '11 8:11:04 PM by nrjxll
An older incarnation of my dragon was pretty much the same except it had a sort of dinosaur shape where the forelegs were also the wings.
edited 12th Nov '11 9:41:22 PM by annebeeche
edited 15th Nov '11 5:09:43 PM by nekomoon14
|And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?|
edited 16th Nov '11 11:29:27 AM by Night
edited 22nd Nov '11 4:05:10 AM by LoniJay
edited 30th Nov '11 2:48:45 PM by Vorpy
- Dragon: Quadripedal and winged. Mountain dwellers, especially on those with volcanic activity. Like shiny things, collect gold to scatter about their nests for decoration. Mostly don't hunt humans, but have been known to take farm animals. A lot of villages leave out an offering of a slaughtered animal once every week or so if they have a dragon nearby, so it scares away other more dangerous animals (like hydras). Sometimes they hibernate in winter, if they live in a really cold region. Dragons also like hot springs. Live alone or in mating pairs (they mate for life). Most species are about fifteen feet tall. They actually can breathe fire, as a defense mechanism.
- Wyvern: Two legged with two wings for arms. Ocean cliff-dwellers, they mostly eat really big fish that live in the open ocean. They are very chattery and can talk somewhat, like parrots. Not hostile to humans but they are sometimes pests by following fishermen and trying to steal their catches. They are inquisitive and like to pester and play with humans as well. They live in huge rookeries on the sides of cliffs. I'd say about twelve feet tall, though there are a few shoulder-sized subspecies that are sometimes kept as pets. The huge rookeries on the coast of Blessem are something of a tourist attraction.
- Wyrm: Have nobs where wings once might have been and tiny legs which they don't use much. Desert dwellers, they dig big burrows under huge dunes. They are very bad tempered and while they don't hunt humans, if they see one they'll attack. If they see anything they'll attack, actually, even if it's bigger than them or another Wyrm. They have very hard, sharp beaked heads to dig through sand which they sort of swim through. They dig sand traps and then jump out and snatch up prey, which is mostly things like camels and antelope and ostriches. About fourteen feet long. Some species are also poisonous.
- Sea Serpent/Lake Monster: They have no wings or legs, in their place they have delicate fronds-like fins to disguise themselves as seaweed, and also have bioluminescent stripes. Most are ocean dwelling but some have been known to swim up rivers and live in freshwater lakes. They are very timid of humans and will swim away at the sight of one. They sing at night very haunting songs to attract mates (they also mate for life). They often get bullied by wyverns and hydras if they have territories that border them. They're songs have been implicated as the originators of myths about 'sirens' and their bio luminescence to mysterious 'sea lights'. They range in size, some species being as long as twenty feet, other small enough to be kept as pets in ponds and aquariums.
edited 3rd Dec '11 6:08:48 PM by NoirGrimoir