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Drakona Embers Dragons
Bacu dragons nest exclusively in mounds of rotting plant material, and their eggs lay dormant until the extreme heat of spontaneous combustion triggers them to hatch. Because of these specialized requirements, it was historically common for a pair of Bacu dragons to go decades without successfully raising a single clutch of eggs, leaving behind many abandoned nests that failed to ignite. In the past several generations however, their numbers have increased exponentially with their nests now being among the most successful of any species.
When a rift opens between planes, an incredible amount of energy and heat is released, influenced by both the planes it connects and the instability of the crossing. The most dangerous of these rifts bridge the Material Plane and Feywild and are prone to sudden violent collapse, often leveling the surrounding area on both sides. For Cazn dragons, however, this is the perfect nesting ground; so much so that there is fierce competition to hold territories surrounding these breaches of the planar weave. It’s rumored, even, that ancient Cazn dragons will tear open their own massive rifts but this phenomenon has never been observed.
Inra dragons are flightless and purely aquatic, living and hunting in the deepest trenches of seas across the Planes. These limbless creatures make their lairs in tunnels burrowed beneath the ocean’s floor, just wide enough to accommodate their narrow bodies that measure up to hundreds of feet in length. Ambush predators that lack eyes and a traditional jaw, Inra lay in wait at the entrance of their den. Their bilateral jaws are able to open a full 90 degrees to rest against the seafloor. The shifting of a single grain of sand or a practically imperceptible change in water pressure is enough to bring an Inra dragon’s massive maw snapping shut, shattering both bone and metal in an instant before dragging prey deep underground. Inra produce a single egg in their lifetime and they do not require a mate to do so, though exactly how they achieve this is unknown.
Of the many fire-breathing dragons, Nali are amongst the most dangerous. They mate young and stay with their partner for life, so their territory must be immense and rich in prey if it is to support two voracious predators. The Nalis’ range sometimes spans an entire continent and requires constant patrol to prevent other dragons from moving in. Despite their best efforts, however, it is becoming increasingly common to see multiple pairs of dragons contesting the same region, particularly in areas that contain the active volcanoes vital for their reproduction.
On the peaks and calderas of barren mountains, Sein dragons gather in incredible numbers once per century, crowding together in massive nesting colonies. Similarly to common seabirds, the Seins will remain in the colony for weeks or months at a time without food or water as they wait for hatching conditions to reach their peak. They arrange their eggs carefully on outcroppings of solid granite, guarded by the last season’s young.
Drakona Eldric Dragons
A haunting hum accompanies the flight of an argentum dragon. It's a trait of their silvery scales, which gleam like mercury in flight and echo through highland hills, which presage their arrival. More than any other dragon, the argentum assumes humanoid form, singing to change shape, then using their intoxicating allure to draw an entourage, collecting people like other dragons amass treasure. Thus, skilled bards are honored to be called 'Argentum' as the highest accolade and some inns are known to award beautiful argentum earrings to entertainers and artists.
Electrum dragons value their solitude. They're secretive and mysterious due to being hunted for their golden scales, which scintillate with arcane power. Unlike chromatic dragons, which hunt for malevolent sport, electrum dragons are watchers, carefully observing trespassers before choosing to act. The Alydian Dragonflight consisted entirely of electrum dragons and safeguarded the northern sapphire spires against the hordes of the sorcerer-kings during the second age. Sighting one now is a rare thing - and considered an immeasurably good omen.
Cuprum dragons are rarely seen on the surface world. They are one of the few denizens of the underdark that prey on the sinister and aberrant forces that dwell in the dark below. Their territory is a quiet oasis - quite literally. They permeate a regenerative aura which manifests as a lush undergrowth, including foliage, trees, and water, appearing much as if one had stepped headlong into the Feywild. Magical items laced with cuprum are said to exhibit similar curative properties, and these great wyrms are often sought to heal that which is thought incurable.
Drakona Khaos Dragons
Erebus is every present in dreams, contorting them into twisted nightmares. Estranged from her twin sister, Aether, Erebus thrives in the chaotic forces of darkness. She derives pleasure from causing fear and her treasures are of possession that matter most to her victims: magical items, skulls, and even souls trapped in her twister tower in a desolate land.
The Bringer of Light, Aether, calls home the frigid polar realms where the cosmos touch closest. Guarding a frozen tower, Aether finds material power in the cosmos beyond her earthly domain. Valuing cosmic knowledge and community, she passionately hoards magically imbued items and scrolls within her tower.
Drakona Khaos Lunar Abyss Dragons
It is said that Lunar Abyss Dragons burst forth on new moon nights, summoned by those foolish or fanatic enough to stare into the deep void of space with a fervent intensity. Such converging fixation fully untethers the weakened bindings of the lunar seal, unleashing dragons in a farrago of forms and hues for a hellish night of destruction and chaos that only dawn’s rays can dispel. Daylight offers only a brief and bitter respite from the chaos, however, for the moon’s restored bonds are doomed to release the dragons to rip and rend the fabric of reality again and again until they snuff out even the light of day.
The tides of chaos push and pull violently when the Lunar Hordes fly, and the mere presence of a dragon from The Lunar Abyss compels even the most stalwart of champions to abandon their convictions. Casters of untamed and wild magics experience unprecedented surges in arcane energy in the presence of these dragons; fonts of magic that violently spew forth and join the wyrms in tumultuous and discordant maelstroms of chaos.
Aside from their enduring enslavement to the moon’s phases, little about the dragons is consistent or predictable. Likewise, the Lunar Horde’s age, aims, and origins remain utterly unknown. Each night the dragons desecrate is different from the last, and the only experience all witnesses share is an unshakable and overwhelming desire to lose themselves to the writhing embrace of chaos. Those who behold the horde’s gruesome and destructive dance are irrevocably changed by sights that no mortal can comprehend.
Drakona Ventus Zephyros Dragons
Zephyros dragons, The Spring Heralds of the West, are a welcome sight during the waning Winter weeks as they rise from their hibernation to bring the season to a close. Drowning out the sound of the crashing waterfalls under which they live, their powerful roars ring out in unison, signaling the plants to grow, animals to rise from their slumbers, and birds to return to their roosts.
Many farmers settle near Zephyros dragons’ lairs in an effort to garner favor and blessings for a strong start to the growing season. Floral offerings are a favorite of Zephyros dragons, and communities often prepare baskets of hyacinth petals to float down the falls whenever a dragon leaves its lair. From these offerings, the coats of Zephyros dragons are often decorated with petals that cling to their moss-covered hides. These daily offering rituals draw in many travelers, who stop to admire the flower petals tumbling down through dazzling rainbows in the mist.
While Zephyros dragons don’t actively seek out companionship with people, they do offer gifts to those who prove themselves. Each night before bedding, Zephyros dragons wait inside their cavernous lairs for adventurers to climb through the battering falls. Many people slip and fall into the deadly waters, but the dragons graciously save them from the battering torrents. Few attempt the climb a second time, and those who fail once more are not spared for a third attempt. Worthy heroes who successfully traverse through the falls are rewarded with a boon or guidance.
Drakona Ventus Chloros Dragons
Though similar in size and build to common wyverns, chloros wyverns are set apart by their keeled and jagged scales, which they rapidly rub with their wings to produce a loud rasping noise for threat or dominance displays. These creatures are found in a wide variety of habitats and color morphs, but despite their visual diversity it seems all specimens possess a vicious temperament and deadly venom.
In spite of these risks, it's common for live wyverns and preserved hides to be found in markets fetching high prices from both armorers and monster trainers seeking powerful mounts.
Drakona Lore developed by our creative team of Chris, Shane, Erika, Kynan, and Joey.