Dragons in general are fur covered snake-like creatures, whose fur is mixed with scales or feathers depending on what family line they belong to, and who have large wings.
They remind Japanese dragons because of the scales, which are smaller on their nose and face and grow towards the tail. They are more like feathers than made of chitin like lizards. They can change color based on what they eat – certain bugs consumed with every meal can give the dragon wine red color while roots might bring out dark blues. They are carnivores, who prefer fish, which turns their skin into magpie – like.
Due the thickness it takes them time to wash or swim, because the drying takes a lot of time. For the same reason it is very easy for dragons to overheat, which they often try to prevent by opening up their main and waving it like elephants do with their ears. Despite the hardships, grooming is very important part of their day, they can be obsessed with their fur. Most dragons have horns growing out from the back of their heads, which they can fan out to intimidate their enemies or present themselves to their mates.
All dragons are possessive towards something. To cool this trait, they tend to find themselves something individual and expensive. Until then they hoard different beautiful things until they choose out one, which they then carry around in the pouch right under their throat. If someone threats the dragon, should the individual have chosen their item, one can recognize it by watching their actions – if the dragon has their possession, they would lower their snout to cover the entry to their pouch. Their neck muscles are very strong and when they die, those muscles often freeze into that position. Possessions do not widen on living creatures and they are individual. They do not share those things with anyone, although they love to brag about them and show them.
Their family life is based on alpha principle, meaning they create family groups with strong alpha male, who has a harem made of both female and male submissive members. Although the family group can have servants, the core family is made of only mated partners, who are devoted to each other. Polygamy is norm for their type of life. They are mated early, usually at the age of 200, when they reach their maturity. Matured individual remains in their father’s (alpha) harem until they are mated to their partner or until they claim their independence by claiming their partner. even if they have left home, they are still accountable to their father.
There are four types of dragons:
- Small size – Northern dragons, who tend to be the same size or slightly smaller than gargoyles. Northern dragons can manipulate water, turning it into either ice or fog, depending individual skills.
- Medium size – Southern dragons, who are slightly larger than most gargoyles. Tend to be a bit overwhelming as they are very social. They need interaction with their own species and tend to hold long chats with each other.
- Large size – Southern dragons, who can weight up to two tons. They tend to be either gentle as there are very few things that can hurt them, or opposite, thinking they can do anything, because there is nothing stopping them. It is hard to fight against one alone and even gargoyles aren’t that stupid to take one on alone.
- Ferals – Feral dragons are branch of mixed anchestry of southern and northern dragons, who have returned their ancestral ways, shed anything resembling limbs and became snakes in the water. They have no fixed size, their growth often relating with the lakes-rivers they live in.