|“||You laughed at our existence. Regarded us as nothing more than fairy tale. Gaze upon the land you stand on, boy. What was once green and lush became nothing more than ash and cinder. Life extinguished with nothing more than a breath. We are fire made flesh. And fire is power. We are NO laughing matter.||„|
|~ Derous in his true dragon form|
Dragons are a race of ancient and powerful reptilian beings. As feared by others as they were admired in the supernatural world, they are immortal, strong, intelligent, and can breathe fire onto their enemies to where they can destroy entire landscapes with their breath alone. They are also said to be highly connected to magic and more intelligent species learn magic often using destructive and defensive spells.
While dragons are normally regarded as myths by most of humanity, there have been reported sightings of these creatures or beings in a similar shape to them. Widely regarded as terrifying yet awe-inspiring, they can be found all over the world and are frequently referred to in Asian and medieval European folklore. A majority of dragons can be quite aggressive and territorial whilst others only choose to live in harmony not bothering to threaten the humans below, regardless of their staining in the world.
Dragons are especially revered and worshipped in Asian culture and religion. Dragons and their associations with rain are the source of the Chinese customs of dragon dancing and dragon boat racing. Many East Asian deities and demigods have dragons as their personal mounts or companions. Dragons were also identified with the Emperor of China, who, during later Chinese imperial history, was the only one permitted to have dragons on his house, clothing, or personal articles.
Dragons also play major or notable roles biblical scriptures but are used as allegorical terms for malevolent entities, although interestingly, the description of the Leviathan in the Book of Job fits the appearance of a dragon especially when God tells Job that out of his nostrils and mouth "come forth burning lights and sparks" which might indicate that dragons lived alongside humanity in the far distant past. Another was when Satan took the form of a dragon to combat the forces of Heaven in the Book of Revelations.
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|“||Well, people can joke about them because they either don't exist or they're extinct. But I'll tell you something from personal experience...they aren't funny. At all.||„|
|~ Abigail Hawkins|
Dragons are some of the most dangerous and extraordinarily powerful beasts in the supernatural world. While they are normally seen as breathing streams of powerful fire from their mouths, they possess an extensively wide variety of power and strength, with each dragon being stronger than the last and vice versa but this is all dependent on either their hierarchical ranking or species.
Their most common use of attack is emitting streams of fire, and the older the dragon, the hotter the heat they can emit. More intelligent species learn magic often using destructive and defensive spells, as such the species is known to range from numerous elements. Some dragons could even combine their inherent elemental power with the magic they learned and could use effectively. The combined usage of their inherent power and magic provides for even more devastating techniques.
Eastern dragons are strongly associated with water and weather in popular religion. They are believed to be the rulers of moving bodies of water, such as waterfalls, rivers, or seas. The Dragon God is the dispenser of rain as well as the zoomorphic representation of the yang masculine power of generation. Basically, Eastern Dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. Eastern dragons are often regarded as being far stronger than European dragons although the subject is intensely debated as European dragons have showcased power on par or even greater than Eastern dragons.
All of the draconic species seem to share a universal language among their kind called Dovahzul, a language, while difficult, is possible for humans to learn as evident in Abigail Hawkins speaking to Derous in Dovahzul though she only does so when giving the dragon specific commands.
Types of Dragons
- Dragon Kings (dragons known for their power and ferocity) (class)
- Chaos Dragons (dragons known for their destructive potential) (class)
- Heavenly Dragons (dragons known for their power and authority) (class)
- Dragon Gods (the most powerful type dragons) (class)
- Imugi (a proto-dragon which must survive for thousands of years in order to become a fully fledged dragon)
- Culebre (a dragon that lives in a cave, guards treasures and keeps xanas and anjanas as prisoners)
- Jabberwock (a conceptual dragon described as being the manifestation of fear and insanity)
- Wyvern (a weaker two-winged dragon known to be in groups)
- Qiulong (horned dragons considered to be the mightiest in the globe)
- Kirin (chimeric divine horned dragons on par with Qiulong)
- Basilisk (serpentine draconic monsters that can kill with a glance)
- Cockatrice (avian draconic monsters that can turn any in its line of sight into stone)
- Dragonkin (half-breed offspring of a human and a dragon, noted to be stronger than their parents)