"Other" magic includes any creature that posesses magic that isn't life magic or undead.
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Being incredibly endangered and rare, there are only four types of dragons that are currently known.
Dragons all have magic, usually related to the element of their subspecies - enhancing a flame for example. They also have "general magic" of varying degrees (based on subspecies), allowing them to have a wide range of magical abilities. The color of their magic corresponds with their base coloring (meaning their eyes would be the same color as their scales).
They are a fairly isolated species, prefering to live amongst the company of each other rather than other species. They operate fully on their own, seperated from the normal magical King hierarchy. Being as powerful as they are, they are left alone by other creatures. To not stay entirely out of the loop, different clans will often send out messenger dragons to explore the world and bring back news concerning the world and its current state.
Different subspecies have different levels of magic, but all possess a great deal especially in the art of shapeshifting. All can maintain a full human form for extended periods of time, often staying among humans for weeks at a time. It is currently unknown how long exactly dragons can maintain a human form, as they usually shift back out of will and not nessecity.
Dragons live an elongated life span, and age very slowly - a contribution to their small numbers. They do not reach sexual maturity until 60 years, and will usually not reproduce until in their 80's.
They are also a monogomous species; once mated they will usually stay with them for life. Though it is more than common for a dragon to be quite the promiscuous bachelor! Dragons, while a monogomous species, do not often take a permenant mate until very late in life.
Fire Size: 15-20 ft, tall 37-40 ft wingspan
Water Size: 12-13 ft tall, 45-50 ftwingspan
Earth Size: 16-23 ft tall, 20 ft wingspan
Ice Size: 14-19 ft tall, 37-40 ft wingsp
Their magic color varies depending on the color, though like other magical species it always matches their eye color. Eyes can be any shade or varient of the following colors:
Fire Dragon Eyes: Grey, red, orange, yellow
Water Dragon Eyes: Blue, green, purple, pink
Earth Dragon Eyes: Brown, black, yellow, green
Ice Dragon Eyes: Blue, yellow, red, pink, purple
Dragons do not possess the ability to recieve power lines. Why this is is currently unknown.
Each dragon posesses an urge to hoarde items. Although this seems to be repressed when among crowds, a lone dragon will have mounds of collected items throughout their chosen home, usually of jewlery or fine and expensive items, as dragons generally have expensive tastes, going for the shiny things.
While dragons may have their own individual tastes in clothing and accessory choices, their hair while in human form can be a warning flag to outsiders.
Dragons keep their hair long; as a rule any dragon who has abandoned and left a clan to live on their own keep their hair short. Their kind does not take leaving kindly, and they are known to even treat loners as if they have a disease of some sort. It is rare for a dragon to leave a clan, though once they have left returning means a long and tiresome hazing process - a punishment for leaving. This process, however, does not happen if a dragon leaves one clan to join another.
- Fire Dragons are basically the "default" dragons - think of your ordinary western-styled dragon, and that's them. They generally have average necks, average body size (although they can range, of course), and average wing size.
The scales of a fire dragon are of medium strength; tight and strong enough to prevent their skin from being burned, though loose enough to let water seep in, and prevent them from swimming well.
These dragons are a social bunch, preferring to live in large "clans", spread throughout various warm areas, but have a strict social hierarchy. Though they all obey the "Dragon King", as all dragons do, they also treat their Clan alpha as though he is also king. (There is only one King of Dragons.)
These dragons excel in the air, and are the best in flight out of the species. They are third in spell intelligence; just below earth and water dragons.
The colors of fire dragons are various shades of red, black, orange, and dull or pale yellow- never bright sunshine yellow.
Fire dragons, of course, can use fire. There are no spells for fire casting - only to aide the fire produced by these beasts. A fire dragon's stomach is very small, pushed out of the way by a very large, methane-producing organ. They will coat their teeth with phosphorus rock by eating it, which reacts with the methane gas they can willingly exhale, creating a magnificent flame.
- Water Dragons, are the smaller species. A water dragon will never exceed the size of an average fire or earth dragon. They have longer necks, to aid in a kind of snorkeling - dragons have lungs, after all - though they can hold their breath much, much longer than any other species.
Their scales are very tight and small, giving them a sleek appearance and helping them glide effortlessly through the water. Aiding them further in swimming, are their large, webbed, hand-like feet. These dragons' wings are very small, making them clumsy in the air, but giving less resistance in their native environment.
Water dragons are generally less social than the rest. Their clans rarely exceed twenty or thirty members, making them a very family oriented species.
The colors of water dragons vary between blues, greens, and purples. These dragons also can have some feathering among their scales, stronger than a birds feathers, though similar in touch.
Water dragons have the largest capacity for spell casting, allowing them to manipulate water at their own will, just as fire dragons can manipulate fire. Along with water spells, they have many spells that help them to hunt fish and other aquatic creatures, as they need to eat much more frequently than the fire dragons, having no methane-organ to constrict their stomach- unless they reside in deeper, cold waters.
A water dragons environment of choice are dry, underwater caverns, or small islands.
- Earth Dragons are easily the most intimidating of all the species. They're bulky, short little dragons, that pack a punch. They have the second largest spell capacity, allowing them to move large boulders with ease.
Their legs are closer to the ground, making them the only species of dragon that can comfortably run long distances. Earth dragon scales are extremely tough, though very loose, to allow heat to escape easily. The wings are extremely small, as they rarely use them.
Earth dragons are also a very social species. Though not nearly as much as the fires, they do have rather large clans, buried deep in the ground. They prefer rocky terrain, such as mountains, or large expanses of empty landscape, with loose dirt, such as grasslands.
Although large and intimidating, Earth dragons have a large appreciation for their planet, and are very spiritual beings; they write poems, songs, and riddles often. They are the most likely species to be found planting and growing flowers.
The colors of an earth dragon vary in shades of green, black, and brown.
- Ice Dragons are a sub-species of water dragons, and many believe them to be a cross between the fire and water species, although both clans deny to any blood-mixing. Their build is very similar to the fires; average to long necks, medium bodies, and medium scale strength.
They are also prone to having scale-feathering, to insulate them from the cold climates they live in, such as the poles. Ice dragons tend to navigate towards the very tips of the north and south pole, as they are very anti-social, mysterious creatures. Ice dragons only come in colors of pearly white.
This species has a tenandancy to be very aggressive, attacking and defending their territory with such ferocity that is unusual to the usually peaceful dragons. These dragons are very rarely seen, and at all costs, avoided. Very little is known about this species.