- The depths beyond the Rift can be dark. Luckily, the abyss dragon has developed a way of coping with this obstacle. It carries a magical light on its head, which helps it to see. Unfortunately, this has led to some incidents where explorers, attracted to the warm glow of this light, bump into the dragon!
- —Nogard's description of the abyss dragon in The Book of Dragons
The abyss dragon's form is long and narrow, though its neck is longer than the tail. Soft cyan-tipped red growths make up its beard, and they also cover the rip of its tail, its back, and the back of its head extending down half of its neck. Possibly for camouflage, its topside is navy blue while its underbelly is a bright turquoise. Previous color mentioned is also sported as a patch on both sides of the lower jaw. Its pronounced underbite exposes long, needlelike teeth, reaching just up to the bottom of its two popped-out eyes. It has two pairs of red fins with about 8 digits on each, with navy blue webbing in between them. Each individual web has a cyan spot on it. To navigate, the abyss dragon uses its most iconic feature: A magical cyan light that dangles in front of its face.
The abyss dragon's long, sharp teeth are used for snagging prey, which is attracted to the dragon's softly glowing light.
Because they live so deep underwater, abyss dragons have few predators. When deep sea explorers see this dragon's terrifying face looming out of the blackness, they usually flee in the other direction as fast as possible.
Originally adapted to the dark depths beyond the Rift, abyss dragons have since made their home in deep ocean trenches in the Crimson Sea, the Sea of Anayrahm, or the Sea of Slameg and some are even able to live in the Drag Marshes.
Abyss dragons spend their lives swimming about in deep ocean trenches, in the cold darkness far from the sun's rays.
Abyss dragons do not build nests. Instead, they lay eggs near oceanic volcanoes, where they are warmed.
Abyss dragons eat fish and whatever comes within range of their mouths, except for humans. They find humans distasteful, thankfully for us.
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Though most wizards searched the jungles and deserts for new dragons in the Scar of the World, the Psarimancer and famous explorer, Lophio Johnson, thought to explore the depths of the sea. While diving, he was lured by a light in the water, and was almost eaten by an abyss dragon.
Origin of Name
|Dark Element Dragons|
Fungus Dragon - Nightshade Dragon - Watch Dragon - Dungeon Dragon - Root Dragon - Cave Dragon - Ruin Dragon - Crypt Dragon - Spark Dragon - Wraith Dragon - Abyss Dragon - Ooze Dragon - Miasma Dragon - Howl Dragon - Promethium Dragon - Acid Dragon - Mirage Dragon - Shadow Dragon
|Water Element Dragons|
Swamp Dragon - Seaweed Dragon - Coral Dragon - Salamander Dragon - Mud Dragon - River Dragon - Ice Dragon - Iceberg Dragon - Plasma Dragon - Current Dragon - Fog Dragon - Rain Dragon - Rust Dragon - Quicksilver Dragon - Lotus Dragon - Shimmer Dragon - Abyss Dragon - Ooze Dragon