- First discovered in the Drakar Forest, the amber dragon is one of the oldest specimens of dragonkind. The amber dragon's skin slowly hardens as the dragon ages, sometimes trapping remnants from the ancient world. This dragon cannot be breed at this time.
- —Nogard's description of the amber dragon in The Book of Dragons
The Amber dragon is various shades of orange. It has one pair of brownish-red horns too curled to be of much use. It has three toes on each of its four legs, along with two pairs of dewclaws on each foot. One pair of church-window turquoise wings sprout from its back.
The amber dragon's horns are very thick, and are useful when charging against predators.
The thick orange skin of the amber dragon prevent it from mild injury.
The tree sap that the amber dragon swallows is converted into gas in the dragon's stomach. Then, it can release an orange-hued cloud of haze.
Although extremely durable, the skin of the amber dragon can be broken beyond repair if hit hard enough.
Amber dragons prefer places where trees are rich in sap, which usually means forests.
The solidified sap in the amber dragon's stomach is usually regurgitated and sculpted to create a domed nest. When the amber dragon hibernates in its nest, the sap can sustain the dragon for centuries, millennia even.
It is still a mystery to dragonologists why amber dragons eat sap, but, it is seen that its chosen snack has many uses. It can both convert the sap in its stomach to solid and gas, using the solid sap, dubbed "amber", after the dragon, for nesting.
It also eats insects, which it stores in the solidified sap it collects.
Behavior and Personality
Amber dragons do not live in packs, but instead live similar to humans, with their closest family. When one of their family gets too old, or sick, they will encase their relative in solid sap.
Relationship to Wizards
Zelanzy, an aspiring poet, was searching the Drakar Forest, on the shores of Verulos, for inspiration for his next poem. So far he had found nothing but Direngra flowers. But, just as he was about to lose hope, he found a family of amber dragons in a dome of solidified sap. This happened long ago, when wizards did not yet exist.
Origin of Name
Zelanzy named the newfound creatures after the colour of their skin, amber, which also expanded to the term for solidified tree sap.
The eleventh month of the year started to be called No-Amber because it was when the dragon promptly disappeared in the wild. Over time, this began to be called November.