- Whilst exploring the Gerias Mines, the enchantress Gigi Ode came across a spherical chamber completely covered in purple hued crystals. She quickly came to the realization that she was, in fact, surrounded by a plethora of amethyst dragons. This dragon cannot be breed at this time.
- —Nogard's description of the amethyst dragon in The Book of Dragons
The amethyst dragon is a small blue-gray dragon with a light brown belly. They have, compared to the rest of their body, very big amethyst crystals on their back. They have 2 legs and 2 wings.
Their teeth, claws, and spikes on their wings, tail and head are all made from amethyst, which is very sharp and hard.
Their sharp amethyst spikes also offer protection from predators.
Like all gemstone dragons, they build up power inside their body to be able to produce magic gems. If they have enough power in their body during battle, they can use this to produce a shield for themselves or even trap the enemy inside amethyst.
Amethyst dragons spit out small pieces of amethyst. This also requires power built up in their body, but much less.
Like most gemstone dragons, amethyst dragons are not too big in size.
Amethyst dragons like living in caves full of amethyst.
Amethyst dragons cover themselves in amethyst as a temporary nest.
Like most gemstone dragons, amethyst dragons are petrivores, meaning they survive on eating rocks. They often eat small quartz clusters. Amethyst dragons also like to eat insects if they can get them. However, insects are hard to find in the caves that amethyst dragons live in naturally, so rocks are their main diet.
Behavior and Personality
Amethyst dragons like to roll themselves up while they attach themselves to walls. Then, they surprise any creature passing by by revealing themselves. However, they know who is friend and foe, and will never do this when dangerous or aggressive creatures pass by.
Amethyst dragons live in groups of about two dozen, called "plethoras".
Relationship to Wizards
Amethyst dragons like to surprise wizards the same way they do to all non-dangerous creatures. This way Gigi Ode discovered them.
When in a park
How to care for
They like Pumpermelons a lot!
Male amethyst dragons search for females which have beautiful crystals on their back. They then show off their own crystals, after which the female decides to become mates or not.
Both parents care for the egg until it is hatched. After it does so, it will join the group and every dragon in the group will care for it as if it was its own child.
The babies in the group will be brought food by the older dragons. They like to play with other baby amethyst dragons. It is important that the babies eat a lot of quartz so they can grow their spikes.
Juvenile amethyst dragons will mainly bring food to the babies and sometimes search food themselves. The juveniles must share all the food they find with the whole group. Juvenile dragons will sometimes play with the babies too.
As an adult, an amethyst dragon must decide whether to still live in the group, start a solitary life, or join another plethora (or start up a new one with other adults.) The second choice is chosen the least of the time. In a plethora, the adults will mainly search food, care for the babies, and defend the group if necessary.
Gigi Ode wasn't in The Shimmering Isles to study dragons, as you would expect, but rocks! She and her geode dragon, Bumpy, were searching for a rare mineral only found there, but instead found a spherical chamber containing a dozen purple crystals... connected to a dozen purple dragons!
Origin of Name
Amethyst dragons were named for the crystals protruding from the back.
Amethyst dragons have, like all other gemstone dragons and crystalline dragons, the magic power to produce gems. However, if placed in parks, this magic has some side effects. This side effects include: Not being able to breed themselves, generating gems goes much slower, any gem produced will be a Magic Gem instead of an amethyst, and they are only comfortable in certain types of habitat.