- Hailing from the far South, the arctic dragon is a rare sight in climates comfortable for wizards. The warrior-witch Hildegard Drakkenfjord is said to have walked across the Sea of Kizmar with two arctic dragons by her side, freezing the water beneath them as they went. This feat got her an epic poem written in her honor, but it's said her feet were never warm again.
- —Nogard's description of the Arctic dragon in The Book of Dragons
The arctic dragon has sharp teeth and claws and is as skilled in fight as a wolf.
The arctic dragon is hard to see in its snowy habitat and sneaks upon its enemy and only blows its cover when it's too late to run or hide.
The arctic dragon can survive in the coldest temperature existing and in pretty warm temperatures too.
The arctic dragon sets up snowstorms with its howl. In parks this effect is reduced to some snowflakes.
The arctic dragon has a thin skin and doesn't do to well in super-heated enviroments.
They prefer cold places with enough light to see providing shelter. Small open caves or snowy pits covered by plants are ideal.
The arctic dragon shares the cave or pit with the rest of its horde and uses this place as a nest and shelter.
Arctic dragons freeze water, then pick the giant ice lumps out of the sea, break them, separate the fish from the ice and swallow the fish.
Behavior and Personality
The arctic dragon often attacks everything it sees as dangerous. Contrary to the myths, they do not attack humans unless provoked.
Arctic dragons may be a rare sight, but when you see one it will most likely live in a horde with others of its species.
Relationship to Wizards
The arctic dragon normally flees when it sees humans, though some hordes are very curious and follow them, sneaky or not. Older arctic dragons may see humans as mere nuisances.
The arctic dragon mates with others in the horde.
Arctic dragons protect the eggs with the whole might of the horde.
Infant arctic dragons are fed and protected by the horde. It develops a bond with every other dragon in the horde but still especially with its parents.
An adolescent is trained in battle techniques and fishing by the elders of the horde. An adolescent usually masters these things the year before its adulthood.
Adult arctic dragon have to search a mate and must choose carefully because it may not mate with others after. It now has to hunt for all other infants and has to protect the horde.
An arctic dragon lives about 140 years.
Origin of Name
Hildegard named the arctic dragon after the fact that they live in (ant)arctic areas.
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