- The strange expression all ash dragons have was caused by a loud magical boomstick going off near one of their ancestors. It's said the BOOM! was so loud it echoed through time and affected ash dragons throughout the generations. That seems almost as unlikely as the dead rising from their graves!
- —Nogard's description of the ash dragon in The Book of Dragons
The ash dragon's skin is sooty black with pale ash gray on the underbelly and wing membranes. Its eyes bulge out in opposite directions.
Ash dragons attack ferociously with their sharp claws and hooked beaks. They are a bit cowardly though, and easy to scare away. Their tails are whip like, but mainly used by the dominant dragons in a pack to keep the subordinates in order.
Ash dragons have excellent eyesight, and a great sense of smell. Though they appear awkward in flight, they actually are very fast and powerful, due to their lightning ancestry.
Ash dragons breathe a stream of electricity powerful enough to knock a wizard unconscious.
Ash dragons are too curious and will often eat anything, leading to them being easily poisoned whether on accident or on purpose.
Ash dragons will eat basically anything. They will try to hunt anything that moves, and eat just about any plant. They often eat things as tough as cacti and tree bark. They also try to eat any object they can't identify; once its been through their digestive system, they usually have a very good idea of what it is and where it came from.
Behavior and Personality
Ash dragons are often amiable, but easily provoked. They will fight at the drop of a hat and if startled they can lash out suddenly with their talons.
Ash dragons hunt in packs. These packs are often disorderly and there is a lot of fighting and squabbling between the members.
Relationship to Wizards
When most wizards encounter an ash dragon in the wild, they will usually run away due to its unusual look. However, if given the chance, ash dragons can be quite friendly to humans.
When the ash dragon was first discovered, it was thought to be a plant dragon that had encountered a fire dragon, but it was soon realized that the ash dragon was a unique species. No one knows who exactly discovered it, and its origins are murky, leading to several apocryphal stories about the origin of its characteristic look.
Origin of Name
|Lightning Element Dragons|
Cactus Dragon - Ash Dragon - Firefly Dragon - Scorch Dragon - Quake Dragon - Crystal Dragon - Storm Dragon - Hail Dragon - Plasma Dragon - Current Dragon - Sonic Dragon - Thunder Dragon - Magnetic Dragon - Copper Dragon - Flash Dragon - Gamma Dragon - Spark Dragon - Wraith Dragon
|Plant Element Dragons|
Poison Dragon - Flower Dragon - Tree Dragon - Moss Dragon - Evergreen Dragon - Lichen Dragon - Cactus Dragon - Ash Dragon - Swamp Dragon - Seaweed Dragon - Pollen Dragon - Willow Dragon - Ironwood Dragon - Malachite Dragon - Meadow Dragon - Luminous Dragon - Fungus Dragon - Nightshade Dragon