- When the ancients first happened upon a sleeping azurite dragon in the depths of the Gerias Mines, they mistook its brilliant blue hue for a magical aura thought to signify a rift in space-time. Spurred to action, the ancients quickly cast a freezing spell, hoping to stop the assumed rift from expanding---what a surprise for the azurite dragon! Fortunately, the freezing spell did little more to the dragon than deepen the azure shade of its scales. You might say it was pretty chill about the misunderstanding.
- —Nogard's description of the azurite dragon in The Book of Dragons
Behavior and Personality
Relationship to Wizards
Being cranky creatures, azurite dragons tend to ignore wizards mostly. They may become very angry over wizards disturbing them at times, but since they aren't adapted to fight or even inflict harm, it usually stays at some angry looks and an occasional roar of annoyance. DDLA still ranks them as 1.
When in a Park
How to care for
To prevent these dragons becoming angry, one must be sure they always like their habitat and one must listen to their complaints.
The azurite dragon was discovered by a group of the ancients. When they first saw the azurite dragon, they mistook it for a sign of an opening into the space-time continuum. Later, they realized it was not an opening sign, it was a dragon!
Origin of Name
The azurite dragon is the ancient ancestor of the Malachite Dragon. It is unknown why the dragon became bipedal, changed color and element, lost its wings and its tail developed, but it's for sure. It is likely that this is a case of natural selection since around the time malachite dragons thrived, the azurite species quickly went extinct, even before the Burcadian Civilization existed. Almost extinct, at least. The azurite dragon which received a freezing spell, and all its descendants, did not evolve, and all azurite dragons alive today are descendants of this one dragon. This may be because the freezing spell made it better adapted to the cold climate that arrived around the period of the malachite dragon's origin.