- The first known Carnival dragon emerged from hibernation near the end of a particularly long and bitter winter. Spied from the ivory tower of the great wizard Orlon, its brilliant colors and high energy snapped him out of the gloom he'd been lost in, contemplating the nature of Wizardkind. In that instant, he cast off his Master's robes, throwing his rings and charms and gold to the crowds who gathered to cheer him as he danced after the dragon out of town. When he returned, the people hardly recognized the cheerful, boisterous, and much rounder wizard as the same gloomy Master Wizard they had known. It was said that the old Orlon had gone forever, and the new Orlon was full of life and joy -- using his powerful magic now only for the creation of world class food and drink. New Orlon's is the most popular place to celebrate to this very day!
- —Nogard's description of the carnival dragon in The Book of Dragons
Carnival dragons can produce jazz music. It can also produce sound waves so strong that they can deal physical damage.
Behavior and Personality
These are very cheerful dragons. You'll often find them outside the Grand City celebrating their namesake.
A group of carnival dragons is called a parade. When threatened, the parade will start squawking and cheering at the enemy, and puff up their feathers, until the threat goes away. The parade is made up of one or two dominate males, and many females and young, like a flock of ostriches.
Relationship to Wizards
When in a Park
How To Care For
During the mating season, males strut off their brilliant feathers in colorful displays, and playing jazz music in their voice boxes. The mating season coincides with Mardi Gras, which is how Orlon found his carnival dragon, Jazz.
From the moment they are born, these dragons are well equipped to party and celebrate.
Origin of Name