- The crystal dragon hoards shiny things. So as long as you don't look too greedy around it, this dragon will be quite content to let you hang around.
- —Nogard's description of the crystal dragon in The Book of Dragons
The crystal dragon is a large purple dragon with wings, spikes and teeth made of unknown crystals. These crystals were first thought to be quartz, but it seemed quartz was much harder and contained silicon, which was not the case with this dragon's crystals. People have begun to use the term "dragon crystals" specifically for the crystal dragon. These crystals seem to have magical properties and do not form naturally, as they contain organic material.
While not too hard, the crystal dragon's crystals are very sharp and painful.
The crystal dragon intimidates its opponents by staring. If that doesn't work, it will rely on "offence is the best defence".
Crystal dragons like shiny things and will use these as weapons. Be careful if you see one hoarding a golden sword.
Crystal dragons produce electricity.
They prefer living in places full of crystals and shiny things. It will sometimes share a nest with Metal Dragons if light falls on their body, because they then appear to shine.
It doesn't really build nests, but it creates beds out of its shiny collection.
Crystal dragons eat non-shiny rocks. It regards eating shiny things as eating money is to us.
Behavior and Personality
The crystal dragon does not really care about anything that isn't shiny.
Crystal dragons like to hang around with each other so they can look at each other's shiny crystals. Overall, it lives a solitary life as long as it doesn't have a mate. Sometimes, this dragon will befriend Gemstone, Crystalline, or Geode dragons, due to their shininess.
Relationship to Wizards
Crystal dragons will not care about wizards except if they carry shiny things with them. Or are shiny themselves, which hasn't happened many times.
Crystal dragons search other crystal dragons of a different dragons and then choose the one which is the most shiny.
When the egg hatches, the baby will instantly pick a small crystal from each of the parents and place them on its own back.
Baby crystal dragons will play with their parents' collection. They eat, stay with their parents and sleep, and do not much other things.
At this point, the dragon will start its own shiny collection to play with.
At the moment it becomes adult, it will stay with its parents until they die. It will then pick up their shiny collection and start wandering around, looking for a mate.
Crystal dragons have a similar lifespan to humans, about 70 to 100 years.
The crystal dragon was one of the first dragons discovered by The Great Nogard and was instantly recognized as a dragon after it was confirmed that it wasn't a purple rock covered in crystals.
Origin of Name
It is named after the crystals on its back.
|Earth Element Dragons|
Tree Dragon - Moss Dragon - Lava Dragon - Obsidian Dragon - Glacier Dragon - Mountain Dragon - Quake Dragon - Crystal Dragon - Mud Dragon - River Dragon - Dodo Dragon - Sandstorm Dragon - Scoria Dragon - Iron Dragon - Sand Dragon - Glass Dragon - Root Dragon - Cave Dragon
|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