- Torn from our world long ago, Dark Dragons have returned to herald true balance to magic. Due to their lack of excellent eyesight they often get very close to... everything. Their fierce loyalty and companionship have made them quick favorites of many members of the wizarding community.
- —Nogard’s description of the dark dragon in The Book of Dragons.
The wings, claws, and tails of the dark dragon are known for being incredibly venomous, and can leave a victim in pain for a week. However, this dragon is more poisonous as a baby, as it cannot control its venom. The dragon can use its black skin to hide in the caves of its habitat and wait to strike its victim. No one would ever want to come close to this dragon because of its brute strength.
This dragon hides in darkness and shadows, and is almost impossible to find when standing still. However, dark dragons prefer to attack rather than defend, but defense becomes less effective once the reach their elder stage.
Dark dragons are totally blind but have an amazing sense of smell, twice as keen as that of a bloodhound. This gives them the ability to smell emotions and thus exploit your darkest fears and deepest desires.
The dark dragon breathes a type of Umbramancy that was formerly described as "evil dark magic". When you see the effects, it will not surprise you as to why people thought that for the longest time.
When in open daylight, the dark dragon is stricken with terrible pain. They must be returned to darkness as soon as possible. It has the most severe pain out of all dragons of the dark element. Also, when they reach their elder stage these dragon lose its ability to hide in faint shadows due to the new vibrant color they are now sporting.
Behavior and Personality
Dark dragons are misunderstood. They are not evil and merciless, except the very dangerous ones and when hunting. At other moments, they can be very friendly.
Though they are common dragons and may live close to each other, dark dragons live a solitary life. Sometimes they will help someone else when hunting, though. When a dark dragon gets a mate, it will stay with the mate for the rest of it's natural life.
Relationship to Wizards
- "What do you mean, intimidating? Dagor is just adorable."
- —Hartfell when many said his dark dragon looked intimidating
Due to stereotypes about dark dragons, they're not very popular among wizards. However, wizards who see past the stereotypes try to fight against it and are very fond of this species and it's element.
Quite the opposite of the light dragon, the dark dragon can not survive if not exposed to too much darkness. They seem to like caves, mines, and the underside of wizards' beds.
Not many dragons are able to see a completely black dragon in dark places, so nests or shelter are not really required, but it will build a nest of black rocks upon reaching it elder stage.
A dark dragon kills its prey with poison. It eats large animals, sometimes even other dragons.
When in a park
A dark dragon can be bought with 3,000,000 DragonCash. They can also be bred with two other dark dragons, a dark dragon and a light lift/dark rift dragon, and a dark dragon or a light dragon and a mirage dragon or a shadow dragon.
How to care for
One must be sure to feed dark dragons enough otherwise they may attack your other dragons when in extreme hunger. You also need to stop the joking kids shining lights at your dark dragons with lamps to prevent them turning aggressive against your visitors.
Dark Dragons get attracted by each other's smell. They can become mates in their adolescence, but only get children in their adulthood.
The egg is hidden in a very dark place, and covered with rocks. The venom of the baby during hatching is so strong it will just burn through the rocks, letting the baby escape. The venom will become less stronger then.
Dark dragons usually keep a safe distance from an infant, as infants cannot control their venom and may accidentally poison their parents. An infant hunts for itself, or may act like a petrivore during its infancy, eating rocks.
The adolescent is able to control its venom and can start living closer to its parents. The parents hunt for the adolescent, though the adolescent may also hunt for itself.
An adult dark dragon usually leaves its parents. It comes back to say hello from time to time, until it finds a mate. With a mate, it may still do so, but much less.
A dark dragon usually becomes about 600 years old.
Dark dragons are attuned to dark magic, which is the most feared form of magic. Dark magic includes the ability to cast shadows, some forms of stealth magic, and necromancy. A wizard bonded to a dark dragon will practice primarily these forms of magic. There have been report of dark dragons using and practicing venomancy, which would make sense seeing how poisonous the dragon is.
Notable Dark Dragons
|Dark Element Dragons|
Fungus Dragon - Nightshade Dragon - Watch Dragon - Dungeon Dragon - Root Dragon - Cave Dragon - Ruin Dragon - Crypt Dragon - Spark Dragon - Wraith Dragon - Abyss Dragon - Ooze Dragon - Miasma Dragon - Howl Dragon - Promethium Dragon - Acid Dragon - Mirage Dragon - Shadow Dragon
|Plant Dragon - Fire Dragon - Earth Dragon - Cold Dragon - Lightning Dragon - Water Dragon - Air Dragon - Metal Dragon - Light Dragon - Dark Dragon|