- Triple, triple wings a-ripple, breaths a-blast and tails a-wriggle,
three as one, a woven pack, each believed to have a knack:
one for spinning, one for spanning,
one for chomping--fateful planning!
- —Nogard's description of the Fates Dragon in The Book of Dragons
There are three bodies of the fates dragon, which makes some people classify them as separate dragons. The first body, the Clothian body, inherits the brain, and controls the thoughts and logic of the three. The second one, or Lachesian body, controls the magic of the fates dragon. They have no access to magic without the Lachesian body. The third one, the Atropian body, has a stomach, and can eat.
The Atropian body of the fates dragon has a lot of bite power. The Clothian body can also make thread, which the Lachesian body then can expand to wrap around the opponent.
The fates dragon can hide itself very well in the dark. They may be blind, but can sense, smell and hear the absence of other beings.
The fates dragon is among the wisest of all dragons. They have a lot of control over magic and are long-lived. A magic keeps the three bodies together.
The fates dragon can use its breath to immediately kill a being. However, this takes a lot of energy and is harmful to the dragon too, so they will never use it unless necessary. They also have a second breath weapon, which actually isn't a weapon, but a beautiful display of magic which doesn't even require much magic and is completely harmless. This breath is displayed by the dragons in parks.
When one body dies, the other two will die too. When the Clothian body dies, the other two die immediately, because they have no brain to control them anymore. When the Lachesian body dies, they have no access to magic anymore, so the bodies aren't magically bonded anymore. The Atropian body can still eat, but the Clothian isn't nourished anymore, so starves. When the Clothian dies and can't produce food anymore, the Atropian eventually dies too. When the Atropian body dies, the other two will die in about a week later of starvation.
Fates dragons like dark and eerie locations, which provides more mysticism and thus, more magic. Asphodel handled this well.
The fates dragon does not build nests, and wanders around at night. During the day, they usually hide in the shade.
The Clothian body produces thread, which the Lachesian body then expands, until the Atropian body then eats it. When the Atropian body feeds, this nourishes the other two bodies as well.
Behavior and Personality
Fates dragons are especially shy, and will usually back away from conversation. Their magic is prominent in nearly every issue they get involved in.
Fates dragons are very much solitary, or as solitary as you can get when you're stuck with two other bodies. They come across other fates dragons often, as they all live in the same basic area, but do not work together.
Relationship to Wizards
Wizards find the magic of the fates dragon as great as that of a legendary dragon. They have started to seek the fates dragon for knowledge of the future, but the fates dragon isn't always a reputable source unlike the portent dragon. However the prophecies of a fates dragon are generally more powerful than those of a portents'.
When in a park
How to care for
They do not require much care. A little mist in their habitat may improve their abilities.
These dragons prefer stinky food, like Blushrooms, but they HATE the taste of those (like almost all dragons...). So, it's better to give them Berry Bauble enchanted with magic so they stink as much like Blushrooms but taste like Berry Bauble.
Fates dragons reproduce themselves asexually, and make eggs out of thread which they then enchant instead of mating.
The infant only cares about producing and eating food.
The adolescent travels over the mountain to learn from the adults and elders.
Fates dragons become adult at the age of 500. These creatures are calm and only care about eating and staying alive and make an egg once every 75 years until they reach the age of 900.
Fates dragons usually last about a millennium. If one body dies, the other two will usually die as well, because of the importance of each body.
Fates dragons disappeared in the Destruction of Divinity, along with the five Divine Dragons. Instead of being sent to Tartarus with the other five dragons, the fates dragons hid in Asphodel, beneath Mount Oly. When the Vellum of Visions released the Divine Dragons, the fates dragons returned to the mortal world once again.
Origin of Name
The fates dragons were believed to control destiny and fate by the Olymen. Wizards decided to take this into account when naming the dragon.
Their magic is controlled by the Lachesian body. It mainly affects Theomancy, but it has a surprising amount of control over Mælstromancy. In Asphodel they learned to use Origimancy, but since they came back only a few still know how to use it.
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