- When you think of dragons, the fierce fire dragon is probably at the forefront of your thoughts. It is true that these beasts get cranky when they are cold. All you have to do is keep them warm and they become as harmless as the ground beneath their feet! Never mind that their feet are typically found above active volcanoes.
- —Nogard's description of the fire dragon in The Book of Dragons
Fire dragons are bright, flashy red or red-orange. Fire dragons are bipedal and have two huge bat-like wings and two short arms. Though the hands of a fire dragon do not have opposable thumbs they can hold things well enough with their claws. Fire dragon hide is scaly and very tough, and was used by the barbarians as armor. Fire dragons have razor-sharp teeth and powerful jaws. The teeth and claws often exceed four inches in length and are sharper than needles. Young ones often have devilish expressions; infant dragons, it is said, wear expressions that are downright malevolent, though they certainly look cute enough on the outside.
This subspecies is by far the most common, accounting for over 90% of the entire fire dragon population. They are usually at temperatures of about 750°C, and inhabit volcanic regions such as Garita and Wrothmoore.
These dragons are much rarer, and you would have to delve deep under the earth to find one of these. The heat here is so extreme (at around 6000°C) that core fire dragons have completely black scales.
The fire dragon's tail has the ability to burn and cause things to catch fire.
The fire dragon's skin is immune to all burns, leading to it being able to handle extremely hot climates. This dragon can fly with agility to dodge any flying objects. Fire dragons are so durable they can literally wade through lava. They also have excellent eyesight.
Fire dragons are strong fliers and can carry heavy loads in flight. Because of this, they make a good choice for a riding dragon, if you can get one to listen to you.
At the back of a fire dragon's throat, there is a gland of phosphorus which, when mixed with saliva, creates a plume of fire. This can ward off enemies and act as a signal flare to other fire dragons.
Fire Dragons are adapted to fight against natural predators, but going up against a dragon species it never fought before may make this dragon lose.
Fire dragons will always be found near a source of warmth. In its natural habitat, this means fires and lava flows, in a wizard's home, they will stay near the fireplace.
Fire dragons usually don't build permanent homes, instead, they make nests from lava rocks and scree in the open. Fire dragons must often move when their nests are swallowed by lava flows. They prefer areas with a clear view of the surroundings that are hard to access.
Fire dragons are carnivores and cook their food before eating it. They will attack and eat any creature, but prefer large mammals. They must often travel far to find food, and thus are able to fly carrying heavy loads for miles.
Fire dragons are known to love spicy food and plants.
Fire dragons are aggressive and audacious, and notoriously hard to teach. They can be pyromaniacs; one of their favorite games is "Let's see what happens when we set THIS on fire."
Fire dragons live and hunt in small packs, led by the strongest and oldest dragon. Packs will often wage war against one another. Packs are usually family groups, but fire dragons are known to adopt outsiders into the pack. A fire dragon may be cast out of his pack and become a loner. A lone fire dragon will either join a new pack, or be driven from his homeland or killed.
Relationship to wizards
Fire dragons are usually hostile to humans and like to play "Let's see what happens when we set THIS on fire" with their clothes.
When in a Park
How to care for
One must be sure that Fire Dragons never have cold, even not in the winter, otherwise they become hostile. If placed in a habitat along with dragons it does not get along with (for example in an Omnitat along with a Cold Dragon) there always must be someone looking for them so they don't start to fight.
Fire Dragons like the spicy taste of Sarjin Peppers.
Fire dragon eggs are set in small pools of lava to incubate, so as to adapt to the extreme heat before they are born. The eggs are ferociously guarded, so most purchasable are from dragons raised in the Wizarding world instead of in the wild.
Associated with pyromancy, or fire magic, the fire dragon is used to warm up its owners and guests, and start fires when needed. Sadly, when this magic is used by evil wizards, disastrous outcomes have occured.
Notable Fire Dragons
Wizards Associated with the Fire Dragon
|Fire Element Dragons|
Poison Dragon - Flower Dragon - Lava Dragon - Obsidian Dragon - Blue Fire Dragon - Frostfire Dragon - Scorch Dragon - Firefly Dragon - Salamander Dragon - Coral Dragon - Smoke Dragon - Blazing Dragon - Forge Dragon - Brass Dragon - Ember Dragon - Heat Dragon - Dungeon Dragon - Watch Dragon
|Plant Dragon - Fire Dragon - Earth Dragon - Cold Dragon - Lightning Dragon - Water Dragon - Air Dragon - Metal Dragon - Light Dragon - Dark Dragon|