- Wizards often use firework spells to light up the sky for celebrations. One year, a young wizard named Vander Horck, determined to create the most magnificent firework display in history, decided to change the spell. Upon its casting, the spell burst high in the air with a bright red glare more splendid than anyone could have imagined. In response to the magnificent display, thousands of colorful firework dragons poured into the night sky and to this day are only seen during grand celebrations.
- —Nogard's description of the firework dragon in The Book of Dragons
The firework dragon's beautiful plumage is usually used for attracting mates, but it is also imbued with fire magic and can expel flames from its wings in distress.
Firework dragon will shoot their breath up in the sky to attract of firework dragons, like a wizard using a Signaling Spark Spell. They can change the colors depending on the situation. If it goes black, pity the poor creature that has chosen to attack a firework dragon.
Firework dragons can breathe red, blue and white sparks. These are commonly used as flares for other firework dragons. Wizards also take advantage of this rare ability at festivals and celebrations.
The firework dragon is the only dragon capable of producing its breath weapon as a baby.
Firework dragons reside in the western town of Forgellÿ, where there is a lot of festivals and annual celebrations.
Firework dragons feed on fireflies which they roast before swallowing them.
Behavior and Personality
Relationship to Wizards
Mating season for firework dragons always starts on the 4th day of July. Male firework dragons show off their bright plumage and breathe sparks, hoping to impress a female. It is unknown whether firework dragons mate for life or choose a new mate each season.
Vander Horck was a young engineer when the firework dragon was first sighted. Horck, who had quite a reputation for spectacle, was asked by a few wealthy pyromancers to create something truly fantastic for their celebration over the victory in the war. While the celebration was in process, Horck found a slight flaw in his mechanics. Before he could fix the problem, the fireworks were set off, and in the explosion, the faulty mechanics caused the creation of a new dragon... the firework dragon.
Origin of Name
Firework dragons are named from the sparks and bright plumage they have, and their magical creation.