- First discovered in several inlets of the Shimmering Isles, garnet dragons were initially believed unsuitable for parks because of their abrasive attitudes. Fortunately, the witch Amalthea showed how to properly tame and care for these beautiful creatures. Ever since, wizards have found these dragons to be a blast! Garnet dragons, like all gemstone dragons, cannot breed.
- —Nogard's description of the garnet dragon in The Book of Dragons
The garnet dragon whips its tail to confuse the opponent, who will not know where to jump to dodge. When the opponent has the smallest chance of dodging, it will strike with its horns, inserting paralyzing venom. This venom shuts down the nervous system, making the victim stay alive, but unable to move. This way, the garnet dragon can escape without causing unneeded harm.
This dragon makes hissing sounds and venom drip from its horns to intimidate and scare away predators.
Despite having no connection to the Water element in its heritage, the garnet dragon is a good swimmer.
At first, the garnet dragon breathes out a flurry of small bubbles, to confuse its enemies. Once the enemies are distracted by the bubbles, the garnet dragon will release a blast of flames.
Garnet dragon' lungs are not well developed, and often they breath in too much nitrogen and not enough oxygen. Then, it must breathe quickly, and from far it looks as if it is catching an insect or small mammal. If this happens in battle, it brings the garnet dragon in huge danger. The underdeveloped lungs also bring another weakness: the dragon is tired relatively fast.
Garnet dragons can only be found in the Shimmering Isles.
Behavior and Personality
Relationship to Wizards
Garnet dragons are wild and see wizards as enemies. They will usually sting humans coming near them with their horns, temporarily paralyzing them. This is described as being very painful, so staying away is recommended. DDLA has ranked them as 3.
Garnet dragons were part of the first batch of Gemstone dragons discovered, this one found by a group of explorers in The Shimmering Isles. After attacking the leader and a couple of his allies, one of them was caught and given to Amalthea, a witch renowned for being able to tame any dragon.
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