- Often mistaken as the spirit of an ancient and benevolent dragon, the ghost dragon remains somewhat of a mystery. Reading the notes of the wizard Sam Hain, "The ghost dragon only shows up in the middle of the Fall, usually in conjunction with the bone dragon. My advice? Don't be afraid of no ghosts!"
- —Nogard's description of the ghost dragon in The Book of Dragons
The ghost dragon's bite is very painful. However, it is even more painful when it inserts its venom. The venom floods through the victim's body and leaves hellish pain, like if a creature with sharp spikes walks through your body. This lasts, depending on how much venom is used, from 2 hours to a whole year.
The ghost dragon is able to make itself invisible at will. It also is very flexible and can fit in small places or fly through thin tunnels to escape.
The ghost dragon is very flexible and flies fast, has perfect eyesight in the dark and can make itself invisible. It has no scent and makes almost no sound.
The ghost dragon breathes a gaseous version of its venom, in the shape of ghosts.
The ghost dragon cannot make itself invisible if its wounded, even if it's just a scratch not even caused by an enemy. They have very thin skin.
The ghost dragon prefers shade, but is not all picky about their habitat.
Rather than building nests, ghost dragons become invisible in their sleep.
Ghost dragons eat ectoplasm, the physical matter of the undead spirits.
Behavior and Personality
Ghost dragons are calm and will just let you hang around, but when you come too close to them or even touch them, they may fight back.
Ghost dragons can have a solitary life, or travel in large swarms.
Relationship to Wizards
Ghost dragons prefer to be left alone, so coming too close can earn you a venomous bite.
When in a park
How to care for
Ghost dragons mate when they are not seen aboveground.
All ghost dragons bring the eggs aboveground during autumn, and days before they leave again they hatch.
Infant ghost dragons do not have venom yet and are very playful. However, when you take the white skin thing off, they spread a specific scent attracting other ghost dragons, which will bite you WITH venom. You don't even have to take it off, even if the infant is playing and the skin falls off and you happen to be around, you're the dupe of the story.
Adolescents start to develop venom that is much less powerful, in fact, humans only feel a little pain and big animals, like Mashic elephants, don't feel anything at all. However, when you are attacked by multiple and get a lot of venom, it still hurts.
Adult ghost dragons have a lot of venom and recommended to leave alone. Really. You don't want one to bite you, that hurts.
Ghost dragons become up to 1500 years old, very old for non-Epic dragons.
Ghost dragons were discovered and described by Sam Hain. He sometimes saw strange creatures around bone dragons, though he was never able to study them because they always disappeared once he looked at them. One time, he saw one, looked away and approached it indirectly, then grabbed it. He found out that these dragons didn't disappear, they just become invisible. He jumped on the back and after a long rodeo (luckily without falling off) he was able to tame it and studied it a bit after.
Origin of Name
Ghost dragons are named after their ghost-like appearance.