- The wizards and witches agree: the more bumps on the dragon, the better the harvest will be! Which is splendid news with the arrival of the gourd, as the harvest will yield a fabulous hoard!
- —Nogard's description of the gourd dragon in The Book of Dragons
The gourd dragon is heavy and jumps on its opponents to attack them.
The gourd dragon has a thick skin and it's blood stinks. So if it is attacked and if it's opponent can somehow cause it to bleed, the bleeding it will most likely scare away the opponent.
The gourd dragon can survive a long time without eating. They are known for being very well camouflaged and are able to change their skin color to red, orange, green and yellow.
The gourd dragon's breath takes the form of non-edible pumpkins with a stinky juice.
The gourd dragon moves slowly and dragons with no sense of smell are immune to the stinky juice of the pumpkins and it's blood defenses.
The gourd dragon is only glimpsed in the wild in the Forests of Schloss.
The gourd dragon has been glimpsed there hiding between the bushes.
Not much is known about how they build their nests, if they do so.
We never saw a gourd dragon eating in the wild, but we found berries with bite marks of them in the Forests of Schloss.
Behavior and Personality
The gourd dragon likely has a friendly personality, because those in parks only get angry when someone else acts mean to them. However, they can also be quite grumpy on some days.
The gourd dragon is very rare so it likely almost never meets others of its species.
Relationship to Wizards
No wizard ever met a gourd dragon in the wild. Those who were glimpsed didn't see the wizards.
When in a park
How to care for
It's better to keep them away in the Hibernation Cave on grumpy days.
Gourd dragons have no real preferences.
It is likely wild gourd dragons hybridize with other dragons or don't mate at all, as they may never meet another of their species during their lifetime.
The birth of a gourd dragon is almost impossible in the wild, as pepper and root dragons do not live in the same locations and two gourd dragons are very unlikely to meet each other. They are almost at the point of extinction.
An infant's life cycle is unknown.
We guess it doesn't differ that much from the adulthood.
As far as we know, adult gourd dragons wander around the forest in search of food and leave territory markings, except if those stinky juice trails we find from time to time are made accidentally.
This is mainly unknown, but we once found a gourd dragon body and scans turned out it was 200 years old.
The gourd dragon was discovered when The Great Nogard's apprentice Jim Eagle bred one in his parks. He went out to search them in the wild, but never found them. However, Hans Baum later found one playing in the garden of his crazy uncle, who again claimed that was a dragon he knew for years. However, Hans wasn't allowed to adopt the dragon.
Origin of Name
The gourd dragon gets its name for resembling the gourd fruit.
Gourd dragons have so much elemental magic that it can't use any of them likely because of the same reason that prevents faire dragons from using elemental magic. They are known to be able to use Cibumancy, though.