- Mistletoe dragons are a mischievous lot and the subject of many a myth. Some people believe they bring luck, some people believe they bring love, others still believe they can end conflict simply by being near. The only thing we know for certain is they love to take Tree Dragon treats when they aren't looking.
- —Nogard's description of the mistletoe dragon in The Book of Dragons
This dragon's elegance makes it one of the most sought-after dragons, especially in the holiday season. Its silky fur is pure white, but its horns, claws and wings are deep green. It has a long, graceful neck and a long, slender tail.
Mistletoe dragons prefer to talk, rather than fight, their way out of a tense situation.
Mistletoe dragons are toxic and terrible tasting. Their coloration helps to conceal them in the snowy forests in which they live.
Mistletoe dragons are highly intelligent, crafty, and supremely graceful. Their silken manners and cleverness make them excellent tricksters and manipulators. They move as smoothly as drifting snowflakes and fly gracefully and silently.
These slender, delicate dragons would do well to avoid an actual fight, for they are quite fragile.
Mistletoe dragons are found in northern forests such as the Forests of Farn, which experience long, icy winters and short, cool summers.
Mistletoe dragons are often found near their namesake plant, which they eat to produce their poison and which they can camouflage with. Unlike most dragons, they prefer the shelter of the trees rather than open spaces. They are one of the few dragons known to actually climb about in the trees.
Mistletoe dragons are rare, so they have not been observed much in the wild, but they seem to build nests up in the trees from woven twigs and sticks. These nests are lined with dry foliage on the inside to keep in warmth.
Mistletoe dragons do feed on mistletoe, but they also eat many other kinds of plants. They eat mostly nuts and seeds, but also feed on roots and bark. They don't eat leaves very much, possibly to avoid competition with resident forest dragons.
Behavior and Personality
Mistletoe dragons are sly, clever and crafty. They appear soft-spoken and genteel, but are most likely just manipulating you. Their silky voices can persuade almost anyone to give them what they want. Mistletoe dragons often hide themselves from humans traveling through their territory and follow them from a distance, observing. They steal from both humans and other dragons.
Mistletoe dragons avoid other dragons, even those of their own species.
Relationship to Wizards
Mistletoe dragons will sometimes be very secretive, at other times very talkative and friendly, but they should never be trusted.
Origin of Name
When mistletoe dragons were first discovered, they were thought to eat only mistletoe. They also look quite a lot like mistletoe themselves.