- Often found resting with their tails wound around trees, the orchid dragon is a beautiful sight. The master plant wizard Aidan of Koo Hill cataloged over 200 varieties of these dragons in his exploration of the tropical forests beyond the Scar of the World, and he only meant to bring back paintings. A pair of these lovely dragons followed him home, though, and have been flourishing in parks ever since.
- —Nogard's description of the orchid dragon in The Book of Dragons
Orchid dragons have very long tails which used as whips. They are prehensile as well, and using only their tails a group of three orchid dragons can pick up and carry two earth dragons.
Like all dragon that are part of the Air element, orchid dragons can fly effortlessly for hours without breaks.
Orchid dragon skin is very flammable, so it's really vulnerable to fire.
Over 200 different kinds of Orchid dragons exist. The most important ones are:
Generic Orchid Dragon
The one commonly kept in parks and by far the most common, the Generic Orchid Dragon has a purple color with blue and white outlines.
White Orchid Dragon
As the name implies, this variant is completely white, except for the face which has a yellowish tint.
Catasetum Orchid Dragon
This variant has orange tints rather than purple ones. Their numbers are increasing since the winters aren't as cold as they were in the past, making it easier for them to survive.
Cycnoches Orchid Dragon
This variant is completely yellow and has a thinner neck than most other variants.
Cymbidium Orchid Dragon
This variant is notably smaller than other members of the species. They also have a lighter, pinkish color.
Cockleshell Orchid Dragon
The weirdest of them all, the Cockleshell Orchid Dragon lacks the petal-like wings of other species and has tentacle-like arms instead. They somehow still manage to fly.
Ludisia Orchid Dragon
This variant usually has a green, leaf-like color. During mating season, they get white spots on their head and wings.
Orchid dragons are found in any natural areas, enjoying nature.
Relationship to Wizards
Orchid dragons only attack when provoked--but they will attack in huge groups when they are. DDLA has ranked them as 2.
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