- The quicksand dragon is so named for its love of speed-burrowing into sandpits. In fact, its biology is specifically suited to the task of burrowing-just look at those chin spikes! There's no better way to speed-shovel sand than with a perfect set of scooping spikes. We should know; we tested the theory extensively.
- —Nogard's description of the quicksand dragon in The Book of Dragons
Though the spikes aren't the perfect biological defense, it still does a pretty good job of protecting the quicksand dragon.
The quicksand dragons' sharp claws are perfect for digging in not just in sand but in almost any kind of terrain.
Its way of hunting is simple, but extremely effective: it digs a hole and just waits for anything to fall in.
Behavior and Personality
Relationship to Wizards
Quicksand dragons are dangerous to wizards. If one falls into a quicksand dragon's pit, they will be treated like prey and likely eaten. The person who discovered them had luck that the dragon wasn't hungry (though his body scent could have helped too). DDLA has ranked them as 4.
When in a park
How to care for
If you seem to have lost you quicksand dragon in it's habitat, check the habitat with an elevation spell first to see if there is a hole that you some missed. In not, try that spell on every sand area within the island as dragons incapable of being transported by normal magic portals.
This dragon was discovered by dragophobian Becker Ploop. Normally he doesn't care about dragons, but that's hard when you fall into a pit trap of them. Luckily, the dragon wasn't hungry and carried Becker out. He named the dragon and then ran away as quickly as he could.
Origin of Name
This dragon is not named after quicksand. Not very creative explorer Becker Ploop named this dragon because the sand flew away so quickly when the dragon burrowed. Others said quicksand is actually an existing word. But same story as the Line River, he wouldn't listen.
This dragon is known for long, but only recently became available in parks. After each dragon is discovered, research is put on it, and then a Genomancy spell is casted to make this dragon breedable in parks. Each dragon has a unique spell for this. The problem is, for some reason the quicksand dragon had a very complex spell, and nobody was able to find it for some reason. Turns out that all this time, they mistook "Genomancy" for "Geomancy" and geomancers were sent to research it! No wonder they found nothing. Strange it only happened with this dragon...?
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