- These hybrid dragons come from the Far North and can only be bred near the end of the year. Centuries ago, the magical toymaker Sandakloz journeyed north to study these rare creatures. He never returned from his journey, but every year since, during the month when reindeer dragons can be bred, children wake up one day to find magical toys in boxes bearing the old mage's signature.
- —Nogard's description of the reindeer dragon in The Book of Dragons
Reindeer dragons attack with their powerful antlers, and can cause some pain (though not the kind of pain that causes damage) with the hollies on its tail.
When flying on dark and stormy winter nights their nose and holly berries can light up, helping them to see the way.
Reindeer dragons build temporary nests by digging into the snow. The nests are only used for one night. Nests used for eggs, however, are more elaborate and are used for a longer time.
Behavior and Personality
Reindeer dragons live in small flocks of about 8 or 9 dragons. The dragon with the brightest nose leads the flock.
Relationship to Wizards
Reindeer dragon flocks are relatively rare, but each flock travels a lot and thus has a high chance of meeting another flock. If another flock is met, dragons will breed with a dragon from the other flock of a different gender.
When a flock mates with another one, both flocks will settle down and build nests for the eggs out of evergreen twigs and needles. The eggs are cared for by the whole group.
When all the infants are strong enough, they will be evenly divided among the two flocks, and each flock will go its separate ways and continue traveling.
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