- Root dragons are quickly becoming known for their love of questing. Making these dragons available to park owners was originally difficult due to their disdain for being transplanted from their original habitat.
- —Nogard's description of the root dragon in The Book of Dragons
The root dragon uses its strong wooden horns to attack. Unfortunately for wizards, the horns are very dirty, and its near impossible to get root stains out of your robes without some serious water magic.
The root dragon has a thick skin and can flee by digging.
The root dragon's claws are very useful for digging in the ground.
The root dragon spits out hard stones it found during digging.
The root dragon is not very big and can be thrown around easily by some dragons.
The root dragon settles near big trees with big roots. Many root dragons like to live underground as well.
Root dragons dig holes between the roots of trees and make furniture out of dirt. Some don't dig one themselves but live in an abandoned nest of another root dragon. Before they sleep, they bury their tail in the dirt, which replenishes their strength.
Root dragons mainly eat the roots of older trees but have also been know to eat mangrove saplings and bamboo shoots as well. However, the root dragon always makes sure not to eat too many roots to prevent destruction of the trees the roots come from. When roots are in low supply, the root dragon will eat rocks and dirt.
Behavior and Personality
Root dragons act a bit mean but in a funny manner, and usually stop when the other creature doesn't like it anymore. They can be good and loyal friends.
The root dragon only shares its hole with its mate.
Relationship to Wizards
Root dragons annoy wizards until they don't like it anymore, like they do with any other creature.
When in a park
How to care for
To prevent them from digging in the floor of your habitat and possibly digging out of you island, the ground of the habitat must be hardened.
Root dragons usually mate with the dragon of the same species and the other gender that lives the closest to its hole.
The egg is buried in the male's nest, where the two adults live. The baby digs to the top themselves and then settles in the nest.
Infants are overly protected by the parents and not allowed to meet other dragons. They stay in the hole until they reach adolescence.
Adolescents can come out of the nest at night but stay in during the day.
The adult leaves the nest and makes one for itself elsewhere.
Root dragons are short lived and usually only hit the age of 20. They become adolescent at the age of 5 and adult at the age of 7.
Origin of Name
They were named after the fact they eat roots, live between roots and have root-like wooden formations on their body.
|Earth Element Dragons|
Tree Dragon - Moss Dragon - Lava Dragon - Obsidian Dragon - Glacier Dragon - Mountain Dragon - Quake Dragon - Crystal Dragon - Mud Dragon - River Dragon - Dodo Dragon - Sandstorm Dragon - Scoria Dragon - Iron Dragon - Sand Dragon - Glass Dragon - Root Dragon - Cave Dragon
|Dark Element Dragons|
Fungus Dragon - Nightshade Dragon - Watch Dragon - Dungeon Dragon - Root Dragon - Cave Dragon - Ruin Dragon - Crypt Dragon - Spark Dragon - Wraith Dragon - Abyss Dragon - Ooze Dragon - Miasma Dragon - Howl Dragon - Promethium Dragon - Acid Dragon - Mirage Dragon - Shadow Dragon