- Salamander dragons love to sleep in old logs. Sometimes when they snore, their breath catches the logs on fire. Luckily, their watery skin protects them and the bed of ashes is comfortable enough that their slumber is never disturbed.
- —Nogard's description of the salamander dragon in The Book of Dragons
The salamander dragon can breathe controlled fire. It can breathe just enough fire to defeat the opponent and harm the environment as little as possible. However, when they snore or sneeze, they often accidentally set fire to the environment, but they jump on the fire to stop it with its watery skin. They also have sharp claws and teeth.
The watery skin of the salamander dragon protects it from fire. The dragon's skin is also slimy, allowing it to escape even when firmly gripped. They are excellent swimmers.
Like many water hybrids, this dragon has both lungs and gills. They are among the best swimmers.
The salamander dragon has a controlled fire breath.
The salamander dragon is never disturbed in its sleep; so even when you fiercely damage it during its sleep, they will not wake up, giving opponents an easy chance. In dry places they usually die in a matter of time.
The salamander dragon can live in Fire habitats in parks, but in the wild, it does not like hot and dry places. It settles mostly near Lake Kes and Nes Lake, though some are spotted on islands in The Crimson Sea.
The salamander dragon prefers wet places with a lot of logs or stones to sleep on/in.
The salamander dragon hides itself between rocks or in hollow logs.
The salamander dragon is a carnivore and will eat about anything that crosses its path and is not too big to fit in its mouth. It prefers frogs, snakes, and salamanders. They sometimes eat insects and fish too. Some even eat hatchlings and eggs of other dragons.
Behavior and Personality
Salamander dragons are friendly to creatures bigger than themselves, but are also a bit afraid of very big creatures and will rather flee from those. They are especially afraid of adult Air elemental dragons.
The salamander dragon lives on islands and near lakes in big groups, however they do mostly not interact with each other.
Relationship to Wizards
Young humans are warned to stay away from these hungry beasts. However, grown up and big adult humans can count on safety.
When in a park
How to care for
They must be taught that eating other dragons and humans is not acceptable in their early youth in parks. If one is kept in a Fire Habitat, you must also continuously cast Hydromancy spells over it to make it stay hydrated.
Their favorite treat is Berry Bauble, of course.
The male attracts the female by a scent and with his looks. Some even sing.
This is one of the few dragons known to lay multiple eggs at the same time. The female carries all the eggs on her back.
The infant is protected by the parents all the time.
The adolescent is set free by the parents. Its menu is much more limited, considering it is much smaller.
The adult has a big menu and an almost undisturbed life.
Salamander dragons generally can become about 50 years old. The ones that grow older than 60 will almost surely become around 100 years old.
The salamander dragon was discovered by Hydromancy apprentice Herald Gripper. After the accident with the quicksilver hatchling in the Water habitat, the next time he built one he surely checked that what he picked up was a log. It was, but he invented the "Super-Fast Swimming" spell when a baby salamander dragon crawled out.
Origin of Name
The salamander dragon is named after its resemblance to the water salamander Triturus Cristatus.
|Water Element Dragons|
Swamp Dragon - Seaweed Dragon - Coral Dragon - Salamander Dragon - Mud Dragon - River Dragon - Ice Dragon - Iceberg Dragon - Plasma Dragon - Current Dragon - Fog Dragon - Rain Dragon - Rust Dragon - Quicksilver Dragon - Lotus Dragon - Shimmer Dragon - Abyss Dragon - Ooze Dragon
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Poison Dragon - Flower Dragon - Lava Dragon - Obsidian Dragon - Blue Fire Dragon - Frostfire Dragon - Scorch Dragon - Firefly Dragon - Salamander Dragon - Coral Dragon - Smoke Dragon - Blazing Dragon - Forge Dragon - Brass Dragon - Ember Dragon - Heat Dragon - Dungeon Dragon - Watch Dragon