- Mt. Mashe - known as the the Bleeding Mountain to locals - is home to many undiscovered wonders beyond it intimidating walls. A fluid like a dark, cold magma seeps from the mountain's crags and is collected by the sanguinite dragons that live in its caves. This fluid then hardens into solid 'bubbles' along the dragon's head and back. Deposits have been found in the caves that resemble the dragon's shape, leading the wizards to believe that it shares some sort of symbiotic life cycle with the mountain itself. We're stumped by the specifies, but luckily we've transplanted the effects to our crystalline habitats, allowing this strange and wonderful dragon to join your park!
- —Nogard's description of the sanguinite dragon in The Book of Dragons
The sanguinite dragon has a heavy tail and can headbutt fiercely. However, its fangs are not sharp enough to leave painful bites and the horns are turned in such a way that they are not useful for fighting.
The sanguinite dragon's sanguinite bubbles take most of the damage and pressure of most attacks. Even after, they have a skin of medium hardness.
The sanguinite dragon can use the cold liquid of Mount Mashe to make even more things than just bubbles on itself. It can use it to make weapons, such as swords, though these break very easily.
The sanguinite dragon breathes breath with a very cold temperature that eventually hardens if the target stands in it for too long, encasing it in stone that makes it unable to move.
The sanguinite dragon's bubbles can be broken easily with strong physical attacks. They also are very heavy and move slowly, and it requires a lot of energy to fly.
The sanguinite dragon lives only near Mount Mashe.
The sanguinite dragon settles mostly in the inside of the mountain, where few humans have been.
Sanguinite dragons build their nests out of hardened liquid. To make the roof, they collect liquid on the bubbles on their tail, hold it up, wait until it hardens, and pull their tail out of the roof.
The sanguinite dragon is a petrivore, and it eats hardened liquid (or sanguinite) and some other stones.
Behavior and Personality
The sanguinite dragon is a strange dragon. They are friendly, but their definition of "friendly" is way other than ours: to be friendly, they slam each other with their heavy tails and encase each other in stone to make them come out. When they don't like you, they will do to you what "friendly" is to us.
Sanguinite Dragons are overall common on the mountain. It is classified as "very rare" because the mountain is its only habitat. They live together as one large group.
Relationship to Wizards
Wizards usually avoid this dragon because of their strange interpretation of "friendly".
When in a park
The sanguinite dragon can only be kept in any of the four Crystalline Habitats.
How to care for
From time to time, you must use Magmamancy to recreate the liquid to make the dragons collect it to grow their trademark bubbles.
Most dragons say Omega Squashes taste like rocks. Well, this dragon likes eating rocks.
When a male falls in love with a female, it makes something beautiful out of hardened liquid. This can vary from a small diamond-shaped rock to a giant statue of the female. Sanguinite dragons have lifelong mates.
The egg is laid with the bottom in the liquid pool so when the hatchling hatches it immediately has some liquid on its tail. The horns are not made out of sanguinite so those do not require liquid.
The infant sanguinite dragon has much weaker muscles and thus does not collect new liquid as it would be unable to carry it. They are not raised by their parents but every adult dragon they meet help it with something.
An adolescent starts to collect more liquid. It no longer has to be helped out with everything. It can try to get a mate already, but not children.
A sanguinite dragon is considered adult at the age of 80. They are possibly among the most intelligent creatures in the Vale.
Some sanguinite dragons can become 300 years old, but the average life span is about 120.
The sanguinite dragon was known for a long time by the Bleeding Mountain Locals but they all thought the wizards already knew about it. However, they knew nothing about it until Lithomancer Edmund Norgay climbed on the mountain to study the rocks, and found these dragons.
Origin of Name
The stones formed by hardened liquid was called Sanguinite, as "sanguine" means "blood" in several languages, and the mountain is known as the "Bleeding Mountain". This stone later became the namesake of the dragons.