- This article is for the poem. You may be looking for the dragon species, Spectre Dragon.
The Spectre Dragon is a poem written to commemorate the discovery of the spectre dragon. It was written by Ellie the Kind for her previous mentor, The Great Nogard, who in fact discovered the dragon. Nogard liked it so much that he ended up using it in his book, The Book of Dragons, for the entry of the Spectre Dragon.
Once upon a dark night foggy, Nogard awoke, worn and groggy,
And looked about at scrolls and tomes of ancient dragon lore.
While he drifted, nearly sleeping, came a sound, the sound of creaking,
A sound as if some thing were sneaking, sneaking near his tower door.
"Tis some visitor", he mumbled, "creeping in the foggy moor-
Only this, and nothing more."
Gath'ring his courage (and his beard) Nogard stood to see what neared,
And looked out his tower window at the distant foggy moor.
Then a form came from the dark, ghostly pallored, eerily stark,
A shade which made Nogard remark, "What dread awaits me, in my park?"
He grabbed his cloak and staff and said, "There's only one way to be sure."
And then he walked upon the moor.
From the dark there came a grumble, a soft and low kind of rumble,
Nogard almost took a stumble, out in the foggy moor.
Nogard peered into the black, and what he saw took him aback,
A hungry Spectre Dragon pack, to which he sighed and threw a snack.
Nogard called out to the dragons as he walked back to the door,
"That's all you get, and nothing more!"