- In the stark lands of the North, dire winters have long been a bane to the natives. The wizard Marten Slowquill discovered that winter dragons, long thought to be shaggy variants of forest dragons, were in fact a distinct breed. What's more, they were found to grow out their voluminous coats just before the first snow fall, giving the people of the North a harbinger for when winter is coming.
- —Nogard's description of the winter dragon in The Book of Dragons
The winter dragon possesses a thick fur coat to keep it warm during the colder months.
Winter dragons breathe snow. It doesn't really harm the victim, but it can make the victim very, very cold. If they don't warm up within 2 hours, they may get frostbite.
Behavior and Personality
Winter dragons, generally, have no official grouping order and are thus classified as solitary. However, they enjoy hanging out with other winter dragons they find in the forest.
Relationship to Wizards
When tamed, winter dragons are loyal and helpful creatures. In the north, people keep them to predict when winter is coming, as these dragons' furngets thicker around that time. However, don't let their cute looks fool you, since they are fearsome hunters in the wild, to the point that the DDLA has ranked them as 4.
When in a park
How to care for
Nicholas Whitebell, an apprentice of the toy maker Sandakloz, was testing out his master's sleigh for his annual routine, when he bumped into a sleeping winter dragon. Wizards have long pondered the fact for why Seasonal dragons are always sleeping during their discovery. Anyway, Nicholas took home the winter dragon and began a bond with him. However, he thought it was just a shaggy variant of the Forest Dragon. The wizard Marten Slowquill later proved they were a distinct breed.
Origin of Name
These fluffy dragons were named after the season in which they were found in.