Tainted Dragon Breeds
Size: When mature abyssal's measure 90ft from nose to tail tip and are 30ft tall. However Abyssal's grow continuously throughout their lifespan so a tiny foot-long hatchling could, if left alone with plenty of food, grow to mountainous proportions.
Appearance: Abyssal dragons are bleached a corpse-like white from living in the depths, they have long thick bodies that are ribbed and wormlike. Their skin is thick and rubbery, and oozes a poisonous slime that makes them virtually impossible to hold. Beneath their skin, muscles bulge obscenely, mostly on the upper arms and meaty haunches. The muscles quickly dwindle to nothing on their limbs however, leaving the fore arms are thin and spindly. The fingers are long and webbed with not much maneuverability and little to no strength. Their hind legs are stubby and short with little grasping toes and thin, sharp little claws equipped with some irritating, mildly paralytic toxin. An Abyssal dragon's wings are similar to its front legs in their flimsiness, and are only used for sensing disturbances in the water and corrections to steering.
One of the few things the Abyssal retains from the water dragon are the thin, webbed spines that travel from the nape to the base of the tail. The webbing between is ripped and holey, eaten away by planktonic life. Abyssal's tails are of great length, at least the same length of the body. They begin thick at the base and thin until the very tip of the tail, which ends in a bio-luminescent lure. The Abyssal dragon has a total of three lures, one on the tail-tip, one on the end of the tongue, and another attached to a tentacle on top of the skull. Tail and head lure can change color from green to yellow to blue, the tongue lure remains a bright red.
Abyssal dragon are all hatched with a dark purple crystal imbedded between the clavicle. The crystal is very fragile and thus is crushed by the extreme water pressure soon after it develops. By and by the most bizarre and eye-catching of the Abyssal dragon's features is its jaws. Split four ways and each lined with a mouthful of long, needle-like teeth, it has intense grasping power and once prey is ensnared, escape is highly unlikely. Each tooth also contains a small amount of poison that causes painful inflammation. The Jaws normally only open halfway and can extend double their length again down the throat, in a gulper eel-type fashion, to swallow larger or more cumbersome prey. The Abyssal dragon has eight, small red eyes (bead-like) that are aligned two to each jaw. They can only see small amount of heat and are completely blind above water. The bright light they emit also serves to attract prey.
Elemental Abilities: They can also excrete a sweet, intoxicating odor that attracts and soothes prey, which they then stun with a pulse of electricity and devour. The strength of the pulse depends on size of dragon. Their body is entirely coated with a poisonous layer of slime that they can control the toxicity of. The poison coating their body is the only one of their poisons that will kill fairly quickly. Abyssal dragons can only use their breath weapon when on land. They can spit highly concentrated digestive juices in thin but powerful jets over long distances, and with great accuracy.
Unique: Abyssal dragons can survive and move about on land, their soggy skin drying out to a sandpaper like quality and limbs strengthening to allow them to waddle awkwardly across the ground. However, it is night and day different when an Abyssal is in its element. In the lightless and crushing depths where there is no sound or heat, the Abyssal dragon is an invisible demon, reigning supreme over the depths. In addition to the mind-numbing size they can grow too, every part of them is built to move through the waters in complete silence and their frail bodies can detect the slightest undulation in the water and hone in on it undetected.
Abyssal dragons can live at depths anywhere between 5,000 to 18000 ft, though adults are most competent and efficient and the lower depths. Abyssals are highly carnivorous and eat constantly, they will tackle anything that they can fit their monstrous jaws around. They younger Abyssals are more commonly scavengers.
Abyssal dragons are always female. If a male Abyssal is conceived, the embryo combines with a female embryo and the resulting female hatches pregnant. Pregnancy is extremely short and makes Abyssals appear grotesquely engorged. Abyssals are some of the least intelligent of dragon breeds, driven by a voracious hunger that hounds them unceasingly, they are left with very little time for intelligent thought. Other dragons seem to bring out the best in them however, provoking a keen, calculating intellect that is usually drowned in the murky depths of instinct.
Abyssal eggs are a rich orange and transparent, the hatchling easily visible inside. They are soft and jelly-like, perfectly spherical and fragile. Mothers lay large clutches, commonly between 18-20 eggs. The reproduction rates for Abyssals are very high but numbers are thankfully kept in check by the small portion of eggs that don't hatch and the various marine predators that prey on the helpless hatchlings.
Size: 100-150 feet long, 50-75 ft tall
Appearance: Big, bulky, and having an extra set of front legs, actual legs, not arms. They are stocky, with deep chests to hold the bags of lava within their bodies. Their wings are huge to carry their large bodies, which are covered in jagged black tipped scales. Their colors range from all colors associated with lava/fire and normally have brighter colors around their throats. Their jaws are odd though, having 2 extra bottom jaws that come from the side of their mouths, creating a star like shape. Their horns are twisted and curved, kind of like a moose's, their spines have fused and combined to a jagged ridge on their neck, back, and joints. Another oddity is that they can have any number of extra eyes on their head or neck, including their tongues.
Elemental Abilities: They always have heightened powers of the dragon they spawned from, so a lava would be more like a super lava, being bigger, stronger, and more able to spew lava. The same goes for fire and earth, but is dependant on their powers, a fire would simply have enhanced fire wielding abilities and an earth would be able to spew strong molten rocks.
The actual mutation differs their powers, all Bulkheads have super heated liquid magma/diamond held in sacks within their deep chests, and this is far hotter than any lava dragon could hope to get their lava. When this is spewed from their mouth itís hot enough to melt flesh from bone, and then melt the bone to. Sometimes instead of magma, this is liquid diamond inside of their bodies, and when either molten substance hardens it is very hard to break or get free from. There have been some cases where elder Bulkheads could raise this substance from deep underground as well.
They can mistify these molten liquid to make a fog that is insanely hot and really not good to breath in, for it is made up of very small pieces of molten rock, and that + lungs = bad. Only skilled Bulkheads can pull this off though.
Unique: Bulkhead dragons are mutated from either Lava, Fire or Earth dragons. Often these dragons are very aggressive and short tempered.
Size: Males can range from 55ft to a huge 165ft in length, females can range from 40ft to 115ft in length. The size of the dragon depends on the parentage.
Coloring: All disruption dragons are born black in color; but this changes slightly as they mature and grown in size. As they grow they become more highlighted or hued with deep purples and blues, or reds and greens. The wing membranes and spines are flecked with either silver or gold depending on the gender. Males are flecked with gold and females with silver. The dragons second, smaller pair of wings tends to be lighter in color than their main or first pair. Also the flecks of color on their horns tends to be more jagged and striated than on the wings.
Appearance: These dragons are very sturdy, bulky, heavy-set and thick boned. On their faces they possess no eyes and the scales are smooth along it. They also have multiple horns in rows alongside their heads. Sharp and long fangs glisten in their mouths. To add to their powerful, stocky build these dragons has a set of large, thick plates which run down their back as well as their chest. Disruption dragons also rows of thorns run down from the elbow to halfway down the forearm. The talon on the front of their wings is very sharp and splinter like and their tails end a branched row of spikes that look similar to a trident. These dragons are born with double wings, the leading being the larger of the two and the membrane on both thick. The part of their body that is not covered by the heavy plated scales these dragons instead have tiny holes and smaller scales that they can lift and flatten at will.
The two genders have a few differences; the rare females being smaller and less stout. Their frame slightly more graceful and agile and thus more skilled on the ground. Though both genders are the same in the air. Another difference in the genders is that the leading edge of a female disruption dragons wings is razor sharp and deadly.
Elemental Abilities: These dragons seem to be able to throw everything off balance with their unique ability. When a disruption dragon sits on the ground and sinks its talons, claws, wings and tail are sunk into the earth they are able to release a powerful burst of sonic sound. This also can alter gravity, throwing off the equilibrium of other dragons and their riders. Being blind doesnít seem to stop these dragons as they can uncannily find their way with a sort of echolocation, similar to that of a bats. When lifting up their scales they can release a sonic blast, this is especially true if the dragon has been startled.
Due to their abilities Disruption dragons can also disrupt time instead of just gravity, causing chaos for all. They can disrupt anything around them, but they rely heavily upon their sound generation to find anything. Thus when they get confused they can be an angry, aggressive sitting duck.
Unique: Itís said these dragons get angry or are prone to outbursts during earthquakes or when things go wrong when they should have gone right. Disruption dragons are born of tainted eggs, all having a sonic dragon mother. Their fathers tend to be either chaos or gravity dragons, or rarely an earth dragon, but they can have multiple parents. Female are the rarest and have the ability to produce disruption eggs, of equal amounts with the fatherís breed. So half disruption eggs and half the fathers breed. Female eggs carry a silver sheen to them while male eggs carry a gold sheen.
Size: Mycotic dragons are similar in size to the breed they mutate from. These dragons can mutate or be formed from either Forest, Earth or Rosemary dragons.
Coloring: Because of the fungal nature of these dragons there coloring represents decay and normal fungus like colors. They can vary from a grey-green, brown-green or a grey-brown in color. The dragonís wings tend to be a pale white on top, while the underside of the membrane is a brown in color.
Appearance: Mycotic dragons have a variety of fungi which grow all over its body. These can vary in shape, size and number which differ with each mycotic dragon. Even the wings are fungal in nature, ridged along the bottom where spores are produced. Which is similar to the underside of a mushroom in appearance. Fewer and smaller fungi grow along the dragons head, and several sets of horns grow diagonally from its head. The number of horns can vary from two to six in number.
Elemental Abilities: These dragons have two sets of breath weapons, the first being to breath a cloud of spores out, which has a similar effect to the spores its wings produce. The second breath weapon is a spray of acidic slime that rots anything it covers. Mycotic dragons also produce spores from the undersides of its wings while it flies along. These spores will cause another dragon to cough within minutes and can cause fungal infections in the lungs. If these infections are not treated within a few weeks it can cause death.
Unique: Abilities of these fungal dragons varies with the species they mutated from. For example with a rosemary mutation the spores will be particularly strong at spreading and effecting other dragons, but the dragons slime weapon will be less effective. If the mutation is from a forest dragon the dragon will have both weapons, but at an average level. And last if the Mycotic dragon arose from an earth dragon the spores will be less effective, but the acidic slime weapon will be more potent.
Size: The size of a bone dragon varies depending on what breed they are mutated from. So if the bone is mutated from a forest dragon they will be in the same size range as the forest dragon breed.
Appearance: Bone dragons' mutation is slow. They start out with discoloration that is eventually followed by the skin tightening around the bone. It eventually tears, exposing the bone and other bones start growing into an exoskeleton. This goes on for the first 100 years before the mutation completes. This is true unless the dragon is born a bone dragon.
After a long time period, the bone dragon becomes just that. an exo-skeletal dragon. The bone by about 100-200 years of aging is stronger than average bone and can vary in color from bleach white to cream to grey to pitch black. They are still living creatures, but their organs are protected by a thin layer of bone connecting between the ribs, supporting the heart and lungs and it also grows from the last rib to the pelvis, supporting the stomach, liver, etc. It's veins/arteries and other things that convey bodily fluid are INSIDE the bone. In the early stage of the mutation (first 80 years) the wing membrane starts to be eaten away, but has enough to fly and it stays that way for the rest of their lives.
Their horns and body structures are the same as their mutations and the tail is usually spiked, barbed or clubbed.
Elemental Abilities: Bone dragons can grow and detach bone from their body, using them as weapons and can also form bone into the form of a weapon, but usually stick to simple bone weapons. They can regrow and repair bones at astonishing speeds, but not instantly. Eventually, using too much bone power will cause the dragon to weaken and possibly die.
Unique: At their mature stage (All bone) they may seem invincible, but they're not. Enough blows can crack the bone and like all bone structures there are weak points in the bone. If the bone dragon cracks enough, it will collapse and kill itself in the weight of shattered bone. At its mature state, its bone repairing speed has lowered significantly, but it's still faster than average, so aiming at it's weak points and hitting it repeatedly will cause it to eventually collapse.This post has been edited by Aerozier on Oct 2 2008, 06:36 PM