Elfen War Dragons -
What are they?: Elfen War Dragons are giant reptiles, used by humans and elves alike, to be fighters in wars, guard dogs of sorts, or just simple pets. The Elfen War Dragon is mainly a moody species, known for attacking. Though for some reason they are known for the symbol of peace.
Body: The body of said dragon is very long, ranging from ten feet long to fifteen feet long. the war dragon body is no piece of paper, average weight is anywhere between 900 and 1100 lbs, give or take the consideration if the dragon turns out to be a runt, or an albino. The back legs are the most important feature on the dragon, as they are what power it. The dragon runs by crouching and springing forward thanks to its strong back legs, landing, and springing again. Though they do this at such an alarmingly fast rate, there is not really a delay between jumps. The front legs are used to stop the dragons body from crashing into the ground. They spread their toes on their front legs, and once they hit the ground, they raise their front legs up so they can prepare to hit the ground again. Although fast at running, people who have something to do with climbing would love to have this species. They are skilled at climbing, this is because of the large back legs keeping it on a rock while the arms do most of the work.
Eyes: The eyes of the dragon are very interesting, they are mostly dark, with a colored iris, and pupil. These eyes allow the darkness to sometimes consume parts of the iris, in order to single its eyes on one specific target, think of it as a 'lock on' feature. They have incredible eye sight, and use it mainly only for hunting prey, or hunting for fruits in trees, bushes, and the forest or jungle floor.
Snout\Mouth: The mouth of the war dragon is very interesting. The scales grow in a zig-zag fashion around the mouth, so that whatever the dragon bites will experience a crushing bite. This is because the war dragon needs to bite extra hard, and have strong jaws to be able for the meat or fruit to be chewed some what so they do not choke. The jaw power of the dragon is powerful, though very fragile. They can lock their jaws in place and will not let go under any circumstance, until the thing has died, that is. The tongue is long and pointed, to be able to wrap around fruit, to pick them gently so they do not get bruised, or be able to clean the young after they hatch gently, sense the hatch lings at birth are as fragile as twigs. Though, they do not have a very good sense of smell. They rely on their eyesight.
Eggs\Breeding: Breeding season is in- on earth- the winter, and the eggs hatch in the spring. The eggs are super soft, and easily crushed. The mother never leaves the eggs, and protects them, while the father does the work. There will only be 1-3 eggs per pair. Because of the size and tolerance of the war dragons, seeing two of the dragons mating is a real rare sight. Out of ten war dragons, only three will successfully mate. A baby war dragon is called a pup.
Tails: The tail of the war dragon is considered a good luck charm. The fur at the end of the tail, is a strange mutation built for mating season. The tails are long and whip like, and can be used to whip at other dragons or animals. The hair at the end of the tail turns pale on males during mating season, and grows darker for females during mating season. The tail on a female is longer than a tail on a male.
Hive: A group of war dragons is called a hive. The leader of the hive is a male war dragon, the only with the biggest curl on their head. The alpha male's mate, and pregnant dragons come after that. Next comes regular females. Then comes regular males, and pups. And lastly, at the lowest are male pups. Male pups are most likely going to be killed before they reach maturity. This is driven out of instinct, and fear that the pup may grow up to be stronger than the alpha. White male pups are a high target especially, sense they are known for growing huge. If the male pup survives in a turn of events some how, they will run off to find a sub-hive.
Sub-Hive: Sub-Hives are groups of males, formed together to help each other survive. It is a natural instinct to create or join sub-hives. Only males are in sub-hives, as stated before, and under no circumstances is a female to join. If a female comes close to the sub-hive, the oldest ranking male has the honor of making the female his mate, and leaving the sub-hive to make his own official hive.
Environment: These creatures do well in most any environment, except the cold. They can take a snow fall, winter, or such, but if you put them in an environment that is naturally cold, they will soon die. This is because the heat activates instincts, and drives them. The cold shuts their bodies down. They do most well though, in rain forests, caves, and forests.
Disease: Although these creatures may appear to be immune to anything under the sun, this is dead wrong. There are a few diseases you should be aware of:
The Dragon Shot - Most people who have Elfen War Dragons as pets will experience this short term disease. When owning a war dragon, they need lots of area to run and exercise. A Elfen war dragon who does not exercise will start to get heart failure, and soon begin to get many heart attacks. This is simply because, heart warms the bodies, the bodies have instinct to move, if they do not move it builds up stress. High stress causes war dragons heart attacks.
Ex-Dragon - The Ex-dragon disease is a very fatal one, most likely ending in death. The Ex-dragon is caused by loneliness, and hate. If a war dragon does not travel with at least one other living animal, they will begin to go mad. They iris will get extremely large, this is because they are trying to find something to interact with, though the large eyes is not healthy, as then the eyes will begin to bleed sense they were not designed to make the iris grow larger. This blood is high in toxins, which some will absorb back into the eyes, and eventually circulate throughout the body. The dragon will soon die from high levels of toxins in the bloodstream.
The most common of them all, and the most scary though; is 'Final Berserk'
Final Berserk - This is a terribly painful disease. The cause is unknown, though when it happens, you might as well say goodbye to your dragon, as there is no cure. The eyes will turn completely black, and they will collapse. They will begin to act almost like they have rabies, constantly squirming on the ground, kicking meaninglessly, and so on. Once the fit is over, they will rise from the ground and act extremely violent. They will hurt anything in their path, even a loved one. The only way to stop them is to kill them. It is a sad sight, but it must be done. This disease is thought to come on by a parasite that infects the brain, and quickly dies with no trace after the dragon dies, though no one is sure.
And that is so far, all you need to know! Here is official things to get by. War dragons belong to me, and they are a closed species. You can order a custom, or buy an adopt, but you do not have rights to make your own.
Regular War Dragon adopts I will probably have it a name your price. Though, on average they will be ten, or fifteen points.
Custom adopts for war dragons are fifteen points, and if you want a custom, please note me about it, and I will ask for what you would want, and get it done as soon as I can.
The artwork I use for my war dragons belongs to me. I do not want you to take it and post it elsewhere saying it is your own, or, saying that 'this person got me this adopt, here is a picture of it.' Please, draw your own, and eventually if you cant draw, I will make a base you can color. But for now, please do not use my artwork.