List of dragons

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"On the other hand, Confucious is made to say to his disciples, 'I know how birds can fly, how fishes can swim, and how animals can run. But the runner may be snared, the swimmer may be hooked, and the flyer may be shot by the arrow. But there is the dragon. I cannot tell how he mounts on the wind through the clouds, and rises to heaven. Today I have seen Lao-tsze, and can only compare him to the dragon.'"

-Life of Confucius

"This Dragon had Two furious Wings
Each one upon each Shoulder;
With a Sting in his Tail as Long as a Flail,
Which made him bolder and bolder.
He had long Claws, and in his Jaws
Four and forty Teeth of Iron;
With a Hide as tough, as any Buff,
Which did him round environ."

-"An Excellent Ballad of a most dreadful Combat, fought between Moore of Moore-Hall, and the Dragon of Wantley", retold by Ambrose Philips, _A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies Extant. With Introduction Historical, Critical, or Humorous_. 1723.

Dragons are powerful reptilian monsters which prowl through the dungeon, using their elemental breath attacks to devastate any heroes they come across. The draconian race is closely related to them, though this genetic similarity does not make these beasts any more amicable. While dragons vary wildly in their strengths and weaknesses, they are all susceptible to weapons of dragon slaying, as well as (in some cases) other vulnerabilities.

Dragon Types

D Dragon.png Dragon (or "fire dragon") - The traditional fire-breathing dragon.

D Ice dragon.png Ice dragon - Slightly smaller than their fire-breathing cousins, ice dragons breathe powerful frost breath.

D Storm dragon.png Storm dragon - Fast, strong, and armed with lightning breath, storm dragons are one of the more powerful members of dragonkind.

D Swamp dragon.png Swamp dragon - A smaller dragon which bellows poison fumes at its prey.

D Shadow dragon.png Shadow dragon - Tremendously strong yet cowardly, shadow dragon breath withers even powerful characters with draining negative energy.

D Bone dragon.png Bone dragon - Cobbled together from the skeletons of others, these "dragons" lack most draconic powers but are phenomenally strong all the same.

D Mottled dragon.png Mottled dragon - A tiny dragon with a mouth full of napalm. Mind your scrolls!

D Steam dragon.png Steam dragon - The smallest of the dragons, steam dragons breathe scalding steam to blind pursuers.

D Quicksilver dragon.png Quicksilver dragon - Slight and swift, these terrors breathe devastating irresistible energies, making them more feared than many of their larger cousins.

D Iron dragon.png Iron dragon - Made of living iron, these dragons are slow and unable to fly. They make up for it with lethal metal shard breath and immense durability.

D Pearl dragon.png Pearl dragon - A proud and noble dragon with breath of holy fire. They are a symbol of the undaunted heroic spirit, and an inspiration to young heroes that they can in fact make it all the way to the Orb of Zot. That doesn't mean they won't still eat you.

D Golden dragon.png Golden dragon - The king of all dragons, golden dragons can breathe and resist multiple elements. They are hunted all the same for the phenomenal hide they produce.

Unique Dragons

D Xtahua.png Xtahua - An ancient and powerful fire dragon who loves to snack on foolhardy adventurers.

D File:Serpent of Hell Gehenna.pngFile:Serpent of Hell Cocytus.pngFile:Serpent of Hell Tartarus.pngFile:Serpent of Hell Dis.png Serpent of Hell - A bizarre demonic dragon found deep in one of the four Hells.

Lesser Dragons

l Fire drake.png Fire drake - A miniature dragon capable of spitting gouts of fire.

l Swamp drake.png Swamp drake - A miniature swamp dragon. Although it lacks the venom of its larger cousins, its noxious breath causes confusion, a deadly condition when near deep water.

l Death drake.png Death drake - A miniature shadow dragon, rife with corruption and capable of breathing miasma.

l Lindwurm.png Lindwurm - A strange legless dragon with potent fire breath, though still no match for an actual dragon.

Wyverns, hydras, and komodo dragons may seem draconic, but they are not affected by weapons of dragon slaying, and thus do not qualify.

Dragon Armour

"His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered."

-KJV Bible, Job 41:15-17.

In spite of the risk involved, slaying certain dragons can prove extremely rewarding. Their hides possess unusual properties that make them exceptionally useful as a material for armour, though to craft it in the Dungeon requires the use of a scroll of enchant armour. You can also find this equipment in shops, lying around the Dungeon floor, or as a god gift from Okawaru. Artifact dragon armours even exist, and can provide phenomenal benefits.