THE DRACOIDS OF CAELERETH

THE DRACOIDS

Dracoid beasts are creatures which have drake-like qualities, but do not have any true draconic blood flowing in their veins. Despite this, many races still attribute them as being descendants of the greater beasts. There are many different varieties scattered throughout the world. People find them intriguing and often attempt to domesticate them in hopes of owning, what many seem to believe, a direct yet small cousin of the dragons.

Following is a list of all the Dracoid Beasts known in the lands of Caelereth, sorted alphabetically:

THE DRACOIDS

DRAKELET, THE ("FEATHERDRAKE", "WHELPLING")
Drakelets are small, drake-like creatures about the length of a human male's arm at adult size, not including the tail which is about the length of a forearm. They are reptilian creatures, yet their scales are arranged in succession down their wings, giving the wings a feathery appearance. Their colours vary upon their habitat, but can be changed through diet and surroundings. Generally found around the City of Ximax in Southern Sarvonia, this often causes them some inconveniences from young mages wishing to make them pets, then using the Drakelet's ability to change colour for their own little experiments. They are completely non-magical creatures of an unacceptably small size, but tend to be quite round. Though they appear to be from the drake family, their appearance is the only part that ties them to the larger creatures. In addition, they do not have nearly the intelligence of drakes, nor the strength and prowess.
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EINGANA WHELP, THE
A peaceful and shy creature which lives in the Drifting Woods of Nybelmar, the Eingana Whelp is rarely seen by anyone other than the human of the Ter'ei'Vikh tribe. It is about one to three peds in length with its tail being two to three times its body. A coat of fur covers its form, and it changes colour depending on the season: blood red for summer, orange and yellow for autumn, white for winter, and bright green for spring. Its ears are small and not noticeable through their fur, but they are very sensitive. The creature also possesses gills, which they use when fleeing for water to escape predators, and it enables them to stay submerged long enough for the predator to lose interest. Though typically not a carnivore, feeding on fruits, berries, and nuts, some will feast on fish during the winter out of necessity.
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The Falserock Lizard (Drard'le)

FALSEROCK LIZARD, THE ("DRARD'LE")
Falserock-Lizards can be found where the sun and sand are at its warmest in the Ráhaz-Dáth desert of Southern Sarvonia, thriving off anything it can find which is edible. Though not very large, only about two to three handspans long, it has an interesting ability to blend in with its surroundings and display bright colours to ward off predators when surprised or frightened. Obviously much more than an average desert dweller, its wings and the spikes which run along its spine attribute to drake-like characteristics. For defence, the tips of the lizard's wings are loaded with poison, making it a creature to avoid in various circumstances.
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NYSL DRAGON, THE ("DWARF DRAGON")
The Nysl is one of the smallest dragons to live in Caelereth, second to the butterfly dragon. It stands at an average full height of twenty-seven nailsbreadths and seventeen nailsbreadths at the shoulder. Because of its size and supposed origins, the Nysl call themselves the "Dwarf Dragons". This small creature makes its home in the Vale with the Llaoihrr Brownies, being quite content with such small company. The oopper Nysl in the Vale have been integrated into the Brownie society for a variety of purposes, being companions and mounts for those who they have found favour with as well as providing armour. Some of the Nysl have found the knowledge the Llaoihrr possess to be intriguing, and find conversations with them to be fascinating as well as stimulating. They have also taken a liking to the Redbarks in particular, having a curiosity for the Life Magic these Brownies practice. Though they have magic of their own, they are eager to learn new things and have been attempting to grasp some basic concepts of what Life Magic contains, but find it to still be beyond what they understand. Like their cousins, the drakes, they are known for a prolonged lifespan of nearly 200 years. Return to the top
 

The Skyter Dracoid

SKYTER DRACOID, THE ("BROWNIE DRAKE")
"Sky Terrors", or "Skyters", as they are more commonly known, live close to the Ancythrian Sea in Southern Sarvonia. The forty-five nailsbreadth creatures often taunt the sailors, earning their name, as they look as if sea serpents have taken to the skies. If one gets the chance to see this creature, a Brownie rider may be spotted as the race often uses them as mounts, but most are wild and untamed. The original name the Aohu'o Brownies had given these creatures has been lost to time as each mount has their own name. They are known to come in five various colours: brown, green, blue, grey, and the rare gold; each hue holding a special significance with the Brownies.
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VÓL'AÉL DRAKE, THE
The Vól’aél is an intelligent opponent and a good hunter with a wingspan of anywhere from three to nearly five peds. The name comes from the Styrásh word meaning "one with an eagle's eye". Some legends, from the dark elves of the Coór'hém tribe, suggest it was bred from the gryph. This, however, is greatly disputed despite the striking resemblance the two possess.The males are the closest in appearance to the gryph, with the same colourations, while the females tend to have a more greenish hue. Setting them apart from the drakes and the gryph is their beaks, which are multiple colours, each one melding into the next along the entire length. They are only found on the continent of Nybelmar, usually in the Zsharkanian Peaks chasing their favourite meal, the Gaeldorioth gopag Return to the top
 

The Winterdrake

WINTERDRAKE, THE
The Winterdrake, which stands at about half a ped high and a wingspan of two palmspans over a ped, is a bird-like creatures which lives in the northern mountains of Southern Sarvonia. Its strange appearance has baffled many a researcher as it possesses scales, feathers, horns, and hands, making it difficult to categorise. Their name derives from their scales and the shape of their head, which resembles that of a drake, also from the time of year they are generally seen. Its feathers are bright red and white, making them prized by amanters everywhere, including the fact they are difficult to catch and glean. Small rodents are their typical food source, but if they work as a pack, they are known to take down much larger prey.
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 Date of last edit 24th Turning Star 1670 a.S.

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