The Winterdrake Dracoid

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The Winterdrake is a flying, bird-like creature, possibly related to drakes, living in the upper reaches of the mountains in southern Sarvonia. It is noted for its strange, striking appearance. Indeed, the creature possesses scales, feathers horns and hands, leading some to wonder if the classification of “dracoid” is little more than for lack of a better name to put to it. Their name derives from the peculiar shape of the head, resembling that of a drake or dragon and the fact that the young Winterdrakes are most often sighted during the early winter months. This is sometimes taken as an indicator of the coming of the first snows. Its bright red and white feathers are prized by amanters, perhaps because the creatures themselves are quite difficult to catch. Picture drawn by Sheil.