Shroomies are a small nature dragon species found on various islands in the Southern Archipelago and Etrea of Dracosei. They share a parasitic relationship with the fungi that grows on their heads.
AnatomyShroomies have a spherical body, with two arms and two legs. These legs are short, and don't allow the dragons to run particularly fast. On each foot are 4 small hooves. Their heads are large, and are so heavy that it's difficult for them to look up. They possess two large curved horns, and a beak that is very strong. The mushroom that grows on their heads are a different species depending on the dragon, which are completely rooted into their brains and controls some of their actions. Shroomy wings are very large too, and when not in use they fold up and wrap around their bodies, keeping them warm and out of the way. Their overall colouration is a light green, with darker splotches all over their bodies, and a yellowish tinge along their bellies.
SensesSince their sense of sight is hindered for the most part, shroomies have adapted to use other senses more. They have phenomenal hearing, and it is practically impossible to sneak up on them. They also have a decent sense of smell, oddly something nature dragons don't.
I love these, tiny lil' mushroom dragons! I'm curious, what would happen to a Shroomy if they were, perhaps for the sake of experimentation, hatched in an area without any mushroom spores? In say a desert, tundra, or even artificially sterile environment? Also, what are their senses like, given that they have this symbiotic relationship, but also are hindered in such a way that they can't look up most of the time?