An ampiptere is a genus of Draconics known for their long, serpentine bodies, distinct lack of legs, and large wings that allow them to fly. Ampipteres can vary drastically in size, with Red Strikers being known as the smallest species of ampiptere and measuring in at less than a foot long, while Serpents of Death can grow as large as 300 feet long.
Growth Rate & Stages
All ampipteres begin their life as an egg, which is usually guarded by one or both parents. These eggs can take anywhere from a week to ten years to hatch, after which the ampiptere emerges as a hatchling. For a certain amount of time specific to the type of ampiptere, they will repeatedly shed their skin and enter into their fully grown adult stage. Some ampipteres have a third growth stage, known as the elder stage, in which they grow extra sets of wings and generally become significantly stronger, both in magic and strength.
Ecology and Habitats
The habitat of an ampiptere varies drastically between species.
The intelligence of an ampiptere varies between species, ranging from a 5.5 to a 7.3 on The Mostlin Scale.