Peat Dragons

Many hundreds of years ago, the Great Dragons of old found their very existence threatened. The expansion of people upon the world was pushing the Dragons further out. Feeding grounds were disappearing, and while sometimes replaced with a diferent food source, the Two-legs got mighty angry if a Dragon ate any of those white fluffy things.   In the Rannoc Valley, Dragons evolved. This evolution took a variety of forms and one of them was the Peat Dragon. Much smaller than their forebears, these Dragons get no more than 2 feet (0.61 m) long from nose to tail tip, with wing-spans no bigger. They have however retained their ancestors ability to breathe flames, with the help of the plentiful peat of the bog.

Basic Information

Anatomy

Unlike their ancestors Peat dragons only have two pairs limbs: a set of powerful hind legs, and a pair of forelimbs from which their wings grow. Their forelimbs end in sharp strong talons and the wings sweep back just above this clawed limb. Their wings are of a light leathery membrane and are more suited to swooping and gliding than the sustained flapping of longer distance flight. They have long tails with a leaf shaped fin at the end. Their heads are broad and wedge shaped with strong jaws and sharp teeth.

Ecology and Habitats

Alhough they can be found in most of the peat bogs of the Rannoc Valley, the largest population live in the large flat bog of the Moorlands. It has the most diverse fish selection, the largest peat deposits, and they have formed a relationship with the Moorland Gnomes.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Fish are the preferred food of Peat Dragons, though they have also been known to eat certain types of frogs and newts. They are fussy eaters and sear all of their food with their flame breath before eating, and it has to be cooked just right.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Dragons evolved to survive, and as such have a tendency to live in secluded places or be able to hide in plain sight. Peat Dragons are able to blend in seemlessly with their surroundings, due to the colouration of their skin, whic is a mottled pattern of browns and greens in order to hide amongst the peat and grasses. They are able to slightly change the tone of these colours in order to blend in more closely.
Geographic Distribution

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4 Aug, 2022 19:10

This peat dragons are really cute. I like the idea that they have a bit of chameleon camouflage as well.

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27 Aug, 2022 21:07

Thankyou. Now that Summer Camp is over, I hope to add more to these cute lil creatures.