The mist dragon is a traditional monster in both
fantasy fiction and role-playing games.
Mist dragons are usually one of the smaller types of
dragons. They are intelligent philosophers who prefer to
spend most of their time sitting and thinking. They like to
keep their thoughts to themselves though, and are not
really interested in hearing the viewpoints of anyone (or
anything) else. The mist dragon's response to most
creatures is simply to transform into a mist and leave,
although they will fight under some circumstances.
Mist dragons are hatched from eggs and they come out with shiny
scales that are pale blue in color. These scales darken to
blue-gray and will begin developing metallic flecks as the
dragon ages. They have the ability to breathe out a
terrible cloud of dense steam that both boils and
suffocates their enemies. This ability becomes more and
more powerful as the dragon ages. A hatchling can barely do
a decent imitation of a tea kettle, while ancient mist
dragons can boil entire herds of animals in at one time. As
they age these dragons gain the ability to exert more and
more control over water, steam and mist. Most mist
dragons are also decent spellcasters as well.
Mist dragons almost always make their homes in beautiful
areas that are very wet and have lots of water in the air.
Favored locations include waterfalls, coastal caves and
rainforests. They cannot tolerate green dragons, but are
capable of living in peace with bronze dragons. Mist
dragons spend most of their time simply laying in the water
and thinking. They are easiest to find either laying under a
waterfall or on a large rock near the shore as the violent
tides come in.
Mist dragons do not form mated pairs.
The male of the species leaves the female as soon as they
have mated, and the females raise the hatchlings alone.
Mist dragons rarely roam and hatchlings never do.
Hatchlings almost always survive until adulthood though,
because their ability to turn into a mist protects them
from almost everything.
Most dragons can eat anything and
mist dragons are no exception to that rule. They prefer to
ingest mist and rain directly, but most will add a good
amount of plants and mud to their diet as well.
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