Lesson 1, Part 2: Blue Dragon
Blue dragons are orderly creatures and are unusual for chromatics in that they keep fairly well-ordered, hierarchical societies. They are more likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to 'lesser' creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. They are infamous for tricking desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way to avoid nonexistent dust basins. Their breath weapon is a line of lightning or a large electrical charge.
Blue dragons are physically distinguished by the single large horns protruding from their heads and also by their ears, which are rather large and frilled. The tail is thick and bumpy, like that of a caterpillar. The wings are more pronounced than most other species'. They smell like electricity or sand.
The blue dragon excells at aerial combat, perhaps moreso than any other species of dragon. Their lightning discharges are very easy to aim at other aerial foes, or at creatures below them on the ground. They are also extremely adept at burrowing in sand, and often lie in wait just below the surface of the desert for prey. When they are so burrowed, their large horns can easily be mistaken for pointed desert rocks.
Blue dragons use a shocking burst of lightning.
Blue dragons are native to arid wastelands and deserts. They make their lairs in underground caves; easily accessible to the dragons, as they can burrow through the ground. These dragons fly above their territory, using the bleak landscape and its sparse terrain features as their best chance of spotting opponents. The typical blue dragon lair is dug into one of the towering rock formations that dominate desert landscapes. As with all dragon lairs, the blue dragon's lair will have two entrances: one at ground level and hidden by the sand, and one opening onto a high ledge on which it can perch and survey its territory. Each lair also has a large subterranean cavern with a large pool of water and a sandy beach, which its inhabitant will use for drinking and relaxation.
Parenting and Development
Despite their evil nature, blue dragons are actually excellent parents to their young, and will rarely leave their eggs unattended. Blue dragon eggs must be buried in warm sand to incubate. Blue wyrmlings are actually quite cute, but they are quick to taunt any other creature, and even quicker to hunt small desert creatures for food.
A blue dragon's diet consists of meat from large animals such as camels, snakes, lizards, plants
Lesson 1, Part 1: Black Dragons
Black dragons, also known as skull dragons, are far and away the most vile tempered and cruel of all chromatic dragons.
Black dragons appear abnormally slender in comparison to other chromatic dragons—wiry, but not gaunt. Physically, black dragons are most distinguished by their horns, which protrude from the sides of their heads and wrap around, projecting forward. A large frill adorns the upper part of the neck. They smell like rotting vegetation and foul water.
Black dragons prefer ambushes to straightforwar
Black dragons expel a line of highly corrosive acid.
Black dragons live in swamps and fetid marshlands. They are cunning creatures who live to inspire fear and rule by intimidation. Black dragons have black, glossy scales that add to their camouflage within swamplands. They prefer to ambush their targets, using darkness or water as their cover. They are excellent swimmers and often make their lairs in submerged caves. A black dragon typically lairs in a large cave or underground chamber next to a swamp or murky pond. Their lairs always have two entrances: one underwater through the adjacent swamp/pond, and one above-ground, disguised amidst the undergrowth.
Parenting and Development
Black dragons are not noted as good parents, relying more upon disguise and hiding to protect their eggs than upon guarding them personally. Black dragon eggs must be submerged in strong acid while growing, which can also help protect the dragon as well. Their wyrmlings are noted for their exceptional cruelty and their utterly insatiable appetites. They will eat almost anything organic they can kill, even plants. As a black dragon matures, its scales will very gradually grow lighter. The most ancient black dragons appear almost purple in color
A black dragon's diet consists of fish, mollusks, aquatic critters and some red meat from terrestrial animals.
Dragon of Air
The Element of Air governs the eastern quarter of Nionorien. Its dragon ruler is Nabiuma, who oversees the dragons of the winds and the dragons of the breeze. It has a color of pure white with a hint of yellow. There is only one ruler for every element. The subspecies of this element are the dragons of wind, storm and weather. At times, they join forces with other elements such as the Element of Water and the Element of Fire. No one element can work alone, whether in magical endeavors or physical activities. The Elemental dragons join their great powers to complete tasks or battles. Sometimes there will be a conflict of the elemental powers, causing great atmospheric and environmental disturbances, but mostly the elemental dragons work in harmony.
Dragon of Earth
The Element of Earth rules the northern quarter of Nionorien. Its dragon ruler is Naberu, who oversees the dragons of the mountains, lands and moonbeams. It has a color of dark brown and some shades of green. Earth - element dragons are the most placid, unless they are required to stir up great disruptive energies such as earthquakes. The subspecies of this element are the dragons of mountains and forests and those of deserts and arid regions. The Element of Earth works closely with dragons of fire and dragons of chaos.
Dragon of Fire
The Element of Fire have power over the souther quarter of Nionorien. Its dragon ruler is Nergusu, who oversees the dragons of volcanos and sunbeams. It has a color of pure red with a very faint shade of pink. They have thick, heavy bodies and long snakelike necks and tails. Some of them sleep in dormant volcanoes for long periods of time before they once again become active. These dragons are also visible in forest fires and large structure blazes. They are very unpredictable, unreliable, and difficult to work with. If not properly handled, fire dragons will do as they please with a magician's spell. They will achieve the asked-for end result, but may "burn" their way through everything to get there. Dragons of Fire and volcanoes help with personal purification on all levels of being, energy, courage, stamina to pursue goals and finish projects, remove obstacles and barriers. Be very certain you want their help in the barrier-remova
Dragon of Water
The Element of Water controls the western quarter of Nionorien. Its dragon ruler is Ninaidi, who oversees the dragons of seas, lakes, rivers, oceans and ponds. The Water - element dragons are basically shaped like Oriental Dragons. They are usually long and serpent - like, usually without wings or legs. They are a variety of shades of blue, from silver-blue to dark blue-green. In fact, their shades cover all the hues of the water in which they reside. All of them have a silvery hue to their scales with some shade of blue predominant on the belly scales. Some of them have feathery fringes about their mouths and down their backs. They have large horny eye sockets set in a rather flat snakelike head. These dragons can be very large or very small, depending on their dwelling place. Dragons of the seas and various waters help with emotions, either calming them or breaking through a barrier built around them; movement, both to get events moving and to keep things fluid; calmness on all levels of being and in all circumstances; creating changes, especially those brought about by breaking free of people who control us through our emotions.