The water dragons by nature of their element are less social that Earth dragons. They live in deep sea trenches where they find caves. They may also live on the coastlines in areas lacking Sea Serpents. Water dragons and Sea Serpents don't get along and sometimes get into conflicts over territory. Water dragon Clans are smaller in number than Earth or Fire Dragons, rarely exceeding 30 individuals. Water dragons reach a size of up to 60 feet in length Females. Females are larger than the males. Unlike Earth dragons, male water dragons do not live within the clan but in batchler groups untill they reach the age of 100. If they are accepted by a female in a Clan, only then will he be allowed to join.
Water dragons usually give birth to live, fully formed young who are able to swim noon after birth. Both the male and female are dutiful parents, sharing parental responsibilites. Usually Water dragons only give birth to twins, but in some rare cases, the have been known to give birth to as many as 5 pups.
Water dragons have smaller wings than other dragons, their bodies have evolved into a more streamlined shape. Some Water dragons are Heraldic types, but most are Guiver. The different body types do not mingle, Heraldic Water dragons see the Guiver as savage and primitive. Both kinds are adept with magic, primarally Water and Ice magic. Some of the more powerfull water dragons can cause storms at sea, and even destroy villages near coastlines with giant waves.
Water dragons love to collect rare sea shells and semi-preshious stones, as well as to write poetry and plays. The also on rare occasions take on human form to go into villages to trade and purchase tasetfull gems and other beautiful things.
Fire Dragons live in groups of 40 to 60 individuals, each having their own private cave in a communal cave network. Bonded matting pairs generally avoid the rest of the clan after their brood is layed. Some Fire dragons, mostly the Heraldic types lay eggs, up to 10 at a time, but only about 6 hatch. There are aso Wyvern and Lindworm Fire dragons as well. The different physical types usually stick to their own clans, but sometimes a Heraldic type may bond with a Wyvern. In those cases, the non clan member will be allowed to join the clan.
Fire dragons sometimes come into conflict with Dwarfs and other creatures of the underground, like Goblins. Due to the fact that they all share a love of preshious stones and metals such as gold and silver.
Fire dragons have a bad reputation for causing villages to burn, so humans don't like them much. Sometimes seeking out Clans to kill them or force them off their island. In those cases, the humans use water and ice magic.
Dragons consisting of the element of Storm; also known as Air, consist of mostly Amphetere and Wyvern dragons. As the assosiation with air dictates dragons with large wings and strong flight muscles. Depending on their body structure, they vary when it comes to what type of habitat they prefer.
Wyvern dragons of Storm type prefer mountians and cliffs along the coastline. Amphetere dragons of storm prefer open areas around large rivers, such as the Nile. Dragons who are of the Storm Element use more natural magic than most other dragons. Their attacks are usually weather based, such as lightning, heavy rain, wind, hail, and so forth.
On the rare occassion that a Heraldic dragon comes around who is for some reason a Storm elemental, it will have abnormally massive wings and would spend most of its time aloft as it makes it difficult to remain on the ground for long periods. But these dragons are very rare and only a few have ever been recorded as existing.
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