Yellow Sky Dragon
|Yellow Sky Dragon|
|Official Name||Yellow Sky Dragon|
|Common Nicknames||Gazzan Dragon|
|Current Status||Assumed Extinct|
The Yellow Sky Dragon once dominated the skies of Sendras though they fell into declared extinction by all official sources. These daring creatures of the sky notably disappeared in 40 BC, with many disregarding this monumental event due to their nuisance-status in many civilizations. The Dragon was also noted for its ability to breathe poisonous gas, a trait they often utilized whilst hunting prey. With a limited impact, most have forgotten the Yellow Sky Dragon, though some alchemists still lust after their bones to produce truly frightening poisons.
The Yellow Sky Dragon was always considered a Sendrassian Dragon, existing for many centuries on the wild and mysterious continent. Records of the Allar mention them from the very beginning of their history, with incursions by the species noted by both the Nelfin and the Slizzar into Hadaria and southern Daen. The Yellow Sky Dragon delighted in outdoing other members of their species, which included winning races run through and around major cities of the Slizzar, Elves, and Allar, as well as hunting the fiercest prey both in and around these locations. As a result of this, they were considered a nuisance by many, even in spite of their few recorded attacks. Their fate, however, is unknown. Records on their existence suddenly vanish during the Sendrassian Civil War and records of the Hadarian Allar seem to indicate that the Dragon fled deeper inland to escape an unknown force. Most Allar simply assume this was the Void but some believe it might have been a disease, like the one that afflicted the Yellow Water Dragon, or a truly unknown force. They then vanished from history, and were never mentioned in the records of the Soors-Rassa-Allar again, except for in passing as one of the many lost treasures of Sendras. Today, a small minority of people still remember the Yellow Sky Dragon, aside from the odd scholar and a few Allar alchemists.
The Yellow Sky Dragon has been referred to as an “average sized” dragon, as they appeared to be a healthy medium between the size extremes of large and small found among Dragonkind. They possessed long bodies, reaching between 14 to 16 feet, though much of this length came from their tails. Their heads were flat and wide-mouthed, with small eyes that ranged between yellow and orange in color, as well as small slits which functioned as nostrils. A frill of short, yellowed horns emerged near the back of their skull where a thick neck connected the head to their body. Four muscular legs supported the body, each of which were adorned with three claws, two facing forward and one facing backwards for support. Extending from the torso were wide, membraned wings, and a thin, wispy tails. A small spine of spikes ran down their backsides and faded at their tail, at the end of which was a small dorsal fin that could, by most accounts, fold up against the skin for storage, whilst also unfurling during takeoff. The entirety of their bodies were covered in yellow scales, with seemingly random splotches of light orange pigment along the tail and body.
A unique trait the Yellow Sky Dragon possessed was its ability to breathe poisonous gas. This gas was always colored orange, and seemed to have been a natural substance produced by the creature. The gas was reportedly used to weaken its prey, either by slowing it to a point where the dragon could catch it or outright killing over the course of a few days. Hand-in-hand with its gas-breathing, the Yellow Sky Dragon was able to both breathe and consume this gas, with little to no effect on the creature.
Yellow Sky Dragons had no obvious external differences between genders. It is assumed that until their mysterious population drop, that the species had an equal gender population.
Life Span and Development
Yellow Sky Dragons are assumed to have laid eggs, but none were ever found. Additionally, young Yellow Sky Dragons were rarely seen but could be identified by their far brighter yellow scales and smaller size compared to other members of their group. It is assumed that Yellow Sky Dragons hatched as a miniature versions of their parents and grew larger as they matured.
Yellow Sky Dragons were daring, eccentric and challenging dragons. They saw the world as a series of challenges and fun experiences they needed to conquer to be the very best. This is what drew them to race through populated cities and to hunt dangerous prey. They were also known for their diligence, working in flocks to kill the worst prey, but also trying to help repair the damage they caused, from time to time. They often ended up doing more harm than good, as they tried to outdo each other in this process. When around other dragons, Yellow Sky Dragons sought to outdo the foreign dragons unless dared or taunted into a hunt by other members of their flock. These hunts of other dragons tended to be aimed at the Yellow Water Dragons of Hadaria.
Territory and Groupings
The Yellow Sky Dragon operated in flights of up to ten dragons. It is unknown if these flights were made up of family groups or clusters of maturing dragons. They were most often found on Sendras, while occasionally also venturing to Hadaria and southern Daen on their hunt for challenges. The dragon was never territorial, constantly on the move. However, flights could get into disputes if a disagreement over prey or certain challenges broke out.
- The Yellow Sky Dragon is believed to have been one of the only dragons unable to enter a humanoid form. Some records occasionally reference odd yellow Allar seen in the jungles, but these are hard to date and are assumed to be earlier iterations of the Sa-Allar.
- During the Sendrassian Civil War, an initial belief among the loyalist Allar was that their enemies had enslaved the Yellow Sky Dragon and was using it in the intense gas attacks. This proved false, as these Void mages were instead using their own unique magics.
- Yellow Sky Dragon bones exist today in the jungles of Sendras, as it seems that many died where they nested or slept. The only way to tell these bones apart from those of the other creatures of Sendras is the sharp sulfuric smell these bones possess and their yellow coloration. Their size is also an indicator, given their similarity to the Crú’áellë’ciádenӧ.