Description[edit | edit source]
Ambers were smaller and weaker compared to other species of gem dragon. They had thick, bark-like skin that ranged from shades of dull gray to dark brown. Their eyes were richly colored like their namesake, amber, and they had a horned beak-like prow that was 1 foot (0.3 meters) in length. Their teeth were cartilaginous and not well-formed for biting offensively. In addition, their feet ended in sharp scythe-like claws.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Amber dragons were exceptionally intelligent creatures. Compared to all other neutral-aligned dragons, they were perhaps some of the most aloof and solitary. Their mood also tended to reflect the capricious nature of the elements, as they were closely attuned to their natural surroundings. They also held similar philosophies to those of druids.
Biology[edit | edit source]
The unique dragon breath of these creatures was a spray of sticky, scalding sap. They were capable of exhaling this breath at a distance of up to 30 feet (9.1 meters), in a conical fashion that was 50 feet (15 meters) wide at its terminus. This sap rapidly hardened around those soaked in it, trapping them in an immobilizing resin shell.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
They also possessed a great innate spellcasting ability, being capable of casting a variety of spells that were common of druids. They could magnetize other creatures with metal armor or weapons, hindering their combat capabilities.
Combat[edit | edit source]
Instead of fighting with their jaws like other dragons, an amber would thrust at opponents with their prow and slash with their scythe-like claws. However, due to their relative weakness they tried to avoid combat..
Society[edit | edit source]
Diet[edit | edit source]
Amber dragons were a herbivorous species, who feasted upon the thick sap of coniferous trees. They extracted this sap by plunging their horned prows beneath the bark of these trees. This left a distinctive triangular mark that druids and rangers familiar with amber dragons could use to detect their presence.
Lairs[edit | edit source]
Unlike many species of dragons, these creatures did not make permanent lairs, instead roving through their large forested habitats. this could encompass an area as large as 900 square miles (2,300 square kilometers).
Homelands[edit | edit source]
Amber dragons were typically found in dense, coniferous forests.
Languages[edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Despite sharing many of their philosophies and magical abilities, amber dragons merely tolerated the presence of druids. An alliance between them was not a common occurrence.
Appendix[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
Connections[edit | edit source]
Chromatic dragons: Red • Black • Blue • Green • White • Brown • Gray • Purple • Yellow
Gem dragons: Amber • Amethyst • Emerald • Sapphire • Topaz • Crystal • Obsidian
Lung dragons: Chiang lung • Li lung • Lung wang • Pan lung • Shen lung • T'ien lung • Tun mi lung • Yu lung
Planar dragons: Astral • Battle • Chaos • Ethereal • Faerie • Howling • Mirage • Oceanus • Pyroclastic • Radiant • Rust • Shadow • Styx • Tarterian
Epic dragons: Force • Prismatic
Catastrophic dragons: Volcanic
Miscellaneous dragons: Dzalmus • Mist • Radiant • Rattelyr • Song • Vishap
Draconic transformations: Air • Ascendant
Linnorms: Corpse tearer • Dread • Stygian
Drakes: Ambush • Black firedrake • Dragonne • Elemental (Fire • Ice • Smoke) • Felldrake (Crested • Spitting) • Greater • Guard • Portal • Rage • Space • Vulture
Dragonbloods: Draconic creature • Dragonborn of Bahamut • Dragonspawn
Drow-dragon (shadow) • Drow-dragon (deep) • Half-dragon • Kobold (Dragonwrought • Urd) • Weredragon • Zar'ithra • Zekyl
Undead dragons: Dracolich • Dragonwight • Hoarder • Rathrea • Vampiric