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Crow's-nest dragons, also called spiretop dragons[2] or spiretop drakes[1], were a species of dragonet. They were known for their habit of following ships to feed on fish disturbed by the vessel's passing.[2][3]

Description[]

Spiretop drakes were slender, draconic creatures about 18‒24 in (0.46‒0.61 m) long, with a tail just as long as their body. They had a roughly 3‑foot (0.91‑meter) wingspan and weighed about 2 lb (910 g). Their scales were iridescent white and frequently compared to pearls. While they were often said to resemble pseudodragons, they lacked the tail-stinger of that more well-known species. When not in flight, their wings folded very close to the body.[2][3]

Personality[]

Crow's-nest dragons were curious, flighty, and chaotic creatures, though loyal to their companions.[3]

Abilities[]

Spiretop dragons were capable of breathing out a cloud of mist similar to a fog cloud.[2][3]

Combat[]

Spiretop dragons made use of their aerial speed and agility while fighting, and were known to fight in swarms.[2]

Ecology[]

Crow's-nest dragons were piscivorous and diurnal, dwelling primarily on the coast. They made their nests on the tops of seacliffs. They mated for life, and both parents took responsibility for raising the young, which typically came in clutches of 2-5.[3]

Crow's-nest dragons were considered a sign of good fortune by sailors, though if someone killed even one of the flock, all of them would depart and never return.[3]

Spiretop drakes were among the creatures known to dwell in the outer ruins of Spellgard.[4]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Adventures 
Scepter Tower of Spellgard

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 90. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Template:Cite book/Sharn: City of Towers
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 James Wyatt (June 2000). “The Dragon's Bestiary: Diminutive Dragons”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #272 (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 78–79.
  4. David Noonan and Greg A. Vaughan (September 2008). Scepter Tower of Spellgard. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 18. ISBN 978-0-7869-4954-0.

Connections[]

The Family of Dragons

Metallic dragons: GoldSilverBronzeCopperBrassCobaltElectrumIronMercuryPlatinumSteel
Chromatic dragons: RedBlackBlueGreenWhiteBrownGrayPurplePinkYellow
Gem dragons: AmberAmethystBeljurilEmeraldSapphireTopazCrystalObsidianRuby
Lung dragons: Chiang lungLi lungLung wangPan lungShen lungT'ien lungTun mi lungYu lung
Planar dragons: AstralBattleBlightChaosEtherealHellfire wyrmHowlingMirageOceanusPyroclasticRadiantRustShadowStyxTarterian
Epic dragons: ForcePrismatic
Catastrophic dragons: Volcanic
Miscellaneous dragons: DzalmusMistRadiantRattelyrSongVishap
Draconic transformations: AirAscendantHidecarved


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