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Electrum dragons, also called Draco Magus electrum, were rare metallic dragons. Peaceful and philosophically inclined, they preferred to live far from civilized areas.[1][3]


They had deep green eyes.[1]


Electrum dragons enjoyed debating and trading, and were generally welcoming to visitors.[1] They were very fond of beautiful objects. For that reason, their hoards tended to have relatively small amounts of coins, but large amounts of finely crafted items such as statues, tapestries, musical instruments, gems, and jewelry.[3]



The unique dragon breath of electrums consisted of a gas that had the effect of rendering creatures weakened and confused, in an effect similar to the ray of enfeeblement and confusion spells. These effects lingered in the area for several seconds after being released by the dragon.[1]


Electrum dragons tended to mate only once a century, in a ritual that included exchanging spells and playfully flying together. After about one year, the female dragon produced a clutch of one to four eggs. Their eggs were rubbery and measured about 1 foot (30 centimeters) in length. Once laid, the eggs hatched in a few days.[1][3]


Competent spellcasters, electrum dragons possessed several innate magical abilities starting from birth. As they aged, their natural talent allowed them to learn numerous spells, such as detect magic, read magic, identify, locate object, dispel magic, telekinesis, project image, and heal.[1][3]


Despite being peaceful creatures, electrum dragons made for formidable foes if attacked. Their peaceful demeanor granted them a serene alertness during fights, allowing them to observe and anticipate their enemies' strategies.[1]


Electrum dragons were known allies of the elves of Myth Drannor.[4] They could be occasionally found within the area of the mythal that permeated that region.[5]


Typically solitary creatures, electrum dragons liked to observe their surroundings by perching on high mountaintops, where they remained immobile for large periods of time. They also enjoyed spending their time experimenting with magic and procuring beautiful items to add to their hoards.[1]


Electrum dragons were a favored monster of the deity Dugmaren Brightmantle.[6]



  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Monstrous Compendium pages included in Ed Greenwood (March 1993). The Ruins of Myth Drannor. Edited by Newton H. Ewell. (TSR, Inc.), p. 5. ISBN 1-5607-6569-0.
  2. David Wise ed. (December 1994). Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One. (TSR, Inc), p. 26. ISBN 156076838X.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Ed Greenwood (June 1983). “The Electrum Dragon”. In Kim Mohan ed. Dragon #74 (TSR, Inc.), p. 17.
  4. Steven E. Schend (1998). The Fall of Myth Drannor. Edited by Cindi Rice, Dale Donovan. (TSR, Inc.), p. 31. ISBN 0-7869-1235-9.
  5. Ed Greenwood (March 1993). “Myth Drannor Adventures”. In Newton H. Ewell ed. The Ruins of Myth Drannor (TSR, Inc.), p. 1. ISBN 1-5607-6569-0.
  6. Eric L. Boyd (November 1998). Demihuman Deities. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-1239-1.


The Family of Dragons

Metallic dragons: GoldSilverBronzeCopperBrassCobaltElectrumIronMercuryPlatinumSteel

Chromatic dragons: RedBlackBlueGreenWhiteBrownGrayPurplePinkSaltYellow
Gem dragons: AmethystBeljurilEmeraldSapphireTopazCrystalObsidianRuby
Neutral dragons: AmberJacinthMoonstonePearl
Lung dragons: Chiang lungLi lungLung wangPan lungShen lungT'ien lungTun mi lungYu lung
Planar dragons: AdamantineAstralBattleBlightChaosEtherealHellfire wyrmHowlingMirageOceanusPyroclasticRadiantRustShadowStyxTarterian
Epic dragons: ForcePrismatic
Catastrophic dragons: EarthquakeVolcanic
Miscellaneous dragons: CobraDzalmusMistRadiantRattelyrSongVishap

Draconic transformations: AirAscendantBrainstealerHidecarved