Lung dragons, also known as oriental dragons, were the dragons of the lands of Kara-Tur.[3]


Lung dragons were true dragons;[4] they gained power and enhanced magical abilities as they grew and aged.[1]


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From left to right, a yu lung, a chiang lung, a li lung, and a lung wang.

There were eight known species of lung dragon:[1][2]


Unlike most other dragons, most lungs did not have breath weapons. Instead, they had other powerful magical abilities, which varied among their kinds.[1] All lung dragons could detect the thoughts of other creatures. They could turn invisible at will and polymorph into the shape of just about any small to large creature that they wanted. Lung dragons could also shift to other planes of existence.[1]


Unlike chromatic and metallic dragons, lung dragons had a wide range of moral and ethical alignments.[1]


Most lung dragons were members of the Celestial Bureaucracy, serving with specific tasks, depending on the species of lung.[1][2][3]

At the very least, lung dragons spoke the Spirit Tongue in addition to the Draconic language.[1]


Most lung dragons could survive from consuming minerals alone, although some varieties did enjoy the taste of meat on occasion.[1]


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