Adult Female

Adult Female
Name: Calda
Species: Calidis Dragon
Birthday: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Owner: Syldra
Mother: Para
Father: Kor

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Few things in the world can oppose the will of a fully-grown Calidis dragon. Although capable of bringing down trees and burning forests to ash, most of these massive lizards spend their days climbing the cliffs on the edge of the island or seeking out clearings in which to bask. Their behavior is very lizard-like despite their great size, and it is thought that they are descended from much smaller species from the mainland. With no permanent dragons residing on the island, these lizards had little competition and grew to become the apex predator on Calidis. The people who built the Ashen Temple revered the Calidis dragons, painting and carving them on their temple walls. These days, the dragons tend to ignore people who visit the island, but it is still recommended you don't get too close. One puff of fiery breath or snap of their jaws would make short work of a human.

The sclerophyll forests of Calidis are home to many unique creature, most unknown to man or magi. However, few who visit the island go without seeing or at least hearing the calls of one of the island's most famous inhabitants, the Calidis dragons. Not truly dragons but lizards of a comparable size, these massive creatures hunt in open areas of the forest, using their fiery breath to burn patches of the forest and chase down creatures as they flee the flames. The forest grows quickly, but the dragons are easily strong enough to uproot some of the largest trees in their search for food. Whatever they cannot uproot, they burn, ensuring new growth from the ashes of dead trees and shrubs. The dragons and other fiery creatures on the island have become an important part of the ecosystem, preventing the fast-growing plants from overcrowding, and providing varied habitats which support the arid zone's diverse creatures.

Sprite art: Tekla | Description: PKGriffin