Species: White Ice Dragon
The bitter cold of this egg penetrates even the heaviest of clothing.
White ice dragons are closely related to the more aloof black ice dragons. Slightly more friendly, these pale dragons do not mind the company of magi and often seek it out. When socializing, they curl up tightly and watch the proceedings with slitted eyes. It is a bit unnerving, as you know the intelligent beasts understand every word you are saying, and are filing it all away for future use. When bored with the company of humans, hatchlings will go and practice their magic, showing off for each other. They do not share the same devastating power as their darker cousins, but possess the odd ability of transfiguration – the ability to change their shape at will. They can shift into large piles of snow and back again in the blink of the eye, making them ideal spies. Though this power also makes it rather easy for these dragons to fit into small spaces in search of rare items, they use it mostly to eavesdrop. Dragons are extremely secretive creatures, and they love to find out all they can. Because one is never sure whether a pile of snow is a white ice dragon or not, people tend to watch their tongues. In the Arkene, where these draconians are most at home, the people are rather superstitious regarding them. If it is a perfectly clear day and a pile of snow blows, the people will quickly stop talking and retreat into their homes. Watching from their windows, they will sometimes see the swirling snow reanimate itself into the shape of a dragon. This dragon will paw at the ground, sulking, before bunching its powerful feet under its body and springing into the air, its huge wings easily bearing it in flight. As soon as the creature is gone and the snow has settled, the people will go about their day once more, having eluded a white ice dragon intent on playing a prank.