Species: Ember Drake
Birthday: Friday, June 17, 2011
Constantly scampering about the castle and its grounds, drake hatchlings are some very energetic younglings. Like other little ones, they spend a great deal of time searching for meals and exploring. Unlike other companions, though, they tend to keep to themselves, dozing for the majority of the day with others of their kinds. If woken abruptly, they may well send a fireball towards the perceived enemy, charring the walls of the castle. It is for this reason that they usually sleep in caves far from The Keep, where their magic cannot injure anyone. As they age and approach adulthood, a drake hatchling will choose where to build its cave and begin building a home. A magi companion should be watchful at this stage, as jewelry can go missing from The Keep. Drakes are given whatever they wish from the kitchens, usually cakes and sweets. A drake hatchling looks quite funny with food smeared all over its face, though it is wise not to laugh at it.
Though they look much like dragons, drakes are in fact their distant cousins. Though they share the same hard scales and powers over fire, their personalities vary from their draconian brethren. Dragons are generally peaceful and good natured, drakes like to sneak about and are very sly. Drakes do not grow as large, either, though their size is rather impressive, with larger drakes reaching twice the height of a man. They are picky eaters, deigning only to eat the most delectable meals. Meat is the main part of their diet, and they hunt for it themselves in the depths of the forests and along the mountains. Along with eating more common foods, they also enjoy a few human foods, such as raja berries and, surprisingly, chocolate. Only the finest meal is acceptable, and drakes will travel great distances to exotic places to satisfy their hunger. These companions have great stashes of food at any one time, and are very possessive of it. They are famous for hoarding anything they can get their paws on, and their nests are full of things they consider precious. Piles of food, jewelry and gems surround them, and the drakes do not seem to mind sleeping on top of these items. If anyone is foolish enough to enter their caves without permission, a wall of fire will quickly stop the intruder. If the person in question was just their magi, seeking company, a present must be given to get back in the drake's good graces. Although they are very picky creatures, with delicate temperaments, their perfect control over flame is one so powerful that any irritating behavior is easily overlooked.