Male Hatchling

Male Hatchling
Name: unnamed
Species: White Ice Dragon
Birthday: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Owner: Graveworm

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It is both amusing and wondrous to startle a white ice hatchling. They will dissolve in an instant, their body falling into a thousand snowflakes and sometimes a few icicles. The wind will scatter the pieces, and there is quickly nothing left where the little one stood. Once it is clear that there is no danger present, the white hatchling will convert back to its true form, snow gathering and swirling together. Not surprisingly, they don't particularly like being frightened, and will chatter at you angrily before storming away. Though they have tender feelings, they don't mind annoying their human companions. White ice dragon hatchlings will sneak into their magi's rooms, their mere presence extinguishing your fire, and sneak into bed with them for the rest of the night. While the little one may enjoy this and view it as bonding, the humans are left lying awake, the icy hide of a little one pressed against them and with no fire for warmth. It is jokingly remarked that this is how warming spells came to exist in the first place.

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.

Sprite art: Niwer/GlassWalker | Description: Damien