Adult loongs spend less time at the Keep and more in the wild, where they can mate and lay their eggs. Even the eggs float, and the adults leave them between leaves or in places that are always covered in mist. The adults now reach a person's knee and are quite long, but they are still considered easy prey by many creatures. They have magic to help them in these situations. The razan loongs can control fire and burn those who try to attack them, while the nareaun loongs can control water and drown assailants if in danger. Despite this, they are friendly and never attack others if not threatened. They sometimes spend their time at the Keep, being as helpful as they can be. They help with tasks that require fire or water, and many like to have at least a few loongs around as they make life easier. In many ways, the loongs are a lot different than what people are used to when it comes to dragons. No one would expect a dragon to be so friendly and useful, and maybe this is why the loongs are so popular and loved by all.
The loong are part of the dragon family but are small for their kind - probably one of the smallest species of dragons. They are somewhat bigger than the gemdragons but not considered pygmies. They float all the time, even when asleep or while ill, and no one has ever seen a loong touch ground. The dragons have no wings, but their bodies are so light that even the softest breeze would blow them away if they had no control over air. Raza loongs live in the forests at the base of dormant volcanoes or in the mountains, with their green bodies helping them camouflage. They eat large insects and catch them by spitting small balls of fire towards them. The nareaun loongs live near waterfalls and in the rivers, hiding in the mist created by the water. They feed on small fish and catch them by creating small whirlpools. Both kinds of loongs are friendly, and they spend plenty of time at the Keep, where they help with daily activities. However, they stay away from large creatures as the loongs' small size can make them easy prey.
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