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Blue dragons, also known as storm dragons, are orderly creatures and are unusual for chromatics in that they keep fairly well-ordered, hierarchical societies. They are more likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to 'lesser' creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. They are infamous for tricking desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way to avoid nonexistent dust basins. Their breath weapon is a line of lightning or a large electrical discharge.
Blue dragons are physically distinguished by the single large horns protruding from their heads and also by their ears, which are rather large and frilled. The tail is thick and bumpy, like that of a crocodile. The wings are more pronounced than most other species'. They smell like electricity or sand.
The blue dragon excels at aerial combat, perhaps more so than any other species of dragon. Their lightning discharges are very easy to aim at other aerial foes, or at creatures below them on the ground. They are also extremely adept at burrowing in sand, and often lie in wait just below the surface of the desert for prey. When they are so burrowed, their large horns can easily be mistaken for pointed desert rocks.
Blue dragons use a shocking burst of lightning.
Blue dragons are native to arid wastelands and deserts. They make their lairs in underground caves; easily accessible to the dragons, as they can burrow through the ground. These dragons fly above their territory, using the bleak landscape and its sparse terrain features as their best chance of spotting opponents. The typical blue dragon lair is dug into one of the towering rock formations that dominate desert landscapes. As with all dragon lairs, the blue dragon's lair will have two entrances: one at ground level and hidden by the sand, and one opening onto a high ledge on which it can perch and survey its territory. Each lair also has a large subterranean cavern with a large pool of water and a sandy beach, which its inhabitant will use for drinking and relaxation.
Parenting and developmentEdit
Despite their evil nature, blue dragons are actually excellent parents to their young, and will rarely leave their eggs unattended. Blue dragon eggs must be buried in warm sand to incubate. Blue wyrmlings are actually quite cute, but they are quick to taunt any other creature, and even quicker to hunt small desert creatures for food.
Known blue dragonsEdit
- Alasklerbanbastos, a dracolich ruling Threskel.
- Araugauthos, imprisoned in the ruins of Undermountain.
- Arharzel: Offspring of Roraurim and Faenphaele.
- Boraksaghegirak, the ancient "Thunder Tyrant" of the desert around ancient Imer.
- Clytemorrenestrix, turned into a human during the Spellplague.
- Eshaedra: The mate of Nahaunglaroth.
- Faenphaele: Roraurim's mate.
- Gloriankithsanus, a male blue dragon.
- Idrizraele: Kizilpazar's mate.
- Iryklathagra, a great wyrm that plagued the Lands of Intrigue.
- Iymrith, the "Doom of the Desert" in Anauroch.
- Kizilpazar: Patriarch of the Morueme clan, 1018 DR – 1371 DR.
- Krashos Morueme, professed to be a venerable drow mage.
- Maldraedior, more than 3000 years old.
- Nahaunglaroth: Co-leader of the Blood of Morueme, 1371 DR –
- Olothontor, "The Minstrel Wyrm," an elder blue dragon lairing not far from Waterdeep.
- Roraurim: Co-leader of the Blood of Morueme, 1371 DR –
- Saluuknir, trapped within the Urn of the Blue Vishap
- Sapphiraktar the Blue, a ancient male blue dracolich.
- Tekthyrios, living in a temple on Celestia.
- ↑ Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 90–92. ISBN 978-0786965614.
- ↑ Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 72–73. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 32. ISBN 978-0786949809.>
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 13. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 151. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
- ↑ Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 88. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jeff Quick (October 2003). Underdark. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-3053-5.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 89. ISBN 978-0786949809.