Dragonnes are dangerous monsters that possess the ferocity of a lion and the cunning of a dragon. They appear to be lions covered in brass-colored scales with massive wings like those of a dragon.
Dragonnes are highly territorial and will attack any invading creatures in their home. They are not generally evil or malicious, allowing any intruders the opportunity to flee before they attack. Those who do not leave a dragonne’s lair will find themselves quickly set upon by a savage opponent.
The roar of a dragonne is its greatest weapon. Those who hear this creature’s roar find their minds and body weakened, leaving them vulnerable to the attacks of the dragonne.
A dragonne possesses huge claws and fangs, and large eyes, usually the color of its scales. A dragonne is about 12 feet long and weighs about 700 pounds.
Dragonnes speak Draconic.
A dragonne’s wings are useful only for short flights, carrying the creature for 10 to 30 minutes at a time. Nevertheless, it uses its wings effectively in battle. If opponents attempt to charge or encircle it, the dragonne simply takes to the air and finds a more defensible position.
Dragonnes are also living in Maztica. The natives know them as Hakuna. Halloran from the Golden Legion was once attacked and nearly killed by one on a small island near Payit. Some of the halflings of Maztica who are living in savage tribes use such a hakuna as a kind of captive and totem and feed them with humans and other intruders they manage to capture in their territory.