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A fang dragon, also known as a gray dragon,[4][note 1] was type of dragon found in Faerûn.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Fang dragons were poor flyers, with small muscled wings. Their eyes tended to be either red or orange. Their heads were edged with spikes or horns. Their bodies tended to be covered in bony plates that ended in spurs at the joints, and their tails were forked with scythe-like tips.[2]

EcologyEdit

These dragons were also susceptible to bouts of seemingly random outbursts of rage and violence. They typically spoke a small handful of languages, and they used this ability in order to negotiate their way out of situations that could result in difficult or even deadly battles.[2]

They sometimes sealed up their lairs with boulders or other materials before leaving them, usually in the hunt for food, which they preferred to find far from their homes. Their diet consisted of flesh, of which they prefered that of intelligent animals.[2]

HistoryEdit

Fang dragons were first encountered in the ruins of Myth Drannor, which has led to speculation that they were connected to the demonic inhabitants that resided there after its fall. They could also be found, as of 1372 DR, in the Starwood in Cormanthor, the Border Forest, Spiderhaunt Woods, and other forest areas of the Dalelands, the Moonsea and Sembia.[5]

At some point, the goddess Tiamat chose to subject fang dragon eggs to a ritual that "improved" the hatchlings by giving them a breath weapon. After that point they were known almost soley as "gray dragons." She charged all gray dragons with purifying the species by killing any known fang dragons.[6]

CombatEdit

Fang dragons were skilled at physical combat, particularly because their bodies were so lethal. They had a tendency to "play" with their food. They did not have a breath weapon until Tiamat changed them, at which point the improved gray dragons had an acid breath weapon.[2]

Known fang dragonsEdit

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Although gray dragons were the same species as fang dragons, "gray dragon" usually referred to the advanced specimens with an acid breath weapon produced through Tiamat's involvement.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 171–175. ISBN 978-0786949809.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 41. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andy Collins, James Wyatt, and Skip Williams (November 2003). Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 159. ISBN 0-7869-2884-0.
  4. Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 35–36. ISBN 978-0786949809.
  5. James Wyatt and Rob Heinsoo (February 2001). Monster Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 42. ISBN 0-7869-1832-2.
  6. Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb (November 2008). Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 172. ISBN 978-0786949809.
  7. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 146. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  8. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 26. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  9. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 35. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  10. Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786957980.

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