Gem Dragons are aloof, solitary, and self centered. They spend most of their time on the Inner Planes.
Amethyst dragons are wise and regal. They may be found serving as intermediaries between warring dragons, and even humanoid civilizations. An Amethyst dragon has lavender skin, and its scales that are shaped like naturally formed mineral crystals.
Crystal dragons are the friendliest of the gem dragons. They are always curious, so they enthusiastically converse with willing visitors. Crystal dragons are fond of the Elemental Chaos, but they may sometimes build ice palaces atop high, cold mountain peaks on the Material Plane.
Emerald dragons are inquisitive about local history and customs. Their knowledge of particular areas is often beyond that of the best sage. These dragons are very paranoid and developing relationships with them is often difficult. When not on the Inner Planes they prefer to stay near partly inhabited areas on the Material Plane, but keep their presence unknown.
Sapphire dragons are territorial, especially towards other dragons in the Elemental Chaos and the parts of the Material Plane that they claim as their own. These dragons are anti-social towards all beings, but view the evil races of the Underdark to be their enemies.
Topaz dragons are unfriendly and selfish. While not malevolent, their behavior makes dealing with them unpleasant and dangerous. They spend their time in the Elemental Chaos, but make brief trips in to the Material Plane into lairs on secluded beaches or caves below the waterline. Their lairs are completely dry.
- Metallic dragon, a group of goodly dragon subraces.
- Chromatic dragon, a group of inherently evil dragon subraces.
- ↑ Ed Bonny, Jeff Grubb, Rich Redman, Skip Williams, Steve Winter (September 2002). Monster Manual II 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 77. ISBN 0-7869-2873-5.
- ↑ Bruce R. Cordell (April 2004). Expanded Psionics Handbook. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 183. ISBN 0-7869-3301-1.