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Steel dragons, sometimes known as Waterdeep dragons,[3] were metallic dragons[4] who were rarely seen in their natural form, instead living clandestine lives in human cities, observing art, culture, history, and politics.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Steel dragons in their natural forms were especially feline in their movements and stature. They had scales that shone like burnished steel as adults and usually smelled like wet metal.[1] Younge dragons' scales were a darker blue-gray and less lustrous.[5]

Their faces were particularly expressive, sometimes giving the illusion of a human-like face. They had many long spines surrounding their faces, which gave the appearance of hair.[1]

In humanoid forms, steel dragons usually kept their true identities secret; however, they always had at least one visual indication of their true nature in the form of steel-gray hair, eyes, tattoos, or another feature.[5]

AbilitiesEdit

Steel dragons were immune to acid and resistant to poison and especially magic. They had innate abilities to enchant and charm individuals.[5]

PersonalityEdit

Steel dragons, as a rule, were amiable, curious, and witty. They would rather spend their time among human cultures than in their own true forms.[1]

CombatEdit

Similar to brass dragons, most steel dragons would rather talk than fight, yet like all dragons, they could be formidable opponents. In combat, they avoided melee and instead relied on their magical spells.[5] A steel dragon could cast the spells of clerics as arcane magic and also could use the spells usually considered a part of the knowledge and trickery domains. If truly loosing a battle, a steel dragon was likely to teleport away.[3]

A steel dragon could breathe both a line of acid and a cloud of poisonous gas.[3]

SocietyEdit

Unlike most other dragons, steel dragons did not live in caves, preferring castles, towers, palaces, mansions, and the like.[5]

EcologyEdit

While they preferred to eat in their human forms, doing so would not provide them enough nourishment to survive, so they would have to make excuses to go hunting secretly in their dragon forms every three tendays or so.[5]

Notable Steel DragonsEdit

The city of Waterdeep was known to be home to at least three steel dragons:[3]

In addition, a female steel dragon named Razylymingeir lived in Darmshall, and one named Zundaerazylym dwelt in Neverwinter.[3] A male steel dragon in disguise of a windsoul genasi lived in Akanûl.[6]

A consortium of half-steel dragons called the Confluence was based out of Waterdeep.[7]

AppendixEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 140. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  2. Nigel Findley, et al. (October 1990). Draconomicon. (TSR, Inc), pp. 69–70. ISBN 0-8803-8876-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 142. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  4. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 138. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 141. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.
  6. Richard Lee Byers (June 7th, 2011). The Spectral Blaze. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786957980.
  7. Eric L. Boyd, Eytan Bernstein (August 2006). Dragons of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 93. ISBN 0-7869-3923-0.

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