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Alcedine Wyverns were released on May 21, 2020, as part of Dragon Cave's 14th birthday celebration.

This dragon has two variants, Caerulus (bright blue) and Roseate (pink/brown). The variant is random, and not visible until hatching.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

The brilliant blue spots on this egg stand out.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s easily bored and spends its time exploring its surroundings.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s easily bored and spends its time exploring its surroundings.

And look! Its wings have grown larger! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Alcedine Wyverns are large, colorful dragons found all over Galsreim. They are highly active and become bored and fidgety with nothing to do, so much of their time is spent travelling. Alcedines are quite speedy on the wing and rarely bother to land until they reach their destination. Because of their speed and navigation skill, Alcedines are sometimes sought by humans looking to have items or letters delivered to faraway locales. Many Alcedines will take them up on it for the right price, and it is not uncommon for Alcedines to have a small hoard of jewellery in their dens or rings on their horns.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Alcedine Wyvern
Caerulus
Alcedine egg Alcedine Caerulus hatchling Alcedine Caerulus mature hatchling Alcedine Caerulus adult
Alcedine Wyvern
Roseate
Alcedine Roseate hatchling Alcedine Roseate mature hatchling Alcedine Roseate adult

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Alcedine Wyvern egg Alcedine Wyvern crack 1 Alcedine Wyvern crack 2 Alcedine Wyvern crack 3 Alcedine Wyvern crack 4 Alcedine Wyvern crack 5 Alcedine Wyvern dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022
Caerulus
Alcedine blue adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Roseate
Alcedine red adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Alcedines come in two varieties: the bright blue Caerulus and the pink-and-brown Roseate.
  • Roseates are lightly built and tend to be the taller of the Alcedines. They are proud of their speediness and love to challenge each other to races.
  • Caerulus are strong and stocky. Their horns sometimes have an extra tine, while Roseates’ horns never do.
  • Roseate Alcedines have more complex markings on their wings, a combination of black bars and purple spots, while Caerulus are plain blue with large white spots.
  • Both variants have feathers on the undersides on their wings. Roseates also sport feathers on their chests and abdomens.
  • Very young hatchlings are solid, dark colors with either a brown or blue tint. Hatchlings can fly from an early age.
  • Hatchlings lack the thick, fluffy manes and tail plumes of adults, only growing these in when close to maturity.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are raised communally by the group.
  • They like to make a game of chasing insects.
  • Older hatchlings often accompany adults going shorter distances, gaining strength in their wings and knowledge of landmarks.
  • Young hatchlings prefer not to be left alone. Even though they stick together in small groups, they still usually trail an adult for safety.

Adult Behavior

  • Caerulus Alcedines have mellow, jovial personalities. They communicate with low chuffs and growls.
  • Roseate Alcedines are loud and excitable. Their voices are fairly high pitched, and they mainly chirp and chitter.
  • Alcedines groom each other’s manes to make or strengthen bonds. They prefer to sleep in groups in large, open clearings.
  • Alcedines lay eggs atop mounds of earth and leaves. They do not bury the eggs, leaving them to be incubated by sunlight, which also develops the blue spots on the shells.
  • They can stay aloft for days at a time by cruising on air currents. As a result, they do not have to flap often, thereby conserving energy.
  • They like to share tales of their expedition. Alcedines recently returned from travels are always the most popular of the group, especially among hatchlings.
  • Alcedines are very good navigators, relying on memory, landmarks, and the position of celestial bodies to know where they are and where they’re going.
  • They like to meet and interact with other dragons on their travels.

Habitat

  • Alcedines are very hardy and can live in most any habitat.
  • Hatchlings are best suited to living in or near prey-rich areas, particularly forests, so groups with young are normally found there.
  • Alcedines crossing the ocean may sometimes rest by floating on the water, and take flight by diving and building speed with their wings when coming back up.

Diet

  • Caerulus Alcedines are primarily carnivorous and have a strongly hooked upper jaw for tearing.
  • Roseate Alcedines are omnivores. Sweet fruits and large insects are their favorite foods.
  • Roseates are mainly scavengers when it comes to meat, but they are decently skilled at catching birds or bats on the wing while travelling.
  • Both variants have a fondness for fresh fish.
  • Alcedine hatchlings mostly eat insects and scraps given to them by their parents.

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