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Amalthean Dragon
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Release Date May 21, 2020
Elemental Affinity Primary: Life
Secondary: Water
Morphology Western
Base Rarity Rare
BSA None
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Habitat Hybrid: No Habitat
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Color White, blue, gold
Nicknames None
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Amalthean Dragons were released on May 21, 2020, as part of Dragon Cave's 14th birthday celebration. This is a hybrid breed, produced by crossing White Dragons and Undine Dragons.


Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

This pristine egg sits in a clear pool of water.

HatchlingEdit

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It never leaves your side when you’re unwell.

Mature HatchlingEdit

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It never leaves your side when you’re unwell.

And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing.

AdultEdit

Wary of all strangers, the elusive Amalthean Dragons cloak themselves in mist to avoid detection. The water sources they live near are astonishingly clear and pure, and have been found to contain medicinal properties. These dragons are known for their ability to cure any disease, wound, or poison, as well as the purification of any water they come across. A blessing from an Amalthean Dragon is said to increase longevity, though they are very selective of who they will heal. An Amalthean’s horn grows from the same wood as a White Dragon’s staff and is highly sought after for its ability to channel and store potent life magic.

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SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Male Amalthean egg Amalthean hatchling Amalthean mature hatchling Amalthean male
Female Amalthean female


Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Amalthean egg Amalthean crack 1 Amalthean crack 2 Amalthean crack 3 Amalthean crack 4 Amalthean crack 5 Amalthean dead egg

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TriviaEdit

  • The Amalthean dragon is a reference to Lady Amalthea from The Last Unicorn. [1]
  • In general, the name means "noble goddess".[2]
  • In Greek mythology, it is the name of the she-goat that nursed the god Zeus when he was an infant.[3]

Additional InformationEdit

''Since I've seen the question floating around a little, I'll clarify here: the horn is made of both wood and bone. As a hatchling, a piece of the stave from their White parent is removed and bonded to the hatchling as their power comes into being (in the case of Amaltheans with Amalthean parents, it would be a piece broken off from one of the parent's horns). This wood fuses to the dragon's bone and integrates into the neural and magical network of energy in the dragon's body. The wood is still alive, and grows as a tree generally might, thus they have to constantly sharpen and file their horns down on trees or stones in their territory to keep them at manageable lengths. Texture-wise it's a bit harder than natural wood, similar to fossilized wood, because of its fusion to the bone (which acts like antler bone, though the horn itself is never fully shed).
- hazeh (Forum Post)

''For those who are separated early enough from their parents, they would likely find a branch from a tree they are most fond of and use that as a substitute. I imagine their magic would not be as strong this way, though, since a lot of the potency comes from the magic imbued by white dragons into the wood.
- hazeh (Forum Post)

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