Brute Dragons were released alongside the Fever Wyvern on March 2, 2014. Their release was the first non-holiday related release of 2014.

Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This egg is unusually large and heavy.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s already quite large compared to other hatchlings, and appears to like roughhousing.

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s already quite large compared to other hatchlings, and appears to like roughhousing.

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

Adult[edit | edit source]

Brute Dragons are among the larger dragon breeds. They prefer to live in solitude or small groups, nesting in high, mountainous regions. The only time they openly seek the company of others is during the mating season, when males will fight for the attention of females. The thunderous crash of Brute dragons butting horns against each other in competition for mates can be heard nearly a mile away.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Brute egg.png Brute hatchi.png Brute female hatchi.png Brute female.png
Male Brute male hatchi.png Brute male.png

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Brute egg.png Brute crack 1.png Brute crack 2.png Brute crack 3.png Brute crack 4.png Brute crack 5.png Brute dead egg.png

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
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Old dead egg Old Brute dead egg.png

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Additional information[edit | edit source]

Well friends, I shan't be apologizing for the simplicity of the Brute's concept since that was, in many ways, the point of the concept. At the time, we had a lot of really cool concepts around that all had some neat feature or weird power, and that was good, but at the time I wanted to make a dragon that was just a dragon. Take 'em or leave 'em, that's what they are.

Anyway, here are my notes, as much as I can remember:

Brutes are very much your good ol' classic storybook dragons. They generally live alone, though they are sometimes known to live in groups of three or four. Groups usually consist of those either too young or too old to have much interest in mates. Brutes in their prime tend to be more aggressive, and less tolerant of others.

They are hoarders and lair-builders. From the time that they are hatchlings, they will gather anything shiny they can find and bury it in their own little troves. Brutes are also viciously territorial and highly possessive of their treasure. Don't try to raid a Brute lair if there's any chance that the dragon is still alive. Just don't.

As stated in their breed description, males will fight for a female's attention. Ultimately, though, it's the female who chooses her mate, and it's not always the winner of the fight. She'll choose whichever she thought fought best. It's very rare that a Brute will mate for life.

Brutes also are not often the best parents. Eggs and young hatchlings are cared for mostly because the parent views it as part of their hoard. When the hatchling starts to mature and assert itself, the parent grows less interested in keeping it around. Usually hatchlings will leave the nest on their own around the point where they're fledging. A fledged hatchling that does not leave the nest of its own volition will be forced out by its parent. Fledgelings either choose to strike out on their own, or will sometimes live in small juvenile groups until they reach adulthood.

These dragons have no apparent magical ability. Their hides, however, are mildly resistant to most forms of magic. Brute scales are often sought after for this property, and the dragons are sometimes hunted for them. Another reason for hunting is the danger they pose to human settlements in the vicinity of their lair. Otherwise, it's generally best to leave the beasties alone.
Stromboli (Forum Post)
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