Dark Green Dragons, also known as Vine Dragons, are one of the original species on Dragon Cave. Dark Green Dragons are one of few breeds with an alternate or "alt" form. The alt form occurs randomly among bred Dark Green eggs. Alt Dark Green eggs originally were a slightly different shade of green than standard Dark Green eggs. Both forms now use the same egg sprite making it impossible to determine if a Dark Green will be an alt until it hatches. There is no known way to increase the likelihood of an egg becoming an alt.

Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This egg is sitting in a patch of grass and small flowers even though there's no sun in the cave.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it...

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it...

Now there are even more vines. Perhaps something is happening?

Adult[edit | edit source]

Dark green dragons, once they mature, appear to become an entirely different species. However, this isn't true. Rather, they burrow underground and get nutrients from their vines. These vines are sometimes referred to as Dragon Grass. These dragons are very violent, and will use their vines to capture, kill, and eat anything that moves, as well as nearby plants. Luckily, their range is limited and they cannot use magic. Dark green dragons tend to be easy to spot since they usually kill all plants around them and thus are usually surrounded by a large clearing.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Standard Dark Green egg.gif Dark Green hatchi.gif Dark Green mature hatchi.gif Dark Green adult.gif
Alternate Dark Green alt hatchi.gif Dark Green alt mature hatchi.gif Dark Green alt adult.gif

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Dark Green egg.gif Dark Green crack 1.png Dark Green crack 2.gif Dark Green crack 3.png Dark Green crack 4.png Dark Green crack 5.png Dark Green dead egg.gif

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Temporary event sprites
Holidays 2011
Dark Green hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Dark Green mature hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Dark Green adult Christmas 2011.gif
Holidays 2011
Dark Green alt hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Dark Green alt mature hatchi Christmas 2011.gif Dark Green alt adult Christmas 2011.gif
Halloween 2012
Dark Green adult Halloween 2012.png
Halloween 2015
Dark Green adult Halloween 2015.png
Halloween 2015
Dark Green alt adult Halloween 2015.png
Retired sprites
Original sprites Original Dark Green egg.png Original Dark Green hatchling.png Original Dark Green adult.gif
Retired eggs Old Dark Green egg.gif
Old Dark Green alt egg.gif
Retired dead egg Old Dark Green dead egg.gif

Encyclopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Built compact and low to the ground.
  • Broad fan of five spikes at the back of the skull
  • Plant appears grown into the dragon’s back, no roots visible from safe distance
  • Heavy armored scutes along belly and neck
  • Short, strong neck can hold off the force of a struggling buck without injury
  • Plant does not appear to pollinate but rather appears to be used as a bird snare
  • Observed to roar in anger and immediately kill animals attempting to graze on the plant
  • Colour/number of flowers appears dimorphic: females yellow (3), males red (2)

Hatchling Behavior

  • Aggression appears to be innate
  • Exceptional specimens observed to kill nestmates, often over food disputes
  • Less aggressive if kept out of the rocky lair and allowed to roam in a place with rich, clumpy soil
  • Likes to dig holes. Lots and lots of holes.
  • If lost, look in the holes; hatchling may be hiding in one with plant sprawled out
  • Watch your step around the holes, next time you might lose your foot.
  • Seems able to grasp the concept of a fair trade at an early age.
  • Likes to forage for food, but does not like being too close to living plants; uses vines to pick berries/nuts/roots.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Additional information[edit | edit source]

TJ elaborated in the forums that the Dark Green dragon is one of few species that has a primary and secondary elemental affinity:

It doesn't affect avatars at all. It's simply there for when the primary element doesn't tell the whole story. e.g. vines are heavily plant-based, which falls under the "Life" element. But having them be creation-aligned would be a huge mismatch with their personalities, given their angry and destructive tendencies, so they're primary Dark element to ensure that aspect is captured.
TJ09 (Forum Post)
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