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Not to be confused with Lumina Dragons

Dark Lumina Dragons were released on August 21, 2016, alongside Aeon Wyvern, Almerald, Kyanite Pygmy and Kingcrowne Dragons. They are a cousin species to Lumina Dragons.

Dark Lumina Dragons shed their scales for 24 hours after they are bred to Turpentine Dragons, Waterhorse Dragons, Black Truffle Dragons, or Albino Dragons. The Lumina color changing phenomenon is a reaction to the mildly toxic oil, gelatinous goo and oily secretions which Turpentines, Waterhorses, Black Truffles, and Albinos are respectively covered with. The Luminae remove their scales in order to get rid of the oil or goo, causing their color to change.

Dark Lumina eggs may be produced by either Dark Lumina Dragons or Light Lumina Dragons. The likelihood of producing a Dark or Light Lumina is affected by Valkemare's moon phases.[1]. The odds of breeding a Light Lumina increases as Valkemare's Blue Moon, Cirion, waxes fuller, while the odds of getting a Dark Lumina increases as it wanes.

When sorted by breed, Dark Luminae sort as "Lumina Dragon-Dark" on a user's scroll.

Official descriptions[]


This egg shines coldly in the moonlight.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It always seems to be picking over its scales.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It always seems to be picking over its scales.

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


Dark Lumina Dragons received their names from their highly reflective scales, which—at times—seem to glow. They are vain, always strutting about and preening incessantly; if one of their scales has so much as a scratch or a defect, they’ll remove it. Luckily, their scales grow back quickly, and each new growth is more beautiful than the last. These narcissistic dragons live in small groups and prefer to surround themselves with beauty. The males guard their territory and eggs while the females search for meat to eat. Dark Lumina Dragons are much meaner than their cousins.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Dark Lumina egg.gif Dark Lumina hatchi.gif Dark Lumina mature hatchi.gif Dark Lumina female.png
Male Dark Lumina male.png
Dark Lumina female scaleless.png
Dark Lumina male scaleless.png

Egg sequence[]

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

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  • The meat of Dark Lumina is much more gamey than their light cousins.[2]
  • A group of Dark Lumina is called a "Stáya" while a group of Light Lumina is called a "Tabún".[3]
  • The eggs of Dark Luminae are heavier than Light Luminae.[4]
  • A king by the name of Andreas once tried to make a Dark Lumina dragon into an ornament of his court and a play thing. The Dark Lumina promptly tore him apart, much to the joy of the kings successor. Some speculate that the successor bribed the Dark Lumina with a flock of sheep.[5]

Additional information[]

They aren't a new dragon.
The spirits were completed about three and a half years ago - waiting for the right moment.

They aren't alts.
Even though they share hatchling sprites, Dark Luminas are a cousin breed. As such their behavior is actually quite different than their light cousins. Where as the light Luminae are fairly nice, dark lumina will mess you right up.

Dark Luminas are intentionally sleeker.
They are also longer, faster, and smarter.

They are tamable but are a bit like monkeys - they can live with you for years but someday just snap. The younger you get them the less likely they will snap.

There has been some speculation about how breeding works.
I'm not going to revel [sic] how it works because that's no fun, but it's not simply luck - I'll say that much.
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