Heartseeker Dragons are the all-male Valentine's Day breed released during the Valentine's Day event of 2012. As a limited-release dragon, they are only capable of producing more Heartseeker eggs during a brief period before Valentine's Day is celebrated in February. They can still be bred year round, but will only produce the female's breed of egg. Each scroll is currently limited to 2 cave-born dragons of this breed, like all Valentine's Day dragons.
Under the legacy breed sort, these dragons sort as "Valentine 2012 Dragon" on a user's scroll.
This scarlet egg has a faintly sweet aroma.
Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It gives off an alluring scent that attracts other dragons.
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It gives off an alluring scent that attracts other dragons.
And look! Chocolate-brown fins have grown on its back and tail, and the scent is much stronger now."
"Heartseeker Dragons are very social creatures that emanate a sweet chocolatey scent. Their captivating perfume easily attracts adult dragons that don't yet have a mate. Heartseekers use their keen sense of smell to detect solitary dragons and potential mates in the area. By rubbing their fins against objects such as trees and rocks, they leave a scent trail for the other dragons to follow to meet each other. Although these dragons are seen year-round, the scent of a Heartseeker becomes particularly potent during the middle of February. During this time, a single Heartseeker may play matchmaker to dozens of dragons, but he will also choose a special mate of his own."
- LadyLyzar (All)
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- Predominantly red with chocolate-brown fins and pale heart-shaped scutes.
- Very muscular and physically strong.
- Fins are flexible enough to allow for limited glides.
- Gives off an alluring chocolatey scent from a natural musk.
- Shiny gold antlers and claws.
- No elemental breath of any kind.
- Breed is exclusively male.
- Individuals with wine-colored hides and blue fins have been reported.
- Hate to be alone, will be mopey if no other hatchlings are around.
- Love to be the center of attention.
- Displays herding behavior to group hatchlings together.
- Usually the dominant hatchling in a group.
- Become agitated if other dragons are alone.
- Alluring scent attracts other hatchlings.
- Begin to preen daily near maturity.
- Become much less forceful with herding behavior after maturity.
- Attract other dragons with his powerful chocolate musk and confident demeanor.
- Meticulously groom every day to spread musk on his fins.
- Incredibly social and frequently become the leader of a group of dragons.
- Joyful and fun-loving, will often play with other dragons much like a hatchling would.
- An individual will try to find lonely dragons suitable mates if he can.
- Leave deliberate scent trails to help lead a pair of mate-less dragons to each other.
- Failing to make a match correctly is upsetting, but they will try the same pair once more if there was no violence.
- Two adults never overlap territory to avoid confusing other dragons who cannot differentiate between their scents.
- Can be found all over the world—though not often.
- Scarcer in overly moist areas due to water washing off their scent.
- Build large lairs to accomodate numerous visitors.
- Lair must be close to multiple sources of food and water.
- Lair frequently has areas devoted to different purposes, such as communal meetings, eating, and sleeping.
- Lair can be several different varieties of terrain, such as a cave, meadow, or oasis.
- Will not tolerate fighting inside lairs.
- Will resort to violence if dealing with an unwelcome intruder.
- Omnivorous, will eat almost anything.
- Other dragons frequently share food with him.
- Sharing and slow metabolism mean that they rarely has to find their own food.
- Avoid plants and spices with strong odors and will not scavenge meat.
- Need a lot of water to produce enough musk.
- If dehydrated, will quickly start to look ill.
- Enjoys oily fish as a treat.
- Strong, persistent odors in food may interfere with the musk.
- As mentioned in their description - Heartseekers are very social. Other dragons are attracted to their scent, so they are usually the life of the party, so to speak. Despite their muscular physique, they are quite soft-hearted and sensitive under their tough-looking exterior.
In addition to other dragons, prey is often attracted to a Heartseeker's scent, making hunting easier both for him and other dragons in the area. The scent can be detrimental as it may also attract predators. However, a Heartseeker is physically strong enough to deter most threats through brute force if necessary, in addition to potentially having a posse of other dragons protecting him.
The Heartseeker's unique scent comes from a musky liquid excreted from glands on his back, near the spines of his fins. Much like a preening bird, the Heartseeker rubs this liquid all over his fins during routine grooming sessions, replenishing anything lost if he has left scent trails. Scent trails usually fade after a few days, but they will disappear faster in the rain.
When a Heartseeker meets a new dragon, he uses his keen sense of smell to find their den. If the dragon lives alone, and no other dragon scents are nearby, he will conclude that the dragon likely does not have a mate. Using a musky scent trail, he will often lead two mate-less dragons to each other. However, this does not guarantee they will get along.
Each Heartseeker's scent is a little different, which helps them identify each other. They tend to avoid each other, as other creatures may not be able to tell their scents apart. This would potentially cause confusion if two Heartseekers crossed paths while leading dragons to meet each other.
- Regarding the dragon's color scheme:
- The heart belly scales are based on white chocolate. I am guessing TJ chose those codes since I showed him a few different variations, and we picked the "white chocolate" one. (The scales were originally pink but this looks much better, trust me.)