|Release Date||February 14, 2015|
|Elemental Affinity||Neutral |
|Base Rarity||Limited release|
|Color||Red, pink, silver|
Heartstealing Dragons are the all-female Valentine's Day Dragon released during the Valentine's Day event of 2015. As a limited-release dragon, they are only capable of producing more Heartstealing eggs during a brief period before Valentine's Day is celebrated in February. They can still be bred to all year round, producing the male's breed of egg. Each scroll is limited to 2 cave-born dragons of this breed, like all other Valentine's Day dragons.
Under the legacy breed sort, these dragons sort as "Valentine 2015 Dragon" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name.
Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit
"This egg is so shiny it makes you want to take it."
"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It doesn’t seem to like the attention its shininess attracts, but it loves shiny things."
"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It doesn’t seem to like the attention its shininess attracts, but it loves shiny things.
And look! With its new scales, it’s even shinier! It must be close to maturing."
"Heartstealing dragons are an unusual breed, named for their mating rituals. These dragons use their long, slender bodies to sneak into both human (and dragon) holds to steal things over the year. Then, when the right season hits, they give away their entire hoard as gifts, leaving things in the homes of other dragons to attract them. When these gifts are found, however, the recipients can’t always tell who gave the gifts. This receiver often assumes the source of the gift was the original owner, causing them to form friendly bonds with other dragons in the area, spreading peace—and sometimes even sparking love. The only way to know if a gift is from a Heartstealing Dragon is to find one of their wafer-thin scales at the scene."
- Aangs-sister (All)
|Female only breed|
|Stage 0||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Dead|
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Before being assigned their Neutral elemental affinity, Heartstealing dragons produced glitched Avatar eggs when bred with Guardians of Nature. Because affinity was not specified, no dragon index was specified for the egg and it instead showed as a cloud of fog. These eggs, despite having no dragon type specified, still collected views and clicks and showed up in lineages. This glitch was soon fixed by TJ09, who removed the glitch Avatars and assigned the Neutral affinity to the Heartstealing breed.
A small glitch appeared when initially released, regarding the transparency of TJ09's hatchlings due to issues handling the file formats. This was quickly fixed and the sprite returned to normal before any player eggs had hatched. A typo also existed in the description before it was fixed, with the last line of the adult text having previously read "The only way to know if a gift is from a Heartstealing Dragpn is to find one of their wafer-thin scales at the scene."
- TJ's eggs have the following codes: LotsF and Lov4U.
- The spriter has approved the nickname statement: "It's basically a shiny red noodle with legs." for their new dragon.
- It took exactly one year for the spriter to receive their Alt for this dragon.
- The shininess isn't a big deal. Since they are born with it, they learn to get around it so it becomes more of a nuisance then anything else. It is vital that their scales be shiny so they are found when they shed so they bare with it.
They specialize is shadow magic and are naturally nocturnal and that helps a lot with the actual thievery. They were originally going to have a 'darkness' alignment to make that more clear but after some talking with TJ we agreed that them being destruction aligned was too much for their naturally 'giving' nature. Since they are aware of how shiny they are, the tend to target things in non-bright places like vaults or keeps where people wouldn't check every day.
Here is an example: The won't steal a wedding ring off someone's finger or a kings crown off their head, but they might go for a broach in an an old, dusty jewellery box in your closet. A wedding ring or ruler's crown is obviously sentimental, on the finger/head means it is being used and will be missed right away, and on top of that is would be risky to take. They also tend to go after wealthier dragons or people - people who wouldn't miss a handful of coins. Think robin hood.
A 'heartstealer attack' would be more of a 'where did I put that thing?' 'Didn't I have a ...?' 'Wasn't there more of...?' reaction. They are a valentine's breed, they aren't malicious. They go after things they think others may like, not things that would cause wars or deliberate trouble. If something sentimental was taken, it was probably an accident.
No, some people/dragons are mad, naturally. However, if something shows up right around valentine's day people almost assume that 'heartstealing' happened. Then the neighbour goes, 'Hey, Bob, did you loose a scroll a month or two back? Because I found this on my doorstep this morning...'
As to where they keep things, I imagine most dragons have nests or caves to hide things. Unless you mean how they get them home, if so if you look they have thumbs like humans and can carry things.
- Aangs-sister had this comment to make regarding the color of the dragon:
- There is also something else I'd like to bring up. I don't know why, but these guy's colour is extremely monitor dependent. It seems on older or lower quality screens they look pink, but on higher/newer ones they are red (I'm not entirely sure though). Stuff like that is normal for pixel art, but I've never seen it this drastic before. In other words, they are a little different to everyone depending on your computer. This wasn't intentional - but I don't dislike it and I doubt it will be changed.
On my HQ screen, as they were designed, they are red. They are a darker, cherryish red so consider that the 'canon' if you like. After some posts in the thread, I checked an older Macintosh and it was very bright pink and then a lighter red on a third computer. Seeing 'pink' isn't bad, it's just a computer difference so don't freak out.
I'm clearing this up since some people are getting lost with the colour discussion. I'm also adding this for after breeding starts so people with stripes and stuff don't get so confused.
- ↑ https://forums.dragcave.net/index.php?showtopic=166605&view=findpost&p=8657522
- ↑ PM with Aangs-sister