Hellhorse Dragons were released on May 25, 2013 as part of the "7th Birthday" release on Dragon Cave. Each day from May 22-28, 2013 a new dragon was released to the cave. Hellhorse dragons are a hybrid breed produced by cross breeding Hellfire Wyverns and Horse Dragons.

7th Birthday Release

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Official descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

This hot egg shakes violently when you touch it.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

This hatchling’s behavior is not cute at all; It keeps trying to kick and bite you.

Mature hatchling[edit | edit source]

This hatchling’s behavior is not cute at all; It keeps trying to kick and bite you.

And look! It has grown wings, and flickers of flame have appeared along its body. Maybe something is happening?

Adult[edit | edit source]

Hellhorse Dragons are foul-tempered, spirited creatures with tempestuous and violent dispositions. Torrents of scorching flames erupt from their bodies and can easily set their surroundings ablaze. Highly aggressive and territorial toward other dragon species, Hellhorses will tolerate others as long as they believe the association to be beneficial. Such alliances are tenuous in nature and frequently short-lived, as the slightest disagreement can easily escalate into a full-out brawl.

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

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

Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

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

Retired sprites[edit | edit source]

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Original dead egg Old Hellhorse dead egg.gif

Encyclopedia entry[edit | edit source]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Equine-esque body with coloration roughly mimicking that of a Hellfire Wyvern of the same gender
  • Flames erupt from the neck, tail, and fetlocks
  • Cloven silver hooves
  • Long, flexible tail is lightweight enough to hold off the ground at full gallop
  • Capable of raising and lowering its body scales at will, giving a bristle effect
  • The fire does not harm the dragon in any way
  • The dragon has no control over the flames on its body
  • The scales are very sharp and capable of inflicting serious damage when touched

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are very aggressive toward one another and will often attack or kill weaker siblings
  • Younger, weaker hatchlings may flee the nest in order to escape injury or death from older siblings; will rarely survive to adulthood this way
  • After hatching, will get to its feet as soon as possible to avoid being vulnerable
  • Does not like to be touched or handled, may preemptively attack
  • Young siblings will occasionally team up to kill or injure the oldest in order to survive
  • Captive-raised hatchlings are less aggressive than their wild counterparts, but still very dangerous
  • Not affectionate in any way, even toward those who feed it

Adult Behavior

  • Highly aggressive and easily exciteable, will fight over any perceived grievance
  • Skilled fliers but prefer to remain on the ground
  • Intentionally burn surrounding areas to mark their territory and warn intruders to stay away
  • Adults raised outside of a pack are much more agreeable and may tolerate humans, but still are easily provoked
  • Communicate with their manes and tails—the fire blazes brighter when the dragon is agitated
  • Females are larger and more dominant than males and may band together in small groups to raise young
  • Males are solitary and will fight to the death for territory and breeding rights, but winner may still be killed by females
  • Riding a Hellhorse is incredibly unusual and difficult; rider must know strong flame-resistant magic

Habitat

  • Can be found anywhere with ample access to prey
  • Prefer open areas with plenty of room to run
  • Hellhorses move on after their surrounding area has been destroyed by fire
  • Do not make dens as they are too enclosed
  • Thrive in volcanic regions since their flames are less likely to cause problems
  • Eggs are raised in the middle of an open field in nests walled with rocks and clay
  • In desert areas, the dragon’s fire often leaves behind ornate trails of glass that mark the dragon’s territory

Diet

  • Strict carnivores and will eat anything they can catch
  • Poor stealth hunters due to their bright flames; rely on speed, panic and confusion
  • Using their flames, they will drive prey to an enclosed area, run it to exhaustion, or suffocate it
  • Rarely seen scavenging as they love to hunt; will usually move to a new area if food is scarce
  • Will not allow any part of a carcass to remain after feeding
  • Most of their hunting is done on the ground
  • Will not allow any part of a kill to be scavenged as this encourages rival predators; any remaining food is burned to ashes
  • Older individuals often rely more on suffocating prey with smoke rather than chasing it

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is the fourth dragon to have a hatchling description that does not start with "Aww... it's a cute baby dragon...". The other dragon hatchlings not described as cute are the Vampire, Black Marrow and Undead Dragons.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

I'm glad that you all like the Hellhorses.

"Hellhorse" was a placeholder name - I didn't really like it and thought it was well, blah and boring. I was planning on changing it to Dreadflare, but if you like Hellhorse I can keep it that way.
LadyLyzar (Forum Post)
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