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Honey Drakes were released on November 26, 2016, alongside Azure Glacewings and Fell Dragons. As drakes, they can only breed with other drake breeds, and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg is covered in tiny golden scales.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It loves frolicking among the flowers.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It loves frolicking among the flowers.

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

Adult[]

Honey Drakes are small, energetic creatures that feed almost exclusively on flower nectar, honey, and insects. The myriad scales covering their bodies protect them from the stings of angry bees as they feed from hives, though these dexterous and wily drakes rarely need the protection. Though notably silent most of the time, Honey Drakes are capable of producing a purr-like thrum that seems to calm bees down, and their ravenous appetite for nectar results in a free meal for the hive, harvested from the drakes’ own scales.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

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

Egg sequence[]

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

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Additional information[]

I don't have anything to elaborate on about the Honey Drake concept, actually. You see...the honey drake was recycled.

Back in 2014, I was having second thoughts about the Gemshards, so I redid the sprites from scratch and added a fourth possible color (citrine). The original Gemshard sprites ended up being favored for release, so shelved the revamped versions as experience points. I really, really liked the citrine variant, though, and decided about a year later that I would dust it off and make the necessary edits to turn it into something usable.

I gave it wings and edited out the more Gemshard-esque features, deciding that they might make rather interesting eastern-inspired drakes. The concept of them as honey thieves was based almost entirely on their color. They almost became Amber drakes instead!

About the breed, I can say that when I call them small, I see them quite squarely on the small end of drake species. They feed almost exclusively on nectar and honey, and serve as highly effective pollinators since they can travel a fair bit farther in a short time than any insect.
Odeen (Forum Post)
  • Regarding social behaviors:
I always imagined honey drakes to behave a bit like feral cat communities, where they go out foraging on their own but passively gather to enjoy the benefits of mutual grooming and play. They're very shy with other species, though, so they would probably vanish into the trees like squirrels at the first sign of trouble.
Odeen (Forum Post)
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