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Jester Dragons were released on May 21, 2020, as part of Dragon Cave's 14th birthday release. This is a hybrid breed, which can be produced by crossing Blancblack Dragons and Bauta Dragons.

Like all other two-headed dragons, their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons, and they can only breed with other two-headed dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg has a checkered shell.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It prances around even when it doesn’t want to play.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It prances around even when it doesn’t want to play.

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

Adult[]

Jester Dragons are a pleasant, agreeable breed of dragon known for their striking colors and springy, playful-looking way of moving. Jesters are light on their feet and almost look like they’re dancing from place to place, making them rather fun to watch, but this is simply their natural tendency. Jesters are drawn to excitement and noise, and to dragons and even humans with natural leadership skills. A Jester’s heads tend to get along quite well and are good at recovering from actual conflict, though the black-masked head is generally witty and a bit snarky, and the white-masked head is typically more cheerful and good-natured. Their light-hearted bickering is often cited as an inspiration for comedic writing. Jesters are far from defenseless, though: if actually threatened, they have a very toxic venomous bite, and they are perceptive dragons despite their apparent playfulness. It is thought that their bright, sharply-contrasting colors are aposematic, to warn potential predators of their venom.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Jester egg Jester hatchling Jester mature hatchling Jester adult female
Male Jester adult male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Jester egg Jester crack 1 Jester crack 2 Jester crack 3 Jester crack 4 Jester crack 5 Jester dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Jester adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Male
Jester adult male AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Jesters are medium-sized two-headed Westerns. They have small, fine, smooth scales on most of their body, bare wing membranes, and flexible belly scutes.
  • The black markings on a Jester are matte and absorb light well, while the white patches are highly reflective and bright.
  • A Jester’s heads have ‘masks’ consisting of fused scales that cover the upper half of the face.
  • Jesters have fangs that fold up against the top of their mouth when not in use. This is the delivery mechanism for their venom.
  • Jester venom is hemotoxic and laced with death mana, making it extremely painful even for survivors of a bite.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Newly-hatched Jesters are curious and learn quickly.
  • However, hatchling Jesters that feel threatened or afraid are more likely to bite than adults.
  • Jester hatchlings will imprint on a caretaker, and follow them around whenever allowed to.
  • Hatchling Jesters already have fully potent venom right out of the egg, and less control over the delivery.
  • Jesters develop their wings under a protective layer of leathery skin that ablates more with each shed until they’re ready to be revealed.

Adult Behavior

  • Jesters move in a way that seems cheerful, bouncy, and silly at all times.
  • Jesters are, however, a fairly laid-back breed, and while they enjoy humorous wordplay and banter, their entertaining nature is mostly because of an inborn quirk of monement [sic].
  • Jester dragons are decent parents, and will care for any hatchlings that follow them around so long as they can keep up.
  • Jester dragons are chatty, and can be safely approached by humans in most cases, though a Jester that has been attacked before may be wary and defensive.
  • When a Jester feels threatened or upset, they will hiss loudly with both heads and flare their wings as a warning before they bite.

Habitat

  • Jesters can be found in open areas, near water, and in sparser woodlands.
  • Jesters prefer to nest in small groups, and will often flock to a charismatic ‘leader’ and follow them regardless of the terrain.
  • Like Blancblacks, Jesters are hardy and can live in most environments.
  • They can often be found in the same sorts of areas as Bautas, as the regal demeanor of their other parent breed tends to attract them.

Diet

  • Jesters are not very picky, though they tend to enjoy fruits and fish.
  • As omnivores, they can and do consume just about everything.
  • They tend to enjoy smaller prey items in larger numbers, swallowed whole, but are not opposed to taking down larger prey.
  • The only thing Jesters seem to refuse categorically is tougher plant matter, like sticks or fibrous stalks.

Trivia[]

  • Jester Dragons are the first Two-Headed hybrid released to the cave.
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