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Khusa Dragons were released on August 28, 2017, alongside Carina Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg is smooth and shiny.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s covered in a very thin layer of down.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s covered in a very thin layer of down.

And look! It’s grown bigger! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Khusa dragons thrive in dry, desolate, and rocky areas. Though they can fly, Khusa enjoy honing their climbing skills on foot. Shortly after they hatch, parents are already teaching their young how to pick their way across cliff faces, escarpments, and thin ridges. The young are well cared for by their parents, but other Khusa in the area also look out for the young—despite not forming close-knit groups, these dragons form loose alliances with their closest neighbors. If a threat is spotted, they will attack from above and drive it to the ground where Khusa have an advantage.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Khusa Dragon Khusa egg Khusa hatchling Khusa mature hatchling Khusa adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2018 Khusa adult AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022 Khusa adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Khusa are mainly a dusty yellow, with solid black wings, a white face, and purple underbelly scutes.
  • They are almost completely feathered. Only their feet, muzzle, and majority of the underparts are unfeathered.
  • Khusa have large, pronounced upper canine teeth.
  • Their six short, backward-facing horns are used for grooming. These horns are ridged rather than smooth in texture.
  • Very young hatchlings are solid white and unfeathered; as they age, their feathers grow in, but are quite dark in color, only lightening with maturity.
  • Khusa can fluff up their feathers to make themselves appear larger. They molt twice a year.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are active and playful with each other.
  • Khusa young are more aggressive than adults and more likely to misinterpret body language.
  • Khusa hatchlings are surprisingly nimble from a young age; harmful and lethal falls are rare.
  • Older hatchlings often seek to build their own small rock nests away from their siblings and parents.
  • Adolescents begin to drift further away from their families, leaving for good at about two years old.
  • These adolescents wander for about three years, settling only as adults in the place they consider perfect.

Adult Behavior

  • Khusa are only somewhat friendly to the khusa living nearby, and are intolerant of other dragons.
  • Khusa preen their feathers daily, and occasionally dustbathe.
  • Khusa are stubborn. Their way is the best way.
  • Not particularly curious or adventurous, Khusa prefer to stay exactly as they are unless seriously threatened.
  • Their feathers are not waterproof, so Khusa avoid rain and water except to drink. They will temporarily abandon nests during rainstorms, then cover it with fresh dry straw and feathers.
  • Khusa know how to pick their battles, and will hide or flee if a threat is too large to attack.

Habitat

  • Deserts are a Khusa’s preferred domicile, with the dryness and remoteness being particularly sought-after qualities.
  • In mountainous regions, Khusa stay above the treeline. Their feathers keep them warm in the cold.
  • Nests are typically made from rocks, and may be located on ledges, in caves, or built in the open in mountainous regions.

Diet

  • Khusa adults are carnivorous and will consume an entire carcass, including bones.
  • Hatchlings are opportunistic feeders. They are known to eat all manner of insects and arachnids and have been observed gnawing on assorted plants.
  • Khusa search out their prey on the wing and attack it from above. Hatchlings not yet able to fly can still chase prey down.

Trivia[]

  • This dragon's name is not based on anything, and the breed itself are based on lammergeiers.[1]

References[]

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