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Lotaan Dragons were released on April 24, 2022, alongside Ghanser Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This scaly egg seems to disappear in the depths.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It is attracted to warm water and enjoys swimming in circles.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It is attracted to warm water and enjoys swimming in circles.

And look! Its fins have grown, and red mana crystals have begun to develop on its belly. It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Found only in the deep ocean, Lotaan Dragons are patient and tenacious hunters. They will track their prey for days on end, waiting for the perfect opportunity to surge forward and impale their quarry on the stiff spikes of their tail. Their dark, muted scales help hide their presence in the murky waters, and often the only visible identifier is the faint reddish glow of the mana crystals that line their belly. These crystals grow dimmer the longer they hunt and brighten again after a successful kill. Though solitary by nature, Lotaan are fiercely loyal to their mates and will always return to the place where they first met during breeding season. Together they tend to their eggs and young hatchlings, parting only once the hatchlings are old enough to hunt on their own.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

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

Egg sequence[]

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

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • The mana crystals that line their belly provide warmth in the colder waters surrounding the hydrothermal vents.
  • Their red eyes are adapted for deep-water vision, and they can use the faint light from their mana crystals to locate prey.
  • When hunting, their metabolism slows and they can draw energy from their mana crystals if necessary.
  • The sharp spines on their tail are formed of the same material as their scales, only thicker and harder. Like their scales, they occasionally shed spines as new ones grow in.
  • Young hatchlings are very slender, which allows them to squeeze into crevices to hide from predators.
  • Older hatchlings develop a couple tail spines; they use them for defense and to practice hunting.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Young hatchlings enjoy swimming around hydrothermal vents. They are attracted to the warmth, especially before their mana crystals begin to development.
  • When sleeping, hatchlings will snuggle to stay warm, either with each other or with their parents.
  • Hatchlings are hyperaware of their surroundings and will seek shelter at the first sign of danger. Young ones are especially vulnerable as their scales haven’t hardened yet.
  • Older hatchlings may accompany their parents on hunts. If they grow tired, they drape themselves around a parent’s horns to be carried.

Adult Behavior

  • If a Lotaan is injured, it will seek out others of its kind for aid until it has healed. After it recovers, it repays this favor by hunting for an equivalent amount of time.
  • Elderly Lotaan Dragons travel in circular migrations between vent communities, where they are always treated with respect and given food if needed.
  • Despite their friendliness to fellow Lotaan, they are usually aloof to other dragon breeds, seeing them as potential competitors for food sources.
  • They travel between vent communities to hunt, seek out a mate, or find a secluded nesting ground.
  • When approaching a potential mate, a Lotaan will swim upside down, displaying their vibrant mana crystals. If the other Lotaan is interested, they will roll over as well. Uninterested dragons will ignore the display and swim away.
  • Mates rub noses with each other to demonstrate affection.

Habitat

  • Dwell near hydrothermal vents in the deep ocean.
  • Lotaans typically don’t remain near a single vent unless they have young; rather they move on roughly every week.

Diet

  • Due to their deep-ocean environment, they are not picky eaters and will consume any fish or crustacean they catch.
  • Hatchlings have a particular fondness for vent crabs, a pale crustacean found abundantly around hydrothermal vents.
  • They can go without food for days or even weeks if necessary.
  • Lotaans use the spikes on their tail to impale prey for later consumption, or to bring back to their young.
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