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Magelight Pygmies were released on May 21, 2015, alongside Greater Spotted Drakes and Hooktalon Dragons as part of Dragon Cave's 9th birthday celebration.

Like all pygmies, their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons and they can only breed with other pygmies.

Official descriptions[]


This small egg is engulfed in a cool, purple flame.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. The flame on its tail casts a flickering light.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. The flame on its tail casts a flickering light.

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


Magelight Pygmy Wyverns make their homes deep under the earth, and produce a flammable, oily secretion from the tips of their tails to make light. The substance is long-burning, and brooding mothers douse their eggs in the oil while they incubate. Hatchlings’ tails subsequently catch fire at birth after coming into contact with their burning shells. Magelights are useful to human miners, as they are docile and easily trained to alert to the presence of methane damps, caved sections of tunnel, and proximity of nearby dragons to ensure the safety of crews.

Sprite artists[]


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

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Magelight Pygmy Wyvern egg Magelight Pygmy Wyvern crack 1 Magelight Pygmy Wyvern crack 2 Magelight Pygmy Wyvern crack 3 Magelight Pygmy Wyvern crack 4 Magelight Pygmy Wyvern crack 5 Magelight Pygmy Wyvern dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2018
Magelight adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Magelight adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2020 Magelight adult AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022
Magelight adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Magelight adult male AF 2022

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  • A couple of Magelight Pygmies featured as characters in the 2015 Christmas event Valkemarian Tales - Jolly Follies.
  • Under legacy breed sort, these dragons sorted as "Pygmy-Magelight" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they sort using their Encyclopedia name.

Additional information[]

In my best understanding, Pygmies are cat/dog sized, yes. Pumpkins are on the larger end of the range, whatever that happens to be, and Magelights are comparably sized. I know Vicats was pushing for a 4-10lb range for the original Pygmies, so I assume Pumpkins and Magelights are probably up to 30 or 40lbs - of course this is all dependent on a future standardized sizing scale, and my thoughts on their sizes are going to be flexible. n_n

Magelights detect methane and other flammable gases in the air in the low parts per million, and extinguish their tails quickly to prevent catastrophic fire by comically shoving the ends in their mouths to smother the flame.

Magelights honk a bit like peafowl, and while capable of telepathic communication like other dragons, don't usually have a lot to say.

Their pointed beaks are used as a dexterous appendage, due to their lack of hands or wing thumbs. This specialized tool doesn't develop until near adulthood, and Magelights are particularly awkward and vulnerable in adolescence due to the lengthening of their phalanges and the sudden absence of manipulatable hands. Puberty sucks.

The oily, resinous secretion they produce as a firestarter can be harvested and used by humans, but its smell when inert and unburnt is particularly foul. Its odor is remnicient of a mixture of rotting oysters and low quality grain liquor. It can be condensed into an oleoresin block, which can be stored for a time and kept in emergency kits, but only in a metal cannister sealed with wax, as it tends to oxidize quickly and smell all the worse. It should be noted that pursuading a Magelight pygmy to produce extra oil for collection usually involves extensive bribery and begging on the part of the poor fool who assumed it'd be a good idea.

Magelight pygmies are opportunistic feeders and will eat just about anything.

They are social by nature, and seek out the company of other individuals of their species, other dragons, and humans.
Marrionetta (Forum Post)
  • Regarding ideal pairings for them:
Oh, that was quick.

I made the original teeny sprite that would eventually come to be remade as the female magelight because I wanted a 'candle' to pair with pumpkins.

Good eye.
Marrionetta (Forum Post)
  • Regarding how their flames work:
They can probably breathe fire and relight themselves if the flame goes out. I assume the purple flame is caused by the chemical composition of their oily goo, but the fact that it's cool to the touch is probably caused by mana interference.
Marrionetta (Forum Post)
  • Regarding why these pygmies can't look fierce:
Magelights are really good at opening miner's rations with their snoots, and have a breed fondness for baked beans. Mighty predators indeed.
Marrionetta (Forum Post)