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Pitfire Dragons were released on October 31, 2020, as part of the 2020 Halloween event.

Pitfire Dragons have a secondary "reborn" form, which is unlocked via a unique breed feature. Killing an adult Pitfire will cause the dragon to immediately revive in the exalted "reborn" form. Only adult Pitfires will revive in this way, while Pitfire hatchlings will die normally. Pitfires may still dodge the kill action. After a Pitfire has been "reborn" it may be killed normally by using the Kill action again. Unlike Undead Dragons, Reborn Pitfires are considered alive and are capable of breeding.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

Dead leaves obscure this egg’s scratched shell.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s feisty and enjoys picking fights with other hatchlings.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s feisty and enjoys picking fights with other hatchlings.

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

Adult[]

Pitfire Dragons are an infernal breed, reveling in the suffering and misery of others. These dragons are not known to be strong magic users, nor are they capable of flight. However, these weaknesses are made up for in the extent of their physical prowess. They have little respect for most other creatures, including members of their own family group; however, those that have fought or fallen in battle against formidable foes are highly revered. They are constantly on the move, always on the hunt for food or a skirmish. The malevolent nature of Pitfires is feared by many, and the damage they leave in their wake is a sure sign for those to be wary. Pitfire activity has been noted to increase as the weather grows colder and the nights grow longer.

Reborn[]

Pitfire kill screencap

When slain by a formidable foe, a Pitfire will revive with a renewed vigor and ferocity. Wreathed in an otherworldly energy that manifests as ghoulish flames, the newly exalted dragon will exhibit dangerous magical abilities and an increased hunger for cruelty.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Standard female Pitfire egg Pitfire hatchling Pitfire mature hatchling Pitfire adult female
Standard male Pitfire adult male
Reborn female Pitfire adult female reborn
Reborn male Pitfire adult male reborn
Spriter's Alts
spatio's alternate
Standard female
Pitfire SA spatio hatchling Pitfire SA spatio mature hatchling Pitfire SA spatio adult female
spatio's alternate
Standard male
Pitfire SA spatio adult male
spatio's alternate
Reborn female
Pitfire SA spatio adult female reborn
spatio's alternate
Reborn male
Pitfire SA spatio adult male reborn
Schenanigans' alternate
Standard female
Pitfire SA schenanigans hatchling Pitfire SA schenanigans mature hatchling Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult female
Schenanigans' alternate
Standard male
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult male
Schenanigans' alternate
Reborn female
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult female reborn
Schenanigans' alternate
Reborn male
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult male reborn

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022
Female
Pitfire adult female AF 2022
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Male
Pitfire adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Reborn female
Pitfire adult female reborn AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Reborn male
Pitfire adult male reborn AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Schenanigans's female
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Schenanigans's male
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Schenanigans's reborn female
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult female reborn AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Schenanigans's reborn male
Pitfire SA Schenanigans adult male reborn AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Spatio's female
Pitfire SA spatio adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Spatio's male
Pitfire SA spatio adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Spatio's reborn female
Pitfire SA spatio adult female reborn AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Spatio's reborn male
Pitfire SA spatio adult male reborn AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Boney spikes protrude from the shoulders, adding to their fearsome appearance.
  • Both adults have a set of horns, with males’ being larger and more daunting.
  • Scales are incredibly thick, making it difficult to penetrate their hides in any location that isn’t their neck or underbelly.
  • Their burly bodies enable them to be absolute terrors in physical encounters.
  • Have relatively poor eyesight but are conditioned to react to even the slightest bit of movement.
  • Their wing sails connect all the way down their backs and through to their tails.
  • Incapable of flight, though they are able to move each wing spine independently.
  • Once reborn, searing hot flames radiate between scales along the entirety of their backs.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Highly aggressive, they only seem to get along with other vicious dragon breeds and enjoy bullying weaker breeds.
  • Learn their way around the world through biting, bashing, and attacking things.
  • Their destructive nature can cause damage to other dragon offspring, eggs, foliage, furniture.... nothing is safe.
  • Despite this behavior, they are incredibly aware of their mortality and will avoid fatal wounds.
  • Hatchlings idolize their parents and elders, aspiring to become great warriors.

Adult Behavior

  • Live in groups that roam constantly.
  • Pitfires will often form packs with other more malevolently aligned breeds, but this is often only if it is to their benefit.
  • Though they usually live in packs anywhere from 5‒10 dragons, they do not form true bonds with each other and merely tolerate one another.
  • Bickering is common and skirmishes break out constantly among members of these packs.
  • Though not territorial, they will attack absolutely anything they encounter as they roam.
  • Pitfires often terrorize local farmers by burning their crops or livestock.
  • Pitfires initially welcome death, for they can be reborn with increased vigor. Though this makes them incredibly difficult to defeat, they have only been known to defy death once.
  • Reborn Pitfires have a higher social status and are revered as war-deities amongst their own.

Habitat

  • Not known to settle down, so they can be found in a variety of habitats.
  • Incredibly hardy, allowing them to adapt to most living conditions.

Diet

  • Prefer meat, though they will eat anything to survive.
  • If all else fails, they will not hesitate to eat one of their own.
  • Especially enjoy eating charred remains.

Additional information[]

I am so glad people are enjoying these so far! ❤️

So courtesy of the ever wonderful Spatio, I have a beautiful ref to post for you all!
Pitfire concept art


Aight so these bad boys are all about their pride and battle culture. They are constantly striving to prove their worth in battle, hoping to live up to those they revere as war deities and forever striving to surpass them. While other breeds can sometimes garner their respect, nothing will truly top a Pitfire that has gone to hell and back.

Despite their angry outbursts and often merciless tactics, Pitfires follow an odd yet honorable code. So long as you meet their standards of strength, whatever it may be, you just might be able to get one to tolerate you. Though they utterly despise signs of physical weakness and feel no regret towards killing those they deem frail or inept, a Pitfire will leave well enough alone if they note the weakling to be accompanied by someone more capable.

Should you ever find yourself between a rock and a Pitfire, a suggestion that one might heed would be to entertain the dragon with a riddle. This should be the only form of challenge you initiate yourself. However, be very aware that they are quite unaware of how terrible they actually are at solving riddles. Telling them they are wrong will warrant you nothing but frustration (at their complete and utter lack of logic, I mean, who even comes up with this stuff?) and possibly the dragon's ire.

If people have questions, I'll happily answer some after work! There will also be encyclopedia entries to be excited for 😊
Schenanigans [1]

And here you thought Halloween was over....

Schen and I, in our studies of Pitfire culture, have stumbled upon a MYSTERIOUS RELIC,
which appears to reference the enigmatic "war deities" that the Pitfires always seem to go on about.
Legends of fearsome beasts, more god than dragon, passed down through the ages.

Pitfire relic art


Could they be more than legends...?
spatio [2]
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