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Pryanost Lindwyrms or Holiday 2021 Dragons are an all-female breed, released on December 25, 2021, as part of the 2021 Holiday event. As a limited-release dragon, they are only capable of producing more Pryanost eggs during a brief period when the Holidays are celebrated in December. They can still be bred year round, producing the male's breed of egg. Each scroll is limited to 2 cave-born dragons of this breed, like all other Holiday dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This warm brown egg smells faintly of spices.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It gives off a soft, spicy scent that makes you feel warm and rested.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It gives off a soft, spicy scent that makes you feel warm and rested.

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

Adult[]

Pryanost Lindwyrms use their heightened sense of smell to search for their favorite foods, which range from roots to tree bark that share characteristic strong, warm flavors. Though generally elusive, they are often spotted in the winter when the scents of mulled cider and spiced cookies draw them into towns and villages. Kind folks who leave out a bowl of cider and a plate of pretty iced cookies overnight may wake to find the delectable gift gone and soft tufts of fur left in its place. Clothes woven of this fur carry the gentle scent of wintry spices and always keep those who wear them cozy no matter how cold it is. Pryanost Lindwyrms use their fast-shedding fur to line their nests, keeping their eggs safe and warm.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Pryanost Lindwyrm Pryanost egg Pryanost hatchling Pryanost mature hatchling Pryanost adult
Spriter's Alts
Corteo's alternate Pryanost SA Corteo adult
Infinis's alternate Pryanost SA Infinis adult
MoonShark's alternate Pryanost SA MoonShark adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022 Pryanost adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Corteo's alternate
Pryanost SA Corteo adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Infinis's alternate
Pryanost SA Infinis adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
MoonShark's alternate
Pryanost SA MoonShark adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Pryanost Lindwyrms are a medium-sized breed. They have soft, velvety brown hides and creamy underbelly scales. Adults have elaborately patterned red and white underwings.
  • Each individual has its own unique underwing pattern; very rarely do solid red or white underwings occur.
  • Hatchlings completely lack any underwing patterns and only have very simple upperwing patterns.
  • They have long manes that end mid-back and large tail plumes.
  • They have palmate antlers which are golden in color.
  • Their large wings extend along the length of their body, ending shortly before the tail plume.
  • They are rather ungainly on land, so they choose landing sites carefully to be not too far from water or sheltered spaces in order to minimize ground movement.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings become largely independent within six months but usually remain within the boundaries of their birth territory for two years under their parents’ protection.
  • The youngest hatchlings are plain brown, which provides a bit of camouflage in the shadows or against tree trunks.
  • It takes up to two years for a hatchling to develop the first tones of red on their underwings. Hatchlings are not considered adults until their wing patterns fully develop, between five and ten years of age.
  • Hatchlings love to explore, especially places too small for adults to get into. Young hatchlings like to burst out of foliage and surprise passersby.
  • Young hatchlings grow quickly and always seem to be eating, especially as winter begins to set in. Their growth slows after their first year, and the next growth spurts happens around two years when their underwings begin to redden.

Adult Behavior

  • Adults are large but gentle. They only become aggressive when they or their young are threatened.
  • During the summer, they love to lie in sunny clearings and spread their wings to bask in the warm light.
  • They are mostly solitary except during their brief winter mating season when families gather together. However, they do not dislike being approached and are willing to share knowledge and provide directions to the lost.
  • They are happy to share their food if they have excess.
  • Pryanost Lindwyrms are diurnal. Their night vision is relatively weak, and they prefer to seek out a sheltered space every night in which to nest.

Habitat

  • Boreal forests are their preferred habitat. They prefer to live deep within them, where thick tree growth provides shelter from harsh winds.
  • A forest with heavy snowfall in winter is a necessity, as they hide their eggs in fur-lined nests dug into snowbanks. The thick barrier of snow along with the magic-laden fur keeps their eggs warm while they forage for food.
  • During the summer, they take advantage of the warm temperatures to venture beyond the forest and explore nearby regions.
  • Pryanost Lindwyrms always try to return to their home forest during winter, preferring to be close to family during the harsh season, but if that isn’t possible, they will find the nearest forest.

Diet

  • Flavorful roots and tree bark make up the majority of their diet, and they are capable of sniffing out good foraging spots while in flight.
  • Honey is a special treat; they will brave bee stings to get it.
  • Because food is very scarce during the winter, Pryanost dragons begin to eat more food as the year creeps closer to winter in order to build enough fat stores to survive up to a several weeks.
  • A hatchling will fully consume the yolk of its egg shortly after hatching.
  • Any treats left outside dwellings will be gladly consumed. Though Pryanost Lindwyrms are particularly partial to iced cookies, they also enjoy other sweets such as small fruit tarts and fruit pies.

Trivia[]

  • Pryanost is a Russian word meaning "spice".[1]

Additional information[]

Additional information was provided in the forums by the concept creator, MoonShark:

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Since they look/smell so tasty, are they extra vulnerable to predators? What defenses would they have?
How intelligent are they? General mood/personality? Attitude towards humans/other dragons?
Do they enjoy any other treats besides the ones described?
Their palmate antlers provide plenty of defense, haha! If you've ever seen a moose...well, those antlers are pretty stabby and you don't want to be on the business end of them. XD

They are quite intelligent and have a very good memory for directions! If they visit a place, they'll never forget how to get there. Generally, they avoid people and other dragons as they're rather solitary, but during the winter, they become more social and tend to gather with family and friends to celebrate the season.

They enjoy pretty much any sweet, including fruit tarts and pies! And they loooove honey. XD If a family is too poor to leave out iced cookies, a bit of honeycomb can entice them too...and they may leave extra fluff behind! :D
MoonShark (Forum Post)
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How long would it take to make an adult sized sweater based on the average amount of fluff that they leave? Would it mix well with "dragon cashmere"? (Pillow fur.) I'm also curious to know about the sweaters you got that you based this off of.
Thanks for answering my questions. :)
Given how fast they shed fur, it wouldn't be unusual to have enough fluff for a sweater after a few years, though often people knit scarves or mittens instead (or clothes for children, who have less defense against the cold, being smaller.) And yes, it would definitely mix well with Pillow fur! Or even sheep wool... Because it's so precious, I imagine it's often mixed with other materials to stretch out its use.

If you google Aran sweaters, you'll get an idea of what they look like (as well as their fascinating history)! Nowadays, they're made of a very soft, creamy wool called Merino.
MoonShark (Forum Post)

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