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Pseudo-Wyvern Drakes were released on July 26, 2020, alongside the Elux Lucis Dragon. As drakes, they can only breed with other drake breeds, and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

It almost looks like there are claw marks on this egg.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It often tries to stand on its hind legs, but keeps falling on its face...

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It often tries to stand on its hind legs, but keeps falling on its face...

And look! It has gotten bigger! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Pseudo-Wyvern Drakes are a desert-dwelling species with an unusual bipedal body structure as adults. They start out as quadrupedal hatchlings and slowly start walking on their hind legs as they age. As their name suggests, these drakes are often mistaken for wyverns from afar as they ride the desert currents searching for food. A social drake, Pseudo-Wyverns travel in small packs, working, hunting, and raising young together.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Pseudo-Wyvern Drake Pseudo-wyvern egg Pseudo-wyvern hatchling Pseudo-wyvern mature hatchling Pseudo-wyvern adult

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Pseudo-wyvern Drake egg Pseudo-wyvern Drake crack 1 Pseudo-wyvern Drake crack 2 Pseudo-wyvern Drake crack 3 Pseudo-wyvern Drake crack 4 Pseudo-wyvern Drake crack 5 Pseudo-wyvern Drake dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022 Pseudo-wyvern adult AF 2022

Encyclopedia entry[]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Pseduo-wyvern [sic] Drakes are unusual bipedal drakes with large hind legs and smaller forelimbs used for grasping things. Adults are fully bipedal, while hatchlings use their forelimbs for support as well.
  • Their coloration is primarily a dark brown or black with dark orange markings on the legs, wings, and antlers. They also have white markings on the tail and chest.
  • Pseudo-wyverns have two large wings with struts lining the base of the tail. Wings are used for balance and cooling down as much as they are for flight.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the drakes’ wings do not posses thumbs, but instead, have retained second and third vestigial digits. The reason they still have these digits is unknown.
  • Pseudo-wyverns have muzzles similar to beaks and have unusually blue mouths. They also have long antlers with a few branches. The combination of these features gives the Pseudo-wyverns an almost demonic facade.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Infantile hatchlings are always chirping. If they see their parents, they chirp. If they see their friends, they chirp.
  • Surprisingly, they are quiet around strangers. The stark contrast in behavior is thought to be an adaptation developed to prevent the attraction of possible predators.
  • When in familiar or safe areas, the young drakes can be found exploring everywhere, diving into every nook and cranny, investigating every new object, and practically begging for attention.
  • As such, the young drakes are very playful and communal, traveling with their siblings in small packs, trilling and singing to each other.
  • Pseudo-wyvern hatchlings start practicing standing upright at a very early age, despite their underdeveloped wings. This often leads to bumps and bruises from subsequent falls.They determinedly continue trying despite the failures.
  • Hatchlings will take any offered food with enthusiasm. These drakes can be trained at a very young age and fairly easily.
  • In childhood, hatchling drakes lack the fully developed wings of adults, so they actually start out as quadrupedal creatures. As hatchlings age, the forelimbs change from larger weight-bearing structures to smaller, more dexterous ones.
  • Once the wings develop, the drakes can stand upright with much less difficulty, using the wings for support.

Adult Behavior

  • Adult Pseudo-wyverns shriek when startled, flashing their wings and blue mouths in a threat display. The sound is particularly painful and akin to that of parrots.
  • If the attacker/threat is unrelenting, they will try to bite, kick, and claw the offence until it either leaves or is removed.
  • They love water mana and are capable of storing it alongside water in their bodies, so they don’t need to drink as often.
  • Pseudo-wyverns travel in packs of 2‒4 individuals that hunt together; often consisting of siblings or other family members of one gender.
  • The drakes have no particular mating season; they mate if there is interest between both parties.
  • The pack raises the offspring together until the hatchlings are old enough to form a group and wander off on their own.
  • Related packs sing to each other as greetings.
  • Because of the ease of training, humans have used Pseudo-wyvern drakes in hunting, using them to track down prey over large distances and bring the prey back.

Habitat

  • Psuedo-wyvern [sic] drakes are primarily found in desert biomes.
  • They will very rarely migrate to other biomes for food.
  • The drakes nest in rocky formations or desert oases, often flying over long distances to find appropriate nesting areas before heading out again.
  • Pseudo-wyverns are migratory and nomadic, preferring to travel around, rather than staying in one place.

Diet

  • Pseudo-wyvern drakes are primarily carnivorous.
  • They will eat anything they can catch, including lizards, insects, birds, etc.
  • The drakes usually go after prey at a similar size or smaller than them.
  • Bigger catches require the whole pack to take down.
  • When hunting, one individual scouts ahead, taking turns with other members of its pack. The scout will alert its pack-mates once prey is spotted and then, begin the attack.
  • Scouts will flush out the prey, while the others catch it. The meal is shared between all members equally.
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