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Pyropellis Wyverns were released on August 22, 2021, alongside Shumoga Dragons.

Pyropellis Wyverns occur in six variants, which are determined by the breed of dragon they most recently bred with. The flames on its back may take on different colors or disappear outright.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

Tough ridges line the surface of this rough, mottled egg.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It is drawn to flames, and has a curious desire to jump into them.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It is drawn to flames, and has a curious desire to jump into them.

And look! Its wings have grown larger! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Pyropellis Wyverns are most commonly encountered swooping through the trenches and craters that dot their volcanic abodes, bathed in stifling heat. While their tough, mottled hides blend in seamlessly with the volcanic rock that surrounds them, Pyropellis Wyverns stand out due to the fervent flames that cloak their backs. Unable to produce a flame, these dragons secrete a highly flammable substance from their backs, which they will find some way to set alight. This fire primarily serves to intimidate and daze unfriendly strangers, keeping snapping maws away from the necks and back of the dragon. The flames also serve as a way to bond: young hatchlings are often first set aflame by their parents. Fire-breathing dragons may supply their mates with flames. It is not uncommon to find a Pyropellis sporting flames unique to other species of dragons, having made contact with those flames.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Orange Pyropellis egg Pyropellis hatchling Pyropellis mature hatchling Pyropellis orange adult
Flameless Pyropellis flameless adult
Green Pyropellis green adult
Aqua Pyropellis aqua adult
Blue Pyropellis blue adult
Purple Pyropellis purple adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022
Orange
Pyropellis orange adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Flameless
Pyropellis flameless adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Green
Pyropellis green adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Aqua
Pyropellis aqua adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Blue
Pyropellis blue adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Purple
Pyropellis purple adult AF 2022

Variant determination[]

The appearance of an adult Pyropellis Wyvern's flames is determined by the breed of dragon the Pyropellis most recently bred with. All Pyropellis Wyverns mature as the orange variant. Breeding a flameless Pyropellis with a lit Pyropellis will reignite it in the lit mate's color. If a breeding attempt results in a refusal, no change will occur.

Variant Breed of mate
Orange Pyropellis orange adult Default; a Pyropellis will revert to this variant when bred with the following:
Flameless Pyropellis flameless adult
Green Pyropellis green adult
Aqua Pyropellis aqua adult
Blue Pyropellis blue adult
Purple Pyropellis purple adult

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Additional information[]

When the s2 is on fire, one could assume that the s1 has finally succeeded and jumped into flames, setting itself on fire. In a world of fire breathing dragons, it would not take long for you to find something that’s on regular fire somewhere… Though, admittedly, I do see how this is really vague currently with the current hatchling descriptions...

Regarding “why X water-aligned dragon doesn’t make them bald”: when deciding mates, I decided to go by only the sprites, not what a description might suggest, as sprites are the most solid representation of a dragon. The water extinguishes the flames of a pyropellis, because there is water explicitly within the water dragon sprite, and as such the pyropellis, in its current form, would have to make contact with that water in the water dragon’s sprite. Other purely aquatic dragons don’t show water within their sprites, and would make it really confusing if anything but explicit water in a sprite were used: for examples, would Xols ignite or extinguish a pyropellis? What about Aranoas which are amphibious?

It’s for similar reasons that the spitfires don’t change flame color: they might breathe blue fire, yes, but if we assume the spitfire sprite is mating with the pyropellis sprite, the spitfire would have to actively choose to breathe fire, to change the pyropellis’ color. And why would it choose to randomly breathe fire while mating? For similar reasons, as almost everyone at this point has figured out, explicit flames within a sprite are better clues

Lastly amarignis flames don’t change pyropellis flame color, because myself and the other spriter of the amarignis both agreed that they are not flames in the conventional sense but rather magic manifesting itself to resemble flames.

hopefully that clears some lore confusion up for these guys!
Dohaerys (Forum Post)
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