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Ribbon Dancers, or Holiday 2010 Dragons, are the all-female Holiday dragons released out during the Holidays of 2010. As a limited-release breed, they are only capable of producing more Ribbon Dancer eggs during a brief period when the Holidays are celebrated in December. They can still be bred to all 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.

Under the legacy breed sort, these dragons sort as "Christmas 2010 Dragon" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name of "Holiday Dragon (2010)".

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg shines like a holiday ribbon.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s very festively colored.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It’s very festively colored.

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

Adult[]

Holiday dragons are a very mysterious breed. They are only seen during winter, and even then it is hard to catch a glimpse of one. They are responsible for the general cheer that spreads during the holidays. In essence, they are the “Spirits of Winter.”

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Ribbon Dancer Ribbon Dancer egg Ribbon Dancer hatchling Ribbon Dancer mature hatchling Ribbon Dancer adult
Spriter's Alt
LadyLyzar's alternate Ribbon Dancer SA LadyLyzar egg Ribbon Dancer SA LadyLyzar hatchling Ribbon Dancer SA LadyLyzar mature hatchling Ribbon Dancer SA LadyLyzar adult

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Ribbon Dancer egg Ribbon Dancer crack 1 Ribbon Dancer crack 2 Ribbon Dancer crack 3 Ribbon Dancer crack 4 Ribbon Dancer crack 5 Ribbon Dancer dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Halloween 2012 Ribbon Dancer adult Halloween 2012
April Fools' Day 2018 Ribbon Dancer adult AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022 Ribbon Dancer adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
LadyLyzar's alternate
Ribbon Dancer SA LadyLyzar adult AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Retired dead egg Ribbon Dancer dead egg retired

Encyclopedia entry[]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Small dragon with slender body and large wings, long flexible neck, and tail.
  • Ribbons trail from base of skull to tip of tail.
  • Deep hues of rich green, gold, and red.
  • Ribbons are made of skin, make tinkling sound when they strike each other.
  • Very fine reflective scales, causes mirror-like sheen.
  • All female.
  • Occasionally, rare silver and blue individuals are reported.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Eggs are only laid during the holiday season.
  • Sleeps on hoard during the day, plays in the evening.
  • Hatchlings are nocturnal.
  • Distribute objects from their hoards to sleeping playmates.
  • Friendly and playful, very curious.
  • Love to dance, most often with other hatchlings.
  • Attracted to shiny things, will hoard what they can carry.
  • Born with all their ribbons, rarely vocalize.

Adult Behavior

  • Nocturnal, only seen on clear moonlit nights
  • Cannot be completely domesticated due to their need for seclusion
  • Uses reflected moonlight as a defensive technique.
  • Live alone, only tolerate others of the same breed, mates, or person who raised her in her den
  • Each individual has a unique dance used for identification for others of the species
  • Keeps a large hoard
  • Large flocks occasionally have group dances
  • When relocating, leaves a gift for other dragons along with a ribbon for identification by scent

Habitat

  • Can be found all over the world
  • Usually live near a water source
  • Prefer open areas with access to moonlight
  • Can store water during dry seasons in arid areas
  • Rarely seen in wooded areas
  • Large flocks are typically found in open prairies
  • Nest in large dens and caves
  • Flocks can also be found in polar areas

Diet

  • Herbivorous–will eat any plant life
  • Fond of salt
  • Grass and leaves are their staple
  • Sometimes graze farmers’ fields, can be chased away
  • Love fresh fruit and vegetables
  • If near the ocean, will eat seaweed and algae
  • Frequently chew on sticks
  • Sometimes eat sea shells

Additional information[]

Ribbon Dancers have very small reflective scales, which are nearly invisible unless viewing them up close. This contributes to their bright, nearly mirror-like luster. They are active only on clear moonlit nights, and are strictly herbrivores [sic]. Moonlight reflects off their bright scales and ribbons, which dazzles and confuses predators that would otherwise be attracted by their bright colors.

The "ribbons" trailing from their backs and tails are actually elongated hollow flaps of skin, covered with the same type of fine scales as the rest of their bodies. When the ribbons strike each other, they make a metallic tinkling sound similar to wind chimes.

Each Ribbon Dancer has a unique dance that she performs when she greets another Ribbon Dancer. This helps them identify each other. Large flocks of these dragons greeting one another is quite a sight to behold, due to their reflective bodies and jingling ribbons.

When a Ribbon Dancer moves into an area, she actively seeks out the lairs of other dragons and leaves behind a gift of some kind -- usually a gold object from her hoard -- as a peace offering. With the gift, she always leaves behind one of her "ribbons" so that the other dragons will know her scent.
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