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Ridgewing Dragons were released on August 28, 2010, along with Flamingo Wyverns. The "55 Days Release" was named due to the amount of time that lapsed since the the prior release (55 days). As of August 28, 2017, these dragons can produce Carina Dragons when bred to Nebula Dragons.

Ridgewings are among the few dragons that possess a color variation. Unlike Alts, both colors can be cave-born or bred, with the tan color being slightly less likely to be encountered in either situation.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

A cool mountain breeze blows around this egg.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It was born with a full set of wings.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It was born with a full set of wings.

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

Adult[]

Ridgewing Dragons live just below the snow level on the upper slopes of mountains. They are a friendly, playful breed and enjoy dancing in wind currents near their homes or plummeting down into valleys from great heights. Their wings, by far their most striking feature, grow in fin-like ridges along their backs. While their bodies lack markings to blend better with their surroundings, a ridgewing’s wings have bright markings in the colors of the flowers that grow in their mountain habitat. Occasionally different-colored individuals can be found, but they are rare because their striking coloring offers little protection.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Purple variant
Female
Ridgewing purple egg Ridgewing purple hatchling Ridgewing purple mature hatchling female Ridgewing purple adult female
Purple variant
Male
Ridgewing purple mature hatchling male Ridgewing purple adult male
Tan variant
Female
Ridgewing tan egg Ridgewing tan hatchling Ridgewing tan mature hatchling female Ridgewing tan adult female
Tan variant
Male
Ridgewing tan mature hatchling male Ridgewing tan male

Egg sequence[]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Ridgewing purple egg Ridgewing purple crack 1 Ridgewing purple crack 2 Ridgewing purple crack 3 Ridgewing purple crack 4 Ridgewing purple crack 5 Ridgewing purple dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Ridgewing tan egg Ridgewing tan crack 1 Ridgewing tan crack 2 Ridgewing tan crack 3 Ridgewing tan crack 4 Ridgewing tan crack 5 Ridgewing tan dead egg

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Holiday 2011
Purple female
Ridgewing purple hatchling Holiday 2011 Ridgewing purple adult female Holiday 2011
Holiday 2011
Purple male
Ridgewing purple mature hatchling male Holiday 2011 Ridgewing purple adult male Holiday 2011
Holiday 2011
Tan female
Ridgewing tan hatchling Holiday 2011 Ridgewing tan mature hatchling female Holiday 2011 Ridgewing tan adult female Holiday 2011
Holiday 2011
Tan male
Ridgewing tan mature hatchling male Holiday 2011 Ridgewing tan adult male Holiday 2011
Halloween 2012
Purple female
Ridgewing purple adult female Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Purple male
Ridgewing purple adult male Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Tan female
Ridgewing tan adult female Halloween 2012
Halloween 2012
Tan male
Ridgewing tan adult male Halloween 2012
Halloween 2015
Purple female
Ridgewing purple adult female Halloween 2015
Halloween 2015
Purple male
Ridgewing purple adult male Halloween 2015
April Fools' Day 2018
Purple female
Ridgewing purple adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Purple male
Ridgewing purple adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Tan female
Ridgewing tan adult female AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2018
Tan male
Ridgewing tan adult male AF 2018
April Fools' Day 2022
Purple female
Ridgewing purple adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Purple male
Ridgewing purple adult male AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Tan female
Ridgewing tan adult female AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Tan male
Ridgewing tan adult male AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Retired dead eggs Ridgewing purple dead egg retired Ridgewing tan dead egg retired

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Lithe bodies with two large fin-like wings all along their back.
  • A high frilly crest grows from their forehead all along the spine before merging with the wings along the tail.
  • Long, blunt claws good for digging.
  • Extremely keen eyesight.
  • Hatchling wings nearly triple in size by adolesence.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Natural explorers, hatchlings are very curious.
  • Trust and love easily.
  • Loyal, they will remember kindnesses done to them as hatchlings well into adulthood.
  • Love resting and romping in flower fields, making them extremely effective pollinators.
  • Easily distracted.
  • Love playing a variety of games as well as performing aerial acrobatics.
  • Wear out easily and spend nearly as much time napping as they do playing.

Adult Behavior

  • Very sociable, preferring to live in packs of varying sizes.
  • Natural-born fliers, they enjoy showing off with fancy aerial stunts.
  • Acrobatic maneuvers are intrinsic to their mating rituals, as they will perform a series of sky dances together to test their compatibility.
  • Compassionate parents.
  • Observant and good at reading the emotions and needs of other dragons and even humans.
  • Familial units may not stick together for life but will always remember each other.
  • Prefer flight over fight.
  • Do not have many natural defenses aside from some camouflage.

Habitat

  • Live in mountainous regions.
  • They prefer open meadows and clean slopes to forests.
  • Large colonies consisting of many families and packs can sometimes be found near prominent cliffs.
  • Well suited to the harsh conditions of an alpine tundra, but tend to avoid the snowy peaks.
  • Do not do well in constant snow or ice.

Diet

  • Prefer eating plants and insects but may also scavenge for meat.
  • Claws are useful for digging up grubs and other tasty snacks.
  • Must eat a lot to keep up their energy.
  • Metabolism natrually slows if they do not eat enough, allowing them to enter a hibernation phase until food supply rises again.

Trivia[]

  • During the initial release, the mature hatchlings displayed this incorrect description:
Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It was born with a full set of wings.
And look! It's grown its wings. It must be close to maturing.
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