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Seasonal Dragon
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Release Date September 15, 2008 (Summer)
November 28, 2008 (Autumn)
December 20, 2008 (Winter)
April 10, 2009 (Spring)
Elemental Affinity Time
Morphology Western
Base Rarity Uncommon
BSA None
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Habitat Winter: Alpine
All Others: Forest
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Color Green, pink (Spring)
Green, yellow (Summer)
Brown, yellow, green (Autumn)
Light & dark blue (Winter)
Nicknames None
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Spriters
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Shiro Shitoro,
TJ09,
Darkshadow5392,
TheCompleteAnimorph

Seasonal Dragons were released along various dates and are one of the few dragons to possess different forms depending on the physical environment of Valkemare. The first Seasonal dragon to be released was the Summer variant, followed by Autumn, Winter and lastly Spring. As the name suggests, Seasonal Dragons' variants follow the different seasons of the planet: a different colored adult and hatchling can be caught for each Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

The variant of the dragon depends only on the current season; therefore, parents of one seasonal color can produce offspring of different seasonal colors. Lineages containing different variants of the Seasonal dragon are quite popular among players as a result.

Q: When do the seasonal eggs switch to the next season?
A: The seasonal dragon eggs always switch on the solstices and equinoxes of a given season. Since this varies from year to year, it is recommended that you look up a calendar such as this one to figure out when a specific season begins in the northern hemisphere.

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Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"The markings on this egg match the weather outside."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It perfectly depicts summer/autumn/winter/spring weather."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It perfectly depicts summer/autumn/winter/spring weather.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing.
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AdultEdit

"Seasonal Dragons take on the characteristics of the season they are born in. Thus, eggs that are laid in spring match the pink flowers and green buds of spring, and those that are laid in the summer grow to depict the bright green of the forest trees and the yellow of the sun. Eggs laid in autumn display the bright colors of leaves falling from trees, and those that are laid during winter take on the appearance of the icy snow."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

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Old Sprites:

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Spring
Female

Spring egg Spring hatchi Spring female hatchi Spring female
Spring
Male

Spring male hatchi Spring male
Summer
Female

Summer egg Summer hatchi Summer female hatchi Summer female
Summer
Male

Summer male hatchi Summer male
Autumn
Female

Autumn egg Autumn hatchi Autumn female hatchi Autumn female
Autumn
Male

Autumn male hatchi Autumn male
Winter
Female

Winter egg Winter hatchi Winter female hatchi Winter female
Winter
Male

Winter male hatchi Winter male

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Temporary Holiday Sprites
Christmas'11
Spring
Female

- Spring hatchi Christmas 2011 Spring female hatchi Christmas 2011 Spring female Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Spring
Male

Spring male hatchi Christmas 2011 Spring male Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Summer
Female

- Summer hatchi Christmas 2011 Summer female hatchi Christmas 2011 -
Christmas'11
Summer
Male

Summer male hatchi Christmas 2011 Summer male Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Autumn
Female

- Autumn hatchi Christmas 2011 Autumn female hatchi Christmas 2011 Autumn female Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Autumn
Male

Autumn male hatchi Christmas 2011 Autumn male Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Winter
Female

- Winter hatchi Christmas 2011 Winter female hatchi Christmas 2011 Winter female Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Winter
Male

Winter male hatchi Christmas 2011 Winter male Christmas 2011
Halloween'12
Summer
Female

- - - Summer female Halloween 2012
Christmas'11
Summer
Male

- Summer male Halloween 2012
Halloween'12
Winter
Female

- - - Winter female Halloween 2012
Christmas'11
Winter
Male

- Winter male Halloween 2012
Original Sprites
Summer Series

Original Summer egg Original Summer hatchi Original Summer mature hatchi Original Summer adult
Eggs

Original Autumn egg
(Autumn)
Original Winter egg
(Winter)
Old Replacement Sprites
Spring
Female

- Old Spring hatchi Old Spring female hatchi Old Spring female
Spring
Male

Old Spring male hatchi Old Spring male
Summer
Female

- Old Summer hatchi Old Summer female hatchi Old Summer female
Summer
Male

Old Summer male hatchi Old Summer male
Autumn
Female

- Old Autumn hatchi Old Autumn female hatchi Old Autumn female
Autumn
Male

Old Autumn male hatchi Old Autumn male
Winter
Female

- Old Winter hatchi Old Winter female hatchi Old Winter female
Winter
Male

Old Winter male hatchi Old Winter male
Old Egg Sprites
Spring

Old Spring egg Old Spring crack 1 Old Spring crack 2 Old Spring crack 3 Old Spring crack 4 Old Spring crack 5 Old Spring dead egg
Summer

Old Summer egg Old Summer crack 1 Old Summer crack 2 Old Summer crack 3 Old Summer crack 4 Old Summer crack 5 Old Summer dead egg
Autumn

Old Autumn egg Old Autumn crack 1 Old Autumn crack 2 Old Autumn crack 3 Old Autumn crack 4 Old Autumn crack 5 Old Autumn dead egg / Old Autumn dead egg2
Winter

Old Winter egg Old Winter crack 1 Old Winter crack 2 Old Winter crack 3 Old Winter crack 4 Old Winter crack 5 Old Winter dead egg / Old Winter dead egg2

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Spring egg Spring crack 1 Spring crack 2 Spring crack 3 Spring crack 4 Spring crack 5 Spring dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Summer egg Summer crack 1 Summer crack 2 Summer crack 3 Summer crack 4 Summer crack 5 Summer dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Autumn egg Autumn crack 1 Autumn crack 2 Autumn crack 3 Autumn crack 4 Autumn crack 5 Autumn dead egg
Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Winter egg Winter crack 1 Winter crack 2 Winter crack 3 Winter crack 4 Winter crack 5 Winter dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Spring Seasonals are sturdy, average-sized dragons with fine green scales and soft pink crests, underwings, and tail frills.
  • Their scales, some of which look like crystallized leaves, are subtly iridescent.
  • The frilly pink tail membrane assists Springs in gliding on the early warm-air currents.
  • A Spring’s vibrant pink head crest is hard and bony, protecting the dragon’s face. The delicate pale-green frill that runs along the back of the neck is more fragile.
  • While male Springs have two sets of prongs extending from their head crest, females have a single, larger set.
  • These dragons have large eyes in varying shades of bright blue and green, rarely yellow, with round pupils.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Spring hatchlings can be spotted playing chase with hatchlings of other breeds.They will run until the others have given up, then proceed to bounce in circles around them.
  • Adolescent Spring fledglings can be seen gliding on the wind. They seem to enjoy catching flower petals on the breeze as they fly past.
  • Newly-hatched Springs can be shy at first, but quickly take delight in rolling around and playing.
  • Their attention as hatchlings is easily diverted by colorful flowers, rocks, and other trinkets, which they will bring back to their parents or caretakers with great excitement.
  • Adolescent Springs are much calmer than young hatchlings, but still quite energetic, and they learn to fly early on.
  • The health of the forest in which they grow up affects the amount of pink and the vibrance of the coloration of growing Springs, and as adults, one can determine whether they grew up in a healthy forest.

Adult Behavior

  • Spring Seasonals are most active in springtime, and are rather energetic dragons.
  • Springs live in small family groups, ranging from three to fifteen adult dragons and their young hatchlings.
  • If an area gets too crowded, the family groups will break off and seek out new territory, as they are territorial, but not particularly violent.
  • Springs spend a lot of time playing and grooming each other, and tend to be rather unhappy if entirely alone for extended periods.
  • In late summer, individual groups of Springs aggregate into massive herds to find mates and stake out new nesting territory in preparation for the winter.
  • When the massive herd disperses, the territories are re-established for the coming year, and young adults form new groups to keep the cycle going.

Habitat

  • Spring Seasonals gravitate towards temperate forests as their ideal habitat.
  • The new growth that occurs in spring after a cold winter is ideal for the health of these dragons.
  • Springs brumate in winter, living off stored fat and becoming largely inactive.
  • They tend to nest near clearings, where rising warm air can be used as a takeoff point when they wish to soar long distances.

Diet

  • Spring Seasonals are largely herbivorous, grazing on new leaves and soft, tender plants that have just sprouted as a favored food source.
  • They also feed on nectar-rich flowers and berries.
  • Springs, like other Seasonals, will opportunistically raid nests of smaller creatures if they happen across them, eating eggs, but do not actively hunt and are unlikely to scavenge from large carcasses.
  • Springs are also known to eat wasp and bee hives on occasion, consuming the honeycomb and brood comb alike.
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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Summer Seasonals are sturdy, average-sized dragons with fine green scales, pale green head crests, and warm gold underwings and tail frills. They have an orange-gold orb in the center of their crest that radiates warmth.
  • Their scales, some of which look like crystallized leaves, are reflective and warm to the touch.
  • A Summer’s broad wings are well-suited for catching warm thermals for soaring.
  • Bright gold head crests are hard and bony, protecting the dragon’s face. The delicate gold frill that runs along the back of their necks is more fragile.
  • While male Summers have two sets of prongs extending from their head crest, females have a single, larger set.
  • These dragons have large eyes in varying shades of bright blue and green, rarely yellow, with round pupils.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Summer hatchlings greatly enjoy sunbathing, and can be spotted on any sunny, open surfaces, particularly large, flat rocks in open spaces.
  • Adolescent Summer fledglings can be seen gliding on the wind. They seem to enjoy seeking out warm air currents over particularly sunny areas.
  • Newly-hatched Summers can be shy at first, but quickly take delight in playing and seeking out cozy spots to nap.
  • As hatchlings, they are drawn to bright, reflective rocks, which they may bring to show their parent or caretaker, or merely gather up with their friends.
  • Adolescent Summers are less lazy than young hatchlings, but still quite calm and serene, and they learn to fly early on.
  • The amount of sun they absorb as they grow up affects the amount of gold and the vibrance of the coloration of growing Summers, and as adults, one can determine whether they grew up in a sunny area.

Adult Behavior

  • Summer Seasonals are most active in summertime, and are rather relaxed dragons.
  • Summers live in moderately-sized family groups, ranging from eight to twenty-five adult dragons and their young hatchlings.
  • If an area gets too crowded, the family groups will break off and seek out new territory, as they are territorial, but not particularly violent.
  • Summers spend a lot of time napping together and grooming each other, and tend to be rather unhappy if entirely alone for extended periods.
  • In late fall, individual groups of Summers aggregate into massive herds to find mates and stake out new nesting territory in preparation for the winter.
  • When the massive herd disperses, the territories are re-established for the coming year, and young adults form new groups to keep the cycle going.

Habitat

  • Summer Seasonals gravitate towards temperate plains as their ideal habitat.
  • The bright sunlight overhead during the summer is ideal for the health of these dragons.
  • Summers brumate in winter, living off stored fat and becoming largely inactive.
  • They tend to nest near woodlands, where they can retreat into the undergrowth at night where they are harder to pick off.

Diet

  • Summer Seasonals are largely herbivorous, grazing on grasses and tougher mature vegetation as a favored food source. They also produce a lot of the energy they need by basking in the sunlight.
  • They also feed on fruits and will dig up roots and tubers to supplement their diets.
  • Summers, like other Seasonals, will opportunistically raid nests of smaller creatures if they happen across them, eating eggs, but do not actively hunt large prey and are unlikely to scavenge from large carcasses.
  • Summers are also known to fish in rivers, making them the only Seasonals to regularly consume meat.
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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Autumn Seasonals are sturdy, average-sized dragons with fine brown scales, gold head crests, and underwings and tail frills in a gradient of warm fall colors.
  • Their scales, some of which look like crystallized leaves, are slightly glossy.
  • The frilly gradiented tail membrane assists Autumns in gliding on the late warm-air currents.
  • An Autumn’s bright gold head crest is hard and bony, protecting the dragon’s face. The delicate leaf-gradient frill that runs along the back of the neck is more fragile.
  • While male Autumns have two sets of prongs extending from their head crest, females have a single, larger set.
  • These dragons have large eyes in varying shades of bright blue and green, rarely yellow, with round pupils.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Autumn hatchlings are curious and explorative, enjoying digging into leaf litter and searching for insects and interesting objects.
  • Adolescent Autumn fledglings can be seen gliding on the wind. They seem to enjoy catching falling leaves on the breeze as they fly past.
  • Newly-hatched Autumns can be shy at first, but quickly take delight in playing and exploring their environment.
  • Their attention as hatchlings is easily diverted by insects and oddly-shaped rocks, which they will bring to their parents to show off.
  • Adolescent Autumns are less prone to wandering around than young hatchlings, but still quite curious, and they learn to fly early on.
  • The richness of an Autumn’s diet as they grow up affects the vibrance of the coloration of growing Autumns, and as adults, one can determine whether they grew up in an abundant forest.

Adult Behavior

  • Autumn Seasonals are most active in the fall, and are rather curious dragons.
  • Autumns live in small family groups, ranging from three to fifteen adult dragons and their young hatchlings.
  • If an area gets too crowded, the family groups will break off and seek out new territory, as they are territorial, but not particularly violent.
  • Autumns spend a lot of time exploring and grooming each other, and tend to be rather unhappy if entirely alone for extended periods.
  • In early spring, individual groups of Autumns aggregate into massive herds to find mates and stake out new nesting territory in preparation for the summer.
  • When the massive herd disperses, the territories are re-established for the coming year, and young adults form new groups to keep the cycle going.

Habitat

  • Autumn Seasonals gravitate towards forested foothills as their ideal habitat.
  • The fallen leaf litter that builds up at the end of summer is ideal for the health of these dragons.
  • Autumns aestivate over the summer, living off stored fat and becoming largely inactive.
  • They tend to nest near the base of mountains, where the leaf litter piles up densely to provide plenty of nesting material.

Diet

  • Autumn Seasonals are largely herbivorous, grazing on ripe fruits, the seeds of grasses and grains, and digging up fattened roots.
  • They also frequently raid beehives for honey and brood combs, though they will not fight other honey-loving dragons over a hive.
  • Autumns, like other Seasonals, will opportunistically raid nests of smaller creatures if they happen across them, eating eggs, but do not actively hunt and are unlikely to scavenge from large carcasses.
  • Autumns are also known to graze on grasses and leaves, but this forms only a small portion of their diet.
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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Winter Seasonals are sturdy, average-sized dragons with fine ice-blue scales; deep blue underwings, multi-pointed tail spades, and neck frills; and subtle crystal-blue head crests.
  • Their scales, some of which look like simple snowflakes, are subtly iridescent.
  • A Winter’s broad wings are wide enough to fly even in the cold winter air.
  • A Winter’s shimmery crystal-blue head crest is hard and bony, protecting the dragon’s face. The dark blue frill that runs along the back of the neck is more fragile, and is rather long and droops a bit.
  • While male Winters have two sets of prongs extending from their head crest, females have a single, larger set.
  • These dragons have large eyes in varying shades of dark blue and violet, rarely green, with round pupils.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Winter hatchlings are deeply affectionate, and can often be found piled up with their friends, nuzzling and grooming each other and rarely ever wandering off alone.
  • Adolescent Winter fledglings can be seen gliding on the wind. They seem to enjoy catching snow flurries on the breeze as they fly past.
  • Newly-hatched Winterss can be shy at first, but quickly take delight in cuddling and playing.
  • As hatchlings, they are drawn to smooth, rounded rocks, which they may bring to show their parent or caretaker, or merely gather up with their friends.
  • Adolescent Winters are much more independent than young hatchlings, but still quite friendly, and they learn to fly early on.
  • The amount of snow they are exposed to as they grow up affects the amount of deep blue and the iridescent sheen of the coloration of growing Winters, and as adults, one can determine whether they grew up with cold winters.

Adult Behavior

  • Winter Seasonals are most active in springtime, and are rather friendly dragons.
  • Winters live in moderately-sized family groups, ranging from eight to twenty-five adult dragons and their young hatchlings.
  • If an area gets too crowded, the family groups will break off and seek out new territory, as they are territorial, but not particularly violent.
  • Winters spend a lot of time snuggling affectionately and grooming each other, and tend to be rather unhappy if entirely alone for extended periods.
  • In late winter, individual groups of Winters aggregate into massive herds to find mates and stake out new nesting territory in preparation for the summer.
  • When the massive herd disperses, the territories are re-established for the coming year, and young adults form new groups to keep the cycle going.

Habitat

  • Winter Seasonals gravitate towards forested mountains as their ideal habitat.
  • The cold, deep winter snows are ideal for the health of these dragons.
  • Winters aestivate over the summer, living off stored fat and becoming largely inactive.
  • They tend to nest in high-elevation valleys, where they can be assured of deep snowdrifts to burrow into.

Diet

  • Winter Seasonals are largely herbivorous, grazing on conifer needles, mosses and lichens, and woody twigs as a primary food source.
  • They also dig into frozen ponds to eat the algae and aquatic plants, and will dig into decayed logs to find beetles.
  • Winters, like other Seasonals, will opportunistically raid nests of smaller creatures if they happen across them, eating eggs, but do not actively hunt and are unlikely to scavenge from large carcasses.
  • Winters are also known to stash away fruits and seeds in the fall, and come back to their caches to eat the frozen, occasionally fermented treats much later.

TriviaEdit

  • Some of the dragon's sprites were changed before their release and differ from the originals that the artist submitted.
  • Before the Dimorphism change on March 26, 2010 both genders of these dragons appeared as the male sprites.
  • During the Christmas 2011 Dragon Dress Up, the Spring and Autumn hatchling sprites were initially swapped during a glitch. This was quickly fixed before the end of the event.
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