Spring Seasonal Dragons were released on April 10, 2009. They were the last form of Seasonal Dragon to be released.

Like other Seasonal Dragons, the availability of this form is dependent on the seasons in Valkemare, with Spring Seasonals only produced between the March equinox and the June solstice. Breeding a Spring Seasonal Dragon during any other season will produce the variant aligned with that season.

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 Descriptions[edit | edit source]

Egg[edit | edit source]

The markings on this egg match the weather outside.

Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It perfectly depicts spring weather.

Mature Hatchling[edit | edit source]

Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It perfectly depicts spring weather.

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

Adult[edit | edit source]

Seasonal Dragons take on the characteristics of the season during which they are born. 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 | edit source]

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Sprites[edit | edit source]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Spring Female

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Spring Male

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Sprites No Longer In-Use[edit | edit source]

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Temporary Holiday Sprites
Christmas'11
Spring
Female

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Christmas'11
Spring
Male

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Spring
Female

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Spring
Male

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Old Egg Sprites
Spring

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Egg sequence[edit | edit source]

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Spring egg.gif Spring crack 1.png Spring crack 2.png Spring crack 3.png Spring crack 4.png Spring crack 5.png Seasonal spring dead egg.gif

Encyclopedia Entry[edit | edit source]

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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.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Before the Dimorphism change on March 26, 2010 both genders of these dragons appeared as the male sprites.
  • Under Legacy Breed Sort, Seasonals are ordered chronologically: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.


References[edit | edit source]

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