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Tatterdrakes were released on April 22, 2018, alongside Red-Tailed Wyrm Pygmies. As drakes, they can only breed with other drake breeds, and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg has a rough shell.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It’s unusually aggressive.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. It’s unusually aggressive.

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

Adult[]

What they lack in size and strength, Tatterdrakes make up for in aggression and ferocity. Any perceived threat is seen as a challenge and met with complete hostility; fights for territory are so commonplace that many older Tatterdrakes possess wings so ripped from fighting that they can no longer fly. Tatterdrakes are exclusively solitary except when they are seeking mates, for which they also clash.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Tatterdrake Tatterdrake egg Tatterdrake hatchling Tatterdrake mature hatchling Tatterdrake adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2020 Tatterdrake adult AF 2020
April Fools' Day 2022 Tatterdrake adult AF 2022
Retired sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Glitched egg sequence Tatterdrake crack 1 glitch Tatterdrake crack 2 glitch Tatterdrake crack 3 glitch Tatterdrake crack 4 glitch Tatterdrake crack 5 glitch Tatterdrake dead egg glitch

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Neither particularly large nor strong compared to other drakes.
  • Their only scales are on their bellies; the rest is leathery hide, and they wear scars with pride.
  • They have only two walking toes on their hindfeet; the third toe is always held off the ground and sports a larger, strongly hooked claw.
  • Adult tatterdrakes sport impressive, multi-tined antlers that curve forward. These are shed and regrown yearly.
  • They have strong jaws and sharp teeth. Their canine teeth stick out a bit sideways and are reminiscent of small tusks.
  • Tatterdrakes can fly, but their wings may be too torn or holey to do so.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Very young hatchlings are solid green-grey and hide in the shadows for camouflage.
  • Hatchlings are quite aggressive, though they avoid attacking each other’s wings–their only defense against larger aggressors is to take flight.
  • Hatchlings are not cared for by adults and only remain in groups for safety until they begin to mature.
  • Tatterdrake hatchlings cannot roar; instead they squeak and chitter.
  • Mature hatchlings are marked by their first set of antlers and bright red markings, but they won’t be fully grown until their second antler shed.
  • Hatchlings of all ages are nomadic until they find an unclaimed patch of land to call their own.

Adult Behavior

  • Tatterdrakes are violently aggressive toward other drakes and even dragons.
  • They are solitary and unfailingly hostile, not even tolerating their own kind in their territory.
  • Older male tatterdrakes are often preferred by females, because they have the most battle scars.
  • Anything facing a tatterdrake’s rage can escape by climbing trees or flying away, as tatterdrakes cannot climb and are not always flight-capable.
  • In between fights, tatterdrakes nurse their wounds and snooze in the sun.

Habitat

  • Forests and jungles are their primary habitats.
  • Each tatterdrake has its own patch of territory that it patrols regularly.
  • Tatterdrakes may have several nest spots around their territory.
  • To avoid the ire of adults, hatchling tatterdrakes never nest long in any spot.

Diet

  • Tatterdrakes only consume meat and occasionally insects.
  • Most prey they catch is small, but ambitious tatterdrakes have been known to take down prey as large as themselves.
  • A large kill may attract other tatterdrakes, and the winner of the resulting fight gets the prey.

Trivia[]

  • This drake's egg cracking sequence was glitched upon first release.
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