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Temple Wyrms were released on July 25, 2021, alongside Oracle Wyrms. Like all two-headed dragons, they can only breed with other two-headed breeds, and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.

Official descriptions[]

Egg[]

This egg has a winding pattern on it.

Hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Its two heads are both very calm.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Its two heads are both very calm.

And look! It has grown patterned plate scales along its back! It must be close to maturing.

Adult[]

Temple Wyrms are a calm, docile, and rather amiable breed. They are quite reclusive, and rarely seen, but when encountered, will often guide travelers through their territory safely, or even advise them to the best of their ability. They tend to take up residence in ruins of old human settlements, particularly temples, and this is where the name comes from: explorers discovering an old abandoned temple, and being surprised by the wyrm living there. They’re very intelligent, and their two heads work well together. Temple Wyrms are skilled with light magic, and decorate their homes with glowing motes of light to keep them illuminated at all times. These dragons have a very dangerous neurotoxic venom, but are so calm that they’re disinclined to bite except in self-defense.

Sprite artists[]

Sprites[]

Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Temple Wyrm Temple egg Temple hatchling Temple mature hatchling Temple adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022 Temple adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Temple Wyrms are large, strikingly colored two-headed wyrms, the widest portions of their bodies just barely able to squeeze through doorways at full size.
  • Their durable, sleek plate scales are vibrant shades of pink on the underside, and purple with swirling black ‘scrawl’ patterns along their backs.
  • Temple Wyrms have blocky, triangle-shaped heads, with alarmingly large hollow fangs that flatten into the roof of the mouth when not in use.
  • Temple Wyrm venom causes paralysis and lasting nerve damage, but no pain, keeping envenomated creatures from realizing the damage until it is too late.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Temple Wyrms hatch out a soft pink color, and are even-tempered and friendly right out of the egg.
  • They are somewhat more likely to bite in self-defense as hatchlings, but this is still very rare.
  • The two heads can occasionally get into disagreements over which way to go, but quickly become adept at satisfying conflicts with each other.
  • Hatchling Temple Wyrms love to climb, and in cases where very young hatchlings meet humans, they often end up draped contentedly around the human’s shoulders.
  • Temple Wyrms do not raise their young directly, but do lay their eggs near their lair and will talk to the hatchlings as they figure themselves out.
  • Older hatchlings leave their hatching site in order to find a lair of their own, and are most vulnerable at this stage.

Adult Behavior

  • Temple Wyrms are calm, thoughtful dragons that seek out self-improvement through understanding.
  • The two heads will engage in philosophical debates while trying to understand the nature of their world.
  • While their heads are social with each other, Temple Wyrms are a bit reclusive and only actively seek out others in order to mate.
  • However, Temple Wyrms are not aggressive and will greet anyone who does not mean them harm quite amicably. They enjoy discussing things with guests, but do not particularly miss the company when they are gone.

Habitat

  • Temple Wyrms live in very hot climates, but have a high tolerance for fluctuations in humidity.
  • These dragons dig out subterranean nests, or take over abandoned caves, dens, or even human structures, in which to reside most of the time.
  • These dragons are never seen outside during the day or full moons.

Diet

  • Temple Wyrms are carnivorous, and mostly eat large mammals. Humans are significantly smaller than their usual prey.
  • Temple Wyrms use their venom to subdue prey, and then swallow it whole.
  • Each head usually takes turns being the one to eat, while the other head keeps watch.

Additional information[]

Fun fact: Everyone is saying cobra because of the hood, but the Temple Wyrm's head shape is actually based more on a viper than an elapid.
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