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Tideweaver Lindwyrms (previously Red-finned Tidal Dragons) were released on September 8, 2013, alongside Yellow-Crowned Dragons. Under the old Breed sort, these dragons sorted as "Tidal Dragon" on a user's scroll. As of August 14, 2016, they now sort using their Encyclopedia name.

Official descriptions[]


This egg has vivid red stripes, reminiscent of waves and flames at once.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Right after hatching it excitedly hurried into the water.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Right after hatching it excitedly hurried into the water.

And look! It has gotten larger and gained vibrant red markings! It must be close to maturing.


On sunny days when the sea is clear and sparkling, coastal villages are often treated to a spectacular sight. While normally shy, Tideweaver Lindwyrms are emboldened by fair weather, and when one starts to dance, the rest soon follow. However, their intricate fins and complex dances are more than just a dazzling show. Tideweavers rely on slight changes in their movements and fin positions to communicate with others of their kind. This communication is key; the lindwyrms are almost always found traveling within tightly bonded family groups. To show affection, they have been known to gently hold one another with their small front legs.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Female Tideweaver egg Tideweaver hatchling Tideweaver mature hatchling female Tideweaver adult female
Male Tideweaver mature hatchling male Tideweaver adult male

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

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

Encyclopedia entry[]

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Large lungs allow Tideweavers to remain submerged for long periods of time.
  • It is easy to tell males and females apart by the shape of their tail fin. Males additionally grow ribbons in adulthood.
  • Tideweavers are not capable of flight, but occasionally jump out of the water.
  • The front legs are notably small but useful for tactile perception and carrying small objects, in addition to being important in communication and social interaction.
  • The red stripes on their wings and the red marking around their eyes become more prominent in the days leading up to their courting season.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Normally hatch during high tide. Hatchlings immediately enter the sea and locate their parents by smell.
  • Fed by the rest of the group, which also teaches the young how to hunt.
  • Don‘t leave the side of their parents until they gain some red color.
  • Hatchlings with lost parents may have difficulties finding the group, but will be adopted by other Tideweavers. Usually a guarding Tideweaver catches them in time.
  • When their front legs get larger, they may start to carry around rocks or other objects they like and play with them.

Adult Behavior

  • Very social and commonly give each other gifts.
  • During courting season, Tideweavers show their most elaborate dances.
  • At least one guardian Tideweaver is always present to protect all laid eggs of the group, chasing off anything that comes nearby.


  • Adapted to an aquatic environment, a Tideweaver spends most of its awake time in the ocean.
  • Stay in proximity of the shore.
  • Rest at the coast during low tides, but don’t venture further inland.
  • Nests are built in sunlit spots where the water can reach during high tides.


  • Mainly pescivorous and not picky with their food.
  • Crowd their prey together through coordinated dances.
  • Hard-shelled sea creatures are welcome as snacks.
  • More prone to collaborate with other groups than to compete for food.

Breed replacement[]

Red-Finned Tidal retired concept

Red-finned Tidal Dragon as seen in the Encyclopedia, prior to update.

The Tideweaver Lindwyrm replaced the Red-finned Tidal Dragon on May 8, 2021. Citing detestable and discriminatory views and conduct by the original artist, Dragon Cave removed all dragon breeds created by the artist and replaced them with new concepts and art. A total of 10 breeds were replaced in this update. An official statement by site administrator TJ09 can be found on the forums.