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Vermeil Dragons were a male-only breed released on February 14, 2022 as part of the 2022 Valentine's Day event. As a limited-release dragon, they can only produce more Vermeil eggs during a short window before the Valentine's Day holiday. While still capable of breeding throughout the year, they will always produce eggs of their mate's breed outside the holiday season. Vermeil Dragons are limited to 2 cave-born dragons per scroll.

Official descriptions[]


This egg smells pleasantly floral, maybe fruity.


Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It really enjoys sweets, and has a pleasant scent.

Mature hatchling[]

Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It really enjoys sweets, and has a pleasant scent.

And look! It’s grown ruffly white frills! It must be close to maturing.


Vermeil Dragons are a breed known to most for maintaining simple but meticulously clean nests and shelters that, should one be caught out in bad weather, the dragons will share even with humans. They are patient, and make excellent listeners due to their even temperament and curiosity. Their pleasant scent, similar to strawberries but with stronger floral notes, tends to make the stay comfortable. However, these dragons are also known for dispensing extremely blunt advice, particularly on romantic matters. Plenty of humans caught out in the rain or snow have left a Vermeil’s den with unsolicited advice suggesting they admit their feelings before the opportunity is lost forever. While they’re difficult to anger, a threatened Vermeil will generally use its tail to defend itself, smacking the target upside the head.

Sprite artists[]


Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
Vermeil Dragon Vermeil egg Vermeil hatchling Vermeil mature hatchling Vermeil adult
Spriter's Alts
NiramiTheRaven196's alternate Vermeil SA NiramiTheRaven196 adult
Pixxelation's alternate Vermeil SA Pixxelation adult
TCA's alternate Vermeil SA TCA adult

Egg sequence[]

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

Retired sprites[]

Temporary event sprites
Series Egg Hatchling Mature hatchling Adult
April Fools' Day 2022 Vermeil adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
NiramiTheRaven196's alternate
Vermeil SA NiramiTheRaven196 adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
Pixxelation's alternate
Vermeil SA Pixxelation adult AF 2022
April Fools' Day 2022
TCA's alternate
Vermeil SA TCA adult AF 2022

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Vermeil Dragons are sleek, medium-small wyverns with pinkish-red scales and white markings.
  • The edges of a Vermeil’s wings and frills are soft and subtly ruffled, and their scales and scaleless frill skin are soft and silky-feeling. The edges of the scales are subtly feather-like.
  • Vermeils produce a sweet, fruity, floral scent from glands in their frilly tail and their wing ‘armpits’. It is reminiscent of strawberries and flowers, the specific floral notes varying between dragons.
  • The purpose of the Vermeil’s scent seems to be both attracting mates, and putting other creatures at ease around them.
  • Vermeils have long ears, and bright eyes, with vertical oval-shaped pupils. Their eyes are usually blue, yellow, or red.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchling Vermeils are inquisitive and quite affectionate.
  • They are very clumsy at first, but quickly gain coordination and are quite active while still growing.
  • Vermeil hatchlings socialize well and, if introduced to humans or other dragons, form very close friendships.
  • Vermeils are quite caring parents, and become more defensive of their dens while they have hatchlings.
  • Once they become capable of flight, Vermeils usually calm down a fair bit and become less tolerant of chaos.
  • Young Vermeils move out of their parent’s den unusually late by dragon standards, and if they lose their parent, they usually keep their den.

Adult Behavior

  • Vermeil Dragons are notoriously relaxed dragons who spend as much time as possible lounging in the sun.
  • However, they have little tolerance for chaos and if another dragon is causing too many disturbances in their territory, they will attack the offender with words and with their tails.
  • Vermeils are quite accepting of other creatures in their territory, including humans, and will engage readily in conversation.
  • Despite their sociability, Vermeils usually live alone or with only their mate.
  • Vermeils are compassionate dragons by nature and enjoy giving helpful advice.
  • Vermeils are also exceptionally blunt and their advice is framed to be as clear as possible, not to spare the recipient’s feelings.


  • Vermeils can reside anywhere there is a source of food and a clear view of the sky from their den entrance.
  • They tend to make dens in caves or build nests, and have been known to take over abandoned human structures.
  • Vermeils are meticulous at keeping their living spaces clean.
  • Vermeils do not attempt to exclude other dragons from their territory, but will protect routes to clean water sources.
  • Hatchling Vermeils are kept in the den or nest until they are able to fly.


  • Vermeil Dragons are omnivorous, and will eat a wide variety of both plant and animal matter.
  • Fruit, honey, and other sweet things are their absolute favorite, and they can be easily bribed with sweet foods. They will also stuff themselves with grains during the fall.
  • Vermeils do not hunt often, and are mostly opportunistic when it comes to eating meat.
  • One exception is that Vermeils are quite active hunters when bringing food to a mate.
  • Vermeil hatchlings eat a lot of insects, but phase them largely out of their diet as they grow.
  • Vermeils enjoy the taste of eggs, albeit not as much as sweets, and will seek out eggs of birds, drakes, and even use their sense of smell to pick out and eat infertile dragon eggs.
  • Despite their love for eggs as food, Vermeils will generally ignore fertile dragon eggs, even those of other breeds, unless they are desperate.


  • Administrator TJ09 secured dragons with the codes Messy and clset in reference to the Fiona's Closet mini-game.

Additional information[]

Heyyy, I'm glad y'all like these! They were really fun to work on, and Pixx and Nirami were great collab buddies as always!

This collab was started a waaays back, as a design sketch I proposed to the group:
Vermeil concept art

It then turned into a wyvern, and after one rejection we decided to replace the tail leaves with flowers.

They're based off multiple things: strawberries and cream, chocolate covered strawberries, and the Reimu myrtle, a flower named after a character from the Touhou series for its resemblance to her hair bow.


The dragon is not exactly directly based on the character, but there are subtle nods.

The dragons have ruffly fin-frill-things, not fur, for the record.
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