|Release Date||May 21, 2019|
|Elemental Affinity||Time |
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Vremya Drakes were released on May 21, 2019 as part of the Dragon Cave's 13th Birthday release. They were released alongside Aeria Gloris Dragons, Kovos Pygmies, Geminae Dragons, Lihnseyre Dragons and Galvanic Wyverns. Just like other DC Drakes, they can only breed with their own kind, and their eggs cannot be bitten by Vampire Dragons.
Official Dragon Descriptions[edit | edit source]
Egg[edit | edit source]
This smooth green egg looks vaguely familiar.
Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. When you try to look directly at it—Aww... It’s a cute baby drake.
Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. When you try to look directly at it—Aww... It’s a cute baby drake. When did it grow wings? Aww, it’s a cute baby drake...
Adult[edit | edit source]
Vremya Drakes are known for their impeccable abilities to alter time as an instinctual response to external stimuli. Whenever they feel threatened or startled, Vremya Drakes are capable of locking their target into a temporary time loop, allowing the drakes to escape unscathed. This attachment to time magic also supplies them insight to potential outcomes a few moments ahead to give them an advantage in dangerous situations. Many instances of deja vu have been attributed to Vremya Drakes and their time loops. Once heralded as the most intelligent drake breed, they are actually not much smarter than the average drake, but their unique method of distracting enemies has falsely given them a reputation of cunning and acumen.
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Encyclopedia Entry[edit | edit source]
- On average, one of the larger drakes.
- Their hides are smooth and surprisingly durable against both magical and physical attacks.
- Vremya Drakes are very fast, both in reflexes and in running speed.
- When utilizing magic, the crystal at their chest shimmers green, and the haloed markings along their membranes will glow, as if giving off a shining dust.
- The large fins along the side of their necks are used both for body language and the manual cooling of their skin during warmer weather.
- The antlers of a Vremya seem to be metallic; when struck against each other, a low, hollow tone is produced.
- Vremya Drakes have wide, gold eyes that are sensitive to even the smallest of movement.
- The struts of these drakes always seem to be moving; even when at rest or when wings are folded over, the struts along the hips and tail continue to make a wave-like motion down the length of the spine.
- Young Vremya Drakes have little control over their abilities.
- Still appear to have a linear trajectory in their own maturation, suggesting that the magic cannot affect the drake’s growth itself.
- Small time skips occur more frequently when a drake is excited; when at rest, the hatchlings can be quite lazy, opting to soak in small pools of water or drape across low-hanging tree branches to sleep.
- Young Vremya Drakes are quite noisy; large gatherings of them sound similar to the squawking of parrot flocks.
- Once a Vremya Drake has matured, its control over time increases. However, this really only means that it becomes an instinctual response rather than random occurrence.
- By nature, Vremya are flighty, and react to even the smallest change in their environment.
- Most time loops only last a few minutes overall, but this length is usually determined by the age of the drake. The older the drake, the longer they are capable of.
- The residual effects of experiencing non-linear time include temporary amnesia and lasting confusion.
- Tend to gather in herds consisting of several family units, typically no more than four or five units at most. Though they have no designated leader of the herd, they will often react to others’ sense of danger.
- Unaffected by their own time magic and that of others.
- The older a Vremya Drake is, the less vocal it becomes, relying more on expression through their fins and struts than sounds to communicate.
- Males may challenge a female that he desires to mate with; if she accepts the challenge, the outcome of the fight determines if she agrees to take him as a partner.
- These drakes are strictly woodland creatures, and are rarely seen out in the open.
- Nests are constructed within trees, typically hollowed out of dead trees or in one large enough to survive the damage.
- Do poorly in extreme weather, as they are sensitive to heat and have little fat stores to protect against the cold.
- A Vremya Drake’s diet is primarily plants—the darker green, the better, though they also seem to have a taste for gourds.
- Diet is supplemented with insects such as beetles and the occasional bird if it can be caught.
- The quickest way to a Vremya’s heart is by hand-feeding them berries and other small fruits.