Sea Dragon

Sea dragons are a antropomorphic reptile species with a wooden skin with metal growing on them.

Common affinities Water, Air, Earth, Crystal
Ability to plan and abstract Most are very capable and cunning, but groups exist that are not
Language Shanty
Diet Fish, plants, high oil foods
Native location Glissod
Size between 4 and 12 feet (120~360 cm)

Large image of Sea Dragons

Elements

Affinities

Whether sea dragons have one affinity or two, they will almost always have a Crystal affinity. Sea dragons without Crystal as an affinity are usually a mixed or hybrid species. Beyond that, sea dragons are a very earth-based species and will usually have Water, Air, or Earth for their non-Crystal affinity.

The next most common affinities found in sea dragons are usually mixes of Water, Air, or Earth such as Ice, Storm, or Clay. Sea dragon affinities tend not to deviate from these elements.

As sea dragons live for a very long time and are extremely resistant to environmental influences, a sea dragon with an affinity not previously mentioned is a rare occurrence.

Herditary influence

Unknown currently. Since sea dragons change so slowly, it is difficult to judge whether or not genetics play a large part in their affinity.

Environmental influence

Although it took decades of sea dragons volunteering their time and information, it is known that they can change affinities from one primary element to another. Sea dragons keep their Crystal affinity throughout these changes.

Elemental weaknesses and resistances

Sea Dragons are a hardy species, and with the exception of the Plasma, Acid, and Poison elements, they are able to mitigate the harmful effects of other elements. Plasma, Acid, and Poison have the ability to erode the physical and mental resilience and vitality of sea dragons.

Sea dragons' bodies are comprised of a type of wood and organic metal, and they have many qualities that are inherent to those materials. It is very difficult to physically damage a sea dragon. So they are resistant to any element outside their weaknesses and the Spirit element.

Habitat

Common locations

Sea dragons are commonly found in waterside cities, islands, or open water.

Original location

Sea dragons comes from Glissod.

Climate preference

Sea dragons are a very nautical race, and are happy in any climate as long as they have a large body of water nearby.

Ability to plan and abstract

Most sea dragons are very capable and cunning. However, there exist groups of sea dragons that are not.

Language

They mainly speak Shanty. They can learn other languages like Common.

Body features

Sea dragons' exteriors are made up of flexible, wooden substance. They regularly stain their skin different colors — especially if sunbleaching is changing their coloration. Metal grows on them, too.

They can have more than one pair of arms, though it gets less common as you introduce more pairs of arms.

Sea dragons always have at least one hole on their body. They seek out rare crystals with magical properties, which they then use to perform various magical acts. One hole on the body is always tied to fortune-telling of some kind, though the accuracy and subject matter depends on the quality of the gem and the placement.

Despite being polite and mostly non-violent, sea dragons will sometimes resort to violence when it comes to stealing crystals from other sea dragons. This is because a crystal will not release itself from a sea dragon's body without consent, or without being ripped out. Being ripped out is usually not preferred; it can kill the dragon.

Healing process

Most sea dragons do not physically heal on their own. They instead employ crystals that act as a catalyst for the healing process. This drains the crystal's "energy", and will eventually render the crystal powerless. Sea dragons are able to tell which crystals still contain power.

Diet

Oil from the fish, plants, and nuts that they eat is important in maintaining flexible skin. Without, their skin will start to splinter and crack. This is more important for sea dragons who live in the water primarily (usually only hybrids do this).

Behaviour

Non-violence

Sea Dragons are not violent by nature, and tend to fight only if the fight is brought to them. All things considered, they are generally very polite. It is not uncommon for a Sea Dragon pirate to steal a ship and see its crew safely to shore.

Hoarding

Sea dragons love hoarding items, which they usually refer to as treasure. However, their "treasure" may not be treasure in the traditional sense, such as valuable coins, gems or priceless artifacts. It can be anything that interests them.

Sea Dragons have no qualms with stealing to increase the size of their hoard, and will often take up pirating to do so.

Lifespan

The oldest known sea dragon lived to be 597 years old before succumbing to decapitation during a tragic boating accident. It is unknown how long a sea dragon's natural lifespan is.

Remains

When a sea dragon dies, their body decomposes and leaves behind a pile of wood and metal shavings.

Reproduction

Sea dragons are extremely picky about their breeding partner(s) and they will wait for decades or longer for acceptable partners to appear, if they're even interested in having children to begin with.

The most common reason that a sea dragon will want kids is in order to maintain the hoard they've amassed during their lives.

Mixed sea dragons

Hybrids aren't super common, but they do crop up.

Other species Child Example
Vanguard ? Image of Sea Dragon + Vanguard
Gorgon Sea dragorgon Image of Sea Dragon + Gorgon
Cockatrice Seavern Image of Sea Dragon + Cockatrice
Kelpie Trojan dragon Image of Sea Dragon + Kelpie
Coralshell turtle ? Image of Coralshell Turtles + Sea Dragon

Seavern

Seaverns are the most common hybrid combination. Their wings are made up of a strong fabric taht can only be mended with magic from healing cristals.

Seaverns love to fly around, looking for places to pillage and treasure to steal, but they usually have a partner in crime.

Sea dragorgon

Sea dragorgons tend to stare at valuable things in accordance with what they like to collect. They are the least pillage-y of the common hybrids, and instead will engage in lots of trading to acquire items of interest. Sea dragorgons are often easy to get along with.

Trojan dragon

Trojan dragons have a false head, like kelpies. They love to tear at boats to get any loot that is hiding within.


References

Floraverse: Sea Dragon Species
Floraverse Wiki: Sea Dragon
deviantArt: Species - Sea Dragons