Dragon - African
- African (culture)
- Reptilian (attribute)
- Flying (attribute)
- Sorcery and Medicinal (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Dragons (common type)
The Ethiopian played a slightly different role from the Dragon we know today. They hunted elephants and not so much humans but would kill anything to defend itself. They were 20 cubits (35ft) in length and had either one pair or two pairs of wings. They lived of the coasts of Ethiopia. This was an arid land were elephants seldom come during times of drought. Thus to obtain food two Dragons would intertwine themselves to form a living raft and travel to the shores of Arabia. What is most notable about these Dragons is that instead of hoarding gold they had a precious stone called Dracontias lodged in their brain. This had many special and powerful magical properties. However the stone lost its power as soon as the Dragon died. Obtaining this stone was achieved by drugging the beast to sleep with herbs and carefully cutting the jewel out.
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