Drakes were draconic creatures that were distantly related to wyverns. They were smaller and not as powerful as dragons but were much easier to train, so they were commonly used as mounts. Not quite sea serpent or dragon, this vicious beast is covered with shiny blue-green scales. Its arms serve as both wings and flippers. A water drake can, as a standard action, breathe a ball of electricity that strikes one target first, then arcs to other targets like chain lightning. The most solitary of all drakes, water drakes prefer to hunt alone. Occasionally, however, they band together in packs to hunt larger prey. Such rampages can be a significant danger to coastal shipping.
Water drakes are commonly found on the Elemental Plane of Water.
Forest drakes are a primitive, degenerate cousin of the green dragon. Unlike the intelligent green dragon the forest drake are not particularly smart, they are little more than cunning predators. Forest drakes are more intelligent than the forests other animal predators but lacks the true intelligence of a dragon.
Forest drakes resemble green dragons in a lot of ways. They have similar large leathery wings, with their wingspan normally being at least thirty feet across. Its head has large emerald green eyes and a long snout filled with razor sharp teeth. It has a long tail topped with a sharp bony spike. The biggest difference between forest drakes and their green dragon cousins is their lack of fore arms. Forest drakes are bipeds lacking any form of forearms, instead their wings are positioned further forwards where their arms should be. The layout of their body resembles a wyvern more than a dragon.
Forest drakes can live in any forest environment but tend to prefer temperate forests. They normally live and hunt in small groups with the siblings they hatched with, these groups normally consist of one gender. The only time these groups split up is during mating season. Generally they lair as far aware from civilization as possible. Their lairs also tend to be inaccessible by land often they are in secluded clearings or in the depths of impassable thickets.
The forest drake can breath balls of acidic gas at their foes.
The rift drakes are large purple skinned drakes with tinges of orange. They can be located along the wastelands and hill like plains of Esperia. The have massive speed in the air and launch attacks from up high. They have a slow acid like breath weapon which helps in their attacks.
Rift drakes are highly violent and attack on site and hate perytons. Rift drakes have even been known to pretend be someone wounded or weak and need aid. They polymorph themselves and use this trick to sneak and attack unlucky travellers.
Rift drakes do speak draconic.
Smoke drakes are patient, cunning predators that follow prey for miles before striking with surprise. A smoke drake’s smooth scales are charcoal gray in color, with occasional highlights of dark red and a dorsal ridge ofebony. Its eyes glow like red-hot embers, particularly whenthe creature is angry or in battle. The head of a smoke drake is that of a cobra.
The most territorial of the drakes, the smoke drake is known to hold a grudge against those who wrong it. The creatures are skilled trackers, able to follow prey for long distances if necessary. The smoke drake can breath out a cone of dusty smoke upon its target when threatened.
A smoke drake speaks Draconic and either Auran or Ignan and can be found on the Paraelemental Plane of Smoke.
The felldrakes trace their origin to Bahamut the Platinum Dragon. After helping a group of powerful elf wizards turn back a demonic invasion, Bahamut created the felldrakes to guard the elves against future incursions. All felldrakes have the blood of Bahamut in their veins and are fierce, loyal, and good at heart.
The spiked felldrake is red in colour and its spikes are black. The spiked felldrake are used as mounts which have special saddles so the rider does not get harmed. The spiked felldrake can be found in the hor desert reaches of Esperia.
A spiked felldrake can stand up to terrible punishment while dealing out plenty of its own with swordlike claws. The spikes on its tail are not just for show—it can project them in a hail of deadly fire at approaching enemies. With its scent and vision abilities, a spiked felldrake can root out even hidden enemies reliably.
Felldrakes speak Draconic and Sylvan.
Ice drakes are vicious scavengers that lair in cold or arctic lands. The scales of an ice drake are ivory in color, with occasional tinges of ice-blue. Ice drakes have short, stocky limbs and a wide, flat tail that helps them climb on icy surfaces. Ice drakes give large predators a wide berth, preferring to wait until after such creatures have finished feasting to move in on the remains. They aren’t afraid to chase off smaller predators such as wolves.
Unlike frost drakes the ice drake has no breath weapon but instead relies on its touch which causes damage with cold. The ice drake is a elemental drake so they come from the Paraelemental Plane of Ice/Cold.
An ice drake speaks Draconic and either Auran or Aquan.
The small, wingless dragons known as felldrakes trace their origin to Bahamut the Platinum Dragon. After helping a group of powerful elf wizards turn back a demonic invasion, Bahamut created the felldrakes to guard the elves against future incursions. All felldrakes have the blood of Bahamut in their veins and are fierce, loyal, and good at heart.
Elves often employ crested felldrakes as guards for settlements and in border patrols. A crested felldrake looks like a small, wingless green dragon with powerful hind legs and a bright crest on its head.
When crested felldrakes fight in a group, some charge into battle and try to pin down the enemy, while their comrades move to encircle the foe.
Rage drakes have dull, deep red scales and the feline build common to true dragons. Unlike many other draconic creatures, they do not have wings. However, their size and strength make them extremely fast compared to most ground creatures.
Primitive draconic creatures, rage drakes have more in commonwith large and dangerous dire animals than with true dragons. Although capable of at least rudimentary reasoning, rage drakes remain animalistic in many ways. Cruel and selfish, rage drakes embody many of the worst qualities of evil dragonkind. Some sages believe that rage drakes were created deliberately in an attempt to find a mount with the fearsome physical abilities of a dragon but without the intelligence and powerfulmagical abilities.
Rage drakes can be found in the north in the cold forest regions of Esperia.
Rage drakes do not speak, but they understand Common and Draconic within the limits of their intelligence.
White dragons may be the weakest true dragons, but their blue-scaled cousins are among the stronger drakes. This is compounded by their snow vision and icewalking abilities.
Frost drakes are blue scaled and large in size. This two-legged dragon has dull blue scales tinged with bright blue ice. A freezing mist issues from between its powerful jaws. Their wide, clawed feet enable them to easily burrow through snow, though not through dirt or clay.
Frost drakes can be found in the northern reaches of Esperia and snow blanketed tundras.
The fire drake is a kind of draconic beast that roam the mountain areas of Esperia.
A firedrake is similar in appearance to a young red dragon, but is not as intelligent or as powerful as a true dragon. A firedrake will respond with its flame breath whenever something disturbs it. Like other drakes the fire drake does not have front claws so it is almost like a cross between a red dragon and a wyvern.