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Fantastic Beast Profile: European Dragon (Ebon Dragon)

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Carnivora

Genus: Drakkus

Species: Drakkus Europinnicus

Height: 8.1 meters

Length: 28.22 meters

Wingspan: 100.39 meters

Weight: 2,010 kg

Point Total to Slay: 30 points


European Dragons (also known as Ebon Dragons due to their dark colored scales) are large, fire-breathing reptiles with leathery, bat-like wings, four legs, and a long, muscular tail. They can be found throughout most of the European continent – from the coast of Portugal in the west; to England and Denmark in the north; to Romania in the east. Several specimens of European Dragon have become famous in legend and folklore – Fanfnir in Germany, Typhon in Greece, Mabinogion in England, Zmojk in Hungary and Poland, and Cuelebre in Spain and Portugal. If you’ve heard tales of a mighty dragon with great hordes of gold that kidnaps nobility and if faced down by a mighty knight, there’s a 90% chance it was a European Dragon.

Battling a full-grown European Dragon is not a task to be undertaken lightly, as these dragons have evolved for survival. The creature’s entire body is covered in thick, interlocking scales that are immensely difficult to penetrate by non-magical means. It’s large leathery wings can keep the beast aloft for up to 5 hours without rest, and these dragons have been clocked flying at up to 63 kmph. An European Dragon’s claws and teeth are immensely powerful and capable of cutting through 0.5m thick steel. Finally, there is the dragon’s breath weapon – a cone of white-hot flame that can extend up to 50 meters and burn through steel, stone, flesh and bone in seconds. All these factors make European Dragons exceptionally deadly foes that can defeat entire armies.

Despite their power, European Dragons tend to find remote and desolate places – far from the civilizations of men, elves, dwarves, and orcs – to call home. Somewhere within their territory, each dragon will stash a horde of gold, jewels, magical items, and other artifacts of value. European Dragons are notoriously jealous of their treasures, and can tell if even a single coin or pearl is missing.

Hunting the European Dragon:

European Dragons are exceptionally dangerous, and our Jaeger Meisters urge the utmost caution when engaging the specimen that escaped from Pavio Yaz’s menagerie.

Our hardened steel arrowheads may pierce the dragon’s softer underbelly, but the highest degree of success will come from targeting the creature’s head at the upper base of the neck. From a side profile, you should aim for the back of the skull, below its eye and horns.

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