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Mouth

  • Triangular muzzle (more pointed than that of firelizards).
  • The front teeth are for hunting, and they have molars in back for grinding firestone. The canines grow in during their first turn.
  • They have a forked tongue.
  • There are 48 teeth at adulthood.

Smell

Their sense of smell isn't as acute as humans' simply because there's no need.


Sight

Multifaceted eyes that seem to whirl with emotion (the faster the motion the stronger the emotion). Though this movement is only caused by the light off the facets.

  • Dragons have no lashes, just eye ridges for protection, and three (the inner is transparent, thickening out to the outer) membranes that close depending on the need. When all three lids are closed, it's usually for sleep.
  • The protruding brow ridges, when offered for rubbing by the dragon, is a sign of trust.
  • Their eyesight is sharper than humans, even able to see in banks of fog.
  • They have the ability to look through their riders' eyes, even if they're not together.
  • Moods are reflected in the color of the eyes:
    • green/blue: contentment
    • yellow: fear
    • red/orange: anger
    • reddish yellow: battle
    • red: hunger
    • danger: white
    • pain: grey
    • purple: mating urge, lust and love

Mind/Communication*The dragon has an enlarged frontal lobe due to the enhanced telepathic ability.

  • With age, the dragon's ability to concentrate goes. Even in their prime, the memory span of a dragon is quite short. They have a horrible time remembering other riders' names, often shortening or flubbing them (thus the honorific).
  • Dragons have short term memory recall of 2-3 days.
  • They are peaceful creatures, that only attack when their rider is in danger or an occasional accidental mauling at hatching, and become agitated during mating flights and Fall.
  • A dragon can bespeak anyone he or she wishes, though this tends to be a distasteful experience so is rarely done. They can also speak to watchwhers, though some really don't like to do that either.
  • Another amazing communication that can occur is between dragon and firelizard. Usually it's when the dragon's bored, but firelizards can exchange images when necessary.
  • The more prominent headknobs of a dragon appear to be the replacement of ears, perhaps picking up on vibrations that their mind and sight don't catch.
  • They have wonderful spatial sense which helps during betweening in tight spaces.
  • Some dragons have the ability to see what is wrong with animals. Orlith did this after Moreta's asked her what was wrong with a runner.

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