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Dark Green Dragon
Dark Green adult
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Dark Green egg
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Release Date June, 2006
(Original Species)
Elemental Affinity Primary: Dark
Secondary: Life
Morphology Western Dragons
Base Rarity Uncommon (Regular)
Rare (Alt)
BSA None
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Habitat Forest
Jungle
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Color Green, yellow, red
Nicknames Vine
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Hawaiianbabidoll,
Lythiaren,
Silvanon,
TJ09

Dark Green Dragons, also known as Vine Dragons, are one of the original species on Dragon Cave. Dark Green dragons are one of only a few species with an alternate or 'alt' form of their sprite. It also has the same base hatchling sprite as the Bright Pink, Red and old Holly dragons.

It used to be possible to know if a Dark Green dragon would hatch as an alt from the egg sprite; this is no longer possible and the alt form now is only visible after hatching. However, it has been proven that breeding a Dark Green dragon with a rare will slightly increase the chances of the egg being alternate.

Under the Breed sort, these dragons are sorted as "Dark Green Dragon" on a user's scroll as opposed to "Vine Dragon".

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg is sitting in a patch of grass and small flowers even though there's no sun in the cave."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it..."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon... except for the tangle of dangerous-looking vines surrounding it...
Now there are even more vines. Perhaps something is happening?"

AdultEdit

"Dark green dragons, once they mature, appear to become an entirely different species. However, this isn't true. Rather, they burrow underground and get nutrients from their vines. These vines are sometimes referred to as Dragon Grass. These dragons are very violent, and will use their vines to capture, kill, and eat anything that moves, as well as nearby plants. Luckily, their range is limited and they cannot use magic. Dark green dragons tend to be easy to spot since they usually kill all plants around them and thus are usually surrounded by a large clearing."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

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SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Regular
Dark Green

Dark Green egg Dark Green hatchi Dark Green mature hatchi Dark Green adult
Alt
Dark Green

Dark Green egg Dark Green alt hatchi Dark Green alt mature hatchi Dark Green alt adult

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Temporary Holiday Sprites
Christmas'11
Regular

- Dark Green hatchi Christmas 2011 Dark Green mature hatchi Christmas 2011 Dark Green adult Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Alt

- Dark Green alt hatchi Christmas 2011 Dark Green alt mature hatchi Christmas 2011 Dark Green alt adult Christmas 2011
Halloween'12
Regular

- - - Dark Green adult Halloween 2012
Old Sprites
Original Sprites

Original Dark Green egg Original Dark Green hatchling - Original Dark Green adult
Old Eggs
(2nd Versions)

Old Dark Green egg
Regular
Old Dark Green alt egg
Alt
Old Dead Egg
(3rd Version)

Old Dark Green dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Dark Green egg Dark Green crack 1 Dark Green crack 2 Dark Green crack 3 Dark Green crack 4 Dark Green crack 5 Dark Green dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Built compact and low to the ground.
  • Broad fan of five spikes at the back of the skull
  • Plant appears grown into the dragon’s back, no roots visible from safe distance
  • Heavy armored scutes along belly and neck
  • Short, strong neck can hold off the force of a struggling buck without injury
  • Plant does not appear to pollinate but rather appears to be used as a bird snare
  • Observed to roar in anger and immediately kill animals attempting to graze on the plant
  • Colour/number of flowers appears dimorphic: females yellow (3), males red (2)

Hatchling Behavior

  • Aggression appears to be innate
  • Exceptional specimens observed to kill nestmates, often over food disputes
  • Less aggressive if kept out of the rocky lair and allowed to roam in a place with rich, clumpy soil
  • Likes to dig holes. Lots and lots of holes.
  • If lost, look in the holes; hatchling may be hiding in one with plant sprawled out
  • Watch your step around the holes, next time you might lose your foot.
  • Seems able to grasp the concept of a fair trade at an early age.
  • Likes to forage for food, but does not like being too close to living plants; uses vines to pick berries/nuts/roots.

TriviaEdit

  • The original adult sprite is a recolor of a Dragon Pod from Final Fantasy V.

Additional InformationEdit

TJ elaborated in the forums that the Dark Green dragon is one of few species that has a primary and secondary elemental affinity:

It doesn't affect avatars at all. It's simply there for when the primary element doesn't tell the whole story. e.g. vines are heavily plant-based, which falls under the "Life" element. But having them be creation-aligned would be a huge mismatch with their personalities, given their angry and destructive tendencies, so they're primary Dark element to ensure that aspect is captured.

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