This dragon is currently being re-released onto the site as part of Dragon Cave's 10th Birthday celebration. For more information, see Currently Being Released; all information on the re-release should be kept on that article as well until the end of the event.
Frilled Dragon (Discontinued)
|Release date||February 10, 2009|
|Nicknames||Frills, Frill Dragons|
Frilled Dragons, also known as Frills, were released alongside Geode Dragons on February 10, 2009. Their egg description is shared with Skywing and Horse Dragons as well as Ochredrakes, though they only share a biome with Horse dragons. As a discontinued breed, the breeding of this dragon is modified to be similar to a Holiday dragon out of season; they can breed with other dragons except within their own species, and will only yield eggs of the other parent.
A while after their release, the breed frequently received complaints for being too common and blocking both the cave and Abandoned Page. In one attempt to try and raise their appeal, the spriter of the dragon, Lythiaren, requested to TJ09 to consider implementing the BSA ability "Nurture" for the breed. No updates were given on the concept of this ability and eventually, after a large scale negative reaction against the breed developed, Lythiaren requested that the breed be discontinued. On May 4, 2010, TJ09 announced that the Frilled dragons were officially discontinued.
- *sigh* So much spritebashing. Very well guys, you've forced my hand.
TJ, if/when you read this:
Please retire the Frill dragon from the cave and render all specimens infertile. There's clearly enough hate out there to make this a reasonable decision, and this is NOT the first time I've clicked on a thread and found it degenerating into people whining about how much they hate the sprite. Even fellow spriters hate the sprite.
Have fun guys, you've murdered the male Frill.
- Not anymore. See above. I will not be convinced by puppy eyes and pleading this time. The male Frill is dead. I've dealt with enough spritebashing in the past few days, and tried to tolerate more than enough on the Frill alone ever since they first started clogging the AP months ago. I will not stand for it any longer.
Lythiaren had made it clear numerous times that they will not return as an available breed. However, raffles in Christmas events gave a short availability for the breed and eggs were available as a raffle winner prize if users so desired. The very last natural Frilled egg confirmed by TJ09 was produced by TheAntimonyElement, found here. As of May 2014, Lythiaren has stated that she is open to the idea of re-releasing the Frilled dragons and has stated her intention of getting them re-released as per TJ09's approval.
Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit
"This egg has strange markings on it."
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has large frills on its head."
"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It has large frills on its head.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing."
"Frilled dragons are smaller than most other breeds, but when threatened, they stretch out their wings and frills to appear larger. They generally do not like to fight, and prefer hiding to confrontation. Frilled dragons live in small groups and often band together to scare off potential threats. Males also use their frills as a way to attract mates, with those displaying the "best" frills being more likely to breed."
|Temporary Holiday Sprites|
- During the 2014 Christmas event, Frilled dragons made appearances in two chapters: Chapter 10 had a Frilled dragon acting as a governess for a flock of hatchlings gathered inside the Holiday dragons' weather wards, and Chapter 13 had an old Frilled dragon telling tales to the hatchlings of her clan.
Lythiaren has revealed that they make wonderful parents, and use their leg frills to amuse hatchlings. The males are also more decorative and colourful than the females; there was once a different male sprite planned, but this went uncompleted due to them being discontinued.[Citation needed]