Frilled Dragon (Discontinued)
|Release date||February 10, 2009|
|Nicknames||Frills, Frill Dragons|
Frilled Dragons, also known as "Frills", were released alongside Geode Dragons on the 10th of February 2009. Upon release, their egg description was shared with the Skywing Dragons but is now also shared with the Horse Dragon and Ochredrakes. This would result in a 25% chance of actually getting a Frilled egg from the main cave. This breed was considered common and has no breed specific action.
Lythiaren, the Frilled Dragons' spriter, requested that they be discontinued; their status is much like that of a Bright Pink Dragon in that they are still on scrolls, can be bred, but not caught from the Cave. On May 4, 2010, TJ09 announced that the Frilled dragons were officially discontinued. Their breeding was modified to be like a Holiday dragon: they cannot breed with each other, but they can with Rares, Holidays, Trios and Commons, but they only yield the egg of the other parent.
Lythiaren has also given excess information about the species. She 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.
They were amongst the most commonly bred dragons and were really popular with DC members. However, this led to their own downfall and so there were so many Frilled dragons in the Abandon Page members would complain about it. In one of the attempts to make them less common on the Abandon Page and more attractive, Lythiaren tried to ask for TJ09 to give them the ability "Nuture", however he did not confirm or denied if they were getting this ability to Lythiaren. In the end due to fan complaints about their overabundance and lack of answer, Lythiaren declared them in the status of being retired and demanded TJ09 retire them despite the number of supporters for the species and protesters against their retirement. Lythiaren has made it clear numerous times that they will never return. However, one of the prizes of the DC Christmas decoration competition was the chance to get any egg; including the Frilled egg (but excluding Bright Pink).
As of May 2014, Lythiaren has stated that she would be open to the idea of rereleasing the Frill dragons. Found in this thread, she has stated her intention of getting the Frill dragons rereleased as per TJ's approval.
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.
Official Dragon Description
"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