Frilled Dragon (Discontinued)
|Release date||February 10, 2009|
|Nicknames||Frills, Frill Dragons|
Frilled Dragons, also known as "Frills", were a common dragon released alongside Geodes on the 10th February, 2009. Their egg description is shared with the Skywing Dragons, as well as with the future Horse Dragon and Ochredrake. This breed has no breed specific action.
As a discontinued breed, the breeding of the dragon is modified to be similar to a holiday dragon out of season; they can breed with other dragons except within their own species, but will only yield eggs of the other parent.
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|
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. Eventually, after a large scale negative reaction against the breed developed, the Lythiaren requested that the breed be discontinued. On May 4, 2010, TJ09 announced that the Frilled dragons were officially discontinued.
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 Frill dragons. Found in this thread, she has stated her intention of getting the Frill dragons re-released as per TJ's approval.
Lythiaren has given extra information on 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.