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Honey Drake
Honey Drake maleHoney Drake female
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Honey Drake egg
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Release Date November 26, 2016
Elemental Affinity Life
Morphology DC Drakes
Base Rarity Uncommon
BSA None
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Habitat Coast
Forest
Jungle
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Color Gold, brown
Nicknames None
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Spriters
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Odeen

Honey Drakes were released on November 26, 2016, alongside Azure Glacewings and Fell Dragons.

When sorted by "Breed", this dragon sorts as "Honey Drake" between Holiday and Hooktalon Dragons on a user's scroll.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg is covered in tiny golden scales."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It loves frolicking among the flowers."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. It loves frolicking among the flowers.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing."

AdultEdit

"Honey Drakes are small, energetic creatures that feed almost exclusively on flower nectar, honey, and insects. The myriad scales covering their bodies protect them from the stings of angry bees as they feed from hives, though these dexterous and wily drakes rarely need the protection. Though notably silent most of the time, Honey Drakes are capable of producing a purr-like thrum that seems to calm bees down, and their ravenous appetite for nectar results in a free meal for the hive, harvested from the drakes’ own scales."

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SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Female

Honey Drake egg Honey Drake hatchi Honey Drake female hatchi Honey Drake female
Male

Honey Drake male hatchi Honey Drake male

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Sequence

Honey Drake crack 1 glitch Honey Drake crack 2 glitch Honey Drake crack 3 glitch Honey Drake crack 4 glitch Honey Drake crack 5 glitch Honey Drake dead egg glitch

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Honey Drake egg Honey Drake crack 1 Honey Drake crack 2 Honey Drake crack 3 Honey Drake crack 4 Honey Drake crack 5 Honey Drake dead egg

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TriviaEdit

  • For a time even after initial release, this dragon's egg sequence displayed in a glitched format. This was a result of having the standard egg sequence imaging overlaid onto it rather than the Drake egg sequence imaging.

Additional InformationEdit

I don't have anything to elaborate on about the Honey Drake concept, actually. You see...the honey drake was recycled.

Back in 2014, I was having second thoughts about the Gemshards, so I redid the sprites from scratch and added a fourth possible color (citrine). The original Gemshard sprites ended up being favored for release, so shelved the revamped versions as experience points. I really, really liked the citrine variant, though, and decided about a year later that I would dust it off and make the necessary edits to turn it into something usable.

I gave it wings and edited out the more Gemshard-esque features, deciding that they might make rather interesting eastern-inspired drakes. The concept of them as honey thieves was based almost entirely on their color. They almost became Amber drakes instead!

About the breed, I can say that when I call them small, I see them quite squarely on the small end of drake species. They feed almost exclusively on nectar and honey, and serve as highly effective pollinators since they can travel a fair bit farther in a short time than any insect.
  • Regarding social behaviors:
I always imagined honey drakes to behave a bit like feral cat communities, where they go out foraging on their own but passively gather to enjoy the benefits of mutual grooming and play. They're very shy with other species, though, so they would probably vanish into the trees like squirrels at the first sign of trouble.

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