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Lumina Dragon
Lumina maleLumina female
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Release Date May 22, 2012
Elemental Affinity Light
Morphology Western Dragons
Base Rarity Uncommon
BSA None
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Habitat All Habitats
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Color Pearlescent white, yellow
Nicknames None
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Not to be confused with Dark Lumina Dragons.

Lumina dragons change color for 24 hours after they are bred to Turpentines, Waterhorses, or Albino Dragons.

Lumina Dragons were released on May 22, 2012, alongside Ultraviolet Dragons and Tsunami Wyverns as part of the "Happy 6th Birthday" release. They are a cousin species to Dark Lumina Dragons.

The Lumina color changing phenomenon is a reaction to the mildy toxic oil, gelatinous goo and oily secretions which Turpentines, Waterhorses and Albinos are respectively covered with. The Luminas remove their scales in order to get rid of the oil or goo, so their color changes to reflect their scaleless body as per their official description: "... if one of their scales has so much as a scratch or a defect, they'll remove it. Luckily, their scales grow back quickly, and each new growth is more beautiful than the last." Bred eggs of a Lumina x Turpentine/Waterhorse/Albino couple are not affected by this and hatch as ordinary Luminas.

The exact process surrounding Dark Luminae breeding patterns are still currently unconfirmed (discussion can be joined at the DC Forums). They are known to occasionally produce Light Luminae, and likewise Light Luminae are known to occasionally produce Dark Luminae.

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg shines brightly in the sunlight."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It always seems to be picking over its scales."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It's a cute baby dragon. It always seems to be picking over its scales.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing."

AdultEdit

"Lumina Dragons received their names from their highly reflective scales, which—at times—seem to glow. They are vain, always strutting about and preening incessantly; if one of their scales has so much as a scratch or a defect, they'll remove it. Luckily, their scales grow back quickly, and each new growth is more beautiful than the last. These narcissistic dragons live in small groups and prefer to surround themselves with beauty. The females guard their territory and eggs while the males search for vegetation to eat."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Female

Lumina egg Lumina hatchi Lumina mature hatchi Lumina female
Male

Lumina male
Scaleless Lumina
(after breeding to Turpentines, Waterhorses and Albinos - lasts for 24 hours)
Scaleless Female

- - - Lumina female scaleless
Scaleless Male

- - - Lumina male scaleless

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Temporary Holiday Sprites
Halloween'12
Female

- - - Lumina female Halloween 2012
Halloween'12
Male

- - - Lumina male Halloween 2012
Old Sprites
Old Dead Egg

Old Lumina dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Lumina egg Lumina crack 1 Lumina crack 2 Lumina crack 3 Lumina crack 4 Lumina crack 5 Lumina dead egg

Encyclopedia EntryEdit

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Use their rear wings for extra lift and steering making them quick and evasive fliers.
  • Luminae pay special attention to their scales, and spend a large amount of their time picking over them and removing less than perfect scales.
  • Can fly for long distances without tiring.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are very calm.
  • Need to be taught to preen themselves.
  • Hatchlings will play but get tired quickly.
  • Lumina hatchlings love shiny things and seem to collect them.

Adult Behavior

  • The older a dragon gets the shinier it becomes.
  • Lumina Dragons become quite affectionate when raised by a human but are quite aloof if gotten later in their life.
  • Females guard any eggs obsessively, often licking the egg to keep it clean.
  • Luminae live in groups of two to six.
  • Breeding with a Turpentine, Waterhorse, Albinos, or other slimy dragon will cause them to shed/pick out their scales.
  • Polite to other species, but often don’t interact with them.

Habitat

  • You can find Luminae nearly everywhere.
  • Luminae adapt very quickly to new habitats.
  • Personalities differ based on their habitat—coastal and alpine dragons are often more social (and spend more time grooming).

Diet

  • Hatchlings feed from their parents like parrots.
  • If the dragon eats different precious metals, their scale color will change slightly to show different hues. The change isn’t prominent, but can look quite lovely.
  • Lumina dragons will turn to fish before other meats.
  • When breeding, Lumina have special protein-rich diets.

TriviaEdit

  • On October 14, 2017, this breed's encyclopedia entry was updated to include the following information under Anatomy and Adult sections respectively:
    • "Luminae pay special attention to their scales, and spend a large amount of their time picking over them and removing less than perfect scales."
    • "The older a dragon gets the shinier it becomes."

Additional InformationEdit

The male Lumina was originally going to be my Christmas dragon submission (Wrapping Paper) until I decided I didn't want to try for the holiday and decided to save them for a normal release.
  • Regarding scaleless Luminas:
Just wanted to thank the users for this awesome idea with posts like this xD

Also, a big thank you to TJ for adding this in.

Also, I didn't say this, but don't stop playing around with stuff yet
  • Regarding Luminas' reaction to the oil/secretions:
Well the Luminas don't react to the acid in the Turp oil, they just shed because they find it digusting [sic] and detracting from their beauty. :)

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