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Sunrise Dragon
Sunrise maleSunrise female
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Sunrise-Sunset egg
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Release Date April 22, 2009
Elemental Affinity Light
Morphology Western Dragons
Base Rarity Uncommon
BSA None
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Habitat Alpine
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Color Light pink, purple
Nicknames None
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Spriters
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LadyLyzar,
Dovealove
A Sun egg must hatch between 6:00 EST and 12:00 EST to become a Sunrise Dragon.

Sunrise Dragons were released on April 22, 2009, alongside Balloon, Daydream, Dorsal, Pink, Striped, Sunset and Whiptail dragons. Sunrise Dragons are a 'sister species' to Sunset Dragons as both hatch from the same egg.

Sunrise and Sunset eggs will not hatch outside of their specified time brackets. In order to get a Sunrise rather than a Sunset dragon, a Sun egg must hatch between the hours of 6am and 12pm cave time (EST/EDT).

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This egg is glowing as brightly as the sun."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... it's a cute baby dragon. It enjoys sunning itself in the morning light."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... it's a cute baby dragon. It enjoys sunning itself in the morning light.
And look! It's grown its wings! It must be close to maturing."

AdultEdit

"Sunrise dragons are closely related to Sunset dragons. However, their behaviors differ greatly. Sunrise dragons prefer to live in large groups, and enjoy basking in the early morning sun. They are usually most active in the morning, and go to sleep in the early evening."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Female

Sunrise-Sunset egg Sunrise hatchi Sunrise mature hatchi Sunrise female
Male

Sunrise male

Sprites No Longer In-UseEdit

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Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Temporary Holiday Sprites
Christmas'11
Female

- - - Sunrise female Christmas 2011
Christmas'11
Male

Sunrise male Christmas 2011
Halloween'12
Female

- - - Sunrise female Halloween 2012
Halloween'12
Male

Sunrise male Halloween 2012
Old Sprites
Old Adult

Old Sunrise adult
Old Egg Sequence

Old Sunrise-Sunset egg Old Sunrise-Sunset crack 1 Old Sunrise-Sunset crack 2 Old Sunrise-Sunset crack 3 Old Sunrise-Sunset crack 4 Old Sunrise-Sunset crack 5
Old Dead Egg

Old Sunrise-Sunset dead egg

Egg SequenceEdit

Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Dead
Sunrise-Sunset egg Sunrise-Sunset crack 1 Sunrise-Sunset crack 2 Sunrise-Sunset crack 3 Sunrise-Sunset crack 4 Sunrise-Sunset crack 5 Sunrise-Sunset dead egg

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Appearance/Basic Anatomy

  • Pale flesh, purple-tinted wings mimic the coloration of a sunrise sky, glows when infused with sunlight.
  • Very fine scales, almost appear to be smooth-skinned except for the prominent scutes that run the full length of the body.
  • Lean and muscular, very athletic appearance.
  • Long, flexible necks and tails, longer tail on males.
  • Large flexible wings for extended flight, digits are not prominent.
  • Mirrored silver horns and claws.
  • Facial plating is more elaborate on females.

Hatchling Behavior

  • Hatchlings are active in the morning and afternoon.
  • Enjoys playing with other hatchlings.
  • Loves to bask in the sun, and draws energy from doing so.
  • Fascinated with shiny objects, but does not hoard them.
  • Very playful and inquisitive.
  • Males tend to be more vocal than females.
  • Tends to bond with dragontender immediately.
  • Females can be rather bossy and demanding.

Adult Behavior

  • Very communal, prefer to live in groups of 10‒50 individual adults and their offspring.
  • Are able to soar above the clouds to absorb sunlight on cloudy days.
  • Each community is presided over by the strongest female.
  • Males lead the flightsong, a daily vocalization ritual.
  • Rise with the dawn and circle in the sky, gaining power from the sun.
  • Immature hatchlings are carried by adults during flight.
  • Courtship dance by locking talons while flying and spiraling downward.
  • One male Sunset frequently remains with wild groups to guard at night, sometimes breeds with matriarch.

Habitat

  • Typcally found in open grassy plains.
  • Tend to nest near a water source.
  • Avoid rocky areas or forests due to risk of wing damage.
  • Some wild populations migrate to follow summer daylight hours.
  • Non-migratory communities tend to be more territorial during the winter months.
  • Breeding females dig dens or choose caves that face the rising sun.
  • Prey must be plentiful near nesting areas.

Diet

  • Will sometimes snatch birds mid-flight.
  • Hatchlings eat meat because they cannot survive high altitude flights.
  • Hunt in open spaces, so prefer picking off vulnerable herd animals.
  • Occasionally eat fruit and tree bark.
  • Require large quantities of water.
  • Are able to release stored heat from their bodies to melt ice during the winter
  • Occasionally soil is ingested to provide the dragon with minerals.

TriviaEdit

  • Before the Dimorphism change on March 26, 2010, both genders of this dragon appeared as the female sprite.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sunrise Dragon

  • Sprites for Sunrise and Sunset

    3 messages
    • The Moonstone and Sunstone look suits them very well. Hihi, maybe they could turn the Moonstones into Sunrise and Sunset dragons when the n...
    • That'd be cool. It would also be cool for Sunstones to look like Sunsets, but they're not dimorphic. :(

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