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Witchlight Dragon
Witchlight maleWitchlight female
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Release Date October 31, 2016
Elemental Affinity Primary: Dark
Secondary: Magi
Morphology Western Dragons
Base Rarity Rare (Holiday)
BSA None
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Habitat No Habitat
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Color Purple, green
Nicknames None
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Spriters
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Odeen

Witchlight Dragons, or Halloween 2016 Dragons, were the Holiday species given out during Halloween of 2016. Unlike dragons of other holidays, Halloween dragons can be either male or female and do not have a scroll limit set for them. They are only capable of producing more Witchlight eggs during a certain period when Halloween is celebrated in October. They can still be bred to all year round, producing their partner's breed of egg.

The lack of a scroll limit for Halloween dragons was explained during one year's event by TJ09: "In the words of the pumpkin dragon's creator, Christmas and Valentine's Day are about giving, but Halloween is about grabbing as much candy for yourself as you can".

Official Dragon DescriptionsEdit

EggEdit

"This downy egg is hidden in brambles."

HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Its eyes glitter like enchanting flames."

Mature HatchlingEdit

"Aww... It’s a cute baby dragon. Its eyes glitter like enchanting flames.
And look! It has grown wings! It must be close to maturing."

AdultEdit

"Witchlight Dragons are silent, secretive beasts that haunt the most remote corners of the wilderness. They beguile their unsuspecting prey into peril by assaulting their perceptions of reality and stoking the fires of paranoia with masterfully-conjured illusions. Unwary travelers have been led astray by the soft, inviting glow of their eyes amidst a sea of encroaching darkness, never to be seen again. Those that survive a Witchlight Dragon’s psychic onslaughts do not escape unchanged: some believe that the apparitions these dragons summon to tempt or torment their victims awaken them to hidden truths about themselves."

Sprite Artist(s)Edit

SpritesEdit

Series Egg Hatchling Mature Hatchling Adult
Female

Witchlight egg Witchlight hatchi Witchlight mature hatchi Witchlight female
Male

Witchlight male
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Odeen's Alt
Female

- Spriter's Alt Witchlight hatchi Spriter's Alt Witchlight mature hatchi Spriter's Alt Witchlight female
Odeen's Alt
Male

Spriter's Alt Witchlight male

Egg SequenceEdit

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

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TriviaEdit

  • TJ09 secured three Witchlights with the codes "witch", "PERIL" and "TRMNT".
  • This is the first dragon to have an animated egg sequence sprite, seen at the 5th stage.
  • Witchlight hatchlings are very fluffy, a reference to the fact that the egg is "downy".[1]
  • The Witchlight design was inspired by bird themes (raven, owl and vultures) as well as being based on witches and will-o'-wisps.[2]

Additional InformationEdit

Witchlight concept

- Witchlight dragons are consummate opportunists, subsisting quite well on carrion when no fresh prey is available to them. Their strong digestive systems allow them to consume even rancid meat with confidence, and they will eat every digestible part of a kill - including the bones. Because of this, the victims of Witchlight predation have often been said to vanish into thin air.

- These nocturnal hunters have adapted to a lifestyle of stealth. The soft feathers coating their bodies muffles the sound of their movements, and they are not known to growl or roar at all. A Witchlight will huff or snap its jaws together when excited or irritated, but will otherwise remain eerily silent.

- A Witchlight dragon's illusions will tailor themselves to the unique fears and comforts of individual prey, presumably by playing off their own perceptions and weaponizing them. Some may be lured into oblivion by fantasies of warmth and safety, while others will be taunted with manifestations of their own paranoia and insecurity. Whichever form the magic takes, a Witchlight will not strike down its prey until their resolve is thoroughly broken.

- While Witchlight dragons are perfectly capable fliers, they hunt on foot and reserve flight mainly for the practical matter of traveling. The exposed leather of their wings makes too much noise in motion to be useful for stalking and ambush.

- The glow of a Witchlight's eyes and markings has an inherent alluring quality to it. They are capable of controlling the extent to which their eyes and markings glow, and use those in conjunction with their illusions to lure prey. However, they cannot control their own glow while they sleep: in order to remain hidden in their bramble-thicket nests and prevent their glow from attracting unwanted attention, they will wrap their wings tightly against their sides and tuck their heads under the sheltering darkness of their wings.

- Witchlights are solitary but not necessarily ornery. They make doting, attentive parents and will visit members of their families long after they've grown and established their own hunting grounds. Mother Witchlights will meticulously coat their newly-laid eggs with downy feathers preened from their own bodies in order to keep them warm and protected from the elements.

- It was once said by a particularly fortunate traveler that Witchlight dragons enjoy scritches, but few have dared to test that claim.
[Sub-Quote: Are these babies tall, short or medium in comparison to the average dragon? In the concept art they look a little bit short, but that's just me.]

As I told my friend while I was painting it last night...

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