Dragons are large creatures that are described as the ultimate predator. They have amazing intelligence, astounding strength and impressive agility. They are normally sought after for their Tears and other excretions or ingredients that potion makers can use to make extremely unique, valuable and powerful potions. Each Dragon has a unique breath weapon. It is known that they can take human forms, called avatars. Dragons have the potential live for thousands of years, growing to the size of apartment buildings. Deep magic is woven into every fiber of their bodies. Mortals, when in the presence of Dragons, find themselves instantly transfixed, both their bodies and minds paralyzed. Some indivituals, called Dragon Tamers can fight off this paralization. Although Dragon Tamers are able to hold conversations with Dragons, no one can really control a Dragon. After slaying a dragon, one may earn the title Dragon Slayer. If one openly states that they have slain a Dragon, they would become enemies to all of dragonkind. Known individuals to have killed a full grown dragon are Seth and Kendra Sorenson, Vanessa Santoro, Raxtus, and Ryland. A Dragon only shed Tears when they are mourning a dead relative; thus cruel ingredient hunters would kill a Dragon's mother in order to force it's offspring to shed Tears.
Dragons are arguably the most powerful magical creatures of all time. They are strong enough to tear down castles and have scales so hard that only Adamant and magically enhanced weapons can get through a Dragon's scales and impenetrable bones. Their bones are milky and semitransparent, as if made of clouded glass or quartz. Only other dragons can properly dispose of the bones, as elements and time are no match. Most have extremely sharp claws and teeth, and all can fly in some way or another, giving them advantages over land based animals. They all have breath weapons including fire, poison, acid, lightning, sleeping gas, etc. Every dragon as at least one breath weapon but some can have more; Celebrant is known for having five different breath weapons. Some Dragons, even while still in Dragon form, are able to cast Spells like Wizards, though not as powerful.
Dragons, like many other powerful creatures have the power to shapeshift into a human avatar, altough assuming a human form also causes a shift in their perspective and identity, that is so large, that most Dragons go by a different name in their human Avatar (such as Navarog going by Gavin, Nafia as Nyssa, and Camarat as Marat). Even in human form, they are still physically superior to any human and retain some of their powers, but they are also more vulnerable and become easier to kill. Most Dragons never assume their human avatars because they find the shift to be so disorienting.
The Age of Dragons was a time when Dragons ran around loose. They began with attacking ships and caravans, then villages and towns. Even cities. Some Wizards, Enchantresses, and Dragon Slayers thought that it had gone too far, and began to try to confine the Dragons to Sanctuaries, they eventally succeeded and the Age of Dragons ended.
Warren says, "...Their scales are like stone, their bones like adamant..." Also in Book 3, Kendra sees Chalize, the Dragon inhabiting the Painted Mesa. Chalize is gleaming like a new penny, overlapping copper scales encasing her in metallic armor. A tall fin ran from the top of her fierce head to the base of her neck. Not including the whiplike tail and the long, arched neck, the body of the Dragon was the size of an elephant. A pair of wings were folded at her sides. This Dragon was possibly only a century old, being very young. From this encounter, it is shown that Dragons have the ability to speak in human languages. Each Dragon is unique, some being metallic, while others are not.
Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn arrives at Wyrmroost in order to retrieve the key to the vault at Obsidian Waste. Right when they enter through the walls of the Sanctuary, a dragon named Camarat confronts them. He lets them go after a quick inspection of their gear.
Later, the team gets chased by another dragon called Nafia. Because that they interrupted her hunt for some Perytons, she begins to hunt after them instead. She catches Kendra in a small lake and paralyses her with fear. Seth, who was hiding in the Knapsack, comes up to help Kendra, and they both manages to togheter talk them out of the situation until Gavin arrives.
Kendra meets Raxtus after she gets stuck in a ravine. As he is a friendly dragon, he helps her up and transports her to the Fairy Queen's Shrine, and later to the Dragon Temple, Raxtus becomes a important ally to Kendra and Seth in the future.
The Knights of the Dawn enters the Dragon Temple and faces a Hydra named Hespera, who blocks the way back to the entrance and traps them toghter with the Dragon Glommus. After much trouble, they face the last guardian, Siletta.Kendra and Seth becomes co-caretakers of Wyrmroost along with Celebrant, the Dragon king. After consulting with the Somber Knight at Terrabelle, they make their way to the Dragon Dromadus' Lair. In order to retrieve the seventh Scepter, Kendra and Seth enters the Path of Dreams with Dromadus' permission. Inside of the Path of Dreams, they meet Burelli, a Dragon with fur instead of scales that guards the Scepter. Kendra and Seth gets a sporting chance to get it and barely suceedsOutside of Dromadus' Lair they find Mobando, a green, narrowly built Dragon that chases Henrick the Alcetaur all the way back to Blackwell Keep.
Kendra and Seth has to attend to the Feast of Welcome at Skyhold, hosted by Celebrant. While there, they gets to see a dragon duel, Celebrant against Madrigus. Celebrant is victorious and Madrigus' body will be disrespected because of his treason.
Some time later, Kendra, Seth, Tanu, and Eve gets forced off the Safe Road by the Taurans of Wyrmroost, lead by Amulon, a Rumitaur. While outside of the road, the Dragon Jaleesa captures Kendra and takes her to Celebrant, and at the same time, the Somber Knight kills both Chiro and Numrum.
- Celebrant - the Dragon king
- Chiro - deceased, slain by the Somber Knight
- Ezarod - deceased, slain by Dromadus
- Glommus - deceased, slain by Vanessa Santoro
- Green Dragon - likely slain by Navarog
- Grugnar - deceased, ancestor of Madrigus
- Horus - dragon king before Celebrant, likely slain by Celebrant
- Madrigus - deceased, slain by Celebrant
- Navarog - deceased, slain by Raxtus
- Numrum - deceased, slain by the Somber Knight
- Obregon - deceased, died of touching the Wizenstone
- Podenholm - deceased, slain by Celebrant
- Raina - Celebrant's mate
- Ranticus - deceased, slain by Patton Burgess
- Red Dragon - likely slain by Navarog
- Rondet - deceased, slain by Celebrant
- Siletta - deceased, slain by Kendra and Seth Sorenson
Known Breath Weapons
- Acid (Siletta)
- Blast of Light (Celebrant)
- Fire (the most common breath weapon)
- Help Things Grow (Raxtus)
- Lightning (Nafia)
- Molten Gold (Navarog)
- Partial-Healing (Raxtus)
- Poison (Siletta)
- Seething Night - a black corrosive breath that can corrode even through dragon scales (Madrigus)
- Sleeping Gas (Glommus)
- Truth Serum (Camarat)