Double Dragon

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Double Dragon
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Class: Dragon
Natural Habitat: Mountain Caves
Description: Two headed heroic dragon
Tameable at levels: 50–65
Feature: Riding


The Double Dragon (Draconis dicephalic "two-headed dragon") is one of the strangest and most feared monsters in all of Godville. However, they are also well-known for their wisdom and honor, and will occasionally become a pet of the most powerful heroes. If one could combine the strength of a dragon, the intelligence of a Dolphin, and the heads of a hydra, the outcome would be this monster. A Double Dragon is one of the most unique beasts for its intelligence is just as formidable as its raw power. Unlike other behemoths, this one has the smarts to match wits with even the brightest Chessmaster. The Double Dragon has a wide variety of offensive and defensive options, and most of them can be performed at once due to its two brains. By prioritizing defense in one head and offense in the other, Double Dragons leave NO openings for an enemy to land an attack. The only course of action would be to try to get the heads to argue; They are essentially siblings after all. Double Dragons usually prefer to eat other monsters of its size, but it won't have mercy if challenged to a fight. Heroes would be wise to simply leave one alone if they see it.

Unfortunately, it is rumored that their wisdom and honor is nothing but an elaborate facade. The dragon may befriend mighty heroes in order to have better understanding of how to painfully and ironically kill them later at an inopportune time. Also, they are rumored to be very passive-aggressive and as they secretly use their great wisdom to plot newer and more expensive ways to trick heroes into spending gold in upkeep and grooming.

Appearance

Double Dragons are two headed dragons. They come in the dark royal shades; green, blue, red, even black, and occasionally even a white is born. Truly the most powerful are the rarest of the breed, the deep, dark purple.

They are medium sized for a dragon, reaching 70 feet tall and 85 feet long. Their backs are covered in jagged spikes and their tails are mace-like. Their claws can be used as swords if forged right, and their scales can be fashioned into the toughest of shields. Only the Grayscaled Dragon has a tougher hide. The only thing that can penetrate a DD's skin is their own spikes.

Another unique aspect is its ability to shoot lightning and fire. Both heads are capable of doing this, but one head is usually designed to think, so its flames are weaker on that side. It is important to note that DD's tend to argue a lot. From who should eat what to which one is better looking.

ancient double dragon
A senior double dragon celebrating his 1800th birthday!

Life and Growth (Shrinkage)

Double Dragons have also been historically known as "Merlin Lizards". This is due to the fact that, like the fabled wizard, Double Dragons appear to move backward in time. They are their largest size (over 300 feet tall) when first born. However, at this age, they are also relatively stupid and powerless. If you are foolish enough to want to fight one, your best chance is when they are large enough to pick you up and dress you in silly outfits.

As they age, Double Dragons increase in strength and power, however, they also grow smaller and smaller. A middle-aged Double Dragon (about 500 years old), will be as large as a barn, and will have long mastered how to breathe fire to keep itself warm and well fed. These dragons are still wild and reckless, often staying out late when they have things to do early the next morning.

Senior (about 1000 years old) Double Dragons are often mistaken as wayward alligators or crocodiles. And many animal control agents have met their end after coming to rescue a hutowner from a "big lizard in their backyard". Even seasoned Heroes often mistake the extra head of a Double Dragon to simply be a byproduct of their drunken double vision, and the last seconds of their life encompass trying to coax one out from under a house with "Here, ugly kitty kitty kitty..." These monsters have now developed the sense of honor and wisdom that the dragons are known for, although it is not much use to heroes, as they also consider anyone who is stupid enough to approach them as unworthy of respect.

Ancient (2000 years +) Double Dragons are the most dangerous. They are the size of small lizards, yet they move at supersonic speed, and have mastered every form of breath attack imaginable. They can hide almost anywhere, can plow directly through mountains at a full run, and have been known to burrow into the earth and use their mighty strength to shift tectonic plates and cause earthquakes as practical jokes.

It has been theorized that Double Dragons continue to shrink until they are microscopic and infinitely powerful, at which point their actions are unseen, unpredictable, but radically change the course of the world, such as triple tornados, or 'Krakatoa'. Believers in this philosophy often refer to these microscopic dragon forces as "The Great Random".

As Pets

Heroes strong enough to tame a double dragon as a pet, will find these monsters to be powerful (if frustrating and insanely expensive) allies. And there is definitely something about being carried into town on the back of a 2-inch lizard that always impresses the villagers.

Leveling up

Interestingly, being tamed by a Hero and kept as a pet seems to partly reverse the double dragon's aging process. As the pet double dragon gains in levels, they will (like any other pet) grow larger, instead of shrinking as one would observe in their normal aging.

Hero's Diary ▼

09:08 Baloo just shed his skin! Wait, does a double dragon do that? Anyway, he looks bigger, meaner and cleaner now.


Habitat

Double Dragons love the mountains for their rich supply of caves, particularly the Jagged Peaks. The Cave of the Weak Witted Oracle is their nesting site until old enough to fly. Inside the caves, they eat any beast roaming and wash them down with liquid nitrate.

Attributes

Strengths:

  • Gets stronger and harder to detect with age
  • High-Invulnerability
  • Two heads allow one to plan offensive attacks while the other actively defends
  • Able to think before it acts
  • Claws are quite loose, providing heroes with formidable weapons
  • Breathes fire
  • Red wing mode creates a vortex which sucks everything into another dimension.


Weaknesses:

  • Tends to argue with itself, a lot
  • Highly hydrophobic due to an accident involving lightning breath, seawater, and half of their species
  • Will eventually become so small that it occupies itself with things we cannot comprehend (either that or they're lost on the head of a pin!)
  • According to certain theory, shrinking for infinite time will make the dragon smaller and smaller, thus increasing its density to infinity and creating a black hole, or becoming so heavy that it will cut through everything down the earth until it gets to the center.
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