Pargalonian Dragon

Pargalonian Dragon's are a sentient species of the classification group of Dragons and the sub classification group of Bi-pedal Dragons. Pargalonians however were isolated from the various other Dragon types early in their development (it is believed), and thus had a few very divergent traits. The most obvious of these is that they do not have chemical induced breath weapons, such as fire or acid. They do however have an electrical equivalent. Pargalonian Dragons are found primarily in the nations of Pargalo and Tinis, but also in other areas in the north east region of the continent.



These types of dragons are capable of flight. Like some dragons they combine the use of light weight but durable triangular bone weaving to reduce total weight. They also are very exothermic when in flight. Extension of the wings induces the dragon's body to increase its calorie usage but over 75%. As this happens blood vessels to the wings open up causing them to act as radiators for this newly produced heat. Other dragons have similar biological adaptations but most of those have known fire affinities.

The down side to this method of flight is that it requires the dragon to eat a great deal at times. The Pargalonian Dragon's natural habitat of ice covered plains and mountains do not typically contain abundant food sources. This is believed to be why many of this dragon type migrated to the eastern edge of Pargalo thousands of years ago so that they could take advantage of the near by forested areas to provide sufficient food sources.

Electrical Projection

The key component of these type of dragon's electrical projection is in their horns. Several of the horns act as near cylindrical capacitors that can store great amounts of charge. Between the conducting surfaces inside the horns are chemicals that act as dielectrics but also help increase the potential difference between the surfaces over long periods of time. The central line of horns however are more active charge generators, consisting of several rotatable brushes that mechanically move charge from one conductive path way to another (similar to how a van de graf generator works).

The horns are connected by a series of well insulated channels in the dragon's skull and connect to several bio-relays that can help motivate the flow of current to or from the dragon's natural cathodes and anodes in their mouth. The anodes and cathodes are arranged in various spots in the jaw, with at least two major cathodes near the back of the throat.

Life Cycle

The life span of a Pargalonian Dragon is currently unknown. Such dragons usually reach maturity between 25 and 125 years of age. The puberty process is slow, but these dragons become reproductively active at ~35 for females and ~40 for males. During the period of puberty, both genders have to consume metal rich food sources (usually meat) in order to avoid developmental problems associated with their electrical systems. The most common of such problems are chronic fatigue and irritability.

Males are much more prone to initiating mating, but females have been known historically to have their fare share of coerced courtships. After mating, if fertilization has occurred, the egg will gestate in the mother for at least two months before laying is necessary. Once laid, eggs will hatch between 5 and 10 months. The egg should not be allowed to become cooler than 65 degrees Farenheight before hatching else it is likely to die. If an egg is not fertilized the females body will effectively digest it back into her body and create a new one. The cycle for this process is on the order of five months with the fertile period lasting three months starting six weeks into process.

Walking typically begins for infants at age 2. Flight becomes possible at age 15.



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