Metallic Dragons

Watch our blog for legends about dragons.  We’ll let you know about how people viewed these mythical beasts throughout time and around the world.

We’ll start with Metallic Dragons because Rusty is a Metallic Dragon.


Metallic Dragons*

Metallic dragons in modern fantasy are good, unlike chromatic dragons

All dragons have the choice whether to be good or evil.  But there are some general tendencies based on type.  Unlike chromatic dragons which are usually evil, metallic dragons are usually good.  There are five kinds of metallic dragons: brass, bronze, copper, gold, silver.



These are the most gregarious of all dragons and are famous for their love of conversation.  They crave sunlight and dry heat so they frequent hot, arid regions, particularly sandy deserts.  They like to make their lairs in high rocky caves.

Brass dragons have dull, mottled brown scales at birth.  As time goes on the scales become more brassy until they reach a warm burnished appearance.  Brass dragons have supple, expressive lips.  These are very useful, as they like to do lots of talking.  They can breathe fire.



Having a strong sense of justice, bronze dragons do not tolerate cruelty or anarchy in any form.  They are also inquisitive and find humanoids fascinating.  They live near deep water especially in tropical coastal areas and islands.  They wage a constant struggle against evil sea creatures and often live in caves or near underground streams or lakes.

Bronze dragons have a beaklike snout and a pointed tongue.  Their feet are webbed and they have webbing behind their forelimbs.  Their scales are smooth and flat.




These have a well-deserved reputation as incorrigible pranksters, joke-tellers and riddlers.  They live in dry, rocky uplands and mountains and in narrow caves.

Copper dragons have massive thighs and shoulders as they are excellent jumpers and climbers.  Like other metallic dragons, its’ scales are dull at birth and become shinier with aging.  They love sharing jokes and will eat almost anything.




Gold dragons are champions against evil and foul play.  They often embark on self-appointed quests to promote good.  They make their lairs in secluded areas such as deep gorges or high plateaus.

Gold dragons have large, twin horns that are smooth and metallic and has whiskers around its’ mouth like a catfish.  It smells of saffron and incense.




These dragons enjoy helping the meek and lowly.  They often concern themselves with protecting the innocent and healing their injuries.  They love high mountains and vast open skies with billowing clouds.  They enjoy flying and sometimes soar for hours just for the pleasure of it.

A silver dragon has a beaklike nose, a strong chin and a pointed tongue.  They are nonviolent and avoid combat whenever possible.  They are the most sensitive of all dragons.


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