Chromatic Dragons

Chromatic dragons were a type of dragon distinguished typically by a solid, non-reflective coloring of their scales, hence the name.

These dragons were generally evil, greedy, and predatory, and usually worshiped Tiamat, whom they regarded as their queen. In the First age of recorded history on Corwyn; the Chromatic Dragons made War against the Elder-Elves who had sailed to Corwyn from the Unknown Lands, and would probably have destroyed them, if not for the intervention of the alliance of the Metallic Dragons. Even to this day, the greatest hatred of all Chromatic Dragons is reserved for the races of Metallic Dragons.

It was believed by the wisest of the Synfari scholars that all species of chromatic dragons evolved from the proto-dragon species of the infice-draco-genus. Although there were many chromatic dragon species, the following are the ones known commonly on Corwyn:

Black Dragons

Black dragons, or skull dragons, were the most vile-tempered and cruel of all chromatic dragons and possessed an acid breath weapon. They made their lairs in large caves or underground chambers next to swamps or murky ponds. A black dragon's diet consisted of fish, mollusks, aquatic critters, and some red meat from terrestrial animals.

Blue Dragons

Blue dragons were orderly creatures and were unusual for chromatics in that they kept fairly well-ordered, hierarchical societies. They were more likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to "lesser" creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. They were infamous for tricking desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way to avoid nonexistent dust basins. Its breath weapon was lightning or a large electrical charge.

Brown Dragons

Brown dragons, also called great desert dragons or sand dragons, were wingless dragons with acid breath weapons. A brown dragon typically lair was a large cave or underground chamber, deep under the desert sand.

Deep Dragons

Deep dragons, also called "Purple Dragons" were seldom seem in the surface, as they were inhabitants of the Underdark. They were stalkers, hunting their prey with cunning and patience. They often allied with Dark-Elves, and considered themselves rivals of the Aboleth and Mind Flayers.

Green Dragons

Green dragons reveled in combat, and would often attack for no apparent reason. They were highly territorial, and would often view any intrusion into their domain, voluntary or not, as a personal affront. They were extremely cunning and duplicitous foes, and loved double-crossing others. A traveler who stumbled into a green dragon's territory might be able to bribe the dragon for safe passage, but more often than not the dragon would pretend to agree and then attack the unsuspecting offender once his or her guard was down. Their breath weapon was a cloud of green poisonous gas.

Red Dragons

Red dragons were the most powerful of the chromatic dragons, and breathed a cone of fire. Red dragons were covetous, evil creatures, interested only in their own well-being, vanity, and the extension of their treasure hoards. They were supremely confident of their own abilities and are prone to making snap decisions without any forethought.

White Dragons

White dragons were the weakest and the most feral of the classic chromatic dragons, but they were by no means stupid or harmless. They were still powerful enough to overwhelm most humans and had exceptional long-term memories. Adult white dragons had several abilities well-suited to their arctic habitat: they could climb ice cliffs with ease, fly very high and fast, and were exceptional swimmers. They loved to swim in cold water; the more frigid, the better. They breathed a cone of ice or frost.