Metallic Dragons

Metallic dragons were a type of dragon distinguished typically by the color and composition of their scales, that was like that of various metals, hence the name.

These dragons were generally good, altruistic, and righteous creatures. Despite their relatively benign nature, metallic dragons were also aggressive when threatened or challenged. They usually worshiped Bahamut, whom they regarded as their king. In the First age of recorded history on Corwyn; the Metallic Dragons met and soon befriended the race of Elder-Elves who had sailed to Corwyn from the Unknown Lands. The ancient elves would probably have been destroyed in their War with the Chromatic Dragons, if not for their alliance. Even to this day, the greatest hatred of all Metallic Dragons is reserved for the races of Chromatic Dragons.

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

Brass Dragons

Brass dragons were talkative and loved the intense heat of deserts. They usually made their lairs in high caves, preferably facing east to enjoy the morning warmth. Their territories always contained spots where they can sunbathe and trap unwary travelers in conversation.

Bronze Dragons

Bronze dragons were inquisitive and were mostly fascinated with warfare. They would eagerly join an army given the chance, looking for a just cause and good pay. They also enjoyed transforming into small animals to study adventuring bands.

Copper Dragons

Copper dragons were pranksters, joke tellers, and riddlers. Most were good-natured but some also had a covetous, miserly streak. They were determined hunters, considering good sport at least as important as food.

Gold Dragons

Gold dragons were altruistic, graceful, and wise. They hated injustice, and often embarked on self-appointed quests to promote the cause of good. Gold dragons often assumed humanoid guises while traveling.

Platinum Dragons

The rarest of the metallic dragons. Many believed that only one ever existed. Platinum dragons were sociable, clever, and curious, and they preferred the company of elves rather than other dragons. They often took humanoid forms and remained in them more often than in their natural draconic forms. They were also interested in the art, culture, history, and politics.

Silver Dragons

Silver dragons were regal and embodied all that was honorable about dragonkind. Good silver dragons assisted good creatures in need, and often took the forms of kindly old men or fair damsels while traveling in humanoid lands. The few silvers who turned to evil maintained their honor and reputation; they did not engage in actions of petty malice and did not kill unworthy foes.