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Special Features

Fiery Breath

Gold Dragon in Flight
SENSES
A Dragon has fairly heightened senses. They have exceptional eyesight, sense of smell, and hearing. Dragons are capable of hearing sound waves to low for the human ear, and can see up to a mile further. As for smell, well... You can't beat perfection.

FIERY BREATH

It is a well known fact that Dragons are capable of breathing fire. Not many people know (or even care, for that mater) how, or why.
Dragons are known to devour the bones of their prey. When broken down, the Dragon's stomach acids mixing with the calcium of the bones created hydrogen. The hydrogen is stored in small pockets in the dragons bones until needed.
Of course, bones provide little calcium, so often Limestone, or Firestone as it is known to dragons, is eaten and corroded. If a dragon has had it's fill of hydrogen, it keeps bones lying around it's lair for later.
When a dragon wants to summon up it's fiery breath, it draws the hydrogen from it's bockets, by flexing a special set of muscles. The hydrogen is drawn into the lungs, where it is blown out as a normal breath.
On the roof of a dragon's mouth is a small organ called a Thor's Thimble. When flexed, the Thimble sparks an electrical charge, igniting the hydrogen, and creating a briliant flame.

FLIGHT
Dragons are also much known for their flight. It is quite obvious how this is acheived.
Dragons have very large leathery wings, much like those of a bat. These wings are quite capable of giving the dragon lift. A dragon's wings are very powerful, and the wing muscles are strong enough to lift their pray's weight alone (but the bones leave something lacking to atempt this).
But just in case, those pockets of hydrogen, a gas as lighter than air as it is flamable, help to make a dragon's frame lighter, so not as much work is required.
Some Eastern Dragons don't have wings, but are still capable of flight. Eastern Dragons weigh considerably less per square inch than Western dragons. For Easterns, the pockets of hydrogen alone, under good control, is enough to fly.
Of course, because most Eastern dragons are of the greater class, magic usualy has something or other to do with it.

INTELLIGENCE

Dragons are very intelligent creatures. They can be divided into three social classifications, based on their intellegence.
Lesser class dragons are rather dim, beasts. Mid class dragons are just as intellegent as humans, and can speak in our tounge, too. Greater class dragons are mystics... the ones who protect the earth in myth.