Our fiery Fire-Breathing Dragon is the stuff of legends.
The cover shows a gigantic Fire-Breathing Dragon flying in the sky. Open the card to see the dragon shoot flames through the clouds!
Magical, spiritual, or supernatural, Fire-breathing dragons are in ancient legends from all over the world and are even described in the Bible. Just because no modern reptile can perform such a feat does not necessarily mean that none ever existed. In fact, various imaginative folks have proposed interesting and occasionally plausible mechanisms by which a dragon or dinosaur-like creature might actually have been able to breathe fire.
Whether you believe Fire-Breathing Dragons once roamed the earth, or in Game of Thrones, this is a bold card for birthdays, adventure, new beginnings, for Game of Thrones fans, for fantasy.
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a Fire-Breathing Dragon. Then always be a Dragon.
How many dragons does a girl have to slay to get some respect around here?
Pressure creates diamonds. Fire refines gold.
If the sky could dream, it would dream of Dragons.
That’s the spirit-one: one part brave, three parts fool.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons. For you are crunchy and taste good.
A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my dragon.
My other ride is a dragon.
Here there be dragons.
If you can’t take the heat do not poke the dragon.
Happy dragon dreams.
“What do you know about dragons?”
“They’re big, scaly, four-legged creatures with wings who terrorized small villages until a virgin was offered up as a sacrifice.”
His grinned again. “I do miss the virgins.”
~Katie MacAlister, You Slay Me
My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears,
the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
My task is set before me, girl
My mission clear and true
There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl
But I will always come for you.
Puff, the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the Autumn Mist in a land called Honah Lee,
little Jacky Paper loved that rascal Puff, and gave him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
I’m not so much a dragon slayer, more a dragon annoyer — I’m a dragon irritater.
Tavin cupped his hands to his mouth: “Here, dragon-dragon-dragon!” he yelled.
Lily stared in amazement. Well, that was bold, she thought, and stupid.
~Richard Due, the Moon Coin
Everyone wants the fairy tale, but don’t forget there are dragons in those stories.
~R. Queen, Darkchylde: The Ariel Chylde Saga
And that is the story of the boy who cried “Dragon!”
Of course, when dragons sit around the campire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried “Boy!”
~Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Do not think me a maiden who needs saving from a dragon. I am the dragon, and I will set the world aflame.”
~Sydney Marie Hughes
The other girls were trying to become princesses, while I was out chasing fireflies on the backs of dragons.
I’d rather be eaten by a dragon.
~Famous Last Words
Probably the most famous attribute of dragons is their ability to breathe fire. Dragon flame can turn flesh to ash, melt steel, and crack stone. Older dragons can produce more intense flame for longer duration. Dragons seem to produce their fire-breath by expelling chemicals out of two tubes in the back of their throats: when these volatile substances combine, they undergo an intense reaction which bursts into a directed jet of fire. The bodies of dragons are also very resistant to fire, particularly their own flames, which don’t even damage their own mouths as they expel them. Some believe that in many ways dragons are fire, fire given form as flesh: it is said that “fire cannot kill a dragon”.
Dragons are known to have a variety of calls, from shrieking roars to low growls or hisses. They can even squeal.
The Fire-Breathing Dragon will roast it’s food before consumption. They are obligate carnivores, with a diet consisting entirely of meat. Dragons need to roast their prey with their fire-breath before consuming it—the only animals apart from humans who prefer cooked meat. Dragons can eat almost any kind of meat, anything from sheep to fish. Historical dragons ridden as beasts of war were known to eat fallen horses and even men on the battlefield. A fully grown Fire-Breathing Dragon could swallow a live horse whole.
More Fire-Breathing Dragon info from Game of Thrones:
Dragons have long serpentine bodies, with proportionately long necks and tails. Their bodies have four limbs: two short back legs and two large wings as forelimbs, a body-plan similar to a bat. The teeth and claws of adult dragons are as long and sharp as swords.
Fire-Breathing Dragons are covered in scales, as well as spines that run down their backs from head to tail. Particularly large ridges of horns frame the edges of their faces, running along the back of the skull and along the jawline, which grow bigger as they mature. Adult Fire-Breathing Dragons possess two sets of frills that run along the backs of their necks and spine, two along the sides of their necks and another two centered closer to the backbone, for a total of four frills. These are formed from webbing that grows between longer spines. When dragons are agitated or simply excited they raise and flare these frills – similar to how a furry animal like a cat will raise the hackles on its back when agitated, or a feathered goose will puff up its feathers, to appear bigger to intimidate enemies.
And oaths to Daenerys:
“The next morning, when the flames have gone out and the ground has cooled down, Daenery’s new khalasar finds her amidst the ashes, naked but unharmed, holding three living dragons, the first dragons alive since 153 AC. They all kneel and swear their oaths to Daenerys, more loyal to her than they had ever been to Drogo.