Serazor. These odd dragons in Dracoriri are unusual in that their eyes appear dark, but they act about as intelligent as a primate or bear (yes bears are, in fact, intelligent). With their chiseled features, metallic armor (which resembles plate but may be a metal-laced version of rhinoceros hide, their heads and horns make relation to that species er, not impossible), bulky frame, and bearlike talons they are quite imposing, but then it gets worse.
Somehow, these dragons have axes-either a big battleax that must be wielded with two talons or a pair of lighter axes that are used in parallel or thrown at a target-and these axes are formed of a strange material, a bright (not shiny, not dull, somewhere in-between) stone-gray metal with a faint blue sheen that can not only block spells and other energy attacks (which metal usually Conducts) but is virtually indestructible and extremely sharp and low-maintenance, cutting through trees, boulders, and steel with ease even after years of exposure and no sharpening!
But, in the name of understanding, because I can more effectively determine these creature's tactics and portray them if I understand this, I must ask: Why Would Serazor Wield Axes?
I'm asking because:
Serazor are huge, bulky creatures, much like Aggron and Tyranitar from Pokemon, so it would seem they have no reason to wield weapons, as their natural weaponry and defenses are already sufficient to see them through life. Also, it is very unusual for a monster to wield weapons, even if they are intelligent.
For Serazor to develop these axes naturally (or should I say supernaturally, because magic is involved), they need some sort of biological foundation to go off of. In other words, they would need to make or collect axes and then wield them naturally, or have a biological structure that looks or acts akin to an ax, in order to have these-and by golly, I am having my lumberjack metal dinos!
More Information If Needed:
- Serazor live in forests, particularly mountainous forests-but Dracoriri is mostly grassland and forest, so that's nothing special. They are diurnal carnivores and like Scerafin, seem to have little magical ability, wielding mostly their natural weaponry and bodily force in combat. Specifically, a Serazor's fighting style centers around sweeping blows, stomps, ground pounds, sumo-style charges, body slams, forceful vertical swings that can smash or launch foes, and the occasional headbutt. This means that a Serazor's ax-wielding may be to give their attacks added range, or perhaps to prevent countering, as they have been observed blocking and chopping at incoming attacks with them.
Why I'm asking-why the question is not yet answered:
However, the mages are still stumped-Serazors have long enough arms to give them decent range (though their legs are short; for the arms, think of Therizinosaurus but the arms not the claws are long ) and their thick armor, plus their burly arms, should allow them to block and chop at attacks just fine. In other words, there is no apparent reason for them to wield axes-they just do. Why is this? The reason must be good, as Serazor must invest considerable energy and resources into creating these axes, and they're never found without one.