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What is the most powerful, plausible breath a dragon could have?

Hallucinogenic breath Your dragon breathes out a cloud of psilocybin, scopolamine, and a cocktail of other hallucinogens. I'm thinking psilocybin + datura. Only tiny amounts are needed to send most ...
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What is the most powerful, plausible breath a dragon could have?

Sandblaster breath Your dragon expels air at a supersonic velocity, using a special organ, and it's laced with really sharp or barbed or corrosive or venomous particles. At close range, a target is ...
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Castle defenses against dragons

Kind of like asking "how do ants build their mounds to defend against ant-eaters". I think you'd have to nail down limitations on how your dragon could behave to answer this one - and how ...
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What sounds could these dragons make?

Clearly they will sound like bagpipes. There will be a deep drone with circular breathing produced by inter-pumping of the various air cavities, and the larynx will provide the "tune". To ...
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What sounds could these dragons make?

Sounds Most animals have a larynx, glottis, and lungs. They are all different shapes and animals make a wide range of sounds with their mouths. Big animals make deeper sounds and smaller animals make ...
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What sounds could these dragons make?

Whatever you want. the sounds animals make is controlled by a slew of minor things you as the author are in complete control of. The larynx is the only thing that has a meaningful impact and the shape ...
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Will a dragon jumping out of a frozen lake make all people standing on the ice fall into the lake?

Ice crack? Probably not. Hero fall? Absolutely. Let's do some (heavily ballparked) math. Let's assume the lake is frozen at least 10 inches, which is twice that for a human, but it's also the ...
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'Cargo Management' on a ship transporting dragon slaves; in what position should the slavers bind the dragons up in to maximize space?

HCP/BPD This handy acronym stands for hexagonally close packed bipedal position dragons. Your typical fictional dragon can rear up on its hind legs, but usually prefers not to. Prefers not to, you ...
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'Cargo Management' on a ship transporting dragon slaves; in what position should the slavers bind the dragons up in to maximize space?

Triangular trade: six-pack. The "triangle" is the shape described by the dragon's longest fingers. To break this down: The dragon's four front legs are chained together like cans in a six-...
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'Cargo Management' on a ship transporting dragon slaves; in what position should the slavers bind the dragons up in to maximize space?

Wings The most obvious solution that presents itself to me would be to have all legs bent as close to the body as possible, so that the wings hug their torso. This would allow for ropes/leather straps/...
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'Cargo Management' on a ship transporting dragon slaves; in what position should the slavers bind the dragons up in to maximize space?

On Deck Most of the Dragons' mass is located in the body and legs. They have a lot of extra tail and wing that takes up a lot of volume but doesn't weigh much. Perhaps we could chop off the tail to ...
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