Guardian Dragons have large shields on the end of their tails. Although the shields appear to be heavy, they are light, yet nearly unbreakable. Guardian Dragons use their tail-shields, as well as their wings, to deflect attacks and protect others. Often, they will guard the eggs and hatchlings of a nest while others are away. They are generally peaceful, and will not retaliate unless necessary. They have no need to forage or hunt, as they are fed by those they protect.
Dragons are highly-intelligent reptilian creatures that—from a human perspective, at least—appear to live forever. Many different varieties of dragon exist, each with their own unique qualities, habitats, and behavior. Adolescence in dragons is usually marked by the growth of a hatchling’s wings, although not all breeds of dragons grow wings and some breeds have other traits that indicate the beginning of maturation. In Galsreim, dragons and humans coexist peacefully.
He Who Wields the Knife guards the weyr with alacrity. From the entrance, he can keep an eye on his mate, One Who Dazzles, and their son, as they play amongst the thunderclouds. His sister, She Before Whom Evil Trembles usually keeps him company. He has a single now-rusting dagger secured behind his tail-shield, a mere trinket left behind by a fleeing knight. Despite this, and his name, however, he is not particularly fond of human weapons.