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.
Itamei is a quiet but friendly dragon who spends most of his time playing with the hatchlings. He rarely fights, but when he does, he's never beaten, but that could just be because he's never really been in a fight. He always manages to solve fights peacefully. He acts as the second in command of the dragon clan.