Welcome to Dragon Cave! Dragon Cave is an online adoptables game. Collect eggs, raise them to adulthood, and then breed them to create interesting lineages. New dragons are added regularly!
Striped River Dragons dwell in clear, deep-moving water. These dragons are playful and active, but wild individuals are very shy and tend to flee at the first sign of humans. They are excellent swimmers and can hold their breath for up to an hour, and are also capable of magic-powered flight for short distances. Their hoards usually consist of shells, smooth river stones, and freshwater pearls; Striped River Dragons often trade objects from their hoard and give “gifts” to dragons or people they consider to be friends. These dragons are intolerant of poor water conditions, so their presence is often an indicator of a healthy river system.
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.
Tumescent and his spouse have a baby human in their care, and he's under the impression that it will die if it doesn't "grow up" in an arbitrary number of days. Other dragons, usually just his dear wifey, sometimes will humor him by asking how many days the human has left, and after picking it up and inspecting it closely, Tumescent will give an answer between zero and seven days. His own hatchlings don't get his strange numerical treatment, and none of the other dragons care to figure out why he behaves this way towards his human. Perhaps he thinks this is some sort of game. The human has been living with the couple by the river for the last nine years in reasonable safety but somehow is always some number of days and some number of hours away from certain death.