Aria dragons are a brightly-colored and sprightly breed, perhaps most adored for their lyric calls. Their song-like melodies fill the areas they inhabit; their coos resemble those of birds, only more elegant and refined. They have fairly strong magical capabilities, but tend to reserve these strengths for last-minute defense, choosing to live their lives in simple peace. Arias, sticking to the tropics, typically live quite far from human settlements, giving rise to the previously held belief that they had gone extinct.
A very shy and timid dragon, Akeelah spends most of her time running from imagined dangers. Even small creatures that she could easily eat often frighten her into running. She is now however a much better runner then most of her kind, and a pretty good flier as well.