Striped Dragons come in a dazzling array of colors complemented by an intricate pattern of stripes. These bright colors and patterns help attract their favorite food, insects. Because their prey is so tiny, striped dragons must spend a large portion of their day eating. The color of the offspring is usually determined by the dragon’s mate.
Vipina is very shy, only feeling comfortable in the pitch black of the night. Completely nocturnal, Vipina resides in a dark, spooky forest and hunts the large Cecropia moths that live there. Though she hates doing it because it makes her home unnaturally bright, Vipina attracts the moths by reflecting light from the moon off polished quartz bowls, magnifying the moonlight greatly. When Vipina has filled herself with the tiny morsels, she stalks the lonely footpath that winds through her forest. Vipina gets a wonderful thrill from spooking the lone human travelers that wander through her forest. Covering herself with mud to hide the brightness of her scales, Vipin plays all sorts of cruel tricks on people. The one dragon she will hang out with is the sunset dragon Tadji, who also happens to be a trickster living in the forest. Oftentimes they get together, Tadji in her suit of leaves and Vipina in her suit of mud, to bring the fear of ghostly spirits back into the hearts of travelers.