D&D Dragons:White Dragon (Erath 1)

Vue Fantasy posted on Jul 07, 2010
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I'm harkening back to my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons days. I felt a need to recreate the different species of good and evil dragons. I used an old 4th edition Monster Manual from 1979 as a reference for the dragons look and environment. There is little to no physical description and some rather cartoonish pen drawings depicting them, so there is some room to play. The main info given is on personality and the type of environmet they live in. So, rather than give a whole summation here for each of the species I'll present traits they each have in common. With each image I'll provide Monster Manual info and possibly some of my own embellishments. In the D&D world dragons are divided by chromatic dragons, evil, and metallic dragons, good. And of course there is one supreme dragon for each of those divisions. All dragons have at least one type of breath weapon. The good dragons typically have two. One for fatal attacks and the other is for subdual, such as sleep gas or something similar. The fatal weapon is always capable of doing enough damage as to kill something of equal size of that dragon. Presumably, to be able to kill a rival of equal or lesser size in one breath. And they are all armed with lethal claws and teeth. The larger and more intelligent ones are more apt to be able to speak and thus, also be able to use magic. Though being able to speak doesn't guarantee magic use. Many are even capable of using weapons in their fore claws as many have oposing thumbs. And finally all dragons see equally well in dark or light. The book offers lengths of the dragons, so for this concept I went under the assumption that M4 is 6 feet tall and lined up, horizontally, enough Michael 4s to set the proper length and then sized the millenium dragon as needed. I actually saved a separate file for each different dragon length. Interestingly for the larger 48 foot long dragons I had to resize the Mill 2 dragon to 360%. I then morphed the dragon and added parts to get something that was at least derived somewhat from the original ink drawings. I also wanted to include some character for size reference too. Well, thanks for reading and looking, and enjoy. White Dragon:Draco Rigidus Frigidus The white dragon lives in very cold and icy regions. It is of low to moderate intelligence, but very evil and unpredictable. A small percentage of the species speak and even less able to use magic. They average about 24 feet in length and they can breathe out a long and fridgid cone of cold that can kill instantly, even large creatures up to the size of a polar bear. Think of a snow maker from a ski slope on steroids yet even colder. Without even using their icy breath, they are armed with formidable claws and a toothy mouth. "White dragons favor chilly or cold regions in which to dwell.They lair in icy caves or deep subtereanean places. Although not as intelligent as most other dragons, they are as evil and greedy as any." Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Monster Manual by E.Gary Gygax. Copyright 1977 Kelvorn was on a quest. He needed to avenge the death of his family by the Fire Witch of Akalla. For this he needed to obtain the fabled sword Frostbrand. It was rumored to be in the hoard of a very viscious white dragon that lived far in the north in a rocky and mountainous wasteland beyond Kvansk. Nothing, not even a greedy and evil dragon would stop him. He could use the booty to hire people to his cause and destroy the evil witch and dispel her tyranny. And kill a pesky dragon in the process. He'd never seen a dragon before, so he didn't realize how big they were, and a white dragon is the smallest species. May Thyr guide his blade.

Comments (22)


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alessimarco 2:58PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Excellent white dragon! Great info and story! Well done scene!

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CrownPrince 3:50PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Amazingly well done white dragon! Brings back memories!

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shadownet 4:19PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Excellent!

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DAM3D 4:36PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Love this one, the radiosity makes it really pop, nciely done!

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mermaid 5:02PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Never knew of those white dragon, they look so beautiful but alas...I wish Kelvorn all the best

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anitalee 5:39PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Excellent

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SIGMAWORLD 5:51PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Well done.

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Daio 6:28PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Excellent render and very icy looking dragon.

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eekdog 6:34PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

great job, i have a silver lawful / good dragon in the roll play game named andromeda. love your scene, very cool white dragon.

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Orinoor 7:50PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Great image, I love your rock work, that cave is awesome and the poses are really wonderful, very dynamic!

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mgtcs 8:00PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Gorgeous image my friend and story, congratulations!

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BIGBEAR1965 9:03PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Very cool scene and info! Excellent work!

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DarkStormCrow 9:04PM | Wed, 07 July 2010

Excellent work and scene, well done...

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blbarrett 12:52AM | Thu, 08 July 2010

WOW! Vue rendered this beautifully! A top notch fantasy scene.

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bigbraader 5:53AM | Thu, 08 July 2010

Very cool, excellent poses.

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A.C.Wolfe 8:29AM | Thu, 08 July 2010

Awesome!

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psyoshida 3:33PM | Thu, 08 July 2010

Wonderful job on the dragon and his lair. I hope Kelvorn wins that sword. I was never into D&D so it will be fun to learn about the dragons. Great scene and story.

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Tracesl 4:49AM | Fri, 09 July 2010

excellent

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Miska7 1:01PM | Fri, 09 July 2010

Very nice scene. Great dragon, poses and textures! Really nice work!

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kftate 8:39AM | Tue, 20 July 2010

Really fantastic scene! I love the white dragon. Beautiful work!

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NetWorthy 12:52AM | Sat, 22 October 2011

As you can see, I'm finally getting to your Erath series - better late than never LOL! I like this scene and the info on the dragon. Kelvorn better be a bit lighter on his feet than he appears here or I'm afraid he will soon be a frozen dinner LOL! Nice work!

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jmb007 12:08PM | Fri, 29 January 2021

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