Jellybean Dragons

Created: 31 July 2020, 15:03:40 PDT
Last updated: 20 July 2022, 01:33:52 PDT

A species of soft-furred dragon, known for their distinctive bean-shaped eggs and adaptable nature. Despite being dragons, they bear little resemblance to their ancient ancestors. The fire they breathe has a gentle warmth, which has given them a reputation for kindness.JBDs have a furry upper lip!Horns are considered standard, but not every bean has them.Jellybean Dragons have clawed, lizardlike feet. The front feet have opposable thumbs.The pouch! Every bean has one. Parents will carry young beanlets this way- others will just stuff it with rocks or candy.All JBDs have a tail tipped with a distinctive tuft of furNewborn JBDs have no horns. Additionally, they are born plain.Jellybean Dragons have only a passing resemblance to their draconic ancestors- unlike the dragons of old, they are hardly threatening, especially when it comes to their magical ability. Although ancient dragons were masters of magics of all kinds, Jellybean Dragons simply have no ability for it. In fact, attempts to use magic tend to quite literally blow up in the foolhardy bean's face, almost as if they were being punished for even so much as attempting it. The truth is, there's a reason for this.In the old stories, true dragons were known for, their cruelty and greed. They spread suffering and fear across the land, all in the name of adding further riches to their ever-growing hoards. The age of dragons came to an abrupt end at the hands of a powerful enchantress. Furious with the dragon' actions, she cursed every last one of them into a safer, fluffier form. because of their misdeeds, they lost their magic forever.Or so older beans say. Younger folks have a hard time believing stories like this.Grandpa Dragon: We were fire! We were death!Nera: Ok grandpa.Still, despite the enchantress' fury, magic has not abandoned the Jellybean Dragons entirely. For whatever reason, she saw fit to leave the species with a scant few bits of magic.First and foremost, they have retained the magic needed to create new eggs. As angry as she was, it seems the enchantress could not bring herself to end the species. Any JBDs that love each other enough can perform the magic needed to have a baby- some lovestruck beans may not even realized they've performed the spell at all! Jellybean Dragons have also kept their ability to breathe fire- with the caveat that it can now do little more than reheat food and keep eggs warm. The fire is comfortably warm to the touch, and does not bum or cause pain.It takes about 20 years for a young bean to reach adulthood, but after that point, aging tends to slow greatly. It's not always consistent- one bean may remain youthful for decades while their twin starts sporting wrinkles after just a few years. Regardless, the average lifespan falls somewhere between 100 to 300 years.They don't have the might or magic spoken of in legend, but their adaptability is unrivaled, and they can be found just about anywhere that holds the promise of a new adventure. As a species, they are proud of their diverse population and ability to make friends of all species!

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A species of soft-furred dragon, known for their distinctive bean-shaped eggs and adaptable nature. Despite being dragons, they bear little resemblance to their ancient ancestors. The fire they breathe has a gentle warmth, which has given them a reputation for kindness.

  • JBDs have a furry upper lip!
  • Horns are considered standard, but not every bean has them.
  • Jellybean Dragons have clawed, lizardlike feet. The front feet have opposable thumbs.
  • The pouch! Every bean has one. Parents will carry young beanlets this way- others will just stuff it with rocks or candy.
  • All JBDs have a tail tipped with a distinctive tuft of fur
  • Newborn JBDs have no horns. Additionally, they are born plain.

Jellybean Dragons have only a passing resemblance to their draconic ancestors- unlike the dragons of old, they are hardly threatening, especially when it comes to their magical ability. Although ancient dragons were masters of magics of all kinds, Jellybean Dragons simply have no ability for it. In fact, attempts to use magic tend to quite literally blow up in the foolhardy bean's face, almost as if they were being punished for even so much as attempting it. The truth is, there's a reason for this.

In the old stories, true dragons were known for, their cruelty and greed.   They spread suffering and fear across the land, all in the name of adding further riches to their ever-growing hoards. The age of dragons came to an abrupt end at the hands of a powerful enchantress. Furious with the dragon' actions, she cursed every last one of them into a safer, fluffier form. because of their misdeeds, they lost their magic forever.

Or so older beans say. Younger folks have a hard time believing stories like this.

Grandpa Dragon: We were fire! We were death!
Nera: Ok grandpa.

Still, despite the enchantress' fury, magic has not abandoned the Jellybean Dragons entirely. For whatever reason, she saw fit to leave the species with a scant few bits of magic.

First and foremost, they have retained the magic needed to create new eggs. As angry as she was, it seems the enchantress could not bring herself to end the species. Any JBDs that love each other enough can perform the magic needed to have a baby- some lovestruck beans may not even realized they've performed the spell at all! Jellybean Dragons have also kept their ability to breathe fire- with the caveat that it can now do little more than reheat food and keep eggs warm. The fire is comfortably warm to the touch, and does not burn or cause pain.

It takes about 20 years for a young bean to reach adulthood, but after that point, aging tends to slow greatly. It's not always consistent- one bean may remain youthful for decades while their twin starts sporting wrinkles after just a few years. Regardless, the average lifespan falls somewhere between 100 to 300 years.

They don't have the might or magic spoken of in legend, but their adaptability is unrivaled, and they can be found just about anywhere that holds the promise of a new adventure. As a species, they are proud of their diverse population and ability to make friends of all species!