The Tyranny of Dragons
Names that evoke an image of power diluted, lost glory, or perhaps glory never quite achieved. Drakes seem to embody this. Their powerful bodies are reminiscent of true dragons, but their intellect pales in comparison. At best, a drake can serve as a loyal guard, but most often they are wild beasts that rely only on their baser instincts.
There are many varieties of drakes, mostly traits to suit their method of hunting and killing. Some are incredibly stealthy, some are large and muscular, yet others have the ability to combust gas stored within their bodies in order to produce flames, occasionally causing them to explode if the phlogiston travels into their body instead of out.
While it is a dangerous task, it is possibly to train a drake. Such beasts make fearsome companions.
Varieties of drakes include