Drakes

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Drakes
Drake
Drake, from Ultima VII manual
First appearance: Ultima VI
Last appearance: Ultima VII Part Two

This article is about a type of monster. For the Ultima IX character, see Sir Drake.


Drakes are immature dragons or frost dragons who have not yet developed all of the powers they will hold as adults. Found on Britannia and Serpent Isle, they appear in Ultima VI, Ultima VII and Ultima VII Part Two.

Description[edit]

Drakes are almost always found in the company of dragons, although some adolescents have been found in isolation. Given the centuries that it takes for a dragon to reach maturity, the "drake" phase can last several times that of a human lifespan, and even before adulthood, a young dragon can prove a formidable opponent to those who would interfere with its survival.

Lore[edit]

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Smaller than their cousins, the dragons, but no less ferocious in battle, drakes are usually found in the company of their more formidable relatives. In a battle against a dragon, one must be ever mindful of the deadly drakes.
This creature is a dragon that has not yet fully grown to adulthood, a process that takes several hundred years. Like its mature relatives, this creature can also breathe fire and fly. It is commonly found in the lair of a dragon.


Notable examples[edit]

  • Rudyom of Cove has a pet drake in Ultima VI, which may spit small flames at the Avatar as they pass by it.
  • Although not mentioned in the documentation, the frost dragons of the Isle of Frost Dragons do have young drakes in their lair.

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