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Draklodyte
10th May, 2009

I’ve added a gallery for images for Galerie Daniel Maghen. The first image is my Draklodyte commissioned by Oliver. It’s based on the troll/ troglodyte I posted up in the WHF section of my site. I was asked to stick some wings on it, which I did, and the Draklodyte was born!
Draklodyte
This is a pretty powerful beastie, on thick arms it bounds along like a Gorilla, and able to scale mountainous terrain with ease. The wings are a bit small for the sheer mass which affects it’s modus operadi.

I imagine that the Draklodyte climbs up onto cliff tops and ‘dive bombs’ its victims. Swooping down at great speed: straight into the back of the party! Bowling them over like skittles – Strike! It then turns on them, butts them down, sits on their chests and devours their flailing hands. It has a very tough hide and regenerative powers and is a real pig to kill, but you are unlikely to get the chance as it employs the ‘hit and run’ tactic. As soon as it’s eaten our arms it’s out of there! It will not stand and fight – ever.

It’s much the same as the troglodyte this concept is based on. As such I think they are smart and cunning, they tend to be a bit shy, and only attack when they have surprise.

Perhaps the drakes have wings, and the troglodyte is the female? She nests in the depths of dwarf strongholds?

The published image can be found in the L’univers des Dragons book published by Galerie Daniel Maghen.

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