|Coloration:||Black or dark blue|
|Habitat:||Caves and dark places|
Lightning dragons (Draco electricae) are greedy, powerful beasts and are certainly much more brawny than brainy. Often called storm dragons or thunder dragons, they commonly terrorize other, smaller, species like the wind dragon as they swoop through the skies with enormous wings. Be watchful for these big bullies of the dragon world.
Like the death dragons, it is not known exactly how lightning dragons originated but some speculate they somehow evolved from the offspring of an electric dragon and a chronic dragon. They arrived in Africa during the late 1700's and promptly began claiming territory, pushing other dragons from their land and forcing them to pay tribute or risk being attacked.
Eventually, the other dragons joined together and overthrew their rulers, pushing them out of Africa and into the Americas. To this day the lightning dragons reside mostly in South America but a few sometimes stalk up north to Mexico and the United States to wreak havoc.
Most lightning dragons are black or dark blue in color and have an enormous wingspan. They are the third largest species of dragon after the rock dragons and chaos dragons, not to mention one of the most feared. A breath weapon of seething lightning complements their fiery tempers and aggressive personalities, along with razor-sharp claws to tear into their enemies.
Lightning dragons do not have an elected ruler but they hope to join the ranks of Catylketz one day. Catylketz, however, appears to show no interest in warriors of such low class.