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Threat level 4
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Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class A3
Pain Sensitivity 25%
Max Blood 63
Agility +1
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 31 HP
BODY Body - 220 HP
LIMB 4 legs - 63 HP
2 wings - 63 HP
1 tail - 63 HP
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Has bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The draken (pronounced drah-ken, sometimes kalken (cal-ken), or cyan dragon) is a creature belonging to the Dragons category.

Attacks and techniques

This creature has four attacks: Bite, Claws, Tail strike, and Frostblast.


Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Piercing Melee 1 14 +2 34% 31% 27% 22% 17% 9% 2%


Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 4 5 +1 27% 24% 22% 18% 14% 7% 1%

Tail strike

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Blunt Melee 2 9 +0 43% 39% 34% 28% 22% 11% 2%


Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (All ACs)
Spec-Ice Ranged 1 18 +3 36%

Other information

Creature traits:

  • Frost immunity: This creature cannot receive the Frost-slowed effect.
  • Flight: This creature is capable of flying using its wings. As a free action, this creature may toggle Flight on or off once per turn. If Flight is on, this creature receives the following effects:
    • Primed pressure mines will not be set off by a flying creature on the same Side.
    • Primed directional mines will not be set off by a flying creature even if it enters the Protected Side from the Target Side.
    • Opponents attacking a flying creature suffer from a FT malus: FT+2 with melee attacks, FT+1 with ranged attacks.
    • Flying creatures cannot take cover.
    • Flying creatures suffer from certain maluses: Recoil +1 and FT+1.
    • If at least half of their wings is disabled, this creature is forced off Flight and can no longer toggle it back on until healed.

  • Luxury meat: When butchered, this creature's meat is considered to be a luxury, worth 4 times the value of regular game meat.


This article or section contains lore-related information.
Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.

Dragons are large creatures resembling winged lizards, possessing a long neck with a reptilian head, a large but slender body, four legs armed with four-toed claws, a pair of bat-like wings, and a long tail armed with spikes at the tip, similar to a thagomizer. Most importantly, they possess a full set of armor in the form of thick, colored scales. The color of a dragon's scales determines its type, and in turn its elemental capabilities.

These scales are heavy and so resilient, they are considered bullet-resistant. Coupled with their large size, high tolerance to pain, and extreme ferocity, and you get a creature that makes for a good stereotype for "dangerous creature". Most adventurers are advised to avoid dragons, and should they be unlucky enough to see one, the best course of action is to flee. Only the best-prepared and bravest (or most foolish) should attempt to engage these creatures in combat.

The draken (or cyan dragon) is one of the seven adult dragon forms that a baby dragon can grow up into becoming. Drakens are ice elementals, with the ability to fire freezing beams known as frostblasts. Drakens enjoy low temperatures, and not only use the frostblast as an attack, but also as a means of creating a favorable environment for themselves. Rooms plastered with ice, frost and snow generated from the use of this technique represent the draken's preferred habitat.

The name draken comes from the Old Tongue, being a composite of the words for "cold" (drai) and "dragon" (ken), which transliterates to "cold dragon". A synonym is kalken, which uses the same word for "ice" (kal) instead of cold (thus transliterating to "ice dragon"), similarly to the original spelling of kallwolf. Although kalken is the more appropriate word to describe this creature, it fell into disuse in favor of draken, presumably because it is similar to "dragon" and thus conveys better what type of creature it is.

All adult dragon forms have an average height of 6 feet 5 inches when standing on all four legs, an average length of 8 feet from snout to tail, and an average weight of 3000 pounds, or about 1.36 metric tons.

Dragons of all types are carnivorous, with jaws strong enough to rip the flesh and bones off of humans and other sapients, and have no trouble whatsoever digesting flesh, bone, fat and sinew alike. The digestive system of a dragon is advanced enough to extract and assimilate up to 95% of the proteins, fat, and other nutrients from any of the food they eat. Dragons prefer prey that are both meaty and fat so they are able to extract the most food energy out of them, requiring on average 20 000 kilocalories per day. On rare occasions, they will seek and eat food prepared by sapients, up to and including processed food items, though they often have problems properly digesting such items. Though it is most likely a measure of desperation driven by survival, some have suggested that certain dragons will pillage food reserves entirely out of spite and hatred.

All dragons, regardless of age and type, are notoriously violent and fearless, known for their refusal to back down from any type of danger. When threatened, dragons will attack the threat until it is destroyed or until they die, with no retreat or backing down, and with incredible ferocity, as though afflicted by unbridled rage and anger. When hurt or wounded, they are simply further enraged, and seem not to have any concept of "fight-or-flight" - these creatures are all fight, all the time.

This behavioral pattern extends to other dragons, making them fiercely competitive with one another, even right after hatching. It is not uncommon for siblings born from the same clutch of eggs to immediately attack one another, sometimes to the death. Dragons are therefore subsocial, considered by biologists to be the most solitary and hostile creature in the Mazes, only ever accepting the presence of another when seeking partners to mate with - and even that process can be violent. Dragons perform a sort of mating process that is best described as "fight until the other is dominated, fornicate, then leave". Should a male dragon end up being dominated, females are known for killing their partners after the deed is done, usually through lethal bites to the neck.

If you are sufficiently prepared to take on dragons, you are probably among the most skilled fighters in the Mazes. If this is your case, you may find that hunting dragons for their meat is a profitable business; dragon meat is considered to be a luxury, worth four times that of regular game meat. Most of this value is, however, symbolic of the hunter's skill and talents more than any kind of exceptional taste. Although it is definitely edible, dragon meat is tough and chewy, requiring very specific recipes (and, perhaps, skilled chefs) to make into palatable meals.