Hey Dragon Artists! An ice storm is making its way outside of my home like a slow, creeping beast, and once again I find myself thinking about how dragons would adapt to such conditions. Though instead of curling up in a warm cave or being bundled up in thick fur, another adaptation came to my mind - ice breath!
A lot of dragon books (along with documentaries few and far between) often try and come up with clever explanations for how dragons breathe fire, some of them that come to my mind include dragons exhaling oxygen instead of CO2, having a special 'spark organ' or gem in their throats, and even having special chemical glands to create blasts, similar to the bombardier beetles that spray acid. However, I haven't yet seen an explanation on how some dragons create a frozen blast!
So what do you guys think? Would ice-breathing dragons have a special organ or gland to allow them to turn their foes into popsicles? If so, what other kind of bodily adaptations would they need to accommodate these powers? And if a biological explanation is just way out of the question, what kind of magic would the dragons use? Would they use their own energy within them? Or would they rely on special gems or spells to aid them?
What do you think?
Stay warm all, and happy dragon drawing!