The Grace Giver Draca was released on November 18th, 2012 for Thanksgiving and was only available for the following week.
Rarity: Event Colors: orange, yellow, red, green
Release Announcement: You’re walking, alone, through the forest on an autumnal evening. The air is chilly and you quicken your pace. You wish you were already at your destination, rejoicing with friends in a celebration of thanks for all the good luck you’ve had this year. Something croons just out of sight and you move closer, following the sound to a dense thicket. It feels like you’re being called, but when you step through the thicket to investigate, the creature has gone. All that remains is a strange, brightly colored egg, half-buried by a pile of leaves. Will you take it?
This egg looks like the changing leaves.
With a creak and a crack, the egg pops open! The newborn dragon was born with wings.
This baby dragon was born with wings. It's growing stronger every day and has started to change colors!
Grace Givers are highly prized for their jovial and selfless natures. They often seek out those who are lonesome or less fortunate and leave them small tokens of affection without ever being seen. They live within forest thickets and are most active during the cooler autumnal months, though their songs can be heard year round. They live in small groups, called gaggles, consisting of between ten to twenty with adolescent males most often leaving to start new gaggles if numbers become too swollen. Their body shape allows for very efficient flight and they are capable of reaching speeds of between 50-60 km/h when traveling.
The species creators released the following information about the breed:
Species Name: Grace Givers
Rarity: Event – Thanksgiving 2012
Species Information: Non-Magical, Oviparous (egg laying), Warm-Blooded
Breed Personality: Friendly, selfless, social
Coloration: Orange, yellow, red, and green
Habitat: Primarily forests.
Diet: Berries, leaves, flowers, and plants.
Life Span: Wild Givers generally live 50-60 years. Those raised in captivity have been known to reach upwards of 80 years.
Gender Differences: Male Grace Givers are somewhat larger than females.
Human Handling: Despite their rarity, Grace Giver dragons are easily domesticated. They make excellent companions, display a particular empathy towards their humans’ emotions and thrive on making others lives easier and as joyful as possible.
Breeding: Grace Givers breed between the end of October through the end of December.
Incubation: Females are with egg for three weeks at which time they will lay a clutch of one to three eggs. Hatching takes place roughly seven days after the eggs are laid.
Hatchling Stage: Hatchlings are born with wings and taught to fly within the first month of their life. Most often during this stage, a hatchling is raised by both parents until they reach the age of 7 months, at which time they enter adolescence. However, in cases of cross-gaggle mating, male hatchlings are raised by the father and females by the mother.
Adolescence: Upon entering adolescence, hatchlings will move to their own roost.
Maturity: At 11 months, most Grace Givers are considered to be fully mature. At this point, young males from over-burdened gaggles will begin striking out on their own. They will often pick up several females and one or two other males over the next several breeding cycles.
Language: Grace Givers are able to produce many different calls, which they use to express excitement, to communicate with others, or as an alarm when there is danger. The strength of the male’s call during mating is particularly important as it is used by the females to judge the physical condition and suitability of their potential mates.
Weaknesses: Grace Givers are particularly susceptible to periods of extreme heat.
Stance(s): Grace Givers walk on two legs like fowl.
Size: Medium Small
- Length: 22-34 in
- Wingspan: 50-60 in
- Weight: 1.3-4.2 lbs
Lore: It is said that one who receives a gift from a Grace Giver will have good luck over the coming year.
- Greyson, the real-life inspiration for a giant balloon Grace Giver that is shown every year during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, resides with his gaggle in Central Park.
Notes of the creation of concept: Originally, Garnetrising thought about simply calling them Givers, but upon RaiStarDragon’s suggestion Grace was added to the front of the name. Garnetrising is still known to refer to them by the nickname “Givers”. Grace Givers are the second Draca to be released, the first being RaiStarDragon’s Canvas Gliders.