Golden dragon

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Golden dragon
Villentretenmerth comics.png
Villentretenmerth in the graphic novel
Breath steam[1][2] and/or fire[2]
Able to take shape of any living being
Dragon scales
Dragon tail
Dragon teeth
Dragon tears
Dragon blood

Golden dragons are considered to be the stuff of legends and not real at all. However, there is at least one individual, Villentretenmerth, who can take any shape, including that of Borch Three Jackdaws. He appears in the short story "The Bounds of Reason" in the Sword of Destiny collection by Andrzej Sapkowski.

It is not known whether golden dragons are separate species, or whether they are simply the result of a unique mutation of more common dragons.

In Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni[edit | edit source]

The rarest kind of dragons, considered by most of the experts as the myth. Only a few specimen can be found all over the world. The legends attribute them several miraculous attributes, of which unquestionable are their magical abilities and changing their forms into whichever living being. They belch destructive fire and hot steam. On average they reach 20 meters.

The monthly publication Magia i Miecz ("Magic and sword") by Martyna Tomaszewska wrote that Zerrikania was said to have derived its name from a golden dragon known as Zerrikanterment.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The way they are described in The Bounds of Reason and in Gra Wyobraźni, golden dragons seem to be inspired by their D&D counterpart.
  • In the Polish Movie and TV series and In the Netflix series the retellings of the The Bounds of Reason short story feature the Golden Dragon Villentretenmerth. In the Polish TV-series, the dragon appears in Episode 4: Smok and in the Netflix show, the dragon appears in Season 1, Episode 6: Rare Species.

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