Breathquenchers slide through the undergrowth and up the trees, silent as a mist. They are extremely intelligent and beautiful, but vain, and can be easily distracted with a mirror.
Breathquenchers joined with Furious' dragons in the Dragon Rebellion.
Traits and Abilities
The Breathquencher resembles a gigantic python in both appearance and function. They grow to be in excess of twenty feet long and are depicted as having rainbow coloration with red eyes and being quite nice-looking. They have sharp teeth sticking out of their upper jaw, and have spikes from head to tail, ending in a Stinger-like tail. There are two horns on their head, and a pair of large wings. As with snakes, Breathquenchers do not have legs but slither along the ground and up trees.
Breathquenchers are stealthy and catch their prey with their muscular coils, squeezing them to death as most constrictor snakes do. Breathquenchers, like snakes, can also unhinge their jaws in order to consume large prey, such as a Giant Bee-Eater.
Complete Book of Dragons: Guide To Dragon Species also indicates that Breathquenchers have superb eyesight, X-ray vision, and a good sense of smell. They are also listed as being chameleons, but it is not clear if they can actually change colors or just have good camouflage.
In the Books
They are mentioned in How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, when Fishlegs asked Hiccup what they were likely to meet in the caves underneath Flashburn's School of Swordfighting. This would seem to indicate that Breathquenchers are Cave Dragons, but instead in The Complete Book of Dragons they are categorized as Tree Dragons.
- How to Steal a Dragon's Sword (Book 9), Cressida Cowell. 2011
- The Complete Book of Dragons: A Guide To Dragon Species, Cressida Cowell. 2014