The Eight-Legged Battlegore is a Bog Dragon featured in The Incomplete Book of Dragons. This dragon is used by Vikings for riding, particularly into battle. They can also be used as driving dragons—presumably pulling heavy battle equipment.

Battlegores sided with the humans during the Second Dragon War, and made a small appearance in How to Fight a Dragon's Fury, the final book in the series.

Traits and Abilities

Battlegores are quite large, capable of carrying up to ten armored adult Vikings at a time. They have an appearance similar to a Triceratops dinosaur, with a large frill coming from the back of their heads and protecting their necks. Battlegores also have horns sprouting from their faces, with a particularly large one from its nose. Considering their size and bulk, they are relatively quick on their feet and in the air.

As their name implies, Eight-Legged Battlegores have eight legs. They are also noted as having multiple heads, though the one depicted only has one.

Battlegores can speak Dragonese. They can also be tricked, as seen in the Complete Book of Dragons. If you exclaim in Dragonese that you just saw a Seadragonus Giganticus Maximus, a Battlegore may turn tail and run, before checking to see if you are right!


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