From their streamlined tails to their narrow heads, these are perhaps the most elegant of Dragons. Their beards flow seamlessly behind them and could be nothing more than a passing clump of weed, tossed along by the current. Or rather, it could be if it were not for the fact that the weed was travelling faster than the river and against the current.
For many miles of their long journeys the River Dragons cannot flap their wings for want of space. They must rely on being perfectly shaped to sail unhampered against the current, in search of the mountain pools where they were born. Like salmon, these beasts must spawn in the still breeding grounds high above the lakes where they spend their otherwise sedentary lives catching fish.
Perhaps most impressive is the passage of the Dragons through the caves at Holdaggar. To emerge into the higher passes of the Holdaggar hills, they must launch their immensely strong but sinuous forms upwards, and scale in a single leap the Falls where the water enters the caverns.
River Dragons are associated with good luck by the Lakemen of Bordobba, since their presence indicates a plentitude of fish, and several guilds in the town incorporate a leaping River Dragon into their emblem.
It is not known if River Dragons can breathe fire, despite several (unsuccessful) experiments by enthusiastic young scholars endeavouring to determine the answer one way or another. They mostly ended up being eaten.