Dragon Body Parts

Dragon Body Parts

A Special Crafting Material on Azolin
These are the parts of the dragon taken as a whole; they have little value except as decorative pieces or as sources to extract the raw components below. Many adventurers who lack the knowledge to properly treat, let alone awaken the dragon components usually sell the parts of a slain dragon they can carry in this way.

Head

Nothing confirms a dragonkill better than showing the beast’s head to an awe-struck public, and stuffed it makes for one mean wall ornament. If brought quickly to a proper specialist, the head is also the vessel of many useful raw and specific components. The head can be sold as listed only if it is in a fairly good state and not too decayed, otherwise it is considered as a skull.
Price: 150 – 300 gp

Neck

A dragon’s neck is not as useful as other parts of the body, mostly salvageable for the spine, bony ridges, crest and flesh. Some dragons may have the organs for their breath weapon located in the neck but that is wholly under the judgment of the GM.
Price: 40 – 60 gp

Torso

If a dragonslayer can carry the torso to be dissected, he might as well take the whole beast while he is at it. However, a torso can be sold separately from other parts as it contains not only the powerful musculature that moves the wings and limbs but also the widest patches of dragonhide, the largest scales, the thickest part of the spine and ridges and last but not least, the internal organs. A torso must be carried off quickly before it decomposes, or it may only be sold as a skeleton with a few bits of flesh hanging from it.
Price: 200 – 500 gp

Front/Hind Legs

The dragon’s extremities are extremely valuable as they contain the strongest and largest bones in a dragon’s body, suitable to be made into weapons or even building materials. The muscles and sinews are also very strong.
Price: 75 – 100 gp

Paws

The paws of a dragon are nimble and strong. The bones are well suited to craft small magical items from, such as magical jeweler. Buyers who look to purchase a paw and dispense with the rest of the leg are usually after the claws but the wise dragon hunter should sell them separately.
Price: 15 – 30 gp

Tail

The tail suffers from much of the same stigma as the neck, except that it has no internal organs apart from the musculature and the skeleton. The muscles are, however, as strong as those from the limbs. Perhaps the most popular application of a dragon’s tail is a source for steaks but it is a notion that resource-minded spellcasters find extremely wasteful – not to mention extremely insulting to dragonkind.
Price: 25 – 30 gp

Wings

Dragon wings are mainly exploited for their leathery spans, used to craft clothing and sometimes leather armor for a creature one size category smaller than the dragon. The ‘fingers’ that hold the wings together serve the same purpose as the fingers from the paws.
Price: 40 – 80 gp

Raw Components

These are the raw parts of a dragon, found throughout all of its body. To find their relative size, simply determine from which part of the dragon they are taken from, applying the respective size multiplier to find the cost. Blood is an exception and has special rules for determining quantity and price.

Blood

The blood of dragons is said to have powerful properties. In its inert state, it can be used as the component of potions and unguents but, when awakened, it can require very simple castings of effects such as bull’s strength or see invisibility to enchant a potion. It could also be smeared over any other kind of magic item to imbue it with a portion of the dragon’s nature. Bathing in awakened dragon’s blood can bestow upon someone a gift of protection against weapons or the dragon’s type of breath weapon but be careful that all of the body is covered. A dragon killed in combat is considered to have lost a percentage of its blood equal to 1d6+1 x 10.
Price: varies

Hide

The most obvious use for dragonhide is the crafting of armor and shields but several worn magical items can be made from dragon scales.
Price: 50 – 200 gp

Bones

Bones have many uses depending on the caster who gets his hands on them and even the kind of bones they are. They can be used as the frame for a magical item, powdered into spell components or ingredients for balms, potions, inks and other minor but not less powerful items. A weaponsmith could craft the bone of a dragon into the haft of a weapon or even fashion it into a weapon itself. Dragon knuckles have been known to serve as scrying and fortune-telling devices, while the bones from the limbs of great wyrms are a much coveted architectural material. Skulls are more expensive than any other bone inside a dragon’s body, believed to be the seat of their intelligence and spellcasting power, not to mention that there is only one per dragon (barring magical anomalies, of course).
Price: 25 – 100 gp, 100 – 200 for a skull

Muscle/Sinews

The softer tissue of a dragon’s body has more value than its bones, as it decays quickly unless magically treated. Dragon meat is a rare dish few can ever afford to taste and, if awakened and enchanted, could bestow mystical gifts on those who partake from the feast. Construct builders can use a dragon’s flesh to create very strong golems, although it could also serve well as an offering to summoned outsiders, particularly to those of evil inclinations. The sinews and ligaments have proven to be extremely strong and make for very good ropes, cords, belts and similar items. Nothing can escape from a net of dragon sinews, and a bowstring of dragon tendons can surpass the strength capabilities of a mighty bow. Dragon flesh must be cured or kept fresh before it decays, or it becomes worthless.
Price: 15 – 30 gp or more, based on quantity

Internal Organs

The internal organs found in the torso, neck and skull (for the brain) of a dragon vary in size and function, not to mention the prices they accrue. Hearts are perhaps the most coveted of a dragon’s internal organs but characters knowledgeable in a dragon’s anatomy can also find good use for the liver, lungs and stomach of a dragon. GM’s should determine if there is any difference or additional quality that a caster can find in a specific organ, depending on the level of knowledge of anatomy and the way he has decided that a dragon’s body works.
Price: 10 – 120 gp

Specific Components

These components are sold apiece, for they are either too valuable or too flexible to be sold in bulk along with the rest. Because it takes a lot of care to remove them from the previous owner’s carcass, these individual parts are worth more when someone has already taken the task of doing it, and often are the seat for the dragon’s greatest powers.

Claws/Teeth/Ridges/Horns

Referred to by adventurers as the dragon’s ‘pointy bits’, the claws, teeth, bony ridges and horns are ideal for making weapons, although they also see use as charms and ornaments for wizards’ staves. The horns are also the best part of a dragon to build blowing horns to summon and/or control dragons, although those from smaller specimens find their way to a fighter’s helm all too frequently.
Price: 5 – 15 gp

Scales

Dragon scales vary in size according to the part of the body where they are taken from, not to mention the size of the dragon in question. A single scale may be fashioned into amulets or small carvings, or a collection can be used to make armor (see hide as a raw component above). It only takes a small bagful of awakened scales to help enchant an item with the dragon’s qualities.
Price: 2 – 10 gp for one scale

Eye

It is almost impossible to fool a dracomancer about the age of a dragon when presented with an eye, as they tend to lose the pupil as they age, turning into glowing slits of molten metal. The eye of a dragon can be turned into a powerful scrying device or become the ingredient of items that bestow the user with the dragon’s acute and supernatural senses. Even as baubles, dragon eyes are impressive to behold, and are among the most expensive ingredients found in dragoncraft.
Price: 50 – 150 gp

Egg

Dragon eggs are an incredibly hazardous treasure to collect if the mother is still alive but the great possibilities balance the great dangers of stealing one. Dragons are fiercely protective of their eggs and they will never give them away except when they are close to death, and the recipient will be a trusted ally who will look for another dragon to take care of them before they hatch. Intact eggs can be allowed to hatch in order to raise the wyrmling into servitude, or to use the incredible energies of the unborn dragon for foul rituals. Even the shards of a hatched shell are valuable, though are worth far less than a whole egg.
Price: 5 – 10 gp (shell shards) or 1000+ gp (unhatched)

Tongue

Dragon tongues are a soft yet extremely tough material, for they must withstand the dragon’s breath weapon while still serving as a very sensitive sensory organ. Dracomancers have tried for decades to find the ritual that would bestow instant knowledge of the ancient draconic language by eating a dragon’s tongue but, so far, they have been unsuccessful. Nonetheless, the tongue remains an organ heavily laden with magical energies as the dragon uses it for spellcasting. It also resonates strongly with the energy type of a dragon’s breath, which makes it useful for items that grant that an attack with or protection from that energy type.

Price: 20 – 40 gp

Dragon Body Parts

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