Dragon Breed Data
|National Loyalty:||Mostly Chinese|
|Special Abilities:||Divine Wind|
|Known Members:||Temeraire, Lung Tien Qian, Lung Tien Chuan, Lung Tien Lien, Lung Tien Ming, Lung Tien Zhi, Grandfather.|
Celestials were an extremely rare Chinese breed of dragon. They were able to employ the "Divine Wind." Only members of the Emperor's family were permitted to be companions to Celestials. According to Lung Tien Qian, there were only eight Celestials in the world: herself, Temeraire, Lung Tien Chu, Lung Tien Chuan, Lung Tien Lien, Lung Tien Ming, Lung Tien Zhi and one known as "Grandfather." Because all Celestials were so closely related, they did not mate with each other, but with Imperials, which would produce a Celestial egg. (Occasionally, the mating of two Imperials would also produce a Celestial.)
Celestials were similar in apperance to Imperials. They were usually darkly colored (with the except of Lung Tien Lien) with blue markings. They had five talons on each foot and their wings were six-spined, whereas most dragons had five spines. They were able to beat their wings forward and backward, which gave them the ability to "hover" in midair. When Celestials matured, they grew a ruff around their head and tendrils alon their bottom jaw which distinguished them from Imperials.
While nearly as tall as a Regal Copper, Celestials weigh about half as much, still considerably larger then most dragons