The Journey to Silver City
Dragons were once believed to have been hunted to extinction in the story’s European-like countries. This couldn’t be any further from the truth; the few dragons that existed in European-like countries were but a fraction of sub-species that adapted to forested and mountain climates. The majority of the dragon population is still native to the desert regions of the story’s Setting.
There are still many varieties of dragons, most of which thrive in hot and harsh climates. Their skin is tough as rock—if not harder—and is probably formed from dieting on certain minerals and metals that are still plentiful in veins and deposits still undiscovered throughout the area.