Tremendous ‘trees’ made of fungal colonies echo with the bellowing call of the first true fraggon, the primordial steppe fraggon. The steppe fraggon is the forerunner of one of the most successful families in the world of Amphiterra, the Dracobufidae, a family of large, primarily carnivorous megafauna that would find success all throughout the North American continent as solitary predators, due to each individual necessitating an enormous territory.
The steppe fraggon represents a change in the lifestyle of its ancestors, responding to a changing world. In the steppe fraggon’s time, the earth is a relatively dryer place than in the mesozoic, with the marshy plains of its ancestors disappearing and giving way to dryer scrub and temperate fungal forests. The hot swampy Earth could not remain so forever, and an ice age is not far off. The great age of the fraggons will last until then.
Evolved from nimble pack predator to stolid omnivore, the steppe fraggon’s lifestyle could be compared to a bear, gorging itself to build fat for a winter hibernation.