The Battle for Deltora
Secrets of Deltora
Doran the Dragonlover became friends with the leader of the Opal dragons. He died a few days before Doran came to the plains territory to write his book, Secrets of Deltora. His son, Hopian, spoke with Doran and told him about the decline of Opal dragons due to hunting by the seven Ak-Baba.
Doran later convinced Hopian and the remaining dragons to go into hibernation until the king of Deltora wore the Belt of Deltora and banished the Ak-Baba. However, Doran was unable to contact Prince Gareth, so the dragons remained asleep for many generations.
The Sister of the South
Known Opal dragons
- An unnamed dragon who took part in the Battle for Deltora (deceased)
- The former leader of the Opal dragons (deceased)
Opal dragons are known to be formal and serious in conversation, and they prefer to plan their actions out instead of acting on impulse. They do not hunt the Wise Fish of the Broad River out of respect for the fish's wisdom. Opal dragons have scales that shine with every colour of the rainbow with pale blue underbellies to match the sky. They also have the best eyesight out of any dragon.
Opal dragons are carnivores who feed primarily on cold blooded animals, such as fish (not Wise Fish, Fighting Spiders, and reptiles. They also eat rats and Muddlets on occasions. When hunting Fighting Spiders, they are considered a sweetmeat and are usually taken in pairs.
- The last Opal dragon, Hopian, is currently the largest of Deltora's remaining dragons.