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Topaz dragon
Topaz dragon
General information

Topaz territory


Vine-weaver bird
Dragon Lizard
Domestic animals (rarely)




Reliable, thoughtful, determined, serious, spiritual

Chronological information
First appearance

Cavern of The Fear

Last appearance

Secrets of Deltora

The Topaz dragon is a species of dragon native to Topaz territory. They are critically endangered and are extremely wise and thoughtful. The last remaining Topaz dragon, Fidelis, is the only Topaz dragon to have survived the Ak-Baba attacks during the reign of King Lucan.[1]


The history of the Topaz tribe of dragons is similar to that of the other dragon tribes; they inhabited their territory long before the Land of Dragons became known as Deltora, and were aware of the forthcoming cataclysm that fused it with the land that was Pirra but later became the Shadowlands. They thus took flight as it occurred, and later landed safely after its effects had subsided. The Topaz dragons also became aware of the emergence of the Topaz from within the depths of the land after it was claimed by the people of the Del tribe, and of its addition to the Belt of Deltora.

Tales of Deltora[]

As told in the Tenna Birdsong Tale, The Girl with the Golden Hair, a Topaz dragon took captive a girl named Alyss with wavy, golden blonde hair that it sought to use to line its nest. To save her future love Rosnan, she gave the dragon her hair after cutting it off.[2] During the reign of King Lucan, Topaz dragons were purposely hunted by the Ak-Baba and few survived.[1]

Secrets of Deltora[]

After Doran journeyed throughout Deltora, the Topaz dragons were almost wiped out. He urged Fidelis, the last survivor, to go into an enchanted sleep, where he was later discovered by Lief and others. However, it was only later that Lief journeyed to the Os-Mine Hills and awoke him from his lair to help face the threat of the Four Sisters.[3] Fidelis would do so and then join the other dragons in destroying the Grey tide; whether or not the Topaz dragons were able to repopulate afterwards is unknown.


The topaz dragon who abducted Alyss.

Known Topaz dragons[]




Topaz dragons generally eat Granous, Dragon Lizard, Flesh Pythons, fish, and, rarely, domestic animals.[1]


Topaz dragons live territoriality in Topaz territory. Before they were endangered, they could be found in caves and on top of mountains, particularly in the Os-Mine Hills since it gave them access to their primary food source, Granous. They also made frequent trips to the Forests of Silence to hunt.[1]


  • A Topaz dragon was mentioned in the tale, The Girl with the Golden Hair.
  • The Topaz dragon, Fidelis, was the first to be woken up by Lief.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Tales of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2005.
  3. Rodda, EmilyDragon's Nest. Scholastic Australia. 2004.

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