Bestiary is the in-game guide to the mod. At the moment, it has 27 chapters.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Bestiary is crafted with 3 Manuscripts (Shapeless Recipe).

Natural Generation[edit | edit source]

Bestiary can be found inside chests in Dragon Roosts and Dragon Caves.

Contents[edit | edit source]

The Bestiary starts with only one chapter: Introduction. The rest of the chapters can be unlocked individually by placing the Bestiary and Manuscripts into Bestiary Lectern. Each chapter costs 3 Manuscripts. In total, you need 81 Manuscripts to be able to unlock every chapter of Bestiary.

To see contents without opening Bestiary, open inventory (E) and hold (SHIFT) while pointing on the Bestiary. Otherwise you can open it by right-clicking while holding it. To switch to another page, click on the arrow on bottom left or right.

A small tattered note clings to the binding of the bestiary. It reads: "This manuscript is meant to be a guide to those who like to inform themselves about the greatest wonders in this supernatural realm. It will cover some of the basics of designing tools, armor, and weapons to tracking, hunting, and learning about mysterious creatures." The bestiary then goes on to describe supernatural changes in the generation of the world, starting with strange ores. An ore with mystical properties, Silver ore can be found at the same layers gold can be found. It can be smelted into ingots which have a variety of uses. Silver weaponry does extra damage to the undead, due to its magical properties. A second magical ore associated with supernatural creatures is the sapphire ore. Sapphire ore is found randomly in snowy biomes. Nuggets of either gold or silver can be stored into placeable piles, like so. The only way to obtain more information about the magical world is to research other writer's works. This can be done by crafting a bestiary lectern. Once a lectern has been placed, it can be interacted with by right clicking on it. The inside will have three slots, the leftmost for an input bestiary, the bottom for manuscripts, and the rightmost for the output bestiary. For every manuscript, a new index will appear in the bestiary. These new pages can be information about mythical creatures, different types of peoples, informative crafting guides, and even basic alchemy.

So the legends are true. Such beasts such as the one this entry focuses on do exist. Very well. I shall try as well as I can to describe such a beast and its activities. The appearance of the beast is obviously reptilian. However, it is much larger than the average reptile; Individuals I have seen range from the size of a pig to 25 blocks! There are even rumors of larger dragons, sleeping in ancient crypts under the earth. Another notable feature they possess is the ability of flight. This is indicated by the development of large wings, used in aviation. Although the beasts seem sluggish at first, they can lift off and fly swiftly after prey. Perhaps the most dangerous aspect about them is their ability to produce fire from their mouths. They use this power to cook their prey alive. Male fire dragons have patterned wings and collect more valuable loot, whereas females have curved horns. Simply creating fire is not the only way Fire Dragons dispatch their pray. They also have many different attacks. The dragon's fire blast attack fires a steady stream of flames from the beast's mouth. Younger dragons are less effective at this attack, while larger ones can scorch nearby terrain, inflicting massive amounts of damage. The fire blast isn't the only elemental attack. The dragon can also build up a blast of flames into a solidified block. This explosive fireball is then thrown towards the dragon's prey. Only older dragons are capable of this attack. One of the most common fire dragon attacks is the dragon's bite. This is the main attack of the Fire Dragon. It is powerful, and quick, but is not usually instantly deadly. However, the dragon has a rarer melee attack: shaking its prey to death. In this attack, the dragon picks up its target in its mouth, and rapidly shakes it in order to severely injure its prey. The dragon also has a final melee attack, in which it builds up a kinetic force in its tail to slam into its target. This attack is very effective, but it takes a while to build up. They can also beat their wings to push prey back. Taking down a dragon of any stage is not a very easy task. Since Fire dragons use elemental ranged attacks, it would be smart thinking to use protective potions and long range weaponry. If you want to take down one of these beasts, try and avoid flames, and watch for many attacks. Once you've defeated one, you will have access to some valuable commodities. Another thing one should note about fire dragons is their different life stages. Each stage in a dragon's life means different changes to their behavior and attacks. In the earliest stage, the dragon is unable to spout flames and is limited to biting attacks. Once it is in it's second stage, it can breathe weak flames and do mild amounts of damage. The most notable development of the third stage is the gaining of the fire charge attack, which can deal large amounts of damage. Stage 3 dragons are also the most common type of dragons found in nature. Whereas stage 3 was the dragon's final teenage form, stage 4 is when a dragon is a mature adult, capable of creating eggs. Stage 4 is generally more powerful and cannot be found in roosts. They occupy large caverns beneath the earth's surface. Stage 5 produces a truly terrifying animal. They follow all the other rules of a stage 4 dragon, except much more powerful and deadly. They are incredibly rare, and it is unheard of for a single soul to defeat one. Both 4's and 5's can make deafening roars that instill fear in their prey.

So the legends are true. Such beasts such as the one this entry focuses on do exist. Very well. I shall try as well as I can to describe such a beast and its activities. The appearance of the beast is obviously reptilian. However, it is much larger than the average reptile; Individuals I have seen range from the size of a pig to 25 blocks! There are even rumors of larger dragons, sleeping in ancient crypts under the earth. Another notable feature they possess is the ability of flight. This is indicated by the development of large wings, used in aviation. Although the beasts seem sluggish at first, they can lift off and fly swiftly after prey. Perhaps the most dangerous aspect about them is their ability to produce ice breath from their mouths. They use this power to freeze their prey alive. Male ice dragons have patterned wings and collect more valuable loot, whereas females have curved horns. Simply creating ice breath is not the only way Ice Dragons dispatch their pray. They also have many different attacks. The dragon's ice blast attack fires a steady stream of frost from the beast's mouth. Younger dragons are less effective at this attack, while larger ones can freeze nearby terrain, inflicting massive amounts of damage. The ice blast isn't the only elemental attack. The dragon can also build up a blast of ice into a solidified block. This explosive ice cube is then thrown towards the dragon's prey. Only older dragons are capable of this attack. One of the most common ice dragon attacks is the dragon's bite. This is the main attack of the Ice Dragon. It is powerful, and quick, but is not usually instantly deadly. However, the dragon has a rarer melee attack: shaking its prey to death. In this attack, the dragon picks up its target in its mouth, and rapidly shakes it in order to severely injure its prey. The dragon also has a final melee attack, in which it builds up a kinetic force in its tail to slam into its target. This attack is very effective, but it takes a while to build up. They can also beat their wings to push prey back. Taking down a dragon of any stage is not a very easy task. Since Ice dragons use elemental ranged attacks, it would be smart thinking to use protective potions and long range weaponry. If you want to take down one of these beasts, try and avoid ice blasts, and watch for many attacks. Once you've defeated one, you will have access to some valuable commodities. Another thing one should note about ice dragons is their different life stages. Each stage in a dragon's life means different changes to their behavior and attacks. In the earliest stage, the dragon is unable to spout blasts and is limited to biting attacks. Once it is in it's second stage, it can breathe weak frost and do mild amounts of damage. The most notable development of the third stage is the gaining of the ice charge attack, which can deal large amounts of damage. Stage 3 dragons are also the most common type of dragons found in nature. Whereas stage 3 was the dragon's final teenage form, stage 4 is when a dragon is a mature adult, capable of creating eggs. Stage 4 is generally more powerful and cannot be found in roosts. They occupy large caverns beneath the earth's surface. Stage 5 produces a truly terrifying animal. They follow all the other rules of a stage 4 dragon, except much more powerful and deadly. They are incredibly rare, and it is unheard of for a single soul to defeat one. Both 4's and 5's can make deafening roars that instill fear in their prey.

For all too long we have heard Tales of giant reptiles, both of which are incarnations of a primal element; fire and ice. But world has spread of a similiar creature which lingers in only the most exotic biomes – the lightning dragon. Haunting the black night skies of savannas, mesas and jungles, the lightning dragon is nocturnal, unlike its fire and ice cousins. The lightning dragon inhabits roosts and underground caves full of crackled blocks that have been struck by lightning. Like how ice and fire dragons have affinities for certain !etals and gemstones, lightning dragons love copper and amethyst. Copper ore can be found in high elevations anywhere in the overworld. Amethyst only occurs deep underground in savannas. Copper can be made into any form that silver can, although it is much weaker metal. The most striking ability of the lightning dragon is that of spewing crackling lightning from its mouth. However, they are also in possession of a range of different attacks. The dragon's lightning blast attack fires a bolt of lightning directly from the beast's mouth. This attack does not ignite or freeze the victim, yet it deals much more direct damage than a fire or ice blast. The lightning bolt attack isn't the dragon's only elemental attack. Older lightning dragons can also send a charge of ball lightning at their target, blasting away terrain and dealing devastating damage. One of the most common lightning dragon attacks is the dragon's bite. This is the main attack of the Lightning Dragon. It is powerful, and quick, but is not usually instantly deadly. However, the dragon has a rarer melee attack: shaking its prey to death. In this attack, the dragon picks up its target in its mouth, and rapidly shakes it in order to severely injure its prey. The dragon also has a final melee attack, in which it builds up a kinetic force in its tail to slam into its target. This attack is very effective, but it takes a while to build up. They can also beat their wings to push prey back. Taking down a dragon of any stage is not a very easy task. Since Lightning dragons use elemental ranged attacks, it would be smart thinking to use cover and long range weaponry. If you want to take down one of these beasts, try and avoid the lightning bolts, and watch for charge up behavior for many attacks. Once you've defeated one, you will have access to some valuable commodities. Another thing one should note about lightning dragons is their different life stages. Each stage in a dragon's life means different changes to their behavior and attacks. In the earliest stage, the dragon is unable to spout blasts and is limited to biting attacks. Once it is in it's second stage, it can breathe weak frost and do mild amounts of damage. The most notable development of the third stage is the gaining of the ice charge attack, which can deal large amounts of damage. Stage 3 dragons are also the most common type of dragons found in nature. Whereas stage 3 was the dragon's final teenage form, stage 4 is when a dragon is a mature adult, capable of creating eggs. Stage 4 is generally more powerful and cannot be found in roosts. They occupy large caverns beneath the earth's surface. Stage 5 produces a truly terrifying animal. They follow all the other rules of a stage 4 dragon, except much more powerful and deadly. They are incredibly rare, and it is unheard of for a single soul to defeat one. Both 4's and 5's can make deafening roars that instill fear in their prey. In savannas, the lightning lily rarely grows from the earth. This flower can be used to create a dragon breeding mixture in a similar way to ice and fire dragons. Lightning dragons drops include their scales, bones, skulls, blood and more, just like their fire and ice cousins. These can be used in the same manner. Overall, any use or item derived from ice and fire dragon drops can also be made from lightning dragon drops. Such as: lightning dragon scale armor, blood bottles, dragonsteel, scale blocks, and more. Lightning dragon weaponry deals extra damage to both fire and ice dragons, and strikes foes with lightning bolts.

After taking down one of the more monstrous fire dragons I had found in a cavern, I noticed that the beast was guarding its own clutch of eggs. These eggs were a multitude of beautiful colors, all coated in shiny scales. I instantly thought of how much worth these eggs could be sold for, probably even more than many diamonds. However, eggs have one purpose to the dragon themselves: to propagate their own species. Remembering something I had read in some old manuscripts, that dragons have strong maternal instincts and care for their young, I set out to find out how to raise my own brood of dragons. While moving the eggs to a safer location near my home, I noticed that these eggs were much warmer than those of a chicken or other bird. This gave me an idea on how to unlock the secrets of the dragons... I stacked up some wood and netherrack into a large pile and placed the largest of the eggs onto it. Once the egg was atop the pile, I lit the pile afire, and the wood and netherrack around the egg burst into flames. After waiting for around a short time, I could not see any difference with the egg. I thought of removing the egg and looking for another method of hatching the egg, but I remembered that dragons are large beings that require a large amount of energy. Deciding not to be hasty, I let the egg sit on the perpetual fire for three days. My decision was very successful! The dragon's egg hatched and I am now in possession of a young dragon. I'll have to write another entry some other time to describe my experiences with this new friend.

After taking down one of the more monstrous ice dragons I had found in a cavern, I noticed that the beast was guarding its own clutch of eggs. These eggs were a multitude of beautiful colors, all coated in shiny scales. I instantly thought of how much worth these eggs could be sold for, probably even more than many diamonds. However, eggs have one purpose to the dragon themselves: to propagate their own species. Remembering something I had read in some old manuscripts, that dragons have strong maternal instincts and care for their young, I set out to find out how to raise my own brood of dragons. While moving the eggs to a safer location near my home, I noticed that these eggs were much colder than those of a chicken or other bird. This gave me an idea on how to unlock the secrets of the dragons... I poured some buckets of water into a small pond and placed the largest of the eggs onto it. Once the egg was inside the pond, I filled the pond around the egg in order to cool it down. After waiting for around a short time, I could not see any difference with the egg. I thought of removing the egg and looking for another method of hatching the egg, but I remembered that dragons are large beings that require a large amount of energy. Deciding not to be hasty, I let the egg sit in the lake for three days. My decision was very successful! The egg formed ice around itself and in few days hatched! I am now in possession of a young dragon. I'll have to write another entry some other time to describe my experiences with this new friend.

After taking down one of the more monstrous lightning dragons I had found in a cavern, I noticed that the beast was guarding its own clutch of eggs. These eggs were a multitude of beautiful colors, all coated in shiny scales. I instantly thought of how much worth these eggs could be sold for, probably even more than many diamonds. However, eggs have one purpose to the dragon themselves: to propagate their own species. Remembering something I had read in some old manuscripts, that dragons have strong maternal instincts and care for their young, I set out to find out how to raise my own brood of dragons. While moving the eggs to a safer location near my home, I noticed that these eggs reacted strangely to the presence and assortment of the clouds above. I made sure I placed the egg under an open sky so that the behavior could be investigated. Once the egg was under the sky, I waited several days until rain came, upon which the egg began to actively shake and move. When the rain passed, the egg stopped, but I remembered that dragons require a great deal of time to become such large and powerful creatures, so I let the egg stay in its place. Deciding not to be hasty, I let the egg sit under the rainy sky for three days. My decision was very successful! The dragon's egg hatched and I am now in possession of a young dragon. I'll have to write another entry some other time to describe my experiences with this new friend.

After hatching my very own dragon, I realized that the creature favored me as its parent. This creature wandered about aimlessly, however it usually stayed in my general area. Since dragons are animals, they must require food, so I brought in a rabbit. First, the dragon was reluctant to take any action, but it soon tried to bite the rabbit. The feeble little dragon was barely able to take down the rabbit, so I decided to feed the beast in a different way. I threw down a slab of mutton, and the dragon quickly raced towards it and consumed it. Dragons are ancient creatures, and it must take a while for them to mature. However, I devised a plan to spur my dragon's growth faster. I did this by crafting Dragon Meal. This mix of bone and protein can be made with any meat. By feeding this to my dragon I was able to make it grow rapidly. I noticed that I could interact with my dragon to check its progress. I can see how old it is, tell its gender, and see how hungry it is. Placing a dragon skull atop a stick has an interesting effect on a tamed dragon. By using it on a dragon, you can make the beast stay or wander. By sneaking and interacting with a dragon that is over stage 2, one can mount the dragon and proceed to ride it in the manner of a horse. By jumping, one can make a dragon take off and fly. The beast can be made to descend its flight by sneaking. A dragon can breathe fire by the pressing of a certain command, which is different for many people. Adult dragons can be bred by feeding them a mixture of elemental items, but first these items must be gathered. Fire Lilies and Frost Lilies are used to make Fire Mixture and Frost Mixture, respectively. This mixture can be used to breed two tamed dragons. By interacting with a male dragon with the substance then interacting with a female dragon will result in the two breeding. Once the dragons have finished mating, the female will lay a single egg, of any color. Dragon Horns can be used to summon and desummon dragons. One can desummon a dragon by interacting with it with the horn, and blowing a horn to summon one. Armor for dragons can also be crafted. It is most commonly made from iron, gold and diamond. Dragon armor is made in the same shape of normal armor, except it uses blocks instead of ingots. One can also skillfully craft a Dragon Bone Flute out of iron and Dragon Bone. This instrument can calm a tame flying dragon and bring it towards the ground. These flutes are also effective on other flying tamed creatures, like hippogryphs and amphitheres.

After you have slayed a dragon or come across one's corpse, one can loot from it by interacting with it. Dragon scales are one of the most common items that can be recovered from dead beasts. They can be crafted into suits of armor, which are very durable. The second most common common loot one can receive are dragon bones. Dragon bones are used in many recipes, but are mostly for crafting tools and weapons. These recipes usually involve the use of wither bone instead of sticks. Wither bone can be gathered from black skeletons in the nether. Wither bone can also be made into wither bone shards, which replace flint when making dragon bone arrows. Dragon flesh can also be harvested from dragons. This meat cannot be cooked, and has different effects based on what type of dragon it came from. Fire Dragon flesh will smite its eater, and Ice Dragon flesh can slow its consumer to a halt. All flesh sates as much as cooked beef. Dragon hearts can only be dropped once by each corpse. I currently am not aware of their purpose... Dragon skulls are also only dropped once from bodies. These large bones are used to make command staffs and can be placed on the ground. They can also be put onto banners for a dragon shape. Dragoon blood, both fire and ice variants, certainly have very magical properties. However, these properties are certainly elusive, and I must research more into them... It seems that now dragon bones and scales can be safely compacted into large cubes for storage. I predict that consolidating such a large mass of magical presence in a block could have unforseen uses.

The magical aura of dragon bones and dragon scales definitely has some powerful properties, as is well known. When combined with stone, they become indestructible to dragon frost and flame. It appears there are several constructs that can be made with dragon forge bricks. It is also known that there are ice dragon variants as well. Once you have acquired a dragon forge core, a dragon forge input, 8 dragon bone blocks, and 17 dragon forge bricks, you can construct the dragon forge itself. Construct the forge by placing 3 layers of the required blocks. Once the forge is complete, it will need some sort of power. In order to power the forge, dragon's breath is required. This can be achieved either by building the structure close to a tame dragon, or capturing a wild dragon using chains. Chains can be created to capture wild dragons and any other monster. They can be tied yo walls. Dragons will destroy most walls, like cobblestone walls, so those who wish to power their furnace with a dragon need dragon bone walls. To properly power a forge, one must place the chained or tame dragon directly in front of the aperture. Then the dragon will begin to breathe flame or frost as long as there are valid items in the forge. Most items, when placed in a forge, will be turned to ash or dragon ice respectively. But placing an iron ingot and dragon blood (fire blood for fire forges, ice blood for ice forges) will result in a powerful alchemical metal. The result is a metal known as dragonsteel. Dragonsteel is one of the strongest and most versatile materials known to man. It can be made into tools, armor, and dragon armor. Keep in mind that dragon forges can be constructed with ice dragons in mind, to create Ice dragonsteel using the sheer cold of their frost breath. Fire dragonsteel sets attackers aflame for up to 15 seconds and deals a large amount of knockback. Ice dragonsteel freezes targets into a giant block of ice. Both types of dragonsteelndeal high amounts of damage and can easily dispatch a large dragon. Dragonsteel armor also provides increased protection against dragon breath attacks.

After harvesting dragon blood by using a glass bottle on a dragon's corpse, I finally figured out how to use it effectively as a weapon. By combining either fire or ice blood with a dragon bone sword, I was able to infuse the two and make them into potent weapons to the opposite dragon. Fire Infused swords ignite their target into flames, and do extra damage against Ice Dragons. Ice Infused swords slow down their target, and do extra damage to Fire Dragons. Both swords also have large knockback effects. Dragon blood can also be used to preserve dragons. When combined with a diamond, ender pearl, and an emerald or sapphire, one can create a summoning crystal. When right clicked on a dragon, the crystal is bound to it. When clicked anywhere again while in the same dimension, the crystal will teleport and unbound the dragon. If the dragon is slain or somehow not located, the crystal will not unbind. To unbind the crystal manually, place it in the crafting grid by itself.

Explorers who venture into the deep jungles have often told tales of the great beasts that glide through the canopies above. These creatures could not be anything but amphitheres. Amphitheres are legendary beasts rooted in mythology. Said to be the protectors of jungles, Amphitheres are usually peaceful, but will attack anything that hurts villagers or others living in their home land. Amphitheres come in many different beautiful feather colorations. Soaring through the tree line above, Amphitheres utilize the wind and never seem to need to rest. However, this reliance on the wind to fly makes them vulnerable to arrow attacks. Shooting an amphithere with a bow may fell one of these creatures from the sky and onto the ground. Being naturally passive, the amphithere will try and flee its attacker. By chasing one and mounting it, the beast will finally begin to fight back and rid itself of its rider. The animal will attempt to bite any that ride on it. But like most animals, the amphitheres can be broken. By somehow protecting one's self from the dangerous biting beak of the amphithere whilst riding it, the animal will eventually calm down. These broken amphitheres will then be completely tame to their master. Amphitheres can be flown like many other flying creatures, and in a similiar fashion to an elytra. By looking up, one's amphithere will ascend, and by ooking down it will descend. Being the protectors of the jungle, it is only natura that amphitheres can be bred using Cookies. What the amphithere lacks in strength it makes up in speed, making them one of the fastest known forms of transportation. On Death, amphitheres drop their beautiful feathers. These feathers can be used to craft amphithere arrows. These arrows have a scpecial ability: they are able to knock back any mob with a powerful wing gust, just like the amphithere. When having to dispatch assailants, amphitheres have a variety of attacks to choose from. Although they may use the generic bite most of the time, amphitheres can also create a gust of wind to knock back prey, or slap it with their tail.

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