Gold Dragons are only born at sunrise, so the first rays of dawn will reflect off of their metallic skin, alerting the parents who might have stepped away from the nest that their new treasure has arrived in the world.
In ancient times, Gold Dragons were hunted for the precious metals that make up their bodies. To end the violence, a group of Caretakers engineered a magical crop, that when consumed by Gold Dragons, would cause their skin to crumble to ash upon the creature's death.
Despite the Gold Dragon's troubling history, the creatures themselves are extraordinarily positive. They're known to dance in the morning sun, play in the clouds, and reflect rays of light into the habitats of baby dragons, who are endlessly entertained by the flickering wisps.
When they reach their Epic Forms, Gold Dragons stop requiring food for sustenance. The massive sails on their wings and head collect solar energy and convert it into nutrients. Extra energy is stored within the dragon, who can breathe the rays onto a village, providing light when light is needed most.