Heroes in the Shadows
Drakes are mature male dragonlings. Unlike females, which continue to grow into the winged dragons of legend, males only grow vestigial spurs where females develop wings, and otherwise stop developing. Mature drakes seek out the lairs of adult females, joining their harems, defending their lairs and young, and hunting for them.
Drakes fight with sharp claws and crushing bites. They can spit gouts of flame and strike pulverizing blows with their tails. Drake scales form a tough natural armor and their hides are prized for making suits of highly effective armor.