This was mainly inspired by this article by the great Bogleech (also known as scythemantis here on deviantart), but also some other creepy dragon-related stuff like Khezu and Gigginox from Monster Hunter, medieval bestiary texts about vipers (Wyvern) and the Lambton worm which was said to have looked like a Lamprey or Olm as a baby.
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and it is amazing I see so many shades of awesome creatures while still containing the essence of a medieval dragon
Maybe they are coming out of the water to give birth in caves because there are less predators or something like that. There is a lot of blood, so sharks and the like could be a serious problem.