Cypher: Brave Fantasy
One of the most common monsters due to their many different types and abilities. Drakes are considered one of the smarter monsters and have been tamed by monster and souled races alike. Fierce in combat and loyal to their trainers, they make formidable enemies.
The origin of drakes has been a point of debate for the monster college. The current theory is that drakes were once dragons. The mother dragon of the first drake hatched a still egg, in her grief she made a deal with a powerful sorcerer to bring the egg to life if she gave him the secret of flight. But the sorcerer had tricked the mother. He took the secret of flight from the egg, and not from the mother as she had originally thought. And so, the egg hatched the first flightless dragon. While this story has many holes, it does line up with the recorded history of the first successful flight spell. This also is aided by the fact that drakes, like dragons, contain one of the four core elementium types.
The church denies this story, claiming that the drakes was created as said in the creation myth.