Dragon Breed Data
|Physical Characteristics:||Large and heavily built; deep blue and black hides|
|Special Abilities:||Can see in darkness|
Nocturnal by nature, the Fleurs-de-Nuit ("Flowers of the Night") were instrumental to the French military because of their ability to see in the dark. In most cases, a burst of bright light (usually through flash powder) could injure their sensitive moon-white colored eyes. However, the French have managed to produce Fleurs-de Nuit which were far less sensitive. Their dark colorations made them invisible at night.
As a further complication, they beat their wings at the same pace as the British Yellow Reapers. Other dragons can not distinguish the two breeds by sound.
William Laurence and Temeraire encountered this breed on a number of occasions. They were used to attack the HMS Allegiance as they journeyed to China, and again by the French to monitor the walls of town during the Siege of Danzig during the Prussian campaign.