|Small Makai Dragons|
|Rekka summons swarms of Small Makai Dragons|
|Barago's Corrupted Small Makai Dragons|
Small Makai Dragons (Makairyū no Chigyo in Japanese) are magical creatures that are summoned by Makai Priests for combating Horrors.
Description & CharacteristicsEdit
Small Makai Dragons are fish-like reptilian creatures that live in another realm, suggestively the Makai Realm. Tamed and controlled by Makai Priests, they are used in sensory detection, scouting, combat, and messaging. Their sharp jaws are used for tearing things apart while their nose give them a unique ability to smell and detect things. Intuitive creatures, they don't need much explanation from their casters to know they're being summoned for either tracking or attacking a target. When summoned in a large group, they are used for offensive attacks. Makai Priestess Rekka summons them to swarm attack Horrors and they will attack in a frenzy akin to piranhas, tearing its target apart or alternatively, sending swarms of them to destroy a target with torrents of devastating kamikaze attack. For tracking, singular ones can be summoned and can even reside in items, like Kouga's duster, for long periods of time without the need to return to its realm. When in danger of death, they can vaporize back to their realm and can be re-summoned by the priest. They actually think and feel like humans, but can't express themselves fully. The only exception was Meru/ Kaoru. Kouga's personal small makai dragon that made it to the Promised Land. It was only then Kaoru was fully able to express and interact with its master. Highly reliable for various missions, they are preferred tools in the fight against darkness.
Other than the reconnaissance skills, detection, and ability to bolster a Makai Knight's Blazing Armament with their spiritual energy, the full abilities of these creatures remain unknown. Much about their growth, lifespan, and interactions remain a mystery. Within the pachinko games, it has been revealed these fish-like dragons can grow into the size of an Orca and become a serious threat to a knight. However, it's debatable if this is canon to the main series as no creature of that size appeared in the main series and only in the games.
- Dark Small Makai Dragon - The largest of the creatures are human-sized ones summoned by Barago/Kiba's evil qi, but his variant of Small Makai Dragon was a different breed which darker in color and transparent, possessing multiple insect-like legs to crawl on the ground with as well as able to freeze the time around things they ram into via. kamikaze attack. To add the threat they display, the same breed can merge into stronger form.
Small Makai Dragons arguably Makai lifeforms that Makai Order discovered over the course of their development into a formidable force of light in order to combat Horrors. Thanks to their versatility, these creatures became familiars that predominantly used by Makai Priests that deployed for variety of purposes.