OK this dragon is EXACTLY what I'm looking for as my book cover of the book I'm in the process of writing just swap the chest and the *mirror?* for 3 eggs with a blue glow around them and it's very nearly a perfect projection of what I see in my mind as the dragon.
"And how do you propose to do all that? Especially since we can destroy castles by sitting on them, swallow a ship-of-the-line whole, and wipe out entire armies by ourselves? I'm not one for hoarding, personally, and granted, there are a few dragons who'd do the world a favor by dying...but you aren't exactly the first one to propose this. I wish you luck, but just know that you'll need it. Desperately."
--A centuries-old Desert Dragon to the same human, during a chance meeting that same day.