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I'm relatively new to D&D, and after playing a bit with some friends, picked up a few books to learn more. In one book, "A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DRAGON RIDING", I was introduced to the idea of dragons as mounts. None of the usual dragons seemed to interest me, until I came across the Rust Dragon. I really liked the aesthetics of it, and the fact that it could rust metal.

But, I was wondering, could you have a rust dragon as a mount?

I searched this up, but only found mention of rust creatures, not rust dragons...

In addition, (I started to create a serious character for an upcoming campaign) can a character have a dragon to begin with, if say, they grew up with it or met it before the time the campaign is set? (Backstory, basically.)

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closed as unclear what you're asking by NautArch, goodguy5, Rubiksmoose, mxyzplk says reinstate Monica Feb 22 at 19:58

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 5e, If i'm not mistaken. \$\endgroup\$ – Spacelesswonder Feb 22 at 18:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ Is your game set in the Dragonlance universe or Forgotten Realms? The book is Dragonlance but you tagged Forgotten Realms. It may or may not affect answers, but I believe it is good information to have \$\endgroup\$ – Ifusaso Feb 22 at 19:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Spacelesswonder That's a 4th edition sheet. So, if everyone is planning on using those, you're likely playing 4th edition. \$\endgroup\$ – goodguy5 Feb 22 at 19:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ Just for transparency, I voted to close so that we can really hammer out all of the details before someone answers. A close vote is not a super downvote and we're not mad :) \$\endgroup\$ – goodguy5 Feb 22 at 19:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, let's figure out really what edition and what setting. \$\endgroup\$ – mxyzplk says reinstate Monica Feb 22 at 21:19