Out of the Darkness and Into the Light
Dragons have the same senses as humans; sight, hearing, smelling, touch, and taste. Their regular five senses are incredibly sensitive. For example, the sense of smell is about 100 times more sensitive than a bloodhound dog. They can smell and hear a person or animal from several miles away!
Many dragons even have a six sense which is being able to “read” the emotion of another being.
Their six senses are very accurate at close range. If a person or animal is feeling a strong emotion, such as fear or hate, it will register very strongly to the dragon, even if it is not in visual range of it. This is where dragonfear comes from. Dragonfear is an all encompassing, frozen-in-place fear that the dragon causes upon the animal or person seeing a dragon. With several species, the “vicitims” don’t even have to be able to see the dragon yet still suffer from the dragonfear. Dragons sometimes use this advantage to beat its foes. Only few of the very bravest (or very dim-witted) are not affected by this terrible fear. In a friendly dragon, such as the Faerie Dragon, this aura is almost non-existent.