- "A giant dragon few have seen and lived to tell the tale. When on the rampage it wreaks havoc on all in its path. The guild has built a fortress to repel the beast, but will it hold?"
- ―Hunter's Notes
Lao-Shan Lung is an Elder Dragon that frequently appears in Monster Hunter games.
Lao-Shan Lung is drake of massive proportions. The creature lacks wings, and takes the form of a massive heavily armored wings, with thick overlapping plates tipped with spikes. It head features a horn on it's nose, and a crown of horns on it's frill. Spikes line it's jaw. The color of Lao-Shan Lung is determined by it's habitat, as it absorbs and eats minerals and particles. Typical Laos feature rusty scales from their iron-rich mountain homes.
Due to their immense life-spans and the fact that they never stop growing, a full adult Lao has yet to be seen and recorded, with only (still very massive) juveniles and adult skulls to go by.
These massive creatures have been observed for many years, often when on the move. As a result, several large cities feature walls fortified specifically to repel Lao-Shan Lungs that way wander that way, as the dragons are known to simply plow through obstacles rather than go around them. On two separate occasions, a Lao has threatened a town, both times fleeing from a more dangerous creature, with the first being Fatalis, and the second being the massive mechanical construct known as the Atlal Throne.
Laos have no known elemental abilities, although their bodies do produce noticeable dragon energy in some areas. Their main tool is their bulk, as their armored plates are immensely thick and heavy, making them walking fortresses that can only be wounded or killed with highly focused attacks by cannons, ballista, anti-dragon bombs, and dragonators.
Lao is weak dragon element attacks. Additionally their slow speed and reflexes make it a prime target.
Ashen Lao-Shan Lung
Although classified as a subspecies, Ashen Laos are simply normal specimens that inhabit the volcanic belt, receiving their color from ash and volcanic minerals.