'Golden Dragons or 'Draconis Aurum nobilis are a rare and protected species of Dragon, they are worshipped by the Dragon Cult of Zerrikania, where they are personally protected whether they assume human form or remain as a dragon by the Faithel, a warrior order tasked with finding and protecting the holy creatures. Golden dragons belong to a undiscovered sub-type of dragons call the 'metallics', which includes the silver and bronze dragons while the more commonly known dragons of red, green, black and white are considered 'chromatic' dragons.
- A set of spikes cover the ridge over their eyes leading to long curved back horns. The teeth are visible on the outside of the mouth even when shut like a crocodile.
- A Golden dragon's scales are always a yellow-gold, but where they can differ is accents in color. Typically the wing, frill membrane, and horns will share the same hue.
- Golden Dragons in their true form give off scents of saffron and incense, and sometimes a faint smell of molten metal.
- The way they are described in The Bounds of Reason and in Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni, golden dragons seem to be inspired by their D&D counterpart.
- Golden Dragons are a 'metallic' dragon race, they share the ability to polymorph and a positive affinity with humanity that the 'chromatics' do not share.