Elemental lightning magic it know for it’s ability to add arthropod like traits to dragons in development, usually even this is usually limited to scythe like arm or plating. However somethings this ability mutates dragons to the point, some are unsure whether those effected are dragons anymore.
Thus these dragons are frequently seen in “freak shows” , ether do to them being unable to find any other work or them not being seen as dragons at all.
Mesoth sadly fell under the latter, since her mouth parts are so transformed she is mute. For most of her early live she felt trapped in her body do to most dragons not realizing she was sentient and there for not treating her as anything more then a animal. This however changed when Volans came to work at the freak show, quickly realizing that Mesoth was like him started talking to her. over the course of a few years Mesoth and Volans created a form of sign language that they could use to talk to each other with, the two have been unseparable ever since.
Volans is not as heavily transformed as Mesoth being able to speak and is more rarely mistaken as anything but a dragon. Volans however had trouble holding a job or finding a clan to take him in this was more due to his trouble reading “normal” dragons, leading him to anger his bosses a lot. This trouble however is what helps him pick up Mesoth emotional signals and surprisingly faes, who he tends to make friends with. once he and Mesoth got to the clan his job because talking to fae patients since the only fae within the clans members it a dick.
The two came to the clan, when the freak show stopped in the field hospital do to a sickness that kill half of the show. Mesoth and Volans jump ship when the ringmaster died, the clan gaining a good seamstress in Mesoth and a decent translator in Volans. Given the oddball nature of many of the other members of the clan, the two sometimes have trouble remembering they’re not in the show anymore, though the being treated like dragons usually helps in that regard.