Drakes are winged draconic creatures that among phyxians, wyverns, kobolds and dragons are part of the Ring of Scale. Drakes possesss the ability to speak and have a very rudimentary sense of reason. They are still not considered to be simple and not very smart. 
Drakes are scaly, winged creatures that, unlike wyverns, posses both back legs and forearms. Additionally, they have a set of wings, which brings them closer to dragons. However, they do not posses magic powers and drakes are much smaller than dragons.